Careers That Change Lives
This position will work in a team environment providing technical support in the area of materials science and engineering, including materials selection, problem-solving, and biocompatibility and biostability. The position has the potential to support all aspects of the product development life cycle.
The individual will serve as a materials representative with an emphasis on polymers by participating in technical activities for materials selection, processing, analysis, material stability, biocompatibility, biostability, and process-property-performance relationships for medical devices
You can grow your career with us; we hope you’ll consider joining our team!
A Day in A Life: (Day-to-Day Responsibilities):
Possesses proven expertise in the following business-critical skill sets:
Materials Chemistry and Processing
Materials degradation/ and stability
Addresses challenging and complex problems within a project.
Coordinates and conducts laboratory work and data analysis to drive data-driven technical decisions in your discipline.
Maintains a focus on quality, possesses the necessary drive and determination to promote the highest level of customer satisfaction, quality, reliability, performance, cost, and development predictability.
Contributes to the design of new products or processes based on business strategy.
Develop biocompatibility strategies and prepare biological evaluation plan in consideration of gaps in materials, design and process to achieve optimal solutions that satisfy timeline, cost and technical requirements as they relate to biological safety
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
Bachelors degree required
Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 0 years of experience
Nice to Have – (Preferred Qualifications):
Advanced degree in chemistry, material science, chemical engineering, polymer science, or related field 2+ years with a bachelor’s degree
Expertise in materials with the ability to identify and develop testing methods, correlate material properties with product performance, and predict various failure modes.
Experience working with multiple classes of engineering materials: metals, polycrystalline, and single crystal ceramics, glasses, and polymeric materials.
Experience performing failure analysis
Awareness of biocompatibility testing in accordance with ISO 10993.
Knowledge of external standards, e.g., ASTM and ISO and their use, limitations, and applications.
Demonstrated ability to apply skills and knowledge of technical/operational theories and principles to resolve real-world biomaterials challenges.
Demonstrated ability to deliver quality technical work within project schedules and timelines.
Knowledge of Design, Reliability & Manufacturability (DRM), and Six Sigma improvement methodology.
Knowledge of statistical methods and Design of Experiments (DoE) using Minitab.
Knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Outlook).
Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.
We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.
Physical Job Requirements
The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)