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Scientist Research & Development Medical Device

Date: Jun 12, 2021

Location: Birmingham, AL, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Scientist Research & Development Medical Device


Location: United States : Birmingham, AL

Function: Innovation Management (R&D)

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Health Care


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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The Scientist (focus medical 3D printing applications) will work synergistically with the other departments of the Medical Device Competence Center contributing to the activities of the center as a key member of the RDI team to create cutting edge medical device concepts, products and applications.
This position is responsible for the performance of medical device research and development activities; conducting analytical and performance testing of medical devices and materials; contributing to medical device process development and design; and/or participation in and supporting the commercialization and maintenance of cGMP manufacturing processes. Furthermore, the position is responsible for the execution of customer projects and technical service activities.



  • Laboratory
    • Perform experiments and conduct activities in support of: (1) medical device research and development; (2) analytical and performance testing of medical devices and polymers; (3) Quality Control testing of medical devices and polymers; (4) engineering, design, development, and scale-up of medical device polymeric processes; and/or (5) cGMP manufacturing operations.
    • Generate, analyze, and tabulate data and results.
    • Maintain thorough and accurate research and laboratory documentation including experimental methods, observations, data, and results.
    • Recognize and act upon opportunities regarding the maintenance, calibration, and improvement of facilities, equipment, and procedures; take corrective action as directed by management.
    • Follow safety practices and procedures; uses personal protection equipment (PPE) appropriate to the type of hazard and exposure potential.  Actively participates in identifying and resolving safety issues.
  • Communication
    • Provide thorough tabulation, descriptions, and summaries of experimental methods, data, observations, and results or outcomes, as requested.
    • May train lab technicians and technical staff; may oversee laboratory and/or technical activities, as appropriate.
    • Contribute sections to written project or research reports and summaries.
    • Maintain current scientific knowledge through review of current scientific literature.
  • Compliance
    • Follow SOP’s, cGMP, and GLP regulations and procedures; generate and maintain thorough and accurate documentation in support of SOP, cGMP, and GLP regulated activities. 
    • Stay up to date on training requirements.  Track time used on different projects.


  • Minimum of a BS Degree, MS or PHD preferred. Mechanical Engineering or a related field (Materials Science, Biomedical, Polymer Science, Biomechanical, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering)
  • 3D Printing and Solidworks experience required
  • Relevant lab experience preferred
  • Knowledge of medical device materials preferred
  • Knowledge of product development preferred
  • CNC machining experience preferred

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.


Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham