Staff Scientist, Biochemist

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1830160801-en-us

Johnson & Johnson’s Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions (CSS) Group within Medical Devices is recruiting for a Staff Scientist, Biochemist for Advanced Sterilization Products located in Irvine, CA. 
The CSS Group serves a diverse base of customers in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Infection Prevention, Electrophysiology, Surgical and Non-Surgical Aesthetics, Sedation and Reprocessing all headquartered in our talent hub in Irvine, CA.
Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), division of Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, truly makes a difference by Protecting Lives against Infection®. ASP has been innovating since 1987 to help healthcare facilities protect patients with best-in-class infection prevention solutions. Learn more at Advanced Sterilization Products
In this role, the Staff Scientist will plan and execute research projects for assessment and development of new technologies for cleaning and sterilization of medical instruments. 
The Staff Scientist will:
  • Prepare and execute protocols/studies to support product development from initial feasibility to final product verification / validation, while applying biochemistry principles, particularly enzyme and disinfection chemistry, in new product and assay development. 
  • Ensure quality of projects including design, execution, data summary and interpretation, and report preparation /review adherent to GDP and applicable regulations. 
  • (May) prepare and review written information to provide current product support.
  • Oversee biochemistry laboratory equipment validation program. 
  • (May) provide guidance and work direction to lower level research scientists.
  • Maintain awareness of the advances and needs in enzymatic chemistry, sterilization / disinfection, microbiology and biocompatibility. 
  • Seek out new ideas and applications through journals, patents, scientific reviews, and technical meetings.

  • Advanced degree in Biochemistry or related discipline is required.
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in related industries in an R&D setting is required.
  • PhD is preferred.
  • Strong knowledge in enzyme technology, biofilms, biochemistry, organic chemistry, microbiology is required.
  • A strong knowledge in surfactants, detergents, disinfectants, sterilants, sterilization technologies, sterility assurance, disinfectants efficacy test methods is preferred.
  • Strong knowledge in formulation development is required.
  • A strong knowledge in statistical analysis such as mixture design, DOE, optimization is preferred.
  • Must be able to provide direction to assign staff on performing duties and ensure understanding of and compliance with applicable laboratory and safety procedures.
  • A strong working knowledge of QSR, FDA / ISO guidelines is preferred.

Primary Location
United States-California-Irvine
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
Job Function
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