The primary responsibility of the Scientist is to lead hypothesis-driven research using biophysical, biological and biochemical methods to support the AxoGen Product Portfolio of innovative tissue, biologic products and medical devices for nerve repair. This associate plays a key role on cross-functional project teams by developing test methods, conducting experiments, and documenting results. The Scientist may serve as a liaison to coordinate tasks with academic and commercial laboratories. The Scientist will also propose and evaluate opportunities to expand PD lab capabilities. The specific duties of the Scientist include but are not limited to: • Serve as a scientific resource to support the company’s strategic direction. • Design, execute, and analyze hypothesis-driven experiments to develop new technologies for nerve repair and regeneration • Actively contribute to the company’s patent portfolio through continuous innovation • Participate in solving challenging technical issues • Communicate and collaborate with R&D and cross-functional groups • Communicate the project activity status with relevant stakeholders • Seek customer input to the proposed and existing project activities • Mentor and train other team members • Write protocols, design experimental techniques, conduct experiments, record results • Conduct data analysis and test method validation, write validation and RD reports • Provide regular and timely updates, including technical data, regarding progress and assigned projects to project teams and AxoGen Leadership Team
1. Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, or Biomaterial Science; Master’s degree or PhD preferred 2. At least three to five years of experience in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry with a Bachelor’s degree; at least two years’ experience with a Master’s or PhD 3. Experience designing, overseeing, and executing laboratory procedures and preclinical in vitro studies is needed; cell culture and animal study experience preferred 4. Proven track record of hypothesis-driven research, critical thinking, and problem-solving 5. Demonstrated presentation and communication skills at all levels and deliver highly technical information with clarity. This includes technical writing (e.g., protocols, reports, invention disclosures, portions of regulatory submission documents) as well as preparing and making presentations 6. Proficiency in multi-tasking in a team-based working environment 7. Experience with biomaterials, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine preferred 8. Experience with Microsoft Office Applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
About Axogen, Inc.
AxoGen (NASDAQ: AXGN) is a Global leader in innovative surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries. AxoGen is focused on the science, development and commercialization of technologies for peripheral nerve regeneration and repair. Peripheral nerves provide the pathways for both motor and sensory signals throughout the body. Every day, people suffer traumatic injuries or undergo surgical procedures that impact the function of their peripheral nerves. Damage to a peripheral nerve can result in the loss of muscle or organ function, the loss of sensory feeling or the initiation of pain. Injuries to peripheral nerves can significantly impact the patient’s quality of life.
AxoGen’s portfolio of products includes Avance® Nerve Graft, an off-the-shelf processed human nerve allograft for bridging severed nerves without the comorbidities associated with a second surgical site, AxoGuard® Nerve Connector, a porcine submucosa extracellular matrix ("ECM") coaptation aid for tensionless repair of severed nerves, and AxoGuard® Nerve Protector, a porcine submucosa ECM product used to wrap and protect injured peripheral nerves and reinforce the nerve reconstruction while preventing soft tiss...ue attachments. Along with these core surgical products, AxoGen also offers AxoTouch™ Two-Point Discriminator and AcroVal™ Neurosensory & Motor Testing System. These evaluation and measurement tools assist healthcare professionals in detecting changes in sensation, assessing return of sensory, grip and pinch function, evaluating effective treatment interventions, and providing feedback to patients on nerve function. The AxoGen portfolio of products is available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and several European and international countries
AxoGen maintains its corporate offices in Alachua, Florida.