Veterinarian Principal Preclinical Scientist – Midwest

Veterinarian Principal Preclinical Scientist.  The Veterinarian Principal Preclinical Scientist will serve as a key scientific contributor for the development and execution of strategies for preclinical evidence necessary to competitively position a project’s product for domestic and international regulatory and clinical acceptance. The incumbent will design, execute, analyze and interpret preclinical studies to understand the safety and efficacy of product connects. The individual will work closely with cross functional groups within and external to meet project objectives.

The incumbent will do translation work, translate into preclinical models for animals, design a study and derive a study based on the models they use. This role works in a corporate environment in product development and with development and the marketing team and will understand surgical product needs. The incumbent will understand value proposition, product from surgical outcomes that has no safety issues and well received well by the surgical community. The incumbent will develop new surgical models and will train others in the conduct of the developing surgical models. This is an individual contributor role and doesn’t involve managing people.

The successful candidate will serve as a core team member on project teams and will serve as a subject matter expert to support preclinical due diligence. The incumbent will provide preclinical scientific input on the evaluation of physical safety and efficacy for technologies and products at all stages of the product life cycle. The incumbent will partner and contribute to the product profile, and will create the Preclinical strategy and plan and overusing study execution per project timelines. The incumbent will attend all team meetings and serve as a single point of contact for communication between the project team and preclinical operations. The incumbent will assess, communicate and manage the risks associated to the preclinical evaluation of product concept for projects to ensure success. The incumbent will communicate progress and milestone status to preclinical leadership, R&D partners and others. The incumbent will organize multi-disciplinary team and engage necessary disciplines (Advanced Modelling, Surgery and Preclinical Ops to address project goals and objectives. The incumbent will partner with Preclinical Ops to identify and incorporate chemical safety requirements into the preclinical strategy and plan. The incumbent will work cross functionally with Medical Affairs, Safety, Regulatory and Quality to assess project risks, product safety and efficacy on projects. The incumbent will collaborate with industrial design and human factors group to create robust usability evaluations. The incumbent will participate in labs as needed and develop an understanding of customer unmet needs. The incumbent surveys the literature to identify and compare competitive product performance and safety risks and is responsible for the development and modifications to preclinical models to address project needs.

Qualifications– Our ideal candidate has a DVM, PhD that is classically trained in medicine. A boarded veterinary surgeon (ACVS) is a plus and having a surgical background is a plus. A doctorate degree in biological sciences, biomedical engineering, or veterinary medicine is required. 8+ years of experience in a preclinical setting is required. 2+ years of experience working in a medical device or pharmaceutical setting is required, knowledge of medical device regulations, regulatory requirements is required. Ability to clearly document and communicate plans and results is required. The ability to lead and work effectively in a team-oriented environment that embraces ownership and accountability for innovation, change, risk and flexibility is required. The position may require up to 10% travel.

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