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Date: Sep 7, 2021

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Company: Boston Scientific


Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - Caring - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.


About the role:

Within this role, an experienced scientist will work on a wide variety of polymer characterization projects that touch nearly every business unit in BSC.


Job responsibilities:

  • Participate in planning project support testing related to BSC project assessments of vendor, material, or shelf life changes

  • Participate in and lead materials characterization investigations related to medical device challenges

  • Perform testing using a multitude of polymer material characterization test methods, including thermogravimetric analysis, rheological testing, mechanical testing, and dynamic scanning calorimetry, among others, on a variety of BSC polymer resins, components, and finished goods.

  • Analyze, interpret, and summarize data from multiple characterization test methods to make recommendations to internal customers regarding proposed activities for project teams

  • Communicate with internal customers through meetings, emails, and data summaries

  • Peer review data and reports from other analysts

  • Seek innovative solutions to better serve BSC customers in the realm of materials characterization



  • BS degree in materials science, physical sciences, or engineering, masters’ degree preferred

  • Experience in medical device engineering

  • 5+ years’ experience with polymer material characterization

  • 5+ years’ experience with GLP/GMP laboratory environments



Requisition ID: 494782


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


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.


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