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Job ID:  32506
Job function:  Research & Development
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Innovation Center

Engineer II - Natural Materials (Collagen, ECM, & Bioceramics)

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

More information can be found at www.dsm.com.


Our Vision​ is solving our world’s healthcare needs through sustainable science​


As the world’s leading biomedical provider, DSM turns ideas into innovative biostable, bioresorbable, and bioactive materials and products that focus on improving healing and optimizing patient outcomes. With the broadest portfolio of advanced healing solutions to facilitate minimally invasive surgical procedures, we are inspired to consistently find new ways to collaborative address today’s toughest medical challenges.


We currently have a vacancy for an Engineer II, Natural Materials in our Exton Biomedical HQ. Do you have experience working with collagen, extracellular matrices, calcium phosphate, calcium sulfate, bioactive glass, or hydroxyapatite? We love to hear from you. Join our growing team!


In the role Engineer II, Natural Materials – Collagen & Bioceramics, you will:

  • Support and perform evaluations of new collagen, extracellular matrix, and/or bioceramic materials and processes to determine feasibility of use in new medical implants or devices.
  • Support the development of new component and/or device fabrication processes from idea, scale up, and implementation into manufacturing utilizing project phase gate process.
  • Support the process development using Design-of-Experiments to optimize processes, take measurements and interpret data for finalized process specifications and reduce process variance.
  • Support data driven statistical methods and RCA (Root Cause Analysis) techniques to identify the cause-and-effect relationship when solving problems
  • Write or support writing of protocols, reports, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for implementation of new products and manufacturing processes.
  • Create and/or process product documentation including process routers, material & equipment drawings, preventative maintenance procedures, and other written documentation in accordance with GMP requirements to support product development, process development, validations, and manufacturing.
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend and/or implement improvements in the areas of Safety Health & Environment (SHE), productivity, efficiency, and reliability to existing processes or products.
  • Assist in identifying and securing intellectual property as related to new technologies, biomaterials and/or medical implants or devices.
  • Assist manufacturing and quality personnel in the training and initial launch and validation of new products and processes.


What we want to see in you:

  • BS degree in Biomedical, Mechanical, Chemical, or Materials Engineering. Master’s degree or a plus.
  • 2-6 years progressive experience in Research & Develop or Process Engineering.
  • Experience formulating collagen, extracellular matrices, and or bioceramic products, equipment and process validations (IQ, OQ, and PQ) and the transfer of new processes and equipment into manufacturing. 
  • Experience with tissue digestion, lyophilization, foaming, molding, compounding additives, and cross-linking a plus.
  • Must have excellent verbal / written communication, interpersonal, technical writing, attention to detail, time management, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ISO, QSR, cGMP regulations and other relevant regulatory and quality requirements – specifically as related to the manufacture of medical grade materials.
  • Computer literacy (i.e. Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Minitab, SAP, & Outlook).
  • Knowledge of Design for Manufacturing, Design of Experiments, and statistical methods.
  • Project management, product costing, green belt and experience with design controls in FDA regulated industry desirable.


The Reward

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.


Procedure & Contact

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your CV via the career portal (www.dsm.com/careers). Reference check procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when these references checks are required.


DSM Biomedical develops novel materials-based solutions to meet the present and future needs of the medical device industry. The company’s product portfolio includes coatings, drug delivery platforms, mechanical devices, and a wide range of biomedical materials that enable the replacement, repair, enhancement and the regeneration of tissue and organ functions in the body. Its novel materials-based solutions are designed to meet the needs of the medical device industry.  The biomedical market is highly innovative and dynamic. 


Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see http://www.dsm.com or connect on 

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