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Scientist


Johnson & Johnson
Location: Blackpool
Job type: Permanent
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Job Title: Scientist

Summary of position

To perform a wide variety of testing and complex investigational work using well developed technical skills and a rigorous scientific approach. Responsibilities will be focused on material science and technology, experience in bone cement characterization and handling properties and knowledge of mixing systems are desirable. The candidate must have good organisation and communication skills, be self-motivated and proactive in delivering project milestones in support of the DePuy Synthes, Blackpool core products as well as new product development programs.

Duties & Responsibilities (leadership, people development, planning and execution)

•To contribute to cross functional projects encompassing product design changes, compliance and vigilance investigations, stability studies or other relevant subjects.

•To perform a variety of laboratory testing including analytical, formulation, and mechanical-based methodologies.

•To generate high quality written work including maintaining an up to date lab book, writing protocols and reports, and managing raw data (recording, referencing and storing).

•To report the outcomes of all testing using appropriate formats and proactively present these to project leaders and managers along with scientific interpretations and recommendations for follow up work.

•To maintain the highest technical standards in laboratory areas, treating equipment with respect and ensuring maintenance, calibration, validation, HS&E and general housekeeping are maintained at all times.

•To proactively identify, develop and validate new methods and equipment as required for project delivery and core business improvement.

•To possess intimate hands-on knowledge of core business products including orthopaedic bone cements, drug-device combination products and bone substitutes testing and training. To maintain a high degree of laboratory presence to apply strong technical guidance and expertise.

•To develop a basic understanding of orthopaedic surgery/surgical techniques relating to the company’s products and marketing materials.

•To create project plans for assigned technical work programs and proactively to communicate these milestones and lead-times to the project leaders and managers.

•To manage personal workload and assist the wider group managing conflicts and bottlenecks.

•To co-ordinate external suppliers and partners and to develop commercial and technical

•To demonstrate a working knowledge of the orthopaedic landscape and keep up to date with industry news and trends.

•To be responsible for compliance of lab books, raw data and reports in accordance with all relevant procedures.

•To follow the Project Control and Design Control processes (applicable to both current and legacy products)

•To implement and adhere to all local, corporate and industry procedures relating to product development. For example risk management, FMEA, HS&E, COSHH/Chemical handling, regulatory, quality.

•To follow and promote company HS&E and quality standards to enable the site to achieve and maintain excellent results.

•To carry out such further tasks that may be delegated to me by my immediate manager.

Job Specific Competencies

Business Acumen

Knowledge of business processes, organizational structure, and resources

•Demonstrates an understanding of own department’s structure and how own job fits

Communications Skills

Skill in listening, oral, and written communications. This includes skill in using communications tools to effectively share information with others.

•Creates presentations; tailors information to meet the needs of the audience; simplifies complex information

•Develops written materials that are tailored to the audience; provides input to improve procedures; Writes test methods and reports for pilot preclinical experiments (e.g. in vitro studies)

Experimental Methods

The ability to apply scientific principles in the design of experiments and test method development. This includes the ability to develop, execute, and document the entire process.

•Demonstrates knowledge of experimental design; conducts or coordinates experiments with limited guidance; analyzes and summarizes data with limited guidance

•Demonstrates knowledge of method/process development; conducts or coordinates methods or process development with limited guidance

Duties & Responsibilities (leadership, people development, planning and execution)

•To contribute to cross functional projects encompassing product design changes, compliance and vigilance investigations, stability studies or other relevant subjects.

•To perform a variety of laboratory testing including analytical, formulation, and mechanical-based methodologies.

•To generate high quality written work including maintaining an up to date lab book, writing protocols and reports, and managing raw data (recording, referencing and storing).

•To report the outcomes of all testing using appropriate formats and proactively present these to project leaders and managers along with scientific interpretations and recommendations for follow up work.

•To maintain the highest technical standards in laboratory areas, treating equipment with respect and ensuring maintenance, calibration, validation, HS&E and general housekeeping are maintained at all times.

•To proactively identify, develop and validate new methods and equipment as required for project delivery and core business improvement.

•To possess intimate hands-on knowledge of core business products including orthopaedic bone cements, drug-device combination products and bone substitutes testing and training. To maintain a high degree of laboratory presence to apply strong technical guidance and expertise.

