Hologic Principal Scientist in Westford, Massachusetts

Principal Scientist

Post Date 3 days ago

Job Purpose:

Formulate viable solutions to complex problems based on theories and principles from the

sciences. Responsible for the development of new applications in the dermatology sector or

other areas the company may need. Responsible to define development, carryout

experiments, and product development functions involving current and future Cynosure


Key Results Area:

· Conduct internal and external studies to evaluate new techniques, lasers or other technologies.

· Analyze and evaluate data from both in-house and external collaborators to document development.

· Develop prototypes systems to be used in future evaluations.

· Responsible for written reports, white papers, patent disclosure, and other publications as part of the development process.

· Demonstrated achievement of detailed goals and concepts at project completions.

· Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in depth evaluation of variable factors.

· Exercises judgement in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results

Critical competencies:

  • Strong technical and experimental background

  • Project and concept development

  • Research and design for a specific project

  • Demonstrated writing and communication skills

  • Ability to plan experimental procedures to achieve multiple objectives within a project area

  • Strong background in medical devices and dermatology

  • Strong scientific rationale and proficiency in experimental design, troubleshooting, and data interpretation

  • Experience using mathematical/statistical languages

Functional expertise:

Working knowledge of laser technology and cosmetic dermatology strongly desired

Behavioral and Interpersonal:

Highly motivated with a strong work ethic and ability to generate high quality data within deadline requirements.

Ability to work in a team environment

Supervisory Responsibility:

May be required to direct the work of technicians, associates, and temporary personnel as necessary

Sphere of Influence:

Will interact with all levels of the company environment

Education and Experience Requirements :

The ideal candidate will have a PhD or equivalent experience in a basic science or a

Biotechnology area (Biochemistry, Biophysics, or Bioengineering) with a strong interest in

medical devices.

Agency and Third Party Recruiter Notice:

Agencies that submit a resume to Hologic must have a current executed Hologic Agency Agreement executed by a member of the Human Resource Department. In addition Agencies may only submit candidates to positions for which they have been invited to do so by a Hologic Recruiter. All resumes must be sent to the Hologic Recruiter under these terms or they will not be considered.

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