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Chemist - Contract (Irvine, CA)

  • Location: Irvine
  • Salary: Up to US$46.85 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 24 days ago

  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Contact: Taylor Cochran
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Start Date: 03/08/2024
  • Expiry Date: 05 April 2023
  • Job Ref: JN -032023-477640

We are looking for a scientist in material science, polymer chemistry, or organic chemistry with expertise in medical device materials to join a leading Medical Device company in Irvine, CA.

This role will support the Quality Lab, specifically helping to streamline how certain medical device materials are evaluated in new/modified products, as part of an overall risk-based approach. The candidate will apply their expertise in materials chemistry to provide solutions for complex problems and contribute to improvements in process efficiency.

Required Skills:

* Knowledge of common medical device materials, including types of polymer additives, compounded formulations, and metal alloys.

* Knowledge of common medical device manufacturing techniques (e.g. extrusion, injection molding, machining), as well as cleaning and sterilization processes.

* Experience in reviewing materials documentation, including but not limited to SDS, CoA/CoC, technical drawings, technical data sheets, and analytical test reports.

* Knowledge of common laboratory chemical analysis techniques (e.g., GCMS, LCMS, ICP, FTIR, XRD/XPS/EDS, SEM, etc), and ability to interpret test methods and generated data.

* Expertise in MS Office and citation management software (e.g. EndNote). Expertise interfacing with database systems (e.g., Access, SQL) is a plus but not required.

* Knowledge of biocompatibility (ISO 10993) or USP Class VI testing is a plus.

Typical Education / Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in Materials Science, Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field with 2-4 years of experience required, or Master's Degree in indicated field with 1-2 years of experience required, or PhD in indicated field with 0-1 year of experience required.

Pay Rate: $55 hrly

Contract: 9+ months