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R&D Lab Technician


N. Mankato, US

Job Family:  Research & Development
Country/Region:  United States

Coloplast has an exciting opportunity for a R&D Lab technician to join our growing team!


The R&D Lab Technician is responsible for performing lab formulations, packaging testing, raw material and product evaluations to support Innovation and Product Support activities.   



Major Areas of Accountability:

  • Performs batch sample preparations for Innovation and Product Support activities.
  • Communicates, documents, and discusses experimental observations.
  • Evaluates raw materials, intermediates, finished goods, and accelerated aged products with analytical and performance tests.
  • Record test data, observations, and results using standard laboratory data calculations and Good Documentation Practice (GDP). Verify notebook entries and calculations for lab staff.
  • Support new product scale-up and production support with product and process knowledge.
  • Assure equipment is calibrated prior to use and complete preventative maintenance, support the calibration program as needed.
  • Clean glassware, lab equipment, work stations and properly dispose of solvents and solvent containers. 
  • Procure necessary raw materials, components, reagents, lab supplies to perform lab duties.  
  • Follow requirements of cGMPs, ISO, USP, Coloplast and other regulatory standards and guidelines.
  • Follow the Quality and EHS (QEHS) Policy for the site.
  • Follow safe lab practices and observe MSDS precautions.
  • Other duties as assigned to promote efficient functioning of the Innovation Department





Essential Qualifications:



  • Position requires either a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, or related scientific field or 1 year of lab experience working in cosmetic, drug, medical device, biotechnology or food industries.
  • Proficient in the use of balances or scales.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with preparation of lab formulations of cosmetics, drugs, and/or medical device products



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of drug and medical device cGMPs and ISO requirements.
  • Ability to prioritize and perform tasks in established timeframes and communicate on technical issues.
  • Demonstrates excellent attention to detail and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Excel and Word software.
  • Ability to stand, perform some repetitive motions, reach above shoulder height, and handle containers (including various size drums and bags up to fifty pounds) for extended periods of time.


Environmental, Health and Safety Responsibilities:

This position will support Coloplast Manufacturing EHS Goals and Objectives:

  • Comply with company standards for environment, health, and safety.
  • Work in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with instructions from EHS and Supervisor/Lead.
  • Immediately report unsafe conditions or job hazards to management.
  • Always wear required Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Always follow warning signs and labels, e.g., “HOT”,”DANGER”, etc.
  • Reports accidents, injuries, illenesses, near misses and property damage to your Supervisor





Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 12,000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


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