Material Scientist (Remote)

Posting Date 1 month ago(12/27/2021 8:18 AM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
Bloomington IN United States
Shift Type
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Inc.



The material scientist supports pre/post-market engineering by solving material problems to develop and/or improve medical devices and manufacturing processes, and advance the strategic goals of the company. This position can be Remote, Hybrid, or On-site.  


- Help solve department, system-level material problems/issues.

- Contribute technical/scientific expertise in the areas of material design, failure mode analysis and root cause analysis.

- Contribute to the intellectual property of the company via invention disclosures and patent applications.

- Execute material characterization studies (DSC, TGA, FTIR, MI) to define expected performance margin relative to design targets.

- Execute material degradation studies (UV, VHP, environmental).

- Document experimental process through lab notebook and/or reports.

- Assist on large scale or multiple technical projects with a high degree of independence.

- Respond to regulatory material questions in regards to REACH, etc.

- Must have good organizational skills.

- Must maintain all training requirements for the position, while seeking out opportunities for continuous development and growth.

- Adhere to the Quality Management System and its processes to meet FDA 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, and other applicable regulatory

- Must work and interact effectively and professionally with and for others throughout various levels of the global organization.

- Must strictly adhere to safety requirements.

- Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

- Must maintain company quality and quantity standards.

- Must have effective communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative and independent work situations and environments with

minimal supervision.

- Ability to remain calm and receptive in fast paced situations.


- BS or MS (preferred) in Material Science, Polymer Science or Material Engineering.

- Minimum 4 years in a regulated industry, preferably in a medical manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level.


Physical Requirements:

- Utilizes close visual acuity for working with computers and equipment.

- Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, and communicate.

- Personal protective equipment including safety glasses, lab coat and gloves required in some areas associated with this position.

- Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, subject to reasonable accommodation requirements under the ADA.  


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