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Must Have: Minimum Requirements

To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.

Bachelor’s Degree in Science or technical field with 4 years of work experience in microbiology, sterilization, and/or biocompatibility experience OR Advanced Degree in Science or technical field with 2 years of work experience in microbiology, sterilization, and/or biocompatibility experience.


Nice to Have (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Minimum of two 2 years' experience in Sterilization Validation Processes and Sterility Testing
  • Hands on experience and deep knowledge of radiation sterilization (dose mapping, dose setting, dose audits, routine processing, sterilization validation, bioburden validation, microbial characterizations, VDmax methodology, and Method 1 methodology).
  • Demonstrates understanding of the audit process including types of audits, planning, preparation, execution, reporting results, and follow-up.
  • Develops technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are innovative and consistent with the organizations objectives and quality system requirements.
  • Familiar with ISO and guidance documents related to sterility assurance - sterilization (ISO 11137, ISO TIR 13004, AAMI TIR 39), microbiology (ISO 11737 series), cleanrooms (ISO 14644 series, ISO 14698, AAMI TIR 52),  and quality systems (ISO 13485)
  • Act as a SME on sterility assurance and as a point-of-contact for regulatory audits.
  • Manages external standards pertaining to sterilization and microbiology for medical devices
  • Reviews sterilization deviations and provides technical support to assist with the release of sterilization loads and ensure compliance to procedures and regulatory requirements and ensure product quality issues are addressed
  • Possess a proactive-preventative mind set and actively pursues continuous improvements to ensure the continued success of the sterility assurance program.
  • Must be an effective team player intra-departmentally and cross functionally.
  • Leadership skills that include project management, training and presentation, and the ability to champion teamwork.
  • Ability to lead, develop, validate, implement, and defend business processes that impact sterilization.
  • Knowledge to execute and document investigations  related to environmental and product bioburden non-conformances and equipment's out of tolerance in compliance with quality system requirements.


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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)


Travel can be up to 15 – 20%.

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