Edwards Lifesciences Chemist II in Salt Lake City, Utah
This is a new, opportunity to join an expanding chemistry laboratory as a Chemist II. The position will be primarily responsible for conducting material characterization using GC-FID, LC-DAD, HPLC-MS (QTOF), GC-MS, and ICP-MS as part of Extractables and Leachables.
• Responsible for routine analysis Extractables and Leachables using GC-FID, GC-MS, GC-MS/HS, HPLC-MS (QTOF), HPLC-DAD, ICP-MS, TOC, FT-IR, UV, etc.
• Assist in test method development and validation using GC-FDI, GC-MS, GC-MS/HS, HPLC-MS (QTOF), HPLC-DAD, ICP-MS, TOC, FT-IR, UV, etc.
• Lead smaller process improvement projects (e.g., Six-Sigma, Lean, EH&S) and propose recommendations for manager approval.
• Develop lab specific protocols, reports, and methods in collaboration with inter-departmental teams.
• Investigate and perform more complex corrective and preventative actions (CAPA) testing and propose solutions and recommendations for improvement.
• Perform routine laboratory operations activities including updating documents.
• Interpret data, perform trend analysis, and define qualification strategies for new or modified devices and/or processes.
• Make recommendations and qualify new laboratory equipment.
• May train, coach, and guide lower level employees on new procedures, assess work techniques and provide feedback on procedures.
• Other incidental duties assigned by Leadership.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, 3 years years experience previous experience in a chemistry environment or Master's Degree or equivalent in Chemistry, 1 year years experience experience required.
• Proven expertise in MS Office; Analytical Equipment System (e.g., ChemStation, MassHunter, etc.).
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills.
• Demonstrated problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
• Moderate knowledge and understanding of Edwards policies and procedures relevant to chemistry.
• Substantial knowledge and understanding of chemical principles, theories and concepts.
• Moderate knowledge of laboratory equipment (e.g., Gas Chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, total organic carbon, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, atomic absorption)
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Advanced problem-solving skills.
• Ability to manage confidential information with discretion.
• Knowledge of and adherence to Edwards Environmental Health and Safety and Quality guidelines as they relate to department clean room medical device manufacturing.
• Strict attention to detail.
• Knowledge of Good Manufacturing and Good Documentation Practices supporting a medical device environment.
• Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels.
• Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment.
• Must be able to work in a team environment, including inter-departmental teams and representing the organization on specific projects.
• Ability to build productive internal/external working relationships.
• Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control.
Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 15,000 individuals worldwide.
For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.