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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Engineer - Materials in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Job Description SummaryReporting to the Associate Director of R&D, the associate in this role will provide technical leadership in Preanalytical Systems (PAS) Technology Development and/or Product Development projects. This associate will be responsible for driving technical excellence in materials science and engineering.

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  • Utilize materials science and/or engineering principles to develop, identify and evaluate material properties, material processability as well as material-based product performance for medical device applications.

  • Has thorough knowledge in and is responsible for the product development efforts relating to disposable medical devices.

  • Plans and executes tasks and deliver results on schedule.

  • Develops and communicates contingency plans as appropriate.

  • Communicate technical results, critical issues and recommendation to project team and functional manager.

  • Develop and optimize test methods for material characterization and analytical chemistry for product development projects.

  • Support cross-functional development projects, translating ideas and concept through feasibility and prototypes to manufacturing. Investigate critical product/process challenges during technology development, product development and manufacturing.

  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact and interact with external partners/ suppliers.

  • Participate in supplier qualification for raw material selection and conduct/coordinate tests on raw materials in order to ensure quality and regulatory compliance.

  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, federal, and BD safety regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Works under minimal direction toward established long-range goals and objectives.

  • Travel as required.


Ph.D. or M.S. in Materials Science, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering, or other related field.


None required


Ph.D.: 1+ years industry experience

M.S.: 3+ years Industry experience

Special Skills:

  • Working knowledge of material structure-property relationship and material characterization methods.

  • Demonstrated capabilities with project management.

  • Experience in plastic resin compounding, manufacturing process and high-speed device assembly process.

  • Experience in test method development and validation.

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis is a plus.

  • Experience with handling/processing biological samples (blood, cell, protein, and DNA) is a plus.

  • Demonstrated successful learning agility.Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills. Comfortable with a complex and matrix team environments.

  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency and willing to take hands on work.

Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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