Translation Science Liaison

Position Summary:

This position is for a translational science liaison (TSL) at Rion LLC located in Rochester, MN. The TSL will serve as the primary communicator between Rion and multiple academic and other institutions. As such, the hire will be expected to collect and provide scientific input into the design, execution, reporting, and interpretation of non-clinical proof of concept and safety studies. The position affords the opportunity to serve as the key communicator to a multidisciplinary team in Rion’s therapeutic fields, including dermatology, cardiology, woman’s health, and pulmonology. The TSL will engage with and maintain relationships with leading physicians and researchers at academic institutions, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies. Additionally, the liaison will ensure that Rion’s products are used effectively in non-clinical studies, and will serve as a scientific resource and expert to advise and provide input about relevant scientific and clinical data with an emphasis on the rapidly increasing therapeutic potential of exosome-based therapies.


  • Assists Vice President of Clinical Operations and Translation in the maintenance and prioritization of non-clinical proof of concept and safety studies
  • Communicates with leading physicians and researchers at prestigious academic institutions, including the Mayo Clinic
  • Provides scientific insight into the design, execution, and interpretation of non-clinical studies
  • Succinctly and effectively summarizes the content and safety implications from non-clinical studies for regulatory submissions, including components for investigational brochures and clinical protocols
  • Effectively maintains a scientific database of non-clinical studies
  • Interacts with other functional area experts in a project team environment to review the non-clinical data for a given program, and provide input on future non-clinical study design
  • Scientifically oversee the design, reporting and interpretation of exploratory non-clinical studies
  • Represents Rion on partnered programs and at external venues such as scientific meetings
  • Develops organizational strategies to support corporate goals, direction, and growth.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills: coaches/mentors/supports peers
  • Maintains transparent and concise communication by sharing organizational information through department meetings, one-on-one meetings, and other venues
  • Keeps up to date with current scientific literature with an emphasis on exosome therapeutics and indications
  • Abides by company policies regarding safety rules and regulations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or Ph.D with focus in life sciences or similar technical field
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience as a medical science liaison or similar field in clinical development or scientific communication
  • Prior experience in fundamental and translational research
  • Sound scientific knowledge in cellular biology
  • Excellent communication skills and abilities to collaborate with and present to individuals of varying levels of authority, including senior and executive leadership
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Attention to detail with an ability to perform critical review of various types of documents
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills
  • Ability to independently solve problems and work cross-culturally
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player with multi-disciplinary project teams

Rion is a clinical-stage biotechnology company based in Rochester, Minnesota. Rion was founded as a Mayo Clinic Employee Entrepreneurial Program startup company. Rion’s mission is to develop clinically impactful and accessible therapies using innovative regenerative medicine technologies based on extracellular vesicle science. Our proprietary exosome platform has the ability to address significant unmet patient needs in many fields of medicine; accordingly, we are actively pursuing clinical programs in wound healing, cardiovascular diseases, and women’s health. Our ultimate mission is to deliver cutting edge solutions accessible to any patient in need, anywhere in the world.
Rion recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue career path their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

We provide a very competitive compensation package with a unique culture focusing on development and wellbeing of our staff. Below are some of the benefits offered by Rion:

  • Full Health, Dental and Vision Insurance for employees and their dependents.
  • Health Insurance including PPO or High Deductible Health Plan with Health Savings Account.
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • 401k or IRA Retirement Savings
  • Life Insurance basic life and supplemental life insurance options for self, spouse, children
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Parking benefits

Rion is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practices laws. Rion strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy), gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, marital status, AIDS/HIV status, smoker/nonsmoker, and occupational pneumoconiosis or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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