Senior Surgical Scientist

Company: Northern Biomedical Research
Position Type: Full Time
Work location: On-Site
Job Type: Research & Development
Degree: Bachelors
Experience: 6-10 years
Industry: Preclinical Research
Location: Norton Shores, Michigan, United States
Phone (231) 246-7626

Job Description


  • Provides surgical services to support research protocols including, but no limited to, performing surgery, study set-up, pre-operative functions, OR supervision and post-operative follow-up
  • Supports Study Directors and IACUC on study design as it pertains to surgical models
  • Helps develop and implement new surgical models under direct supervision as necessary
  • Trains or Coordinates training of surgical research staff
  • Provides mentorship to research technicians
  • Evaluates and amends procedures to keep up with best practices in industry
  • Helps with procuring the equipment necessary to perform surgical services
  • Has the ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings and weekends; sometimes on short notice
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Minimum: BS, MS, or equivalent in animal or life science related discipline; at least 5 years of surgical-related research experience.
  • Surgical Research Technologist (SRT) or Surgical Research Specialist (SRS) Certification through the Academy of Surgical Research.


  • Ability to demonstrate the scientific relevance of using surgical models for development of treatments
  • Demonstrate the ability to independently perform, direct, and assist with minor and major surgical procedures.
  • Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot surgical techniques and associated surgical equipment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office core applications. Ability to learn and use additional applications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, both inside and outside the organization.
  • Understanding of operational procedures in a Pre-Clinical environment and the ability to resolve complex issues

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