Staff Chemist, Project Specialist

at Stryker in Cary, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Why RA/QA at Stryker?

Are you interested in working for a global company where you can work across functions and on a wide-variety of projects? As a member of Stryker’s RA/QA team, that is exactly what you will do! Here, we provide our RA/QA team the opportunity to learn new things, as well as endless growth opportunities! If you are interested in working at one of the World’s Best Workplaces, apply now !

Need another reason to apply? Here are 10 reasons to join our Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance team :

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Our benefits include bonuses; healthcare; insurance benefits; retirement programs; stock based plans; family and parenting leaves; tuition reimbursement; wellness programs; onsite fitness centers and cafeterias; discount purchase programs; and service and performance awards – not to mention various social and recreational activities.

Stryker is hiring a Staff Chemist, Project Specialist (Hybrid) located in Cary, IL! The position of Staff Chemist is responsible for development and implementation on project initiatives within the quality operations department.

Workplace Flexibility: Candidate must reside within a commutable distance to Cary, IL but is expected to be onsite at the facility 4 times/week with flexibility to work from home 1 day.

Who we want -

+ Curious learners. People who seek out cutting-edge research and information to expand and enhance their ability to develop new ideas into reality.

+ Data translators. Highly effective communicators who can transform data findings into recommendations to compose reports and executive level presentations.

+ Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.

What you will do -

+ Provides technical guidance and leads process improvement and cost savings initiatives specifically related to Analytical Chemistry

+ Responsible for the implementation of strategic projects in the QC Department.

+ Prioritizes more/less critical activities, understands how decisions impact customers/business, and escalates to appropriate stakeholders.

+ Serves as Validation Representative approval on validations in laboratory.

+ Represents the QC Chemistry Department in site initiatives and technical discussions with cross functional teams both internally and externally.

+ Responsible for CAPA and NC related activities and record ownership.

+ Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) on site procedures and relevant regulatory and compendial requirements and guidance.

+ Support QC and manufacturing with chemistry or quality related problems.

+ Communicate with vendors.

+ Performs other activities as needed.

What you need -

Required :

+ Bachelors Degree in a Science or Engineering discipline.

+ 4+ years of experience working in a GxP laboratory environment.

+ Experience in an analytical method development/validation role.

+ The ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

+ Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

+ Experience with common laboratory equipment such as balances, graduated cylinders, pipettes, etc.

+ Experience with common analytical chemistry equipment such as HPLC, GC, FTIR, etc.

+ Experience with complex instrumentation such as GC-MS, ICP-MS, UPLC, Arc HPLC, etc.

+ Strong written and oral communication skills (English).

+ Experience updating and designing complex laboratory methods and procedures.

+ Familiar with USP and ICH regulatory requirements

+ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


+ Bachelors degree in Chemistry

+ Experience working with laboratory systems such as Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), TrackWise, and MiniTab.

+ Experience interacting with Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory agencies.

+ Experience using risk management tools and techniques.

+ Project management training.

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better.

The company offers innovative products and services in Medical and Surgical, Neurotechnology, Orthopedics, and Spine that help improve patient and healthcare outcomes. Alongside its customers around the world, Stryker impacts more than 100 million patients annually.

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Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

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Job Posting: JC245616446

Posted On: Aug 12, 2023

Updated On: Oct 23, 2023

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