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Associate Chemist Job Description

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.


Work primarily in a laboratory setting to conduct experiments and testing of manufacturing product, material analysis, and other research. Perform chemical analysis and tests and train and support subordinate junior on organization procedures and monitor all task in coordination with chemistry staff. Perform various experiments in coordination with senior chemist and participate in various planning session and administer all work requests from staff and ensure effective resolution.

Ensure compliance to all FDA guidelines and coordinate with various chemistry staff to monitor all programs and methods.


This position is full-time, and Assoc. Chemists work independently at sometimes and on teams at other times, so they should be able to excel independently as well as in a team environment. This position requires a detailed knowledge of safety procedures and cleanliness practices to ensure safety and that instrumentation and containers are uncontaminated.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Conducts exploratory research to produce new knowledge and potential products; conceives, organizes, promotes, and executes ideas and plans to increase chemistry's role in and contribution to the discovery and chemical approaches to meet exploratory objectives in product discovery.
  • Develops research proposals to provide a technically and economically sound basis for developing and evaluating new or improved products, synthetic methods, processes, and analytical and physical testing techniques.
  • Recommends utilization of the results or changes in the scope of work or termination of projects.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements

0 years of experience required

Is A Bachelor's Degree Required? Yes

Nice to Have 

A bachelor's degree in chemistry and some prior experience in a laboratory environment are generally required for this position

Associate Chemist Tasks

• Perform and analyze chemical tests and procedure.

• Perform general lab maintenance and upkeep.

• Create data sheets and records.

• Follow, document, and replicate procedures.

• Take and prepare samples.




Autonomy: Entry-level individual contributor on a project or work team.

Works with close supervision.

Organizational Impact: Delivers work of limited scope, typically smaller, less complex projects or related activities.

Innovation and Complexity: Identifies, defines and addresses problems that are not immediately evident but typically not difficult or complex.

Makes minor changes in systems and processes to solve problems.

Communication and Influence: Communicates primarily with internal contacts within immediate group.

Contacts others to gather, confirm and convey information.

Leadership and Talent Management: N / A – job at this level is focused on self-development .

Required Knowledge and Experience: Requires broad theoretical job knowledge typically obtained through advanced education.

Requires a Baccalaureate degree (or for degrees earned outside of the United States, a degree which satisfies the requirements of 8 C.F.R. § 214.2(h)( 4)(iii)(A), 0 years of experience required.

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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