This position will report to the Vice President of Research and Development (Chief Science Officer).  This will be a senior position with direct and indirect reports in chemistry and microbiology.

The role will have a focus on the external communication and collaboration with physicians, internal sales, and commercial partners.  This position will require a good deal of travel (approximately 4-8 days/month) and will represent the science of Next Science in the development of relationships with commercial partners who license this technology.

The role will also have a research and development component, as we continue to develop novel antimicrobial technologies, concentrating on biofilms and spores, for medical, food, and industrial applications.

Experience

  • Ph.D. in Biomaterials, Materials Science, Chemistry, or related field
  • Experience in Biomaterials, Microbiology, Organic chemistry, Antimicrobials, Biofilm testing, Toxicology and Biocompatibility
  • Experience in working with medical professionals, including physicians and surgeons
  • Preferred experience in the design and commercialization of medical devices, biomaterials, and/or pharmaceuticals.
  • Preferred experience in: Design of Experiment, salt solutions, membranes, diffusion kinetics, and small molecules

Responsibilities

  • Research and development of novel medical antimicrobial technologies, especially focusing on biofilms and spores
  • Directing chemists and microbiologists in the internal laboratory
  • Directing external efficacy/safety testing with third parties
  • Collaborating with physicians
  • Presenting to executives
  • Collaborating with commercial partners

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