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Senior Scientist Manager

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  23649  



This role requires strong leadership skills and the ability to work independently. This position is a scientific representative who under minimum direction, develops objectives, plans, and protocols for scientific studies achieving results that support business strategies and goals in the area of Pathogen Reduction. This role applies thorough knowledge to applicable product conception, development, verification, validation, regulatory approval, and marketing use, and acts as liaison between science, clinical, engineering, manufacturing, marketing and regulatory teams.



  • Manages and provides leadership for the functional group’s development, direction, and effectiveness, adhering to organizational policies and processes and supporting overall business and corporate objectives.
  • Takes responsibility for design of studies during the research, development and pre-clinical phase of a product and conducts studies according to regulatory requirement.
  • Outstanding technical, communication and project management skills as well as the ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders in Commercial, Clinical,  Regulatory and other relevant functions.
  • Provides scientific support across departments in the area of Pathogen Reduction. Works closely with senior management team and KOL’s to define scientific strategies that support business area objectives.
  • Partners with business area project leads to successfully implement projects or evaluate scientific or engineering related aspects. Determines resource requirements to support studies and resolves and/or escalates project-related issues in a timely fashion.
  • Authors and supports preparation of publications (abstracts, posters, manuscripts, marketing material).  Includes clinical evaluation reports.
  • Understands customer issues and works to resolve problems with product, procedures, and policies that drive change where necessary to resolve these issues.
  • Comprehends short-term and long-term business goals.
  • Interfaces with industry representatives, customers and regulatory agencies on product development.
  • Supervises, mentors, and develops direct reports





PhD or M.S.  in Immunology, Cell Biology, Infectious Diseases or related fields preferred. Bachelor’s degree or, equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.



  • Minimum 6 years experience.
  • Experience in a leadership role required.


  • Knowledge and use of relevant PC software applications and skills to use them effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership, management, cross-functional team skills, self-direction, and ability to work independently. 
  • Serves as content expert on therapy, clinical applications, the scientific basis and mechanics (how devices work). Maintains state-of-the-art knowledge by attending relevant meetings and visiting key opinion leaders and investigators.
  • Subject Matter Expert of scientific and engineering studies and regulatory requirements.
  • Understands medical statistics and experimental design.
  • Must have a positive and proactive approach to identification and definition of problems, leading to proactive development and implementation of solutions. 
  • Must be constructive and have a relentless pursuit for solutions while motivating others to do the same. 
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills and the ability to represent the business with both internal and external contacts. 
  • Requires a high level of initiative as well as willingness to take ownership and accept responsibility for actions and decisions.
  • Must be able to work independently on assigned issues and be resourceful in developing tests and assays. 
  • Must be able to use outside resources as needed to do tests and experiments when in-house resources are not available.



An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.


Typical Office Environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Additional Physical Requirements

Ability to travel based on business need.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo BCT is committed to providing a safe and secure working environment.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification checks.  To this end, all employment offers for positions in the U.S. are conditional upon successful completion of Terumo BCT's pre-employment screening process.  As of January 1, 2017 the Terumo BCT Lakewood, Colorado location will be a tobacco-free workplace. For more information about Terumo BCT, visit our website

Join Terumo BCT as we unlock the potential of blood. We are a global leader in blood component and cellular technologies, and the only company with the unique combination of apheresis collections, manual and automated whole blood processing, and pathogen reduction coupled with leading technologies in therapeutic apheresis and cell processing. We believe in the potential of blood to do even more for patients than it does today. This belief inspires our innovation and strengthens our collaboration with customers.


As the largest medical device manufacturing company headquartered in Colorado, we are home to more than 2,300 associates and our products are in use in more than 125 countries and territories. Our Global footprint includes more than 5,500 associates and partners with regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.


Our company has almost $1B in annual revenues and has been voted and recognized as:

  • Largest corporate sponsor in Rocky Mountain Region for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)
  • Winner of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) BEST Award for providing exceptional employee learning and talent development (2011 & 2012)
  • One of Colorado’s Healthiest Employers by Denver Business Journal (2014 & 2015)
  • Recipient of the Way to Go Employer award through the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) 2015


Our award-winning culture embraces:

  • Leading technology through innovation and R&D
  • Wellness programs
  • Commitment to quality
  • An environment that values, respects and rewards your individual contributions
  • A philosophy of intentional growth and responsiveness to world health issues


Click Here to see what our associates have to say about our culture.


Each associate has a positive impact on our future by:

  • Connecting to the lives of the patients we ultimately serve
  • Growing through professional and leadership development activities
  • Sharing company success through incentive plans


If you are the best at what you do and want to do work that is changing the delivery of healthcare globally, we invite you to work with us now to see how we can unlock your potential.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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