QC Chemist in Cary, IL at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

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Job Description

We are a leading developer of products used to prevent hospital-acquired conditions such as ventilator-associated conditions, skin injury due to incontinence, pressure injuries, surgical site infections and healthcare worker injury across the continuum of care. From the acute care setting to the skilled nursing and long-term care setting, as well as continued care at home, we create products that make care giving easier and provide clinical outcomes. Our success is supported by a unique culture that is summed up in the phrase, “keep it personal”. It’s our way of reinforcing a focus and commitment to our employees and customers through integrity, honesty and passion. In this role as a QC Chemist, you will carry out sampling, measuring, analyzing, recording, approving and reporting samples and data per established methodology. This is a senior laboratory position and you will assist the QC Supervisor in maintaining operational functionality in the lab, help monitor activities and processes, and ensure company policies and regulatory compliance requirements are adhered to in the supervisor’s absence. You will also:

  • Conduct Quality Control testing to determine conformance to specifications.
  • Design, implement, and maintain operational procedures.
  • Respond and react to the detection of testing anomalies and deviations in operations or procedures (performing instrument and method troubleshooting, conducting laboratory-based investigations, etc.).
  • Generate, review, and approve instrument outputs and test results containing mathematical calculations, graphs, charts, and narratives.
  • Qualify, calibrate, and maintain laboratory instruments.
  • Develop and execute protocols and studies.
  • Train junior lab personnel.
  • Provide oversight of developmental stability studies


  • Five years of relevant laboratory experience with a BS/BA degree or one year of relevant laboratory experience with an MS/MA degree.
  • Experience must include working in an FDA GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) compliant laboratory.
  • Must be proficient with advanced analytical techniques such as Chromatography (GC, HPLC) and Spectroscopy (FTIR, UV/Vis).


  • Strong verbal and written communication and computational skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to generate clear and understandable written correspondence and descriptions
  • Understanding of descriptive statistics
  • Good Math and basic Algebra skills
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Chemistry or a related technical field.
  • Sound understanding of laboratory controls and common laboratory equipment
  • Proficiency in common test methodology used in an analytical chemistry laboratory.
  • Proficiency with common laboratory instrumentation and equipment (fume hood, pH meter, microscope, etc.) 
  • Basic laboratory metrology procedures (e.g. calibration of volumetric labware, analytical and top-loading balance, etc.)
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative chemical analysis and demonstrated proficiency with major analytical instruments such as chromatographs and spectroscopes
  • Experience with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Experience conducting shelf-life and related stability studies


Is subject to controlled indoor conditions with some occasional tasks in the warehouse.  There will be exposure to hazardous chemicals and reagents (personal protective equipment is provided). Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, reaching, handling, talking, hearing, pulling, grasping.

Work From Home: No

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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