Bio-Chemistry Technician in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/5/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Basic Function

The following are skills/trades that the candidate should be prepared to experience as part of this role:

  • Preparing test solutions, reagents and compounds for laboratory department to conduct analytical chemistry testing.
  • Preparing media solutions, reagents and compounds for growth promotion, biochemical, and microbiological quality control testing.
  • Performing tests to assist in development / qualification of analytical methods.
  • Analyzing inorganic and organic compounds to determine physical and chemical properties, composition, relationships, and reactions; utilizing spectrophotometric, and chromatographic techniques, among others.
  • Operating laboratory equipment like, FTIR, UV-VIS, pH meters, ion analyzers, atomic absorption spectrophotometers, Scanning Electron Microscopes, Laser Confocal Microscopes, etc.
  • Test reporting.
  • Developing comparison charts, graphs and reference files on laboratory data
  • Calculating testing results through applying determined limits and standards
  • Reviewing or analyzing test results.
  • Maintaining supply of standard reagents and solutions.


The following are examples of activities the candidate will be involved in as part of job description:

  • Perform sterility confirmation validation testing
  • Performing disinfection confirmation validation testing
  • Perform cleaning confirmation validation testing
  • Perform material identification/characterization testing
  • Perform the study/project designed by Laboratory bio-chemist
  • This may include UV/Vis, TOC Analyzer, SEM-EDX, LCM, and FTIR development projects
  • Equipment qualification studies
  • Process qualification studies
  • Perform media preparation for study/project
  • Maintain equipment for study/project
  • Sample preservation, testing procedures, and operation of advanced laboratory.

Physical Requirements

  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  Initial Laboratory Setup will require physical strength and maneuverability.
  • Must be able to review printed and handwritten materials
  • Must be able to communicate telephonically

Mental Requirements

  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication skills, superior organizational and planning skills;
  • Must be a “self-starter”, able to handle confidential matters, demonstrate initiative, possess attention to detail, have strong follow-up skills; and

Qualifications/Work Experience Preferred

  • 3+ years related technical experience

Education/Special Training Required

  • Advanced computer and appropriate application skills
  • Demonstrated ability to operate small hand tools (common lab equipment, volume dispensing, scales)
  • Working knowledge of basic Laboratory techniques (chemistry/biology)
  • Advanced math and technical writing skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Associates degree preferred.
  • Certificates or education in related laboratory practices

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: None

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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