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Polymer Chemist (PhD required)
Ref No.: 18-03191
Location: Exton, Pennsylvania
Position Type:Contract
Pay Rate : $ .01 - 40.00 /Hour
Shift:First
Job Category:Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Benefits:Dental Insurance, Medical Insurance
*2 year post-doctoral position (initially 1 year but assuming candidate performs to anticipated standards an additional year will be added)*

The company: Our client develops novel materials-based solutions to meet the present and future needs of the medical device industry. The company’s product portfolio includes coatings, drug delivery platforms, mechanical devices, and a wide range of biomedical materials that enable the replacement, repair, enhancement and the regeneration of tissue and organ functions in the body. Its novel materials-based solutions are designed to meet the needs of the medical device industry. The biomedical market is highly innovative and dynamic. The biomedical division is organized in several business units around a combination of technological platforms. These business units are regionally anchored and serve a global customer base. We must be pro-active in understanding the needs of the customer and end-user (physician, patient) within the biomedical context. For continued growth and sustainability, new products are continually developed. Scientists are proactive participants and/or leaders in cross-functional teams that may coincide with daily production. At times, Scientists will assist or perform a variety of roles and functions. Primarily, Scientists work independently. 


Job Content

a) Key Areas of Accountability / Responsibility 
• Independently plan, prioritize, and conduct synthesis and testing experiments to advance developmental projects through chemical synthesis, formulation development and characterization • Leads R&D efforts in development projects as a technical expert or technical lead • Establishes standard operating procedures for chemical processes of new products • Designs experimental work and test protocols required to evaluate parameters of new and existing chemical products and processes 

• Leads R&D contributions in the scale-up and qualification of new manufacturing processes • Generates process routers, drawings, and other written documentation in accordance with GMP requirements to support commercial manufacturing (e.g. routers, drawings, NCMR, IDP) • Creates and maintains project documentation (e.g. Design History File, PMP Documentation) • Interfaces with internal and external parties active in product and process development, product testing and commercialization • Authors reports, internal/corporate technical documentation, and external scientific publications 

• Communicates results and impact with project directors, R&D management and business leaders • Prepares technical documentation for grant applications and regulatory documents • Reviews and approves technical documentation for products and processes • Develops a comprehensive understanding of intellectual property through submission of invention disclosures and supporting legal through office action responses • Maintains a detailed laboratory notebook and accord records according to GLP guidelines • Actively participates in establishing safety-oriented protocols • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor 

b) SHE & Security 
• It is the responsibility of each employee to work in a safe and responsible manner in order to create an injury-free and incident-free workplace • Complies with all job-related safety, security and other training requirements • Report any SHE and Security incidents (including observed risks) to management 

Complexity of the job 

• Individual contributor in multi-functional Development teams • Interact with various internal and external disciplines • Lead the testing and development of products, processes, and technologies from idea phase through transfer to running business • Assist in projects delivered on time and within project budget 

Knowledge and educational level • PhD in Science, Technology or equivalent (e.g., chemistry, polymer chemistry/physics, materials science, chemical engineering, surface-physics, mechanical engineering, biomaterials, etc.) • Know-how of operating in the context of the Medical (Device) Industry with regard to Quality System Requirements (e.g., ISO13485, cGMP) and Regulatory Issues 

Required level of experiences • PhD with experience in polymer product/process/application development engineering (e.g., material synthesis & purification, material processing & characterization, manufacturing protocol development) in the biomedical field • Highly developed skills working in a multi-disciplinary (Quality Systems governed) working environment • Advanced project & task management skills • Advanced computer literacy (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, etc.) • Ability to effectively communicate internally and externally at a technical level; proven ability to maintain effective customer relations at project/program level • Self-starting and responsible work attitude with a strong drive for results • Creative problem-solving skills • Strong individual contributor to group efforts, actively seeking to assist team members in accomplishing tasks and leading new initiatives

Pay Rate: $40.00 per hour
Drug and background screenings required