Staff Scientist, Biochemist
Location:
Irvine , California
Posted:
April 02, 2017
Reference:
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 atwww.aspjj.com/us.
 
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.

Qualifications
  • 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
Organization
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
Job Function
R&D
Requisition ID
1830160801

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