Surgical Services Study Director Cardiac and Renal

Kalamazoo, MI

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Our client is seeking a Surgical Services Study Director (Renal/Cardiac) near Kalamazoo, MI!

Our client is a Contract Research Organization that uses the latest technology to provide chemistry, biology, and pharmacology services that support clients from the earliest stages of hit identification all the way through to IND. The company holds an excellent employee-retention rate and offers competitive salaries and bonus structures. And this position allows for expansion and upward mobility in the future! They are seeking either a Research Scientist I/Senior Research Scientist with the outlined experience below to fill this role. The primary function of the Study Director is overseeing the study conduct of preclinical effectiveness and toxicology studies within the surgery and efficacy product line in terms of safety assessment.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating with technical teams for the execution of the studies
  • Overseeing protocols, study plans, and establishing study schedules
  • Conduct data recording, reporting, and verifying that regulatory requirements are met
  • Ensure that standard operating procedures are available and being enforced
  • Interprets preclinical toxicology studies and communicates w/ sponsor representatives
  • Prepares reports for the collected study data and initiates contact with potential clients
  • May be involved with the development of new technologies and procedures
  • Established key scientist in at least one area of expertise (Senior Research Scientist only)
  • Manage departmental and procedural projects (Senior Research Scientist only)


  • Bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent) in Toxicology (or related discipline)
  • Master’s/PhD/PharmD/DVM/MD degree (or equivalent) is preferred with two or more years of industry experience
  • Experience working with cardiovascular and/or renal surgical models is preferred
  • Success in this role requires familiarity with: study/project costs and impact of changes, local regulations and GLP’s as they relate to the primary area of focus, study process from proposal to report, QA/QC processes, IACUC process, study director role in animal welfare, effective communication with veterinary staff and internal/external clients in a manner that generates confidence and builds trust, and communication with the technical supervisor and scientific manager on issues of staffing/equipment