Atlanta Metro Area, GA
The scientist works in development, analysis, and troubleshooting on new and existing products. Duties encompass execution of testing of bulk and surface polymer properties in support of a variety of protocols, work flow scheduling, instrument maintenance, gauge improvement and assistance with new gauge development.
Performs experiments in mechanical, surface and permeability techniques of polymers and contact lenses, including sample preparation, as well as associated calculations of results with minimal supervision, according to established SOPs or protocols.
Responsible for instrument / equipment set-up, adjustment, operation, and maintenance including troubleshooting and advanced functionality assessment.
Assists with design and development of new analytical gauges and methods to meet project needs.
Applies fundamental level analysis to provide solutions to rudimentary problems arising within the department.
Helps administer safety and quality systems for the laboratory, including maintaining documents and records for cGxP / OSHA compliance.
Effective collaboration within the team and with cross functional team members
Key Performance Indicators:
Careful and consistent execution of established tests and developmental methods
Key attention to details
Experience with micro-manipulation of small samples highly preferred.
Flexible, open and eager to learn new skills and able to transition quickly and smoothly between diverse test methods and work assignments
Data-driven application of scientific and engineering skills to provide quality data to support the project
Draws independent conclusions from data results, including those from non-routine testing
Accurate interpretation of atypical / out of trend sample and prompt attention to subsequent notification process
Compliance with all regulatory, quality, and safety requirements
B.S or M.S in science or engineering discipline.
Minimum 2 years of relevant hands-on experience with testing and data handling in an industrial or R&D laboratory setting is required.
Proficiency in English essential
Proficient with Microsoft Office
Contact lens or medical device experience in mechanical, permeability and/or surface techniques testing preferred
Basic statistics and cGxP experience desirable