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R&D Scientist

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Date: Oct 22, 2021

Location: Ballina, MO, IE

Company: Hollister Incorporated

We Make Life More Rewarding and Dignified

Location: Ballina 
Department: Research & Development 



The successful candidate will have very good materials science experience and will be capable of utilizing their skills and expertise in the identification of new product ideas and the successful development of global continence care related product technologies. They will also have a deep understanding of polymers and polymer coating chemistry. The successful candidate will be capable of interfacing with senior management within the organization and to work with and support the marketing organization for the successful completion of specific objectives.



The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Identifying material development opportunities and leading technology development projects. Technology development projects involve translate customer needs into technology requirements that are then matched with viable solutions which are proven to be viable.
  • Researching new technologies and developing them into solutions that drive new product platforms.
  • Having relevant industrial experience in polymers and polymer coatings from both a product design and process perspective.
  1. Providing technical support to New Product Development, Marketing, Engineering and Manufacturing.
  2. Managing project schedules, conducting product and project risk analysis and ensuring successful and timely completion of project activities.
  3. Preparing financial reports and/or justifications for financial authorization and effectively communicate same
  4. Reviewing vendors product offerings to access suitability

Technical Responsibilities:

  1. Leading and driving technology development projects both as an individual contributor and as a project team leader.
  2. Identifying and Developing new technologies.
  3. Managing of timelines, budget and performance expectations for assigned technology development projects.
  4. Ensure the successful implementation of new technologies into commercial products.
  5. Sourcing/selecting materials and components and the evaluation of same.
  6. Working with patent counsel to support patentability/infringement searches and preparation of patent application.






  • Minimum of Degree (Honors) in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Biopharmaceuticals or Materials/Polymer Science.
  • Masters or PhD in Chemistry/ or Material/Polymer Science is a distinct advantage.  
  • Knowledge of microbiology and biological system would be an advantage.         
    Length of experience
  • Degree + minimum 4 years / Masters + minimum 2 year / Phd + 1 year relevant industry experience, preferably in medical devices
    Specialized skills/technical knowledge
  • Deep knowledge of polymer materials including surface modifications and coating technologies
  • Innovation/Creative Thinker – must have a demonstrated ability to conduct exploration of subject areas for novel concepts and approaches
  • Experience dealing with medical personnel and reducing feedback to device concepts
  • Demonstrated advanced analytical problem solving abilities
  • Good organization and communications skills
  • Good team skills a high level of enthusiasm and motivation
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including MS Project
  • Good working knowledge of medical device quality & regulatory systems and medical device directives

Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services.  www.Hollister.com 

Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 29312

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