Senior Scientist - Device Engineering
Terumo BCT, Inc. - Colorado

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Join Terumo BCT, formerly known as CaridianBCT, as we unlock the potential of blood. We are the world leader in blood component technology, delivering products, services and solutions for customers and their patients worldwide. Through collaboration with our customers and a commitment to innovation, we are the only company with the unique combination of apheresis, manual and automated whole blood processing and pathogen reduction technologies coupled with robust technology, innovation and core competencies in therapeutic apheresis, cell collections and cell processing.

As the largest medical device manufacturing company headquartered in Colorado (for local ads Lakewood), we operate in 120 countries with more than 2,600 associates around the world.

Our company has been voted and recognized as a:
“Best Places to Work” employer by The Denver Business Journal and 5280 Magazine (2003)

Top five world-class training organization by Training and Development Magazine (2011 & 2012)

Our award-winning culture embraces:
Leading technology through innovation and R&D

Wellness programs

Commitment to quality

An environment that values and respects your individual contributions

A philosophy of intentional growth

Each associate has a positive impact on our future by:
Connecting to the lives of the patients we ultimately serve

Growing through professional and leadership development activities

Sharing company success through incentive plans

If you are the best at what you do, we invite you to work with us now!

We have careers in:
Research and Development

Information Technology


Clinical Sciences


Software Development

Quality and Regulatory

For more information on the organization and the exciting changes at Terumo BCT please visit TERUMOBCT.COM or to speak to a talent acquisition resource directly, call +1.303.205.2817.


Maintains and disseminates an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical basis and clinical practice necessary. Applies thorough knowledge to applicable product conception, development, testing, clinical validation, regulatory approval, marketing, and use. Establishes relationships with key customers and investigators in the field worldwide, becoming a recognized resource within the industry.


Acts as a resource to management, development, and marketing; carrying out a broad range of assignments and exercising considerable judgment and originality.

Specifies clinical/scientific requirements for new products and works with marketing and engineering teams supporting development of the products.

Maintains state-of-the-art knowledge by attending relevant meetings and visiting key clinicians and investigators. Analyzes and reports on these experiences.

Performs independent evaluation, selection, and application in making adaptations and modifications to project work.

Develops, mentors, and provides work direction to technicians, engineers, specialists, or scientists.

Interfaces with industry representatives, customers, and regulatory agencies on project matters.

Responsible for design of pre-clinical studies of new products and protocols to improve the product and support claims and submissions. Specifically, identifies causes and ways to prevent plasma protein degradation in photochemically induced pathogen inactivation.

Works with PI platelet program as needed to help address issues, especially cell biochemistry and protein related issues, related to platelets.

Provides medical review of internal reports of analyses if qualified with an MD or equivalent degree.

Must be able to work independently on assigned issues and be resourceful in developing tests and assays.

Must be able to use outside resources as needed to do tests and experiments when in-house resources are not available.

Ability to travel as necessary.

Works with management team, as requested, to evaluate scientific or engineering related aspects of new ventures.



Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a physical or life science.

A graduate degree in Science, Medicine, or Engineering is preferred, although appropriate experience may be considered.

The preferred education is a Ph.D. degree in a scientific or engineering discipline. Relevant experience may substitute.


More than six years of relevant experience required.

A minimum of six to ten years of industry and corporate experience (beyond formal education or equivalent) is desired.

Three to five years of experience in protein biochemistry, protein analytic techniques required.

Some background in photochemistry highly desirable.


Extensive knowledge of scientific, engineering, or clinical studies and regulatory requirements.

Extensive knowledge of leading edge developments and state-of-the-art technology.

Extensive knowledge of specific therapeutic areas including leading edge developments in protein chemistry.

Excellent written and oral communication skills with a proven ability to establish working relationships with all levels of clinical/technical people.

Sound scientific approach to evaluations and problem solving.

Possesses total project leadership responsibilities.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must possess a valid passport.


The physical demands described here 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.

In the typical office environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.

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