Manager, Applied Biomechanics in Mahwah, NJ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/15/2019

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Job Description

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care.  The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives.  We are currently seeking a Manager, Applied Biomechanics located in Mahwah, New Jersey.

Who we want:

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.

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

What you will do:

  • Manage research and strategy associated with kinematics, cadaveric analysis, virtual analysis and tribology.
  • Develop test protocols & oversee simulator testing.
  • Specify and provide product verification and validation guidance for development projects through Design Control team participation.
  • Demonstrate continuous creativity in kinematic and tribology research.
  • Generate technical memos and reports, including detail that is appropriate to the audience; develop reports and memos necessary to support a regulatory submission.
  • Participate in the development and management of department expenses within budget.
  • Manage resource planning tools, such as timelines; allocate resources in support of business plans.
  • Interact with the consultant / designer surgeon group in order to define and validate design requirements.
  • Manage 3rd party vendors, including contract labs.
  • Interface with the other functional departments to build and manage multifunctional teams that execute the New Technology Development Process.
  • Participate -- with senior management -- in the identification of strategic opportunities and product line strategies.
  • Manage the team's employee development and succession planning activities; set performance objectives, provide coaching/guidance and provide performance evaluation.

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Mechanical, Biomedical or related field
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 8 + years of experience in the medical device or Regulated industry
  • 2+ years in a research environment, including direct experience with mechanical or material testing and cadaveric testing
  • Applied knowledge of mechanical test equipment and biomechanics principles
  • Prefer FEA skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in design controls within a regulated industry
  • Demonstrated ability to manage expenses within budget
  • Prefer prior experience managing direct reports, including recruiting, developing, coaching, team building and discipline/termination

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: 20%

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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