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Prin Chemist

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Position Description
The Principle chemist is primarily responsible for analyzing and reporting surface chemistry testing from X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), X-ray Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), and optical microscopy techniques. Also required is authoring test plans/reports, instrument operating procedures, instrument qualifications and standard operating procedures. Other responsibilities include the documentation of findings in laboratory notebooks and compliance with all Medtronic quality procedures and practices. The role functions as part of an analytical chemistry team that works under ISO17025 and ISO 13485 Quality Management Systems in the medical device field.

Position Responsibilities

Partner with clients to understand and define testing needs Perform sample preparation, testing, data analysis and reporting for surface analysis projects Document testing and data analysis results in an electronic lab notebook and laboratory information management system Operate and maintain surface instrumentation Author and review laboratory processes

Basic Qualifications

Bachelors in Materials Science or similar with minimum 7 years of experience Experience with XPS, SEM, EDS, FTIR, and optical microscopy Strong written and verbal communication skills Experience documenting testing in laboratory notebooks Ability prioritize and execute on daily tasks Ability to work and be effective with minimal supervision Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills that are results oriented Strong ability to understand mathematical concepts related to laboratory data interpretation Microsoft Word & Excel proficiency Must Have: Minimum Requirements Bachelors degree required Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
Nice to Have Masters or PhD in Materials Science or similar with 5+ years of experience Hands on working use of focused ion beam (FIB), white light interferometer, X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Nano-mechanical testing. Experience with regulated quality systems Experience with Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software An understanding of cGMP, FDA and ISO requirements
About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
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