QC Chemist in Cary, IL at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/4/2018

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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. You will maintain operational functionality in the lab, help monitor activities and processes, and ensure company policies and regulatory compliance requirements are adhered to in the lab.

You will also:

  • Conduct training of laboratory staff and maintain training records
  • Oversee work assignments of a group of QC laboratory technicians as related to execution of  weekly testing schedules
  • Review and/or approval of laboratory reports and records
  • Assist with investigations into failing results, deviation to procedure, equipment malfunction or change, audit observations, or process failure
  • Assurance of calibration and proper operation of analytical instrumentation
  • Timely reporting on any adverse events
  • Conduct of quality control testing in order to facilitate product release
  • Provide support for off-shift laboratory operations (e.g. weekend work)
  • Assist in conducting of studies and specialty testing in order to establish QC controls, conduct laboratory investigations, etc.
  • Attendance and active participation in training provided on-site and occasionally off site with the purpose of furthering job skill


  • BS/BA degree
  • 1+ years of related experience


  • Experience working in an FDA GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) compliant laboratory.
  • Proficiency 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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