Lead Sterilization Scientist

Requisition ID 2024-14261
Posting Date 2 weeks ago(5/29/2024 1:10 PM)
Job Location(s)
Bloomington IN United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Inc - Bloomington


The Lead Sterilization Scientist is a leader in the Central Engineering Services function tasked with solving scientific problems in the sterilization related function as well as upstream and downstream activities, developing new products, and improving sterilization processes.  This individual will also lead company projects to improve new upstream sterilization related processes (i.e., manufacturing environmental controls).


• Provide technical input on defining project priorities and company product goals

• Identify and solve department, system-level problems

• Contribute technical and scientific expertise and direction to department engineers and other company business functions

• Assume responsibility for interpreting data, organizing, executing, and coordinating project activities

• Lead large scale or multiple scientific projects with a high degree of independence

• Act as a mentor to other personnel in the functional areas

• Provide technical and strategic input on managing company intellectual property relevant to area of work

• Work closely with Sterilization Operations, Engineering and Facility Engineering to continue to improve EtO processes and new sterilization technology

• Develop global sterilization policies and new modality processes to broaden Cook Medicals sterilization portfolio

• Understanding of software platforms that monitor, control and use data analytics to continually improve company processes (i.e., viewLinc, Niagara 4, etc.)

• Hands on microbiology and analytical chemistry work

• 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 oral and written communication skills

• Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work in collaborative and independent work situations and environments with minimal supervision

• Ability to remain calm and receptive in fast paced situations



• PhD/Masters in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or related sciences with 2 years relevant experience; or Bachelors degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Engineering with 7 years of relevant experience

• A minimum of 7 years of Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals or Medical Device Industry experience

• Advanced knowledge of Sterilization and the different modalities

• Advanced knowledge of ISO, USP, CFR, etc. regulations

• Experience using analytical skills and problem solving

• Experience in communication and working with a wide variety of associates

• Experience working independently and directing others toward a common goal


Physical Requirements/Work Environment
• Personal protective equipment including safety glasses, lab coat and gloves required in many areas associated with this position
• Sitting for extended periods, utilizes close visual acuity for working with computers, etc.
• Works under general office environmental conditions

• Ability to lift and move items over 50lbs.

• Work in high security and safety environment


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