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Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Maple Grove, MN, United States, 55311

Company: Boston Scientific

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Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - 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.

This Senior Pharmaceutical Scientist is responsible for design and optimization formulation of drug delivery systems to support combination product development, preclinical and clinical studies.  This position is also responsible for characterizing physicochemical properties such as physical form, solubility, stability, and interaction of drug molecules with excipients. This includes experimental planning, design, data analysis and interpretation. 

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. As part of R&D team, we design, develop, and produce technologies for diagnosing and treating coronary artery disease and other cardiovascular disorders. Medical Conditions we provide solutions that encompass Coronary Artery Disease, Peripheral Artery Disease, Heart Failure, and other Cardiovascular Diseases.  We are able to provide a number of solutions to patients that include: Drug-Eluting Stents, Bare-Metal Stents, Catheters, Balloons, Guide Wires, Coronary Atherectomy and Coronary Intravascular Ultrasound. BSC has robust product portfolio and pipeline and will continue to make investment in Interventional treatments to improve the quality of patient’s life.

Key Responsibilities

  • Selects techniques to solve complex problems and make sound design recommendations.
  • Assay method development and validation 
  • Release and stability testing at internal and external laboratories
  • Write CMC sections to support IDE and PMA submissions for combination products
  • Participate in cross-functional product development teams and provide technical support to sterilization process selection, packaging specification requirements, clinical manufacturing, quality assurance, analytical R&D, and regulatory affairs
  • Consistently generates innovative and unique solutions to market needs and submits idea disclosures.  Work is expected to result in the development of new or refined products, processes, or equipment.
  • The selected candidate must have an ability to collaborate effectively with other scientists in a multidisciplinary team environment and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical/Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related technical field.
  • 1-3 years of Medial Device or Pharmaceutical industry experience under a research and development environment. 
  • Deep understanding of pharmaceutics and physical chemistry is a must 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding and experience in translation pre-clinical model development 
  • Knowledge of major analytical techniques such as HPLC, GC, LC/MS, GC/MS, and NMR are desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Substantial knowledge in assay method development and validation and familiarity with release and stability testing are desirable.
  • Good understanding of controlled drug delivery systems is highly desirable
  • Experience in practical lab-based Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics data analysis
  • Must have critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Quality System Requirements
In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.


Requisition ID: 509985


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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