Senior Scientist

Gothenburg, SE

Ref. number:  4602

Are you interested in how technology can transform life for millions of patients all over the world? You could be our next teammate. At present, our R&D strategies are entering a new phase. As part of our quest to develop the next generation of products within wound care and surgical solutions, we’re expanding and are looking for new members for our R&D team.


We at Mölnlycke are part of a world-leading medical solutions company, designing and supplying medical solutions to enhance performance in healthcare – from the hospital to the home. We’re looking for people who want to improve outcomes for healthcare professionals and their patients.


We are now recruiting for a Senior Scientist - biocompatibility


In this role you will serve as a Subject Matter Expert and be responsible for assessing the patient and user safety of materials and products in accordance with applicable global regulatory guidelines.


Ideally you will bring a good technical biocompatibility or toxicological background, with an understanding of relevant standards (ISO 10993, etc) test methods, and familiarity with regulatory clearances. Importantly, you will also possess strong judgement skills, commercial acumen and a true passion for supporting colleagues within the area.


You should be committed to a continuous learning journey for you and the organization, and you will be a hands-on individual contributor in assessing device biocompatibility.


Your responsibilities:

  • you will create a learning institution around biocompatibility.
  • You will be responsible for the biocompatibility processes globally, and ensuring ongoing standards compliance (eg. ISO 10993)
  • You will coordinate work across the company, supporting teams to expertly manage their stakeholders and communicate timeline and technical risks.
  • You have a strong analytical proficiency and will use your ability to digest and summarize complex or diverse information to drive biocompatibility strategy towards the future.
  • You will bring a passion for understanding the constraints imposed on medical device materials intended for high volume manufacture and you will work to align, and influence the choice and validation of materials, processes and approach to biocompatibility across the company.
  • You will actively develop yourself, whilst developing mentoring, coaching and collaboration skill sets across the company.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a discipline in Toxicology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, or equivalent science/engineering degree or experience is required.
  • Experience in an ISO/ FDA regulated environment performing biological safety evaluations
  • Good understanding of and experience of applying the principles, theories, and concepts in biocompatibility per ISO 10993.
  • Knowledge of standards for biocompatibility of medical devices, e.g. ISO 10993.



  • An advanced degree (Master or Ph.D.) is preferred.
  • Prior experience independently developing biological safety assessments for inclusion with regulatory submissions is preferred.
  • Industry experience in medical device materials and product development is preferred.
  • Experience working with internal and external scientific standard organizations (e.g. ISO) is preferred


Apart from making a  world of difference by optimizing and developing products for wound treatment:

  • Pretty soon, you’ll be joining us at our new HQ in GoCo Health Innovation City,Gothenburg fitted with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities
  • Extra focus on employee wellbeing – it might be a given, but we take it extra seriously at Mölnlycke. Here are just a few examples of how we’ll take care of you:
  • We have a flexible work from home policy that you can tailor to fit your lifestyle
  • The opportunity to help improve patients’ lives globally
  • You will be part of a dynamic team in a global company
  • An open, friendly and fair working atmosphere
  • Attractive career growth perspectives
  • A dynamic work environment where you will get space for your ideas and you are encouraged to pursue new challenges
  • Activities organized by our internal employees at Mölnlycke
  • the opportunity to join our CSR and volunteer activities for Operation Smile
  • Mobile IT equipment and an annual bonus in addition to your monthly salary
  • A compensation package with generous benefits, such as company health care, company pension plan, travel expense reimbursement, employee benefits platform on products and services and more


If this sounds like you and you feel you have what it takes to succeed in this role, get in touch today!


About Mölnlycke

Mölnlycke is a world-leading medical solutions company. We design and supply solutions to enhance performance at every point of care – from the hospital to the home. 


We specialise in:


  • Wound management: including dressings with Safetac® such as Mepitel® and Mepilex®
  • Preventing pressure ulcers: with Mepilex® Border used prophylactically and devices to help turn and re-position patients
  • Surgical solutions: including Mölnlycke trays, HiBi® antiseptics and Biogel® surgical gloves