Senior Clinical Sciences Specialist in Portage, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/11/2020

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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 Senior Clinical Sciences Specialist to join Stryker’s Instruments division based in Portage, Michigan. To learn more about the division, visit: and

Who we want

  • Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes – finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate. 
  • Data translators. Highly effective communicators who can transform data findings into recommendations to compose reports and executive level presentations. 
  • Meticulous documenters. Detail-oriented people who enjoy maintaining meticulous documentation of reports, metrics, proposals, and presentations. 
  • Self-directed initiators. People who take ownership of their work and need no prompting to drive productivity, change, and outcomes.
  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, data and insights to drive continuous improvement in functions.
  • 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. 

What you will do

As a Senior Clinical Sciences Specialist, you provide technical support to various areas of the business related to biocompatibility, cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of reusable and single use medical devices.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Develop compliant testing protocols and guidelines for new product development and product changes of both terminally sterilized and reusable products
  • Coordinate and complete projects and project deliverables with general supervision in collaboration with cross functional groups such as R&D, Operations, and Marketing
  • Interpret, assess, analyze and apply international standards related to sterilization, cleaning, disinfection and biocompatibility
  • Work on technical problems of moderate scope and complexity; independently determines and develops approach to solutions
  • Participate in the development or revision of quality system procedures and quality improvement initiatives associated with clinical sciences
  • Support resolution to product quality issues such as customer complaints, adverse events, product field actions, and non-conformances
  • Monitor sterile suppliers and contract laboratories including input and review of audit results
  • Involvement with industry groups such as AAMI, ISO, etc.
  • Perform gap assessments to new or changing standards

What you need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering or equivalent focus
  • Minimum 2 years experience
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and lead through influence
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to accept and manage project risk to drive concurrent projects forward

You may also have

  • Experience in medical device product development or testing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FDA, GMP, ISO and other medical device regulatory requirements and standards
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization techniques, microbiology concepts, standards, practices and procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of biocompatibility testing concepts, standards, practices and procedures

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 10%

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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