•To develop a basic understanding of orthopaedic surgery/surgical techniques relating to the company’s products and marketing materials.

Market, Product, and Disease State Knowledge

Knowledge of orthopaedics, the disease states, products, markets, and competitive environment.

•Demonstrates an understanding of assigned products and services, including features, benefits, and indications; understands the interrelationships among relevant processes and the process flow

•Demonstrates a basic awareness of how assigned products fit into the market

New Concept Development

The ability to be innovative, design experiments for new product development, and recommend new technology.

•Develops new or different ways to do the work and/or address user needs that can have a positive impact on the team or project

•Gathers data for the development of new specifications and CTQs

Problem Solving

The ability to identify and analyze problems and issues, provide solutions, and implement changes. This includes the ability to make sound technical decisions and gain alignment from business partners based on appropriate analysis of business and product risk.

Project Management

The ability to identify projects, create project plans, participate in their implementation and evaluation to drive efficiencies and business results.

•Understands the processes associated with assigned projects; participates in small-scale projects

•Identifies and highlights unexpected issues to project

•To create project plans for assigned technical work programs and proactively to communicate these milestones and lead-times to the project leaders and managers.

•To manage personal workload and assist the wider group managing conflicts and bottlenecks.

•To co-ordinate external suppliers and partners and to develop commercial and technical

•To demonstrate a working knowledge of the orthopaedic landscape and keep up to date with industry news and trends.

•To be responsible for compliance of lab books, raw data and reports in accordance with all relevant procedures.

•To follow the Project Control and Design Control processes (applicable to both current and legacy products)

•To implement and adhere to all local, corporate and industry procedures relating to product development. For example risk management, FMEA, HS&E, COSHH/Chemical handling, regulatory, quality.

•To follow and promote company HS&E and quality standards to enable the site to achieve and maintain excellent results.

•To carry out such further tasks that may be delegated to me by my immediate manager.

Job Specific Competencies

Business Acumen

Knowledge of business processes, organizational structure, and resources

•Demonstrates an understanding of own department’s structure and how own job fits

Communications Skills

Skill in listening, oral, and written communications. This includes skill in using communications tools to effectively share information with others.

•Creates presentations; tailors information to meet the needs of the audience; simplifies complex information

•Develops written materials that are tailored to the audience; provides input to improve procedures; Writes test methods and reports for pilot preclinical experiments (e.g. in vitro studies)

Experimental Methods

The ability to apply scientific principles in the design of experiments and test method development. This includes the ability to develop, execute, and document the entire process.

•Demonstrates knowledge of experimental design; conducts or coordinates experiments with limited guidance; analyzes and summarizes data with limited guidance

•Demonstrates knowledge of method/process development; conducts or coordinates methods or process development with limited guidance Regulatory, Compliance, and Safety

The ability to apply regulatory, compliance, and safety principles into all aspects of projects

Intellectual Property and Publications

The ability to participate in the development of intellectual property and participate in internal and external publications.

•Applies a basic understanding of the process for intellectual property development and protection of patents, trade secrets, and trademarks

Vendor and Collaborator Management

The ability to identify, select, and manage vendors and collaborators, which include external research labs, prototype facilities, scientific suppliers, analytical services and technical consultants, to achieve results.

Qualifications

Education

•Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant scientific discipline, e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry.

Experience

•Candidate should have 1-2 years of relevant medical device R&D experience

•Essential to have knowledge of bone cement characterization and handling properties

•Essential to demonstrate technical skills acquired in a relevant scientific role

•Desirable to have knowledge of mixing systems

•Desirable to have knowledge of the medical device or closely related healthcare industry

•Desirable to have experience working in a production/manufacturing environment

Personal Attributes

•Positive attitude

•Mature and persuasive

•Ability to quickly comprehend complex issues

•Sets high standards

•Accepting of change

•Good communication skills

Specific Technical Skills

Essential

•Use of Microsoft office tools for communication and reporting

•To have the special aptitude for problem solving together with analytical skills.

•To have numerical reasoning, and verbal reasoning abilities

•Working knowledge of Design Controls procedures Desirable

•Greenbelt/Blackbelt in Process excellence/Experimental design

•Knowledge of Lean tools and methodologies.

