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US-MA: Director of Product Development

Date: 22-May-2012
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Director of Product Development

* Coordinate with Marketing for design inputs of new products * Coordinate with Engineering for product scale up and manufacturing process transfer * Help secure intellectual properties through innovation and invention; contribute to the drafting of inventive ideas for patent applications and prosecution * Write scientific and technical documents to support the needs of publications, regulatory submissions, business partnerships and marketing * Manage external scientific and developmental collaborations as required * Help evaluate and form associations with other sources of technology and licensing opportunities such as university research labs, technology centers and industry leaders * Maintain broad knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies and new theories,and achieve objectives creatively and effectively * Interface with various departments and provide technical advice as needed

* Ph.D. in scientific discipline, preferably Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomaterials or Biology * 5 to 10 years research experience, preferably in an industrial environment with close ties to academia * Post doctoral experience may serve as experience * Experience in product development, specifically bringing products to market or, at a minimum, bringing research concepts to development for commercialization * Management experience with 1) directing projects, 2)supervising scientists and their work and 3)directing contract or collaborative work * Familiarity with the patent process, preferably holds patents * Knowledgeable and experienced in the scientific presentation process including author with numerous publications and presentations at scientific meetings * Experience with external funding mechanisms such as NIH, SBIR and other granting bodies; ability to write grants and raise money * Experience and expertise with polymer chemistry, orthopaedics, tissue engineering, cell biology, drug delivery, glucosaminoglycans (HA), or biomaterials * Well organized with the ability to handle multiple projects * Lifelong learner; willing to tackle new disciplines. Expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts

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