Lead research and/or development studies to support the INTERCEPT Red Blood Cell (RBC) platforms. Be a technical expert and key member of the Development team in the areas of RBC. Direct studies to support both product development and registration for the INTERCEPT System for RBCs.
Manage laboratory team to support registration studies to meet corporate timelines.
Interface with cross functional team leaders at Cerus.
Function as study director in designing, conducting and analyzing own experiments and, potentially, those performed at external labs.
Develop, validate and implement new assays and technologies for project advancement.
Reduce and analyze highly complex data and present it to maximize clarity and impact.
Serve as a technical expert on project teams, including contribution of ideas, development and execution of plans, and timely reporting of the results.
Serve as technical expert on external collaborations and studies; including meeting with customers and other external parties as a representative of the company in area of expertise.
Maintain laboratory notebooks, write protocols and study reports, as required.
Maintain leading edge knowledge in primary field of expertise.
Maintain high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature and attendance at scientific meetings.
Write and submit abstracts to national and international conferences.
Present internally and at scientific conferences and contribute to scientific publications.
Support regulatory submissions to global health authorities.
Supervise, manage, and/or provide guidance to other personnel.
Train and mentor research associates, assistant scientists or scientists.
Identify patentable inventions.
Perform other related duties and support other projects as required.
Ph.D., with a minimum of 7 years relevant experience or Master’s degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 10 years’ experience.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to interface at all levels including management (encompasses verbal, written, interpersonal, listening)
Working knowledge of blood bank practices.
Familiarity with GLP/GMP regulations & record keeping.
Ability and presence to interface effectively at all levels; including customers, business partners, management and employees globally.
Ability to work on complex problems in which analysis is required to determine appropriate course.
Proficient in writing reports, regulatory submissions and publications.
Solid experience with related computer software.
Strong mathematics skills.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Flexible; ability to adapt to changing priorities.
Solid communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal, listening).
Ability to work independently.
About Cerus Corporation
Cerus Corporation is a biomedical products company focused on commercializing the INTERCEPT Blood System to enhance blood safety. The INTERCEPT system is designed to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted diseases by inactivating a broad range of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and parasites that may be present in donated blood. The nucleic acid targeting mechanism of action enables INTERCEPT treatment to inactivate established transfusion threats, such as hepatitis B and C, HIV, West Nile virus and bacteria, and is designed to inactivate emerging pathogens such as influenza, malaria and dengue. Cerus currently markets and sells the INTERCEPT Blood System for both platelets and plasma in the United States, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and selected countries in other regions around the world. The INTERCEPT red blood cell system is in clinical development.