Job Description SummaryBD is a global medical technology company with over 60,000 associates in over 50 countries. We create specialized devices, solutions and systems to address many of the world’s most pressing healthcare needs. We operate under a single purpose: “to advance the world of health”.
Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health. At BD, we are looking for amazing, passionate and dedicated people like you. BD, a company standing on 120 years of innovation in medical technology, is currently recruiting talented individuals to join our new Research and Development (R&D) Centre of Excellence in Limerick.
BD’s purpose is to advance the world of health. As part of our team, you will be on the forefront of creating and developing specialized devices, software solutions and systems to help others. Our new Centre in Limerick provides you with cutting edge technology and a creative environment to be inspired to tap into your inner genius.
The Senior Materials Scientist is responsible for providing product design engineering technical leadership on cross-functional product development teams during the pre-concept, development, design and documentation for the manufacture of new and improved surgical devices, surgical implants or related medical products.
As an independent contributor, the Senior Materials Scientist must be able to coordinate and implement concurrent engineering practices either within the organization during an organic product development process or when working with an external development partner. The Senior Materials Scientist may have direct reports and must be able to guide, mentor and develop lower-level engineers and technicians.
Be the Senior Materials Scientist :
Contribute to developing new product designs in a cross-functional team environment requiring an ability to develop innovative solutions that address our customer needs by overcoming chemical, material, and manufacturing process design challenges.
Supports establishing design specifications and defining the relationship between the design specifications and the critical design features, including the development of clinically relevant test methods that verify the product meeting the specifications.
Concisely communicates technical challenges and possible solutions and manage key decisions and tradeoffs.
Generate product development documentation and reports using appropriate technical writing.
Schedules and conducts design review and technical review meetings.
Ability to work effectively with a highly diverse, international cross-functional team.
Ability to think outside the box and a willingness to propose novel ideas in an open forum.
Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; pushing oneself and others to exceed performance goals and standards; strong and independent drive for success.
Establishing courses of action and plans for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently; successfully encourages others to take responsibility for their work packages.
Making customers/stakeholders and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; developing and sustaining productive business relationships on a global front.
The successful candidate will have a minimum level 8 degree in related engineering discipline and 8+ years of product development-related experience. Candidates must have experience designing device coatings of varying morphology (e.g. thin films, foams, gels, etc.) for medical/surgical applications, previous experience working with naturally derived biomaterials including but not limited to collagen, gelatin, chitosan, cellulose, fibrinogen, other proteins/enzymes and their derivatives (This includes processing of proteins/enzymes and related analytics) and broad knowledge and familiarity with implantable medical devices.
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