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Job Opportunity: Translational Scientist, Research & Development, FirstString Research, Mount Pleasant, SC

Posted by on Friday, May 6, 2022 in Job Opportunities .


The Translational Scientist will be responsible for conducting a full range of activities required to conceptualize, prepare, submit, and manage research programs. Responsibilities include producing high quality scientific documents for funding applications and submitting publications – including writing and editing grant proposals, scientific manuscripts for peer review, white papers, protocols, reports, and grant-related regulatory documents. The Translational Scientist will also be responsible for leading successfully funded projects. 


• Identify potential uses and indications for the technology within unmet medical needs. 

• Perform literature/product searches on new ideas to understand and assess novel advancements as they relate to company’s product roadmap. 

• Work closely with staff in developing and transforming ideas into research programs. 

• Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with scientists and physicians in academic and private institutions, including presentations at industry and medical meetings. 

• Lead and report on progress of successfully funded projects. 

• Maintain comprehensive and up to date knowledge of platform technological advances and particular market areas involved in identifying and soliciting grants. 

• Draft high quality written research documents and grant applications. 

• Prepare and assemble scientific documents as necessary (e.g., institutional grants, annual/interim reports, progress reports, etc.). 


• Ph.D. in Biology, Biochemistry, related field, or relevant background. 

• Ability to effectively design, troubleshoot, and/or collaborate on the development of experimental protocols to develop new methodologies. 

• Possess the ability to communicate results at internal and external meetings and has the capacity to manage outsourced research. 

• Exceptional verbal and written English language communication skills. 

• Project management experience and the ability to work well with a project team. 

• Ability to problem-solve, think objectively, and work independently. 

• Ability to handle changing priorities and multiple deadlines while maintaining high quality workmanship. 

• Proven experience with Investigational New Drug applications and clinical study protocols preferred. 

• Experience with vendor/CRO management preferred. 


• Must be able to speak to and interact with a diverse group of individuals on both technical and business topics. 

• Must be able to travel across the U.S. 

• Approximately 10-15% travel including company meetings and other business. 


• United States citizen or appropriate legal documentation to work in the United States. 

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