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Research and Development Engineer-Chemical Engineer/Polymer Scientist

Research and Development Engineer-Chemical Engineer/Polymer Scientist

As a Research & Development Engineer, you will contribute to the design and development activities of HYALEX™ device platform.

You will be responsible for designing, writing, and executing study protocols and reports specific to material design, process improvement and advanced analytical development and evaluation. The successful candidate will have a balanced understanding of the device field, including mechanical and chemical design attributes that impact device function. We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated, organized, with a positive can-do attitude, and the flexibility to support a variety of company activities and projects.

Key Responsibilities • Contribute to development of new products and improvement of existing products. • Evaluate properties of new and existing materials in development to integrate into design feedback. • Identify critical material parameters for effective design. • Independently design and perform technology, product development and optimization experiments. • Liaise with Hyalex’s manufacturing team to support methods development, scale-up and process improvement. • Draft R&D and Quality control protocols for material and product testing. • Prepare written and verbal technical reports, project summaries and updates. • Maintain laboratory records and notebooks. Ensure compliance with established processes, procedures and quality standards. • Ensure individual R&D targets are met. • Work closely with other members of R&D, Process development and Quality assurance teams to further department and company goals. Qualifications Education and Experience • M.S. or Ph.D. in Polymer Science, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or related discipline • 3-5 years of medical device experience working with polymeric biomedical devices.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required • Demonstrated expertise with biomaterials such as hydrogels, polymers and characterization methods. • Demonstrated track record of designing experiments and troubleshooting results to overcome technical challenges. • Experience in chemical modification of biomaterials for medical devices. • Demonstrated attention to detail and excellent planning and experimental design skills. • Experience operating under design control. • Ability to translate R&D/ Product development objectives into experimental action plans. • Ability to draft SOPs for R&D and Quality control protocols. • Working knowledge of FDA and other applicable medical device standards. • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills. • Ability to perform multiple tasks and prioritize workload to ensure timely completion of projects. • Excellent written and verbal communication. • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and basic statistical analysis methods • Comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment. Preferred • Familiarity with polymer synthesis and molding technologies • Ability to manage projects and forecast development activities through timelines • Demonstrated: • Skill in leveraging critical thinking and incorporating creativity to evaluate complex technical problems and deliver practical solutions • Skill in experimental design and statistical analysis to drive data-based decision making • Agility in working through rapidly evolving technical needs and project uncertainties About Hyalex Hyalex Orthopaedics is an early stage, venture funded medical device company focused on developing and commercializing new products that feature HYALEX™ materials technology. The HYALEX technology is poised to change the orthopaedics industry through materials innovation and improved patient quality of life. The Hyalex team is comprised of industry leaders, R&D innovators, and experts who have launched multiple successful commercial products as well as a team of brilliant engineers and scientists who aren’t afraid to ask questions, think outside the box and challenge the existing status quo in pursuit of excellence and breakthrough discoveries. Hyalex values are focused on teamwork, communication, innovation, integrity, and accountability and all team members strive to promote an inspirational and productive workplace. Every team member’s contribution is valued as we work towards a common goal of transforming the orthopaedic space.

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