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Principal Scientist

Cambridge, MA

Summary of role: The Principal Scientist will play a leading role in applications research and development and will serve as a resident scientific expert. Reporting to the Director of R&D, this individual works directly with potential customers, clinical advisors, KOLs, and CROs to understand application needs, execute applications research and development and support key initiatives at KOL/CRO sites.

Company Overview: MicroMedicine is a life sciences technology start-up spun out of Massachusetts General Hospital.MicroMedicine is commercializing a patented microfluidics-enabled cell separation platform with transformational applications in research, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Our team leverages an extensive network of key opinion leaders and scientists as well as a global ecosystem of design and operations partners. We are located near Boston in the heart of America’s life sciences and biotech hub – join us in improving cell processing for our customers and their patients.

What’s in it for you?

The opportunity to:

  • Work closely with employees across the entire company (R&D, Product Dev, Commercial, Quality, Regulatory).
  • Lots of variety and exposure to many different aspects of the business.
  • Develop deep EAP, KOL, BD, and customer relationships with scientists from a wide range of life science companies.
  • Serve as the SME (subject-matter expert) on scientific and application-centric topics within the company.
  • Lead and mentor a small, R&D applications-focused team.
  • Stay up-to-date on scientific discoveries and introduce new concepts to junior staff.
  • Participate in the preparation for and execution of Phase-Gate and Technical Design Reviews.
  • Research and establish a wide variety of new assays within MicroMedicine.
  • Author peer-reviewed publications and white papers, both within MicroMedicine and in partnership with EAPs and KOLs.
  • Travel up to approximately 10%.What we need from you:
  • Lead the organization’s technical discovery and innovation in the immunology and biology applications solution space.
  • Apply strong critical thinking skills to plan, organize and execute critical to business scientific studies.
  • Using your extensive analytical skills, identify opportunities to enable the adoption of our technology by a broad market.
  • Author publications in well-respected scientific journals and closely collaborate with KOLs to assist the Commercial team in expanding the reach of our technology in the downstream assay and bioprocessing spaces.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams in support of commercial and business development collaborations towards advancing our scientific and business objectives.

Education & Qualifications:

  • PhD degree focusing on immunology and/or cell and molecular biology.
  • 5-10 years of protocol, assay, and application research and development experience.
  • Must have demonstrated expertise in medical device and/or diagnostic application development and broad experience with cellular and molecular biology techniques.
  • Cross-functional team participation in commercial product projects.
  • Working understanding of FDA, GLP, GCP, GMP, and ISO regulations.
  • Fluency in flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, histology, cell culture, cell-based functional assays, ELISA, PCR, and related techniques.
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis and Design of Experiment software tools.
  • Perceptive and diplomatic in working with colleagues and customers at all levels of an organization.
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and fosters an environment of collaboration.
  • Excellent organization, problem solving, and written and verbal communication skills.

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MicroMedicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class..