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Date: Sep 22, 2021

Location: Arden Hills, MN, US, 55112

Company: Boston Scientific



Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


About the Role
At Boston Scientific, we are dedicated to transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. Our active medical devices are on the forefront of medical science and powered by batteries with proven industry best longevity, putting what’s best for patients at the center of our products. Battery development for implantable medical applications requires the innovation and passion of today’s fast paced battery industry combined with rigor and attention to detail to deliver batteries that meet the demands of future life-saving technologies.
We are seeking a Chemist to join our talented team of engineers and scientists to deliver world class battery solutions for life-saving and life-enhancing active implantable medical devices.
Role Responsibilities

  • Work with a multidisciplinary team in developing innovative battery (cell) chemical systems to power life-sustaining and life-enhancing implantable medical devices
  • Participate in / lead efforts to characterize the electrochemical performance and stability of electrochemical systems 
  • Develop methods for characterizing battery components
  • Guide teams on material properties, material compatibility, and testing thereof
  • Maintain substantial knowledge of chemistry principles, theories, and research
  • Build, test cell prototypes 
  • Conduct failure analysis and postmortem analysis of operated cells and determine cell failure modes and mechanisms that limit cell performance
  • Collaborate with the Process Engineering team to transition laboratory-scale designs and production techniques into standardized production processes 
  • Utilize engineering tools and scientific method to organize problems and find solutions
  • Produce technical reports, specifications 
  • Use the company’s document and change control system to properly archive technical documentation
  • Contribute to and initiate patent filings
  • Occasional travel (<10%)

What We’re Looking For

Minimum Qualifications

  • M.S. degree in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Material Science, or related discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience
  • Fluency in theory and execution of material characterization techniques including XRD, SEM/EDS, DSC/TGA, GCMS, FTIR, and BET
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, or related discipline and 1-3 years of related battery experience
  • Experience with lithium primary batteries


About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace.  Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Requisition ID: 499878


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