Position is responsible for planning, organizing, and conducting research and development projects, primarily emphasizing the use of novel materials as implants, bone graft materials, and device coatings.
Manages biomaterials projects using both internal and external research and development resources to achieve project objectives.
Conducts scientific analysis, design, and invention, concentrating on advancements of existing materials, new applications of existing materials, and identification of new technologies and materials related to orthopedics and other musculoskeletal areas.
Develops research plans, design experiments, outlines research procedures to be followed, and identifies and/or provides training to laboratory personnel to carry out research.
Participates in decision-making process regarding research priorities of company or department, and provides information on feasibility of prospective projects.
Interacts with engineering, manufacturing, marketing, quality control, and regulatory affairs departments on scientific, engineering and business issues.
Collaborates with the various business units within the Biomet organization with regard to product development, biomaterials research, technical support and business development.
Assists in the identification and development of new products and biomaterials, focusing on products/materials that address the unmet needs of surgeons and fulfill corporate goals.
Plans schedule of research according to company’s timetable, and establishes daily or weekly routines necessary to meet project timetable.
Justifies funding as necessary in support of projects.
Conducts research using laboratory equipment, computer resources, and institutional libraries, and other common resources as necessary.
Prepares reports and papers on completed projects, and provides updates, as needed, on results of ongoing projects.
May lead new project development teams, guiding the team and project through technical, business and regulatory processes.
Performs related duties, as required.
- Ability to apply Polymer Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry theories.
- Ability to use analytical skills, creativity and logical thinking to solve complex problems.
- Ability to write articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
- Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
- Ability to effectively communicate in a group presentation and one on one setting.
Skills And Abilities:
Knowledge and skills identified are typically acquired through an advanced degree in Biomedical Engineering, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering or related technical field from an accredited college or university, plus 4 years applied experience.
Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling of objects and materials of weight up to 25 pounds. Must be able to work in surgical and cadaver lab settings. 10% travel requirement.
This job description indicated the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.
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