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Johnson & Johnson

Scientist - R&D

Posted Apr 18, 2023
Job ID: JJJP00015077
8 months
(May 8, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023)
37 hrs/week
Payrate range

Research & Development Scientist

Location: Blackpool

Duration: 31/12/23

Hours: Mon - Thurs 8am - 4.30pm, Fri - 8am - 1pm

Pay rate range: Depending on experience

Imagine your next project as an R&D Scientist, working at the forefront of cutting edge work and technology with one of the leading Pharmaceutical companies in the world!

roles and responsibilities

To perform a wide variety of testing and complex investigational work using well developed technical skills and a rigorous scientific approach. Responsibilities will be focused on material science and technology, experience in bone cement characterization and handling properties and knowledge of mixing systems are desirable. More duties include:

  • To contribute to cross functional projects encompassing product design changes, compliance and vigilance investigations, stability studies or other relevant subjects

  • To perform a variety of laboratory testing including analytical, formulation, and mechanical-based methodologies

  • To generate high quality written work including maintaining an up to date lab book, writing protocols and reports, and managing raw data

  • Create project plans for assigned technical work programs and proactively to communicate these milestones

  • Ensuring equipment maintenance, calibration, validation, HS&E and general housekeeping are maintained at all times.

  • To develop a basic understanding of orthopaedic surgery/surgical techniques relating to the company’s products and marketing materials.

how to succeed

You will have good communication skills, knowledge of orthopaedics, the ability to be innovative and project management skills. You will also bring:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant scientific discipline, e.g., Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry.

  • Candidate should have 1-2 years of relevant medical device R&D experience 

  • Essential to have knowledge of bone cement characterization and handling properties  

  • Essential to demonstrate technical skills acquired in a relevant scientific role 

  • Working knowledge of Design Controls procedures

  • Experience using Microsoft Office tools

  • Desirable to have knowledge of bone cement mixing systems

  • Desirable to have knowledge of the medical device or closely related healthcare industry

  • Desirable to have knowledge of the Medical Device Regulations

  • Desirable to have experience working in a production/manufacturing environment 


This role offers a very competitive hourly rate. This contract will run until 31/12/23 and has a chance of extension. This is a hybrid role but will involve some studies that will require more time on-site.

you are welcome here

DePuy Synthes is working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are.

about DePuy Synthes

DePuy Synthes is the orthopaedic and neurological businesses of Johnson & Johnson - the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based healthcare company. At DePuy Synthes we specialise in our innovations in healthcare products, services and programs that make a real difference to millions of people across the world. We specialise in joint reconstruction, trauma, extremities, craniomaxillofacial, spinal surgery and sports medicine, and also the VELYS™ Digital Surgery portfolio. Contribute to the next healthcare breakthrough with your next project at DePuy Synthes. 


application process

We are looking to process the first round of applications within the next 2 working days.

We do not accept applications via email. The pay rate for this role will depend on how you are paid. PAYE & Umbrella options are available (Inside IR35).


If you would like some additional information about the role please contact: simone.strong@randstadsourceright.co.uk

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences. That is why we are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”.

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