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Yas Maghdouri-White, Ph.D.

Senior Research and Development Scientist

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill

May 17, 2021

By Yas Maghdouri-White, Ph.D. | Tags: employment

Job Description

Research Technician

Position Level and Pay Commensurate with Experience and Education | Full Benefits Included

Embody, Inc. (Norfolk, VA), a commercial stage company biomanufacturing the next generation of medical devices for soft tissue repair and regeneration, is recruiting a highly motivated, talented and enthusiastic researcher technician with experience in operating laboratory equipment, microscopy, and knowledge of cell and molecular biology, to join our R&D Team. This salaried, full-time position will offer you the opportunity to take responsibility for independent and industry team-based research at the state-of-the-art field in advanced biomaterials and additive manufacturing for medical device and therapeutic development. Candidate must be hard-working, adaptable, able to work in a fast-paced, highly rewarding, creative environment, and values candor, trust, personal initiative, and passion for true translational science.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with setting up and conducting experiments, data collection, and presentation
  • Perform advanced imaging, including SEM, TEM, fluorescence and confocal microscopy
  • Perform advanced biomechanical testing, biomaterial testing, per ASTM, USP and ISO guidelines where applicable
  • Supports research laboratory excellence by maintaining electronic lab notebooks, GLPs, SOPs

Job Duties: 

  • Documents information by maintaining daily electronic lab notebooks, logs and equipment record books, and ensure GLP operation of the lab
  • Contributes to intellectual property development
  • Resolves problems by examining and evaluating data; on own initiative selecting corrective steps
  • Completes projects by assisting project team; attending and participating in group and project meetings
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, such as advanced training and conference participation and reading and sharing technical publications
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs


  • Bachelor degree in biology, biomedical engineering, biochemistry, or related
  • Passion for science, medicine, and translating your research into real-world, clinical treatments
  • Exceptional computer skills (Excel, Word, statistical software skills requisite. Programming skills a plus)
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written)

Mindset and Interpersonal Skills: 

  • Strong work-ethic, character and accountability for detailed results
  • Capacity to contribute in a fast-paced environment
  • Capacity for teamwork and collaboration with peers
  • Analytical rigor, documentation and data management skills
  • Creative thinking and independent problem solving
  • Drive for excellence and pursuit of perfection

Job Type: Full-time

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