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Senior Scientist, Mass Spectrometry

Somerville, New Jersey

Job Description

Requisition ID: 8832180412

Ethicon Research & Development, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Scientist, Mass Spectrometry to be located in Somerville, NJ.

The Ethicon business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies-including sutures, hemostasis products, surgical staplers, trocars, energy devices and synthetic mesh devices-that are used in a wide variety of open and minimally invasive surgical procedures.  Specialties include support for treatment of colorectal and thoracic conditions, women's health conditions, hernias, cancer and obesity.  The Ethicon business combines products and services of two market leading legacy companies, both with long histories of medical innovation. Ethicon, Inc. based in Somerville, New Jersey, was founded more than 80 years ago as a pioneer in suture development and manufacturing, helping to transform the safety and effectiveness of surgery.

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The successful candidate for this Senior Scientist position will become part of the Analytical Characterization team in partnership with the company's research and development organization. The major responsibilities of the candidate involve applying state-of-art Mass Spectrometry techniques to perform studies such as for trace unknown impurities in complex polymer matrices, degradation products of polymer systems, small molecules/polymer interaction products, extractable/leachable, etc. The successful candidate is expected to foster strong team collaboration with other analytical associates in techniques such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy & Gel Permeation Chromatography.


  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related discipline with up to two years of industry experience or Master in Chemistry or a related discipline with a minimum five years of industry experience is required
  • In-depth knowledge of Mass Spectrometry instruments and hands-on experience on instrument maintenance and troubleshooting is required
  • Experience and knowledge with both GC/MS and LC/MS is preferred
  • Familiarity with NMR, FTIR and other spectroscopic and chromatographic methods are preferred
  • Experience in synthetic polymer and/or biologics analysis is preferred
  • Excellent problem-solving ability is required 

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Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Somerville
Ethicon Inc. (6045)
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