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Scientific Director

Company: SGS
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description

SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 97,000 employees in 130 countries and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.

Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.

Job Description

The Scientific Director is a member of the business unit's leadership team and is the internal subject matter expert focused on Science and Innovation charged with:

  • Managing scientific research and investigations in relation to clinical research for cosmetic and personal care products
  • Supporting the Principal Investigators on study design or human panelists recruiting criteria
  • Aiding the sales team to refine the scope and methodology of requested studies while helping to promote new methods and technologies
  • Innovating new study designs
  • Exploring new instruments and methods of testing and analysis
  • Identifying and evaluating 3rd party contract service providers to support business need and liaise with these external service providers to support the needs of clinical studies
  • Supporting business development opportunities Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Ultimately accountable for ensuring studies are effectively designed to meet Sponsor requirements efficiently and safely
    • Provide scientific input and oversight for all research and related study activities
    • Design, plan, perform, document and interpret scientific research and experiments. Select, evaluate, and qualify related equipment
    • Oversee internal innovation or lead partnerships in the development of new study designs or methods of analysis with brands or academic institutions
    • Represent Company and Company policies as needed during client visits and regulatory agency inspections
    • Provide technical support and feedback to clients and other SGS groups
    • Oversight on investigations and related reporting / communications for Adverse Events or other scientific issues
    • Directly support the Sales and Business Development team to aid in scope definition and study design with sponsors allowing for scientifically relevant designs leading to accurate and competitive pricing
    • Support the external marketing of SGS as best in class through research, publications, presentations, etc.
    • Participate with other leaders in the business in the assessment of business development opportunities
    • May directly support studies as a Principal Investigator in accordance with Good Clinical Practices
    • In the future, may have full supervisory responsibility of direct and indirect reports (hiring: interviewing, selection; planning work, scheduling, performance evaluations, performance management and termination)
    • Possesses knowledge and complies with applicable FDA / Governmental / International regulations.
    • Update and / or establish internal standards, policies and procedures in relation to job duties.
    • Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications

      • Must possess a PhD, M.D., D.O., or similar post-graduate degree in Science in the field of biology, chemistry, or cosmetic science, Medicine in the field of dermatology or related, or Bio- or biomedical- Engineering AND
      • 7+ years of experience in a related field
      • 5+ years of Principal Scientist or equivalent experience
      • Dermatology background, sunscreen and cosmetic testing experience a plus KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
        • Language Skills: English spoken and written proficiency level of knowledge required; other languages are a PLUS
        • Mathematical Skills: Intermediate skill level preferred with familiarity with statistics
        • Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Advanced level required
        • Computer Skills: MS Office Suite - Basic user proficiency preferred
        • Ability to work in team environment and maintain professional behavior
        • Excellent communication skills
        • Attention to detail
        • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
        • Strong ability to balance multiple priorities and produce results LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS
          • N/A TRAVEL
            • Limited travel may be required
              SALARY RANGE - $140000 - $160000

              Additional Information

              SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

              To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

              This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

              If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance and leave a message. You will receive a callback. Please note, this phone number is not for general employment information but is only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a position due to a disability.

Keywords: SGS, Jersey City , Scientific Director, Executive , Jersey City, New Jersey

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