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The senior chemist will be primarily responsible for performing gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) data analysis and testing support in an analytical chemistry lab.  The position has responsibility for project-based GC/MS data processing, sample preparation, operation of GC/MS instrumentation, accurate compound identification, and quantification of unknowns and target compounds.  The role functions as part of an analytical chemistry team that works under ISO 13485 and ISO 17025 Quality Management Systems.

Position Responsibilities

  • Partner with clients to understand and define testing needs
  • Partner with the project teams to perform GC/MS data processing and chemical characterization
  • Perform sample preparation, testing, data analysis, and reporting
  • Create reports that clearly organize the results and demonstrate that test plan requirements were satisfied
  • Document testing and data analysis results in a lab notebook
  • Operate and maintain GC/MS instrumentation
  • Other responsibilities may include supporting other chemical characterization testing including non-volatile residue,  GC, and/or LC/MS sample prep, analysis and quantification/identification

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD degree in Chemistry, Biology, Material Science, or related technical discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience performing MS analytical testing
  • Extensive knowledge and experience performing GC/MS separations and identification of unknowns and target compounds in the areas of extractables/leachables, materials, and polymer characterization
  • Experience performing chemical identification of unknowns
  • Experience documenting testing in laboratory notebooks to cGMP standards
  • Experience and understanding of cGMP, ISO17025, ISO10993, FDA and ICH requirements
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to prioritize and execute on daily tasks
  • Ability to work and be effective with minimal supervision
  • Use of Microsoft Word & Excel
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience

Nice to Have

Successful candidate will have experience with GC/MS instrumentation, and with LC/MS instrumentation, with extensive experience in GC/MS data analysis and unknown identification and quantification.  The candidate will have experience partnering with clients, defining study plans, and leading problem solving initiatives.  Additionally, candidates will have experience in a dynamic team environment, strong interpersonal skills, and a strong ability to understand MS concepts related to laboratory data interpretation. Knowledge of medical devices is preferred. The candidate will have excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills that are results oriented. The candidate will also have experience with documenting experiments in a highly regulated environment and knowledge of technical concepts and principals underlying Organic and Inorganic analytical chemistry techniques.

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 physical demands described within the Responsibilities 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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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