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Scientist Analytical Chemistry II

Company name
Smith & Nephew.

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Andover, MA

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Description ABOUT US Smith & Nephew supports healthcare professionals in\u00a0more than 100 countriesin their daily efforts to improve the lives of their patients. We do this by taking a\u00a0pioneering approachto the design of our\u00a0advanced medical products and services, by securing wider access to our diverse technologies for more customers globally, and by enabling better outcomes for patients and healthcare systems. We have leadership positions in: Orthopaedics Reconstruction - joint replacement systems for knees, hips and shoulders Advanced Wound Management - wound care treatment and prevention products used to treat hard-to-heal wounds Sports Medicine - minimally invasive surgery of the joint Trauma & Extremities - products that help repair broken bones We have around\u00a015,000 employeesaround the world. Annual sales in 2016 were more than $4.6 billion. We are a constituent of the UK's FTSE100 and our shares are\u00a0traded on the London Stock Exchangeand through\u00a0American Depository Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange(LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN) SUMMARY Smith & Nephew have an open position at the Scientist\/Senior Scientist level in their Analytical Chemistry Facility in Andover, MA. This position will be focused primarily on materials characterization for ISO 10993 Biocompatibility testing. The successful candidate will work on multiple projects utilizing a wide range of analytical techniques. The Scientist\/Senior Scientist works to the highest standards to support Smith and Nephew's ongoing research and new product development (NPD) programs. Scope of work will include not only supporting internal customers but as, and when required, external collaborators. Work within a cross-functional team of engineers and scientists to deliver on agreed milestones for new product development, early phase evaluations and legacy products. Depending on the project needs; design, initiate and implement experiments that will satisfy regulatory and internal requirements. Interact with internal as well as external regulatory personnel as needed. Develop and execute analytical methods using HPLC, GPC, GC, ICP-MS and other analytical techniques as required. Expected to solve complex as well as precedent setting questions through experimentation and literature reviews. Comply with the laboratory management practices set-up by the laboratory manager including S&N global health, safety and environmental practices. Work within the framework of international standards (e.g. ISO 10993 and GMP) and ensure compliance. Assist laboratory manager to create and update work instructions for safe and effective use of equipment in the laboratory. Operate laboratory equipment, including managing maintenance and calibration with internal and external resources. Perform administrative functions as necessary (objective setting, development plans, training, self-appraisal etc). Write technical reports and ensure maintenance of complete and accurate records for all controlled documentation. Other miscellaneous activities include attending meetings, submitting financial\/travel requests, coordinating team activities, conducting tours and making presentations. Qualifications Requirements: Travel- Domestic \u2013 Up to 10% Education- B.S. \/M.S. in Chemistry Licenses\/Certifications- N\/A Experience BS (4 years' experience), MS (3 years' experience), PhD (2 years' experience). Experience working in a cGMP laboratory is a plus. Must be fully proficient in 2 of the following techniques: HPLC, GPC, ICP-MS, and GC (or GC-MS). Prior experience with Agilent Instrumentation and Software would be a distinct plus. Competencies Must have good team and communication skills. Must have good time management skills and able to perform well under pressure. Should be able to work under minimal supervision. Other The physical demands described here 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is expected to spend significant time in laboratory environment The employee must occasionally lift and\/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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Smith & Nephew.
Website : http://www.smith-nephew.com

Company Profile
The Group has a history dating back 160 years to the family enterprise of Thomas James Smith who opened a small pharmacy in Hull, England in 1856. On his death in 1896, his nephew Horatio Nelson Smith took over the management of the business.A few days after the declaration of World War 1 in 1914, Horatio Nelson Smith (the nephew of the company founder T. J Smith) met with an envoy of the French President in London. The company was awarded a contract to supply £350,000 of surgical and field dressings, to be delivered in five months. By the late 1990s, Smith & Nephew had expanded into being a diverse healthcare conglomerate with operations across the globe, including various medical devices, personal care products and traditional and pioneering woundcare treatments. In 1998, Smith & Nephew announced a major restructuring to focus management attention and investment on three business units — wound management, endoscopy and orthopaedics— which offered high growth and margin opportunities.

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