Principal Scientist/Bioengineer - Delivery Technology
Aurion is division of CorneaGen.
CorneaGen is a mission-driven company committed to transforming how corneal surgeons treat and care for the cornea. Based in Seattle, the company is innovating the next generation of cornea care, from new medical devices and biologics to therapeutics and interventions. CorneaGen supports corneal surgeons and their patients with a spectrum of services, including the latest in innovative products, delivery of the highest quality tissue, surgeon education, and advocacy for patient access and reimbursement policies.
The Principal Scientist will play a critical role in the development and commercialization of novel cell-based therapies to treat corneal diseases.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems.
- Generation of scientific rational in support of current and future cell delivery approaches
- Create study designs suitable for evaluation of emerging cell delivery technologies.
- Initiate and carry out novel research and technical activities.
- Critically analyze, interpret and challenge results with a firm grasp of scientific process and innovation.
- Maintain detailed documentation and timely record for all scientific activities
- Contribute to drafting of technical and regulatory documents.
- Present results and project updates to cross-functional teams and department meetings.
- Contribute to development of long-range plans for R&D.
- Contribute to the identification and implementation of plans for the buildout of a cell therapy research facility.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
- PhD in Life Sciences, Chemical engineering, Bioengineering, or related discipline with minimum 3 years of relevant industrial work experience or Master’s degree with 5 years of industry experience
- 2+ years of demonstrated process development experience in a bio-pharmaceutical setting working with interdisciplinary and cross-cultural teams.
- Expertise in bioengineering, tissue engineering, and cell therapy is a must.
- Proficient in biomaterials synthesis and characterization, assay development for cell/biomaterial interactions, in-vitro tissue formation and characterization. Experience with stem cells and ocular cells is preferred.
- Experience in drug delivery technologies is preferred.
- Ability to fabricate device and fast prototyping.
- Experience with GMP-compatible biomaterials and advanced formulation is a plus.
- Knowledgeable in AI and basic programming is a plus (e.g. C++, Labview, Python).
- Superior organizational skills with attention to detail, the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and accurately, and ability to adjust rapidly to shifting priorities and variable workloads.
As an equal opportunity employer, every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. CorneaGen does not discriminate based on race, color, sex/gender, political ideology, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, national origin, color, military or veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws. CorneaGen is committed to a diverse workforce and is also committed to a barrier-free employment process. In order to ensure reasonable accommodations with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, individuals that require accommodations in the job application process for a posted position may contact us at (206) 701-5840 for assistance.