Senior Staff Formulation Scientist - New Product Development

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.

Stryker is hiring a Senior Staff Formulations Scientist, New Product Development in Cary, Illinois to join our growing formulation development team at Stryker! In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop, qualify, and support the launch of new pharmaceutical, biocidal, and cosmetic formulations and formulation-based products that solve real problems in healthcare while advancing the division’s capabilities and supporting the long-term growth strategy.

Workplace Flexibility: Candidate must reside within a commutable distance to the facility in Cary, IL but is expected to be onsite at the facility multiple times/week. Typical schedule would be onsite Monday – Wednesday and remote Thursday and Friday but is subject to change.

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.

+ Self-directed initiators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.

+ Motivated product launchers. People who bring strategic direction and drive for execution to ensure products are developed and launched with precision.

What you will do:

+ Serve as the technical lead in the development of new formulated products from inception to full commercialization.

+ Research, develop, prototype, and evaluate new and novel formulations to address customer needs

+ Work cooperatively with R&D, Quality, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Clinical, Marketing and Project Management to ensure project success.

+ Identify and lead the creation of or improvements to procedures, policies, processes, systems, and technology required.

+ Contribute to complex product development through release and lead one technical area of expertise.

+ Hold self and others accountable to deliver high quality results with passion, energy and drive to meet business priorities.

+ Mentor, develop and inspire others in current and future roles.

+ Collaborate and influence others on cross functional teams advancing partnerships to achieve business objectives.

Technical Responsibilities:

+ Lead research, design, development, modification and evaluation of formulations and formulated products.

+ Apply and mentor others on advanced formulation theories, principles, and concepts.

+ Translate user needs into design requirements and specifications

+ Conduct, design, and select advanced prototyping and testing methodologies

+ Lead and guide in correction of complex product design issues.

+ Conduct technology exploration and influence application in the business.

+ Develop invention disclosures, patents or trade secrets.

Business Responsibilities:

+ Contribute to competitive and market strategy by demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the market, customer dynamics and competitive offerings.

+ Apply strong understanding of clinical procedures to enhance product development.

+ Contribute and execute customer facing activities like voice of customer and customer centric design in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.

+ Demonstrate financial acumen.

Med Device Compliance:

+ Mentor others as a business unit expert on the usage of industry standards, including design requirements and test strategies per applicable regulations.

+ Lead others to create and refine design documentation, such as the Master Batch Record and create more progressive technical content.

+ Contribute to R&D procedures and development of industry standards working closely with cross-functional business units.

What you will need

Required :

+ Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical, Formulation or Cosmetic Science.

+ 6+ years of experience working in formulation development, preferably in the monographed OTC drug industry.

Preferred :

+ Experience in developing and optimizing complex formulations such as emulsions and suspensions.

+ Experience in creating Master Batch Production

+ In-depth knowledge of materials, manufacturing and processing methods and technologies to support complex product development.

+ Ability to communicate complex plans and technical information to team members.

+ Experience with chemical mixing equipment and chemical analysis equipment.

+ Pharmaceutical GMP Professional (CPGP) a plus .

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: JC246813457

Posted On: Aug 30, 2023

Updated On: Oct 23, 2023

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