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Polymer Material Science Engineer Job

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Date: Apr 7, 2019

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Company: Boston Scientific

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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:


Apply innovative thinking, engineering first principles, and problem-solving techniques within a dynamic R&D materials science analytical services group in a global medical device company. Design and execute complex materials testing projects and analyze and report test data in support of new product development or commercial products, processes, or materials. Primary focus is rheological testing with dynamic mechanical analyzers and thermal analysis toward understanding material structure/property relationships for medical device design and performance.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Collaborates with Lab internal customers to plan complex analytical test campaigns for material characterization or problem-solving.
  • Organizes, executes, and maintains lab operations for polymer mechanical testing including work queue, test instruments, accessories, calibrations, maintenance, and supplies.
  • Performs material testing using computer-controlled COTS instruments including programming with TA Trios software, generates experiment documentation, compiles data, interprets data, prepares reports, and advises lab customers.
  • Performs new equipment qualifications and writes protocols, final reports, SOP's and technical documents.
  • Complies with company and department SOP’s while performing work and preparing documentation.
  • Advises and directs engineers and scientific technicians on work assignments and training.
  • Undertakes and successfully completes complex materials science engineering tasks to include any of the following: developing and writing test methods, maintaining equipment and laboratory documentation, validating equipment, conducting materials analytical evaluations, and peer-reviewing work of others in the department.


What we’re looking for in you:

  • Minimum of B.S. Degree in materials science engineering, polymer chemistry, or mechanical engineering
  • Minimum of 0-3 years of industry lab work experience operating relevant equipment and instruments assessing relevant materials. If recent grad, must have previous internship or co-op experience.
  • Teamwork, collaboration, and winning spirit working within a service group supporting engineering and manufacturing project team
  • Experience with nylons, polyurethanes, heat shrink tubing, extrusion processing material inputs and outputs, material characterization, joining, adhesive curing, and material stability is preferred



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


Requisition ID: 443243


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