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Staff Formulations Scientist or Engineer in Cary, IL at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 6/7/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

  • ​Identify and assess new technology opportunities in formulated products for medical applications.
  • Provides chemistry and formulated product subject matter expertise to other areas of the business.
  • Collaborates with our Sales and Marketing teams, as well as customers to better understand business and clinical needs, and translate those into value propositions for business investments.
  • Supports the alignment of Regulatory and Marketing on product claims and launch strategies.
  • Support technology and product development, testing, and commercialization.
  • Identify, scout, and develop formulations and processes designed to improve and broaden the business product line.
  • Keep abreast of the latest research and pertinent technical literature.
  • Work with internal and external thought leaders, and partners across the division to develop new technology, capture competitive advantage and economic results through innovation.
  • Approaches complex problems with an inquisitive nature—embraces multifaceted inputs to develop comprehensive & creative solutions.
  • Provides technical leadership in product development from proof of concept to pilot scale and to market release as applicable.
  • Assigns and provides oversight to technical work ; assists with the review and evaluation of personnel performance.
  • Possesses proficiency with project management principles to effectively meet technology readiness objectives and other project milestones to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Provides leadership in business updates/presentations to management and stakeholders.

Requirements:

  • 5-7 years of formulation development experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry.
  • Technical knowledge of personal care product formulation development required.
  • Demonstrated experience in new product development.
  • Experience working as part of a team in conducting complex product initiatives from concept through final recommendation and/or release.  Demonstrated strong project management experience required.
  • Demonstrated innovative approaches to problem solving.
  • Knowledge of FDA requirements associated with the development of pharmaceuticals and medical devices including Design Controls and the technical support required for regulatory submission preferred.
  • Experience with pilot or production scale mixing equipment is a plus. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to present issues, plans and objectives.
  • Chemical Engineer degree

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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