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Biochemist II - Technical Operations

Job Description

Do you want to join us in helping to fight the world’s most threatening diseases and enabling access to care for more people around the world? At Siemens Healthineers, we pioneer breakthroughs in healthcare.  For everyone. Everywhere.

 

We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment with opportunities to go beyond your comfort zone in order to grow personally and professionally. Sound interesting? Then come and join our global team as a Biochemist II for the Technical Operations to support the manufacture of immunochemistry diagnostic tests for the cardiac market for early detection of heart attacks.

 

Our global team: We are a team of 66,000 highly dedicated employees across more than 70 countries passionately pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in healthcare to help improve people’s lives around the world. As a leader in the industry, we aspire to create better outcomes and experiences for patients no matter where they live or what health issues they are facing. Our portfolio, spanning from in-vitro and in-vivo diagnostics to image-guided therapy and innovative cancer care, is crucial for clinical decision-making and treatment pathways.

 

Our culture: We are part of an incredible community of scientists, clinicians, developers, researchers, professionals, and skilled specialists pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, to improve people’s lives around the world.  We embrace a culture of inclusivity in which the power and potential of every individual can be unleashed. We spark ideas that lead to positive impact and continued success. Check our Careers Site at https://www.siemens-healthineers.com/en-us/careers

This is a role well suited to an ambitious professional, looking for the next step in their career. As a Biochemist II for Technical Operations, you will be responsible for:

  • Conducting validation and verification activities to ensure project completion within expected parameters and time frame.
  • Designing and conducting experiments to identify process issues related to undesirable reagent or manufacturing performance, and identify resolutions for those issues. 
  • Planning, conducting, analyzing, and documenting experiments necessary to improve manufacturing process capability and reduce costs associated with cassette-based reagent production.
  • Conducting technical design transfer work necessary to successfully implement new cardiac diagnostic tests in manufacturing to meet customer and production needs.
  • Working with Product Support technical leaders to collect and analyze reagent and instrument performance data necessary for product/process improvements; customer complaint and problem investigations; and Marketing/Global Service and Support use.
  • Participating in root-cause analysis and customer complaint investigations.
  • Designing complex experiments, executing test protocols, and analyzing/interpreting their results.
  • Applying principals of lean manufacturing and support continuous improvement activities to meet quality, cost and supply requirements.
  • Effectively communicating (oral and written) work progress in both intra- and inter-departmental team forums.
  • Providing well-written, coherent progress updates, validation documents, study protocols, and technical reports.
  • Participating in supplier and internal audits; able to interact effectively with key suppliers.

This position may suit you best if you are familiar with what is below, and would like to do develop your career with Healthineers

  • Writing and executing experiments and validation plans.
  • Participating in root-cause analysis efforts.
  • Collaborating with R&D to transfer new tests to manufacturing.
  • Identifying and implementing process and/or equipment improvements. 
  • Planning and executing lab studies, preparing bench-scale solutions, and utilizing specialized testing techniques. 
  • Preparing, analyzing, and presenting data for review and summarizing results in a technical report. 
  • Complying with ISO and FDA requirements for the medical device industry.

Required skills to have for the success of this role

·     Preferred Bachelors or Masters in Biochemistry; will consider degree in other science or engineering, with a concentration in Chemistry.

·     2 – 5 years’ experience, preferably in a medical device or related industry

·     Strength in one or more of the following areas: Clinical Chemistry, Immunoassays, Analytical Chemistry, Biostatistics, Manufacturing Process Capability, and Computer Science.

·     Proven experience in successful root cause analysis and resolution of manufacturing or design issues.

·     Demonstrated competence in experimental design and data interpretation.

·     Working knowledge of basic statistics necessary to develop sampling plans and analyze data.

·     Able to prepare and fully understand data analysis reports and testing protocols; able to utilize data collection applications in a laboratory setting.

·     Must be well versed in Office Applications, particularly Excel and Word; experience in SAP or Minitab desired.

·     Willing to do small amount of travel (<10%).

·     Very organized, detail-oriented

·     Highly self-motivated

·     Able to work independently

·     Excellent analytical, communication, writing, and problem-solving skills

·     Effective and influential in his/her interactions in team-based assignments

·     Able to work well with personnel from different departments, and experience levels

·     Lean Manufacturing and CAPA Investigator experience

·     Demonstrates good laboratory practices

At Siemens Healthineers, we value those who dedicate their energy and passion to a greater cause. Our people make us unique as an employer in the med-tech industry. What unites and motivates our global team is the inspiration of our common purpose:  To innovate for healthcare, building on our remarkable legacy of pioneering ideas that translate into even better healthcare products and services. We recognize that taking ownership of our work allows both us and the company to grow. We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment and the space to move beyond your comfort zone to grow both personally and professionally.

If you want to join us in transforming the way healthcare is delivered, visit our career site at https://usa.healthcare.siemens.com/careers.

If you wish to find out more about the specific before applying, please visit: https://usa.healthcare.siemens.com/about.

As an equal-opportunity employer we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities.


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Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time



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