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Director, Scientific Affairs

Company: Avita Medical Limited
Location: Valencia
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Primary Function

The Director of Scientific Affairs is a key contributor to the company's scientific development program with responsibility for leading and managing pre-clinical studies focused on understanding mechanisms behind epidermal regeneration and supporting new product development efforts. The Director of Scientific Affairs will develop and maintain relationships with prominent experts in the therapeutic areas where AVITA Medical skin regeneration products are sold to design and execute pre-clinical experiments. Additionally, the Director of Scientific Affairs will be responsible for the interpretation and communication of scientific information to internal stakeholders as well as to the clinical/scientific community.

Duties/Responsibilities

* Lead development and execution of company sponsored pre-clinical studies in alignment with corporate driven objectives
* Establish and maintain relationships with contract research organization and academic partners
* Collaborate with new product development team and provide scientific support as required
* Engagement with HCPs and review of investigator-initiated research protocols (science focus)
* Oversight of publication planning and journal manuscript submissions (science focus)
* Support commercial and medical affairs teams with translation of scientific information into marketing and education tools
* Attendance at key conferences and presentation of scientific data
* Stays abreast of current scientific trends, opinions of company data, and that of competitor products
* Provide sales training and field activity support as needed (customer meetings)

Departmental Management

* Drive departmental project prioritization, time management, and workload management activities
* Oversight of Research Scientists

Special Knowledge/Skills

* Advanced knowledge of cellular and molecular biology and analytical techniques
* Experience with pre-clinical wound models and histological assessment
* Excellent written and oral communication skills with proficiency in Microsoft word and PowerPoint
* Experience with DOE and statistical analyses
* Knowledge of aseptic technique, blood borne pathogens, operating room etiquette, and GLP
* Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
* Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously

Experience

* Pre-clinical research in wound healing or regenerative medicine (5+ yrs)
* Animal model experience
* Scientific writing (study protocols, study reports, abstracts, posters, and manuscripts)
* Management experience

Education/Training

* Advanced degree in life sciences
* Experience in stem cell biology, wound healing, or dermatological diseases preferred

Travel Expectations

* Up to 50% travel may be required for pre-clinical study management, conference attendance, and in-person corporate meetings

Keywords: Avita Medical Limited, Los Angeles , Director, Scientific Affairs, Executive , Valencia, California

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