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Grover,susan Mathison
01-28-2005, 08:05 AM
JOB OPENING: Research Scientist, Spine

Regeneration Technologies, Inc. (RTI)
Alachua, FL

Interested in pursuing SCIENCE, preserving SAFETY, and driving
INNOVATION? If you are a scientist eager to challenge yourself in
these areas, then consider joining the R&D team at Regeneration
Technologies (RTI).

With a commitment to ?Science, Safety, and Innovation?, RTI?s
mission is to advance life and revolutionize healing by pioneering
health solutions through regenerative medicine. RTI processes and
sterilizes human tissue into allograft implants for use in
orthopedic, oral maxillofacial, urinary, cardiovascular and other
surgeries. By processing allograft tissue into forms that can be
used in many types of surgical procedures, RTI saves or enriches
lives by enabling patients to benefit from the gift of donated
tissues.

RTI's innovations continuously raise the bar of science and safety
in the allograft industry ? from being the first company to offer
precision-tooled bone implants for spinal surgeries, to inventing
the BioCleanse? tissue sterilization process, the only proven
sterilization technology that eliminates viruses, bacteria, fungi
and spores from tissue without compromising the structural and
biomechanical properties of the allograft.

Job Description:

* Investigate new technologies in spine mechanics and identify
future areas of research
* Convert new concepts into products that meet the needs of
our customers
* Take lead in defining and executing the scientific pathway
from product concept to feasibility
* Develop research plans including design of experiments, test
protocols, and timelines.
* Collect data to justify feasibility of new technology
candidates for further development
* Ensure quality and integrity of scientific evidence
throughout R&D process.
* Work with Marketing and R&D teams to identify functional
requirements for new products
* Generate data to support claims for marketing and regulatory
clearance as needed
* Compile and review relevant literature as it pertains to
current projects
* Author research papers for submission to scientific
conferences and journals
* Work with a sense of urgency

Requirements:

* Ph.D. in Life Science or Biomedical Engineering required.
* Minimum two years work experience in technical position with
a medical device, biotechnology or similar setting
* Preferred experience in tissue engineering, osteobiologics,
biomechanics and / or spinal orthopaedics.
* Exceptional communication skills (oral and written).
* Ability to take initiative and work independently.
* Excellent interpersonal and follow up skills.
* Must maintain a ?find a way? attitude and not be intimidated
by initial failures.

Hiring Range: $59,279 - $79,123

To apply please visit www.rtix.com, click on Company, then on
Career Opportunities. The position will be listed under Research
& Development.

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