Senior Materials Scientist

Requisition ID 2024-13926
Posting Date 2 weeks ago(2/9/2024 3:29 PM)
Job Location(s)
West Lafayette IN United States
Less than 10%
Shift Type
1st shift
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Research Inc.


The Metallurgist/Material Scientist uses engineering and materials science principles, helps design, develop, and execute metallurgical testing and consultation with primary focus on device safety, performance, and compliance to regulatory requirements.



Evaluation of new technologies and processes towards novel medical devices;


Feasibility testing to support the product development of medical devices;


Design verification testing to support device regulatory approval;


Post-market device evaluation to support clinical and/or marketing activities;


Challenge medical devices through accelerated fatigue, corrosion, simulative use, and basic mechanical properties medical device testing;


Develop test matrix and validate test methods;


Conduct tests compliant with various international regulatory agencies;


Maintain well-controlled documentation, including written protocols, data forms, and laboratory notebooks;


Participate in standard committees; and


Conduct research related to defining clinically relevant test conditions.


Minimum of M.S. in Metallurgy, Metallurgical Engineering, Material Science, or similar field of study required, PhD preferred;

Prior medical device industry experience strongly preferred;

Skills related to fracture mechanics, processing-structure-property relationships in engineered alloys, mechanical metallurgy, fractography and surface analysis techniques are a plus;

A hard-working, enthusiastic, detail-oriented person with strong written and verbal communication skills, recordkeeping skills and interpersonal skills is needed; and

Must be able to work in a dynamic team setting and possess a willingness to be trained.


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