Position Title: Senior Chemistry Research Associate
Function: Research and Development
Reports to (Title):

Senior Research Scientist,

Fenwal Chemistry, Solutions and Biocompatibility

Location: Lake Zurich
Travel Required? None
# of Direct Reports: N/A
Position Summary: Provide a summary describing the overall purpose of the position.
Research Chemist performing identification and quantitation of compounds. Supporting safety and biocompatibility of materials for medical devices. Analytical method development and validation to support materials characterization of medical device components and solutions. Laboratory operational support / assist with maintenance of laboratory systems and equipment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This section contains a list of essential functions of the position. Please list in priority order. The incumbent will perform other duties assigned.
  • Conduct routine and non-routine analytical laboratory investigation with daily hands-on production of results.
  • Review laboratory documentation and results produced by colleagues.
  • With support of supervisor, generate study designs/protocols, write and issue final reports.
  • Conduct drug container and medical device material evaluations studying the extractable/leachable compounds that can partition from the material to infused/transfused fluids.
  • Conduct other analytical and product testings for product support and for new product development.
  • Provide support for laboratory daily operations, calibrations and supplies.
  • Occasionally will work with samples that include human blood and blood components using procedural controls and personal protective equipment.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. List knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Advanced degree in chemistry is preferred, but not required depending on experience level. Requires working knowledge of laboratory analytical chemistry including classical techniques and advanced instrument systems.
  • Must be experienced with gas chromatography (GC) and liquid chromatography (LC) with mass spectrometry detectors, and elemental (atomic) spectroscopy (ICP or AA).
  • Must have experience with the FDA regulated laboratory environment of drug and medical device industries including GMP/GLP/GDP operations.
  • Must be able to routinely perform analytical laboratory testing while also demonstrating critical thinking including study design, interpretation of complex data sets, propose next steps for investigations based on newly acquired data. Must have adequate structural chemistry knowledge to facilitate interpretation of mass spectral data.
Education Required:

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Advanced degree in Chemistry is preferred. Alternatively, a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with specific and relevant experience in the areas defined under Responsibilities and Qualifications will be considered. 

Experience Required:

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Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a related role having similar responsibilities and qualifications listed herein with a technology driven company environment is preferred.

Certificates or Licenses Required: N/A
Physical Demands:

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Mostly sedentary position in office and laboratory environment. 

Working Conditions: Office setting. Chemistry Laboratory setting.
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