Filtration Group Corp

Senior Device Development Scientist

Posted Date 1 month ago(10/25/2021 3:09 PM)
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Filtration Group is on a mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive. With a passionate workforce, global footprint and world class engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we are driving innovation and developing solutions across a broad spectrum of applications in the fast-growing and rapidly-evolving global filtration industry. We are committed to maintaining an entrepreneurial culture built on a foundation of trust and in which our leaders exhibit a strong bias for action.

The Company began in 2009 and has rapidly grown organically and through a thoughtful acquisition strategy to be a global leader in the highly attractive filtration industry. Filtration Group has the broadest portfolio of solutions in the industry and has had a particular focus on building a leading platform of solutions focused on the Life Sciences and Indoor Air Quality end markets which are rapidly growing in the current market environment. Filtration Group operates across a wide variety of attractive end markets and produces mission critical products with high replacement rates. Over 80 percent of the Company’s revenue comes from replacement / consumable products, many of which are specified into customer’s products or processes.

With revenues of $1.4 billion, Filtration Group is consistently recognized as the fastest growing and one of the largest filtration businesses in the world and has a global footprint of 141 facilities in 28 countries. Filtration Group has over 6,000 employees who are united in their Mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive.

Filtration Group is an affiliate of Madison Industries, one of the largest and most successful privately held companies in the world. Madison builds entrepreneurially driven, branded market leaders that are committed to making the world safer, healthier and more productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver outstanding customer value. The team at Madison is committed to building something truly remarkable that long outlasts them while coaching others to reach their highest potential. Madison’s footprint spans across Europe, Asia and the Americas operating over 216 facilities in 45 countries, with over 12,000 engaged employees. Having successfully built market leaders in filtration, medical, safety, instruments, heat transfer, and indoor air quality, Madison generates revenue of $5 billion, with an enterprise value worth well over $7 billion.


We are seeking a Senior Device Development Scientist to join one of our fastest growing business segments, Porex Life Sciences Institute (PLSI), a Medical Device Manufacturer who is focused on developing medical devices for various applications.


Key Deliverables

  • Responsible for the execution of R&D projects, from concept to finish, by utilizing scientific and engineering principles relevant to the Porex Life Science Institute (PLSI). 
  • Support identifying and developing new technologies to advance the capabilities of PLSI products. 
  • Interface with various stakeholders including customers and PLSI team members across multiple functions (Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Quality, Operations, etc..). 
  • Help develop the strategic roadmap for device functionality and be responsible to develop and execute testing to validate relevant marketing claims to support device commercialization.  
  • Liaise with and develop partnerships with outside testing facilities, universities, and interested collaborators to advance the fundamental science associated with the device.

This role will rely heavily on world-class analytical capabilities and business acumen coupled with an ability to quickly develop and help implement identified improvement opportunities. We expect this role to have a continuous improvement mindset and to help drive this culture throughout the organization.


Key Attributes

The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver with an intellectual curiosity coupled with a strong desire for on-going learning and development.  They will possess a master’s or doctoral degree in Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Engineering, with 3+ years’ experience in industry in medical device development and/or clinical laboratory.

They will also be capable of quickly establishing credibility, influencing decision makers, and persuading professionals at all levels. A key attribute will be an organizational development expert who transforms strategy into operational goals and objectives, achieves desired outcomes, and effectively leads people through change.  Candidates should be able to highlight their IMPACT as a leader throughout their organization(s) and able to thrive in a fast-paced and result- oriented environment. 



 Additional Deliverables:

  • Help create project plans and develop milestones based on customer needs and problems to solve.
  • Design and conduct experiments, analyze and present data, create project reports and presentations for executive updates.
  • Design and conduct experiments to validate claims in support of marketing efforts.
  • Provide input into claim development based on scientific knowledge and independent research.
  • Provide input into technical roadmap based on scientific knowledge and independent research.
  • Provide technical support to commercial team before, during, and after customer conversations.
  • Complete independent research to support development or integration of new device capabilities.
  • Design and conduct experiments to support development of new device capabilities.
  • Manage and mentor R&D Co-ops.
  • Publish technical bulletins and white papers within the organization and at external forums.
  • Travel based on project needs (e.g., to Porex facilities, conferences, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned.


Core Competencies

  • Proactive, with a demonstrated ability to lead, and relishes working with limited direction and oversight.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills including interacting with hourly manufacturing associates, customers, and suppliers.
  • Excellent relationship building skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment working across function and business units.
  • Confident and self-aware with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong analytical abilities and critical thinking skills; strengths in problem solving and root cause analysis.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


Education and Experience

  • Masters or Doctoral degree in Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Engineering.
  • 3+ years in Industry in medical device development and/or clinical laboratory.
  • Previous experience as Lab Manager and Lab and/or Engineering R&D role strongly preferred.
  • Well versed in basic principles for product design & prototyping using Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, and/or Bioengineering principles.
  • Knowledge of coating, surface modification and analysis.
  • Knowledge of techniques such as FTIR, NMR, DSC, SEM, HPLC, XPS and other analytical tools.
  • Knowledge of molecular biology instrumentation and protocols such as LAMP, PCR, Genetic Sequencing, etc.
  • Knowledge of statistical software such as MiniTab preferred.
  • Knowledge of project-based material/product development, ability to work as a project leader/facilitator.
  • Preferred knowledge and understanding of Innovation Processes from Ideation to Project execution.
  • Preferred experience working with Sales/marketing to capture value proposition & customer requirements.    


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