Senior Biocompatibility Specialist (Chemistry)

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Date: Jun 29, 2024

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  32107  

 

At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world. For Terumo, for Everyone, Everywhere.

 

We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve. Advancing healthcare with heart.

 

With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Join us and help shape wherever we go next. You create your future and ours.

We are seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as a Biocompatibility Specialist with a primary focus on chemistry. In this global role, you'll spearhead the development of biocompatibility testing and evaluations for biological hazards, ensuring the safety and efficacy of our products. A strong foundation in medical device expertise is highly desirable, empowering you to make impactful contributions to our mission of advancing healthcare solutions worldwide. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Partners closely with manufacturing, engineering, and other functional groups on regulatory compliance issues.  Develops or participates in the development of solutions to problems of moderate to intermediate complexity.  Interprets, executes, and recommends modifications to operating policies where appropriate.
  • Supports global regulatory submissions of medical devices and pharmaceutical products.
  • Provides chemistry support to global sites such as assisting in selecting appropriate chemical analysis during investigations, interpreting data and EtO residual validations and analysis.
  • Ensures adherence to relevant quality system regulations and standards such as FDA regulations (e.g., 21 CFR Part 820), ISO 13485, and Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Stays abreast of relevant regulations, standards, and guidelines (e.g., ISO 10993) related to biocompatibility testing and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements such as FDA, EU MDR, and other applicable regulations.
  • Helps oversee biocompatibility testing activities, including selecting appropriate tests, coordinating with external testing laboratories, and ensuring that testing protocols are followed accurately.
  • Interprets chemistry data while conducting risk assessments to identify potential biological hazards associated with medical devices, pharmaceuticals and combination products and develops risk mitigation strategies to ensure product safety.
  • Maintains accurate and comprehensive documentation related to biocompatibility testing, including test plans, protocols, reports, and regulatory submissions.
  • Collaborates with internal departments, including R&D, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, and Manufacturing, to integrate biocompatibility requirements into product development processes and ensures alignment with Quality objectives.
  • Provides support for the development, implementation, and maintenance of Quality Management Systems related to biocompatibility testing, including participating in internal audits and corrective/preventive action activities.
  • Helps identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiencies in biocompatibility testing procedures, documentation practices, and Quality Management Systems.
  • Provide training and education to internal stakeholders on biocompatibility testing requirements, principles, and best practices.
  • Interprets, executes, and recommends modifications to operating policies where appropriate.  Modifies, updates, and executes established programs to achieve and maintain a state of compliance.
  • Provides support to the internal and external audit program as applicable.
  • Leads and participates in continuous improvement.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Education

Bachelor's degree in a relevant scientific field (e.g., Chemistry, Biology, Bioengineering) required. Chemistry degree is preferred. Equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered. 

 

Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience. Demonstrated experience in chemistry and biocompatibility testing and evaluation, preferably in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry.

 

Skills

  • Strong understanding of regulatory requirements and standards related to biocompatibility testing (e.g., ISO 10993, FDA guidance documents).
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical information both verbally and in writing to diverse audiences.
  • Familiarity with Quality Management Systems (e.g., ISO 13485) and regulatory submissions is preferred.
  • Able to orchestrate multiple activities at once under limited direction.
  • Proven project leadership and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in technical writing.
  • Knowledge and use of relevant PC software applications and skills to use them effectively.

 

TRAVEL

This role may require occasional travel to external testing facilities or TBCT sites based on business needs.

 

LOCATION

Lakewood, Colorado - Open to candidates willing to relocate to the area. 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Typical Office Environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

 

Target Pay Range:  $80,000.00 to $100,000.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  7.0%

 

At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.

 

  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.

 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.

 

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces, and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification.


Nearest Major Market: Denver

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