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Messina Group seeks a R&D Director / Principal Scientist, Biomaterials

The R&D Director / Principal Scientist will be responsible for building and leading a world-class team to do cutting-edge research and commercialization of a biomaterial at the intersection of multiple disciplines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead a top-tier scientific team through all stages of introducing a new technological breakthrough, including research, experimentation, product development, process design, and manufacturing scale up
  • Set the strategic vision for creating a new high-performing biomaterial that draws from multiple industries and disciplines. Translate this vision into actionable research and product development paths for the teams
  • Build and manage R&D infrastructure and personnel and nurture a high-performance culture, including recruiting, coaching, and retaining talent for the organization
  • Design, execute, and track experiments to deliver a sustainable and scalable biomaterial with extraordinary performance
  • Develop SOPs, and carry out chemical analysis and material testing, either internally or with external partners
  • Work cross-functionally with business development and external partners to understand and prioritize product improvements and commercialization priorities
  • Track, analyze, and document data and communicate results to stakeholders
  • Remain flexible to evolving needs in a fast-growing startup 

Other Details:

  • Location:  Chicago

 
 

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Messina Group seeks a R&D Director / Principal Scientist, Biomaterials

The R&D Director / Principal Scientist will be responsible for building and leading a world-class team to do cutting-edge research and commercialization of a biomaterial at the intersection of multiple disciplines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead a top-tier scientific team through all stages of introducing a new technological breakthrough, including research, experimentation, product development, process design, and manufacturing scale up
  • Set the strategic vision for creating a new high-performing biomaterial that draws from multiple industries and disciplines. Translate this vision into actionable research and product development paths for the teams
  • Build and manage R&D infrastructure and personnel and nurture a high-performance culture, including recruiting, coaching, and retaining talent for the organization
  • Design, execute, and track experiments to deliver a sustainable and scalable biomaterial with extraordinary performance
  • Develop SOPs, and carry out chemical analysis and material testing, either internally or with external partners
  • Work cross-functionally with business development and external partners to understand and prioritize product improvements and commercialization priorities
  • Track, analyze, and document data and communicate results to stakeholders
  • Remain flexible to evolving needs in a fast-growing startup 

Other Details:

  • Location:  Chicago

 
 

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Sarah Benz

Vice President of Talent Acquisition

sbenz@messinagroupinc.com

847.692.0618

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