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Job Title:  Senior Manager, Scientific

Req ID:  29410
Job Category:  Research & Development/Scientific

Mentor, OH, US, 44060


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The Senior Manager, Scientific will provide technical leadership, development, and expertise in chemical systems at the level of a subject matter expert. The individual will lead teams of scientific professionals to develop and deliver a technical roadmap that will directly contribute to the continued success of STERIS Endoscopy and VHP product lines.


  1. Lead the development and support of consumable chemistry products used in Sterilization and Disinfection systems.
  2. Lead development and validation of disinfection and sterilization processes in the areas of vaporized hydrogen peroxide and liquid chemical reprocessing systems.
  3. Collaborate with cross-functional teams in Engineering, Regulatory, Quality, Manufacturing and Sourcing to launch new products.
  4. Provide support for currently manufactured products to deliver on business revenue and growth objectives including product enhancements, material substitutions, second sourcing and regulatory filings.
  5. Explore and assess new and novel technologies.
  6. Lead multiple teams of scientific personnel up to and including “Managers”.  Establish clear objectives and development plans to grow competencies and skills within the organization. 
  7. Responsible for defining and the management, design, development, and delivery of target goals of multiple projects
  8. Initiate and champion R&D projects.
  9. Provide leadership, mentoring and coaching for direct reports, project teams, and project team leaders.  Cultivate a culture of innovation, accountability and continuous improvement.
  10. Participate on and/or lead cross functional project teams and maintain good working relationships within STERIS Corporation.

Duties - cont'd

  1. Responsible for seamless progression from discovery through 510(k), EPA or international submission including preparation and of study reports and sections for submissions.
  2. Responsible for planning, coordination and execution of work assigned to extended or multiple groups.
  3. Provide status reports on the group and projects.
  4. Identify and implement means of improving quality and/or quality of results.
  5. Alert management to potential issues and propose solutions.
  6. Define technical direction for future product development efforts.
  7. Sought after for technical expertise and developmental experience.
  8. Comply with established procedures and with regulatory and laboratory requirements.
  9. Maintain Research Notebook by recording detailed information on activities undertaken, existing conditions and observed results.
  10. Perform all work in a safe and environmentally conscious manner.
  11. Provide technical input to less experienced members of the group.
  12. Perform mathematical analysis and interpretation of data.  Formulate hypothesis and designs experiments to test hypothesis.
  13. Recognize, communicate, and provide interpretation of unexpected results.
  14. Perform scientific literature searches and evaluations.
  15. Provide current product support to marketing and sales teams.  Provide technical expertise in assisting with customer issues or visiting customer site.  Review sales and marketing documents for technical accuracy.
  16. Provide current product support to Operations teams.  Provide technical expertise in assisting with technical issues.  Review design and master record documents for technical accuracy.
  17. Contact point for outside vendors and consultants.

Education Degree

    Required Experience

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, or Chemistry is required.
    2. Advanced degree in applicable area is desirable.
    3. Requires 15+ years of product development experience.
    4. Minimum 8+ years of experience managing / directing an R&D Team.
    5. Demonstrated experience leading successfully in a team environment.
    6. Practical working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
    7. Experience with medical devices and/or working in a highly regulated industry which require formalized plans and risk management.

    Preferred Experience

    1. Possesses expert knowledge of regulatory agency guidelines/ standards such as FDA/EPA related to medical devices and/or Disinfectants is desired.
    2. Demonstrated ability to examine complex problems, including data limits with multiple inputs, and exercise judgment to determine project direction or actions.
    3. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
    4. Demonstrated ability to apply statistical analysis techniques.



    STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

    If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

    STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

    The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

    Req ID:  29410
    Job Category:  Research & Development/Scientific

    Mentor, OH, US, 44060

    Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
    Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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