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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Scientist, R&D Materials in Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Description Summary # Job Description BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We lead in patient and healthcare worker safety, and technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. Our innovative solutions help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures, optimize respiratory care, and support the management of diabetes. BD Medical has an exciting opportunity within the Center of Excellence (COE) in Medication Delivery Solutions (MDS). We are seeking a high-potential individual with advanced skills in polymer chemistry, synthesis and coating design and formulations for drug delivery systems. The candidate is expected to develop new polymer material technologies, support MDS new product development efforts, and tackle complex material and chemical issues. The successful candidate will: + Be innovative thinker + Understand - polymer architecture - processing - properties + Have experience or knowledge in the transfer of chemical or polymer technology to the release of products. RESPONSIBILITIES The candidate is expected to possess a deep understanding of the linkage between molecular architecture and structure, processing and properties for a broad range of polymers materials. Experience in coating formulation and polymer synthesis preferably including adhesives and coatings for polymer substrates. Experience developing materials for medical applications is preferred. The candidate should be able to: + Work independently and within a multifunctional team. + Understand the translation of chemical and polymer technologies to deployment in products. + Keep abreast of potential new technologies to enable the design of new materials and capabilities. + Leverage existing technologies to advance our core businesses while supporting the development of new products and platforms. + Advance our chemistry development, polymer synthesis, coating formulation for drug delivery systems, and application capabilities. + Collaborate in the creation, evaluation, and assessment of competitive products, processes, technology, and trends. + Ensure compliance with BD quality policies, procedures, and practices through appropriate communication, training and education of sound quality assurance principles. + Design, develop, and improve materials related to BD products + Implement experimental designs, write protocols and reports, perform data analysis, present out on findings + Provide direction to lower-level engineers (when appropriate) and technicians + Assist in the transfer of new technologies from R&D to manufacturing + Provide technical expertise to new development projects + Define material properties and requirements in order to meet product requirements + Actively seek training to improve skills and teach/promote/reward new learning within the organization + Utilization of the scientific method to identify problems or potential risks and deliver quick, effective solutions to enable projects to meet their timing and deliverables + Hold and encourage frequent formal and informal communication within the team. Qualifications Required qualifications: PhD: 0-3 years of post-graduate industrial experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience Degree: Chemistry, polymer science, chemical engineering, materials science, biomedical or other related degrees Skills in polymer synthesis applied to coatings for drug delivery and adhesives. Successful track record of on time delivery to project deliverables Recommended qualifications: + Medical device industry experience preferred + Demonstrated understanding of material structure-property relationship + Application of statistical and analytical methods such as Design of Experiments and ANOVA analysis + An understanding of design control processes + Experience with scale-up and transfer of material technologies to manufacturing + Test protocol generation, execution, and reporting + Excellent verbal and written communication skills + Basic knowledge of project management for new product development + Ability to work within multifunctional teams and work cross-functionally. + Strong fit to BD’s core values and the BD way + A basic understanding of regulatory and quality processes # Primary Work LocationUSA UT - Salt Lake City # Additional Locations # Work Shift Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.