• Senior Scientist, Discovery

    Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/25/2018 8:40 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Research & Discovery
  • Overview

    Provide hands-on scientific leadership and manage personnel and activities of Research & Discovery team. Execute Research and Discovery activities as assigned by Research & Discovery management, including complex prototype product, processes and documentation. Work with management and project team members to design and implement R&D program plans from ideation through feasibility demonstration. Oversee the execution of project tasks relevant to Research & Discovery and monitor the activities and deliverables of project teams in a leadership role.


    • Manage personnel and activities of a Research & Discovery team
    • Participate in recruiting, selecting and training employees.
    • Mentor, coach, advise and counsel employees
    • Foster teamwork culture and company values
    • Design and execute experimental plans, develop prototypes and processes
    • Develop plans for research projects:
      • Project milestones and tasks.
      • Timeline for project completion.
      • Resources required for the project.
      • Cost schedule associated with the project.
    • Evaluate prototypes in preclinical studies
    • Establish project feasibility and support transition to product Development
    • Serve as member on cross functional project team
    • May supervise up to 5 R&D Engineers/Scientists



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Bio-Medical Engineering, Material Science, Chemical Engineering with 8 years relevant experience or MS or PhD with 5+ years’ experience in related field
    • Experience with scientific personnel management
    • Knowledge of pharmaceutical product development practices
    • Experience in formulation development, sustained drug delivery and microencapsulation
    • Experience with hydrogel biomaterials, preferred
    • Knowledge of safe laboratory practices
    • Will work in an office and laboratory environment.


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