Primary Location
United Kingdom-England-Blackpool-
Organization
Depuy Int'l Ltd. (8722)
Job Function
R&D
Requisition ID
1805693267W
Job Title: Scientist

Summary of position

To perform a wide variety of testing and complex investigational work using well developed technical skills and a rigorous scientific approach. Responsibilities will be focused on material science and technology, experience in bone cement characterization and handling properties and knowledge of mixing systems are desirable. The candidate must have good organisation and communication skills, be self-motivated and proactive in delivering project milestones in support of the DePuy Synthes, Blackpool core products as well as new product development programs.

Duties & Responsibilities (leadership, people development, planning and execution)

•To contribute to cross functional projects encompassing product design changes, compliance and vigilance investigations, stability studies or other relevant subjects.

•To perform a variety of laboratory testing including analytical, formulation, and mechanical-based methodologies.

•To generate high quality written work including maintaining an up to date lab book, writing protocols and reports, and managing raw data (recording, referencing and storing).

•To report the outcomes of all testing using appropriate formats and proactively present these to project leaders and managers along with scientific interpretations and recommendations for follow up work.

•To maintain the highest technical standards in laboratory areas, treating equipment with respect and ensuring maintenance, calibration, validation, HS&E and general housekeeping are maintained at all times.

•To proactively identify, develop and validate new methods and equipment as required for project delivery and core business improvement.

•To possess intimate hands-on knowledge of core business products including orthopaedic bone cements, drug-device combination products and bone substitutes testing and training. To maintain a high degree of laboratory presence to apply strong technical guidance and expertise.

•To develop a basic understanding of orthopaedic surgery/surgical techniques relating to the company’s products and marketing materials.

•To create project plans for assigned technical work programs and proactively to communicate these milestones and lead-times to the project leaders and managers.

•To manage personal workload and assist the wider group managing conflicts and bottlenecks.

•To co-ordinate external suppliers and partners and to develop commercial and technical

•To demonstrate a working knowledge of the orthopaedic landscape and keep up to date with industry news and trends.

•To be responsible for compliance of lab books, raw data and reports in accordance with all relevant procedures.

•To follow the Project Control and Design Control processes (applicable to both current and legacy products)

•To implement and adhere to all local, corporate and industry procedures relating to product development. For example risk management, FMEA, HS&E, COSHH/Chemical handling, regulatory, quality.

•To follow and promote company HS&E and quality standards to enable the site to achieve and maintain excellent results.

•To carry out such further tasks that may be delegated to me by my immediate manager.

Job Specific Competencies

Business Acumen

Knowledge of business processes, organizational structure, and resources

•Demonstrates an understanding of own department’s structure and how own job fits

Communications Skills

Skill in listening, oral, and written communications. This includes skill in using communications tools to effectively share information with others.

•Creates presentations; tailors information to meet the needs of the audience; simplifies complex information

•Develops written materials that are tailored to the audience; provides input to improve procedures; Writes test methods and reports for pilot preclinical experiments (e.g. in vitro studies)

Experimental Methods

The ability to apply scientific principles in the design of experiments and test method development. This includes the ability to develop, execute, and document the entire process.

•Demonstrates knowledge of experimental design; conducts or coordinates experiments with limited guidance; analyzes and summarizes data with limited guidance

•Demonstrates knowledge of method/process development; conducts or coordinates methods or process development with limited guidance

Duties & Responsibilities (leadership, people development, planning and execution)

•To contribute to cross functional projects encompassing product design changes, compliance and vigilance investigations, stability studies or other relevant subjects.

•To perform a variety of laboratory testing including analytical, formulation, and mechanical-based methodologies.

•To generate high quality written work including maintaining an up to date lab book, writing protocols and reports, and managing raw data (recording, referencing and storing).

•To report the outcomes of all testing using appropriate formats and proactively present these to project leaders and managers along with scientific interpretations and recommendations for follow up work.

•To maintain the highest technical standards in laboratory areas, treating equipment with respect and ensuring maintenance, calibration, validation, HS&E and general housekeeping are maintained at all times.

•To proactively identify, develop and validate new methods and equipment as required for project delivery and core business improvement.

•To possess intimate hands-on knowledge of core business products including orthopaedic bone cements, drug-device combination products and bone substitutes testing and training. To maintain a high degree of laboratory presence to apply strong technical guidance and expertise.

•To develop a basic understanding of orthopaedic surgery/surgical techniques relating to the company’s products and marketing materials.

