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TPE / Thermoset Rubber Scientist / Engineer

Apply Now Job ID R-333012 Date posted 03/12/2019

Job Description Summary

The BD Medication Delivery Solutions (MDS) Materials Center of Excellence has an exciting opportunity for a highly talented and passionate individual. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and driving new material technology programs to enable product differentiation to meet current and future clinical unmet needs.

The candidate should have direct formulation development knowledge and experience in either:

• Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) / rubbers (Styrene butadiene styrene copolymer (SBS), Styrene ethylene butadiene styrene copolymer (SEBS), olefin block copolymer (OBC), etc.)


• Thermoset elastomers / rubbers (Polyisoprene (PI), Polystyrene butadiene (SBR), butyl rubber (BR), etc.)

Additionally, the candidate must possess a deep understanding of the linkage between rubber/elastomer molecular architecture to process parameters and product functional performance. The candidate is expected to be able to plan, lead, and develop the cross-functional team to successfully drive projects from concept to manufacturing. This includes taking on strong and clear accountability for program success and coaching associates to develop a deep talent bench.

Job Description


  • Conceive and develop novel material formulations involving thermoplastic elastomers and/or cured rubber systems
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop next generation materials and processes for new MDS products
  • Implement efficient and effective technology transfer from research and development to manufacturing
  • Identify and establish working relationships with external technology partners
  • Mentor and develop associates in related technical roles and provide frequent feedback
  • Effectively communicate, orally and written, project progress both within the team and to senior leadership
  • Demonstrate agility and action when facing change and uncertainty while instilling confidence.


M.S.: 8+ years of industrial experience in rubber/elastomer development

Ph.D.: 5+ years of industrial experience in rubber/elastomer development

Degree: Polymer science, chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, or related degrees

  • Working experience in thermoplastic or thermoset rubber formulation development and compounding
  • Technical depth in elastomer technology
  • Experience translating customer needs and performance gaps into material requirements
  • Track record of innovation
  • General project management skills with ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and mentor associates
  • Willingness to travel globally up to 20%


Primary Work Location

USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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