Johnson & Johnson Careers

Sr Scientist Biocompatibility

Oberdorf, Switzerland
Quality Assurance

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905711491W

Caring for the world, one person at a time, has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for 129 years. We embrace research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. 

As the Senior Scientist Biocompatibility, you will contribute to patient safety by carrying out projects in the field of biocompatibility and materials assessment of medical device products and materials.

  • Planning and implementation of activities for the biological safety evaluation of medical products according to ISO 10993
  • Influence on the required material and product quality, especially in the field of biocompatibility
  • Initiating, coordinating and interpreting testing in internal and external biocompatibility and chemical analysis laboratories
  • Data evaluation and writing of rationales
  • Collaboration with external consultants (risk analysis and toxicological evaluations)
  • Collaborate with team members, biocompatibility specialists and toxicologists in Preclinical Center of Excellence
  • Updating, maintaining or writing test plans and reports and other documents, storing them in the document management systems
  • Technical support of the Group Manager Analytical Chemistry / Biocompatibility
  • Leadership of larger project teams
  • Providing consulting services for stakeholders with a focus on biocompatibility and usage of new materials
  • Create new work instructions in collaboration with colleagues in US and Preclinical COE
  • Understand and comply with the highest ethical standards of the Code of Conduct and the Compliance Program
  • Technical support for internal and external audits (SME)  

  • Master (or equivalent) or PhD in chemistry, biology, material science, medical engineering or similar combination of professional training and multi-year experience in industry 
  • Further training in biocompatibility and / or material science
  • At least 2 years of industry experience in medical devices or comparable fields
  • Experience working in GxP environment 
  • Experience working with Analytical Chemistry methods
  • Experience preferred in the planning and implementation of studies in the areas of residue analysis, toxicology and/or the biocompatibility of medical devices
  • Demonstrated skills to serve as a change agent to identify needs and solutions, implement and support the transformation of a function is required
  • Experience with contributing to multiple projects, managing priorities and timelines is advantageous
  • Personal qualities such as initiative, reliability, customer orientation and the ability to think and work in an interdisciplinary manner  

Primary Location
Synthes GmbH (7111)
Job Function
Quality Assurance
Requisition ID