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Date: Jan 8, 2021

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

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.


Boston Scientific is seeking a highly motivated scientist or engineer with experience in polymer science to work in a biotechnology company. This R&D Engineer II will be an extended team member in new product development for a strategic product in our Interventional Oncology business.  This role will involve complex technology and ability to be at forefront of research and development for our customer-centered approach to serve cancer patients.


At Boston Scientific, our products and technologies are used to diagnose or treat a wide range of medical conditions. We continue to innovate in key areas and are extending our innovations into new geographies and high-growth adjacency markets. In Interventional Oncology (IO) we design, develop, and produce technologies for diagnosing and treating cancer as well as other conditions in the abdominal region, including gastric bleeds, uterine fibroids, and aneurysms.  We are able to provide a number of solutions to patients that include drainage catheters, microcatheters, guidewires, microspheres and coils.  We have a robust product line and pipeline, and we will continue to make an investment in Interventional Oncology treatments.


Key Responsibilities

  • Fully participates in and successfully contributes to project teams typically including the following activities: product design and development, test of materials, preparation of specifications, process capability studies, research investigations (animal and clinical studies), report preparation, and process/test documentation.
  • Works independently to plan and schedule own activities necessary to meet timelines.
  • Designs and coordinates standard engineering tests and experiments.
  • Designs, procures, and fabricates tooling and fixtures.
  • Performs troubleshooting on new products/process problems as related to design, material, or process.
  • Summarizes, analyzes, and draws conclusions from test results.
  • Prepares standard reports/documentation to communicate results to technical community.
  • Responsible for engineering documentation.
  • Invents/ creates concepts and designs for new products/processes, and submits idea disclosures.
  • May train and/or provide work direction to technicians.
  • Works cooperatively with process development, quality, manufacturing, regulatory, clinical, and marketing to ensure project success.
  • Demonstrates PDP/TPD system knowledge through delivery of high quality deliverables.



  • Degree in Engineering – chemical engineering, material science, or polymer science
  • BS Degree with 2+ years’ experience or MS Degree
  • Medical device design and or process experience preferred.
  • Desire for leadership with traits of being an independent thinker, self-starting, with strong communication skills.
  • Strong polymer science aptitude with a creative unbiased approach to problem solving. 


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: 472447


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