Senior Scientist, Preclinical Development

Hayward, CA, United States
Jun 02, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Pulse Biosciences (Nasdaq: PLSE) is a bio-electric medicine company committed to health innovation that has the potential to improve and extend the lives of patients. The CellFX® System will be the first commercial product to harness the distinctive advantages of our proprietary Nano-Pulse Stimulation™ (NPS™) technology. The unique cell-specific effects of the NPS mechanism of action have the potential to significantly benefit patients across multiple medical applications, including dermatology, our first planned commercial application.

We exist to make a positive difference in the lives of patients, physicians, healthcare providers, shareholders and our Pulse Biosciences team members. We take pride in hiring the best and brightest minds to our world-class company. Individuals who are creative, forward-thinking, and who approach challenges with an innovative attitude will excel in our culture.

Position Summary:

The Senior Scientist will work closely with Engineering, R&D, and Biology Teams in the research and development of Pulse Biosciences’ NPS technology for future applications. Responsibilities include supporting preclinical research projects or programs that enable long-term characterization of treatment effects and drive improvements to the company’s products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and execute on all aspects of preclinical research and development activities including experimental design, protocol drafting, study execution, histology/sample processing, data analysis, writing reports and data presentations.
  • Drive preclinical program and studies to generate actionable, informative data.
  • Identify and implement workflow improvements to meet aggressive project deadlines.
  • Present key data at internal meetings and scientific conferences; prepare research manuscripts for internal review and submission to peer-reviewed journals.
  • Explore opportunities to further NPS applications and support device iterations.
  • Collaborate and plan with other functions on interdepartmental projects, project planning, etc. on time sensitive projects seamlessly.
  • Drive to meet deadlines and deliverables while working as an individual contributor and significant team members.
  • Help manage contracts, outside vendors and services/deliverables.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • BS with 12 years, MS with 8 years or PhD with 5 years research experience required.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in medical device, biotech, biomedical, life sciences field; industry experience required.
  • Startup experience is a plus.
  • Experience with open surgical, laparoscopic or percutaneous disposable/reusable medical devices.
  • Understanding, planning, coordinating, and conducting complex research studies.
  • Familiarity and experience with other energy-based devices, energy modalities is a plus.

Skills, Abilities, and Other Requirements:

  • Proficient knowledge and skill in Microsoft Office Suite applications, SmartSheet a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to collaborate proactively and work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to work conscientiously and with minimal direction, using good judgment, taking initiative to accomplish short and long-range projects, and recommend actions with minimal direction.
  • Ability to work as a team member, multi-task and be very flexible to adapt to the ever-changing work priorities and requirements of a dynamic, fast growing company.
  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time. Overnight and/or international travel may be required.
  • Ability to lift 10-15 pounds.

Our corporate headquarters is located in Hayward, California. To learn more about us, visit our website at

At Pulse Biosciences, we are committed to providing a respectful work environment to our diverse workforce. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, age, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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