Scientific Associate III #JN -032021-61859

Irvine, California
Industry: Scientists / Research / Lab Technician
Job Number: JN -032021-61859


  • Assist Scientists, Sr. Scientists and Sr. Engineers in developing novel biomaterials for use in next generation medical aesthetics and sustained drug delivery products via polymer synthesis, characterization, processing, fabrication, and prototyping

 Key duties, authority to act and responsibilities:

  • Under specific direction, implement fairly complex materials engineering projects (65% Time/importance)
  • Is highly engaged in lab productivity and safety. Offers suggestions for improving general lab efficiency along with offering/implementing suggestion for improving syntheses, formulations, SOPs, and procedures in general. Maintains cleanliness and safety of the lab (15% Time/importance)
  • Actively works in a team environment and assist with experimental planning. Frequent communication is essential and must interface with cross-functional departments of Biomaterials Development, Analytical Sciences, Product Development, and Cell & Tissue areas (10% Time/importance)
  • Participates in project team meetings regarding status updates, issues, and paths forward (5% Time/importance)
  • Writes, reviews and issues technical reports, technical memoranda and other documents for internal and external distribution. Keep detailed and organized notebooks and documentation (5% Time/importance)

 Education and Experience:

  • B. S. or M.S degree in Polymer Chemistry, Materials Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related field
  • A minimum of 2+ (for B.S) or 0+ (for M.S) years industrial or post-graduate experience is a must. Work experience involving biomaterials is a plus
  • Sound knowledge of structure-property relationships as it applies to both bulk and surface attributes of polymeric materials along with various fabrication/processing methods/techniques is essential
  • Experience in one or more of the following technology areas is desirable: cross-linked/modified biomaterials, biomedical material synthesis, hydrogels, biodegradable polymers or vehicles, biomaterial - tissue interfaces, polymer fabrication processes, and tissue scaffolding/engineering

 Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Complete understanding and application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field. Some knowledge of other related disciplines
  • Advanced knowledge of chemical principles/reactions, strong laboratory skills and presentation skills
  • Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced math and statistical theory (i.e. t-tests, f-tests, tolerance limits)
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and database applications
  • Ability to learn various software programs
  • Ability to analyze drawing for dimensions, tolerance and interfit investigations, and conformance to ANSI Y14.5
  • Ability to work independently and effectively multi-task with minimal supervision under the guidance of scientists/engineers
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership in job performance by example
  • Ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in both oral and written form
  • Ability to interface with any levels of employees at various disciplines within various departments
  • Ability to maintain accuracy, consistency and quality of documentation while adhering to company deadlines
  • Ability to learn and function in a controlled environment regulated by FDA GMPs and handle confidential data
  • Ability to implement and generate new protocols and procedures, and continuous suggestion for improving lab efficiency
  • Ability to interact and negotiate successfully with suppliers and vendors
  • Ability to take initiative and make decisions within own work content
  • Ability to work in a team environment with other engineers and technicians
  • Ability to accurately perform detail-oriented work
  • Ability to prioritize and manage concurrent projects
  • Ability to showcase leadership skills of being excellence focused, ownership thinker, open and authentic

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