Staff Analytical Chemist - R&D (Hybrid)

at Stryker in Cary, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Why engineering at Stryker?

At Stryker we are dedicated to improving lives, with a passion for researching and developing new medical device products. As an engineer at Stryker, you will be proud of the work that you will be doing, using cutting-edge technologies to make healthcare better. Here, you will work in a supportive culture with other incredibly talented and intelligent people, creating industry-leading medical technology products. You will also have growth opportunities as we have a culture that supports your personal and professional development.

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Our benefits include bonuses; commissions; 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.

Staff Analytical Chemist – R&D (Hybrid)

Cary, IL

Stryker is hiring a Staff Analytical Chemist – R&D in Cary, IL to support our Medical Division. You will be responsible for all laboratory investigations, developing analytical methods and equipment validations, performing complex data review, and conducting data analytics.

Work Flexibility: Hybrid.

This role requires reasonable proximity to our Stryker facility. You should be comfortable working 3 days onsite (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday).

Who we want

Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.

Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.

What you will do

+ Responsible for developing analytical methods on a variety of instruments including, but not limited to, HPLC, UPLC, GC/MS, FTIR, UV-Vis, rheometer, dispersion analyzer, titrator, etc. to support upstream and downstream product development and sustainability efforts.

+ Responsible for designing and managing method suitability, equipment validation, and other validation projects as needed.

+ Responsible for managing test method transfers: 1) interdepartmental (upstream to downstream) 2) to and from external vendors/laboratories.

+ Performs analytical method verification and validations.

+ Manages procedural and method updates.

+ Organizes and manages continuous improvement projects.

+ Represents the R&D/Engineering Services dept. during technical discussions both internal and external.

+ Executes Out of Specification (OOS), Out of Trend (OOT) Phase I and II investigations, and laboratory error investigations.

+ Responsible for conducting complex data review and performing data analytics.

+ Provides technical guidance and training to junior members of the Engineering Services Analytical Chemistry Department.

+ Serves as an audit SME for routine chemistry processes.

+ Manages small capital projects.

+ Supports the design of laboratory systems and processes.

+ Performs other technical services as needed.

What you will need:

Basic Qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or other related technical field

+ 4+ years of related industry experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Experience working in a laboratory environment.

+ The ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

+ Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

+ Strong written and oral communication skills (English).

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

+ Experience with common analytical methods such as chromatography, spectroscopy, etc.

+ Experience conducting OOS/OOT Phase 1 and II investigations, laboratory investigations, and performing data analysis.

+ Experience updating and designing laboratory methods and procedures.

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

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

+ Experience managing small capital projects.

+ Experience working new product development (NPD) teams to design manufacturing processes.

+ Experience setting up a new laboratory or laboratory processes.

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: JC245616435

Posted On: Aug 12, 2023

Updated On: Oct 16, 2023

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