Principal Scientist

Boston Scientific
Maple Grove, MN
Closing date
Dec 10, 2021

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At Boston Scientific, we'll give you the opportunity to harness all that's within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we'll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you'll be supported in progressing - whatever your ambitions.

About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Scientist/Engineer supporting Interventional Cardiology projects. This role will utilize a variety of new and proven technologies to deliver life-changing medical devices to patients and clinicians in support of BSC's mission.


A highly technical, hands-on role supporting the development and characterization of next generation drug-eluting coatings.

  • Support formulation development of novel coatings to improve and expand an existing product portfolio by addressing unmet needs
  • Lead technical resources through the end-to-end new product development process, taking devices from exploratory concepts to full commercialization
  • Serve as a subject matter expert within the division, supporting the continuous activities required to sustain multiple existing product lines.
  • Solve complex technical problems using theoretical analysis, experimentation, and problem-solving methodologies to make data-based design decisions.
  • Design and execute engineering studies to characterize performance, demonstrate safety, efficacy and compliance with relevant requirements and standards.
  • Provide technical mentorship and coaching to junior engineers and technicians to assist with their development and building of the talent pipeline

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, or polymer science.
  • Five years of experience in medical device or pharmaceutical product development.
  • Hands-on self-starter who can make consistent progress with minimal direction in the face of ambiguous and evolving project goals.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with formulation development and characterization of controlled drug release coatings and combination products.
  • Knowledge of the blood clotting cascade, coagulation factors, hypercoagulable disorders, and the mechanisms of device-associated thrombosis.
  • Fundamental understanding of anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs, their mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, and characterization methods.
  • Experience with the thrombogenicity testing of materials and medical devices.
  • Experience successfully connecting in vitro results to in vivo preclinical results.

As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most - united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do - as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.

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