Market, Product, and Disease State Knowledge

Knowledge of orthopaedics, the disease states, products, markets, and competitive environment.

•Demonstrates an understanding of assigned products and services, including features, benefits, and indications; understands the interrelationships among relevant processes and the process flow

•Demonstrates a basic awareness of how assigned products fit into the market

New Concept Development

The ability to be innovative, design experiments for new product development, and recommend new technology.

•Develops new or different ways to do the work and/or address user needs that can have a positive impact on the team or project

•Gathers data for the development of new specifications and CTQs

Problem Solving

The ability to identify and analyze problems and issues, provide solutions, and implement changes. This includes the ability to make sound technical decisions and gain alignment from business partners based on appropriate analysis of business and product risk.

Project Management

The ability to identify projects, create project plans, participate in their implementation and evaluation to drive efficiencies and business results.

•Understands the processes associated with assigned projects; participates in small-scale projects

•Identifies and highlights unexpected issues to project

•To create project plans for assigned technical work programs and proactively to communicate these milestones and lead-times to the project leaders and managers.

•To manage personal workload and assist the wider group managing conflicts and bottlenecks.

•To co-ordinate external suppliers and partners and to develop commercial and technical

•To demonstrate a working knowledge of the orthopaedic landscape and keep up to date with industry news and trends.

•To be responsible for compliance of lab books, raw data and reports in accordance with all relevant procedures.

•To follow the Project Control and Design Control processes (applicable to both current and legacy products)

•To implement and adhere to all local, corporate and industry procedures relating to product development. For example risk management, FMEA, HS&E, COSHH/Chemical handling, regulatory, quality.

•To follow and promote company HS&E and quality standards to enable the site to achieve and maintain excellent results.

•To carry out such further tasks that may be delegated to me by my immediate manager.

Job Specific Competencies

Business Acumen

Knowledge of business processes, organizational structure, and resources

•Demonstrates an understanding of own department’s structure and how own job fits

Communications Skills

Skill in listening, oral, and written communications. This includes skill in using communications tools to effectively share information with others.

•Creates presentations; tailors information to meet the needs of the audience; simplifies complex information

•Develops written materials that are tailored to the audience; provides input to improve procedures; Writes test methods and reports for pilot preclinical experiments (e.g. in vitro studies)

Experimental Methods

The ability to apply scientific principles in the design of experiments and test method development. This includes the ability to develop, execute, and document the entire process.

•Demonstrates knowledge of experimental design; conducts or coordinates experiments with limited guidance; analyzes and summarizes data with limited guidance

•Demonstrates knowledge of method/process development; conducts or coordinates methods or process development with limited guidance Regulatory, Compliance, and Safety

The ability to apply regulatory, compliance, and safety principles into all aspects of projects

Intellectual Property and Publications

The ability to participate in the development of intellectual property and participate in internal and external publications.

•Applies a basic understanding of the process for intellectual property development and protection of patents, trade secrets, and trademarks

Vendor and Collaborator Management

The ability to identify, select, and manage vendors and collaborators, which include external research labs, prototype facilities, scientific suppliers, analytical services and technical consultants, to achieve results.

Qualifications

Education

•Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant scientific discipline, e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry.

Experience

•Candidate should have 1-2 years of relevant medical device R&D experience

•Essential to have knowledge of bone cement characterization and handling properties

•Essential to demonstrate technical skills acquired in a relevant scientific role

•Desirable to have knowledge of mixing systems

•Desirable to have knowledge of the medical device or closely related healthcare industry

•Desirable to have experience working in a production/manufacturing environment

Personal Attributes

•Positive attitude

•Mature and persuasive

•Ability to quickly comprehend complex issues

•Sets high standards

•Accepting of change

•Good communication skills

Specific Technical Skills

Essential

•Use of Microsoft office tools for communication and reporting

•To have the special aptitude for problem solving together with analytical skills.

•To have numerical reasoning, and verbal reasoning abilities

•Working knowledge of Design Controls procedures Desirable

•Greenbelt/Blackbelt in Process excellence/Experimental design

•Knowledge of Lean tools and methodologies.

Primary Location
United Kingdom-England-Blackpool-
Organization
Depuy Int'l Ltd. (8722)
Job Function
R&D
Requisition ID
1805693267W
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