BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Staff Engineer, Materials Center of Excellence in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Job Description SummaryThe BD Medication Delivery Solutions (MDS) Materials Center of Excellence has an exciting opportunity for a highly talented and passionate individual. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading new material development programs to new materials technologies and enable product differentiation to meet current and future clinical unmet needs. The ideal candidate will have expert knowledge in elastomeric systems and possess a deep understanding of the linkage between molecular architecture to process parameters and product functional performance. Additionally, the candidate is expected to be able to plan, lead, and develop a cross-functional team to successfully drive projects from concept to manufacturing. This includes taking on strong and clear accountability for program success and coaching materials associates to develop a deep talent bench.

Job Description


  • Conceive and develop novel material formulations involving thermoplastic elastomers, resins, and cured rubber systems

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop next generation materials and processes for new MDS products

  • Implement efficient and effective technology transfer from research and development to manufacturing

  • Identify and establish working relationships with external technology partners

  • Mentor and develop associates in related technical roles and provide frequent feedback

  • Effectively communicate, orally and written, project progress both within the team and to senior leadership

  • Demonstrate agility and action when facing change and uncertainty while instilling confidence.


M.S.: 8+ years of industrial experience in materials development

Ph.D.: 5+ years of industrial experience in materials development

Degree: Polymer science, chemical engineering, materials science, or related degrees

  • Working experience in elastomer formulation and/or compounding

  • Experience translating customer needs and performance gaps into product characteristics

  • Track record of innovation

  • Strong project management skills with ability to manage multiple projects

  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and mentor materials associates

  • Willingness to travel globally up to 20%


Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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