Scientist (Dallas, TX)

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Job Title: Scientist

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Summary of Position

Alcon is looking to hire a Scientist to join our R&D Surgical Evaluations team in Fort Worth, Texas. The purpose of this position is to evaluate the performance of our products via in vivo, ex vivo, and in vitro studies, supporting the business of our customers and stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provides expertise in intraocular device (IOD) research: study design, protocol development and execution, data analysis, modeling, interpretation, and reporting.
  • Applies various approaches and strategies to evaluate the IOD's safety and effectiveness, supporting the discovery, characterization, validation, and verification of novel therapies.
  • With guidance, performs experiments, troubleshoots issues, evaluates data, generates reports, and presents data at internal forums.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams on assigned projects, serves as SME and influence design & development strategy based on scientific data.
  • Stays current on literature and technological advances, contributes ideas that promote current research.
  • Preps animal and/or human tissue, assists surgeon as the surgical assistant.
  • Supplies technical advice and counsel to peers, may teach techniques to others.
  • Assists in general laboratory management and maintenance.
  • Manages lab supply inventory and places order as needed.

Key Requirements/Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent years of directly related experience (or high school +8 yrs; Assoc.+4 yrs)
  • The ability to fluently read, write, understand and communicate in English
  • Full time academic or industry laboratory experience required
  • Good knowledge in ophthalmology, biology, biostatistics, and related fields required
  • Previous training and hands-on experience with in vivo and ex vivo study required

Work hours: 40 hours per week

Travel Requirements: 10% to 15% (domestic and international)

Relocation assistance: No

Sponsorship available: No

Preferred Qualifications/Skills/Experience:
  • Previous ophthalmology research experience preferred.
  • Good understanding and practice of GxP preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellent scientific writing ability, strong oral communication skills, and attention to details.
  • Highly motivated self-starter and problem-solver with a demonstrated ability to adapt quickly and work independently, being flexible with assigned tasks/projects.

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an email to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
More Information on Alcon
Alcon operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in Irvine, CA, Lake Forest, CA, Fort Worth, TX, Houston, TX and Duluth, GA. Alcon was founded in 1945. It has 20962 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 41 open jobs at Alcon, click here.
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