Senior Staff Scientist in Mahwah, NJ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 7/25/2018

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    Mahwah, NJ
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Job Description

Provide scientific and technical leadership in the area of material science and processing. Identify and lead assessment and development of new material technologies.

  • Identify and assess new technology opportunities in orthopaedic applications.
  • Identify basic research opportunities on materials to support product research and development efforts.
  • Support technology development and testing and product development & commercialization.
  • Identify, scout, and develop materials and processes designed to improve and broaden the business’ product line.
  • Keep abreast of the latest research and pertinent technical literature.  Provide detailed literature reviews of polymers.
  • Work with internal partners, AT, R&D, marketing and business/commercial leaders, as well as peers and R&D leadership to capture competitive advantage and economic results through innovation.
  • Provide technical support for existing manufacturing processes.
  • Provide technical support for regulatory filing, product improvement and development, and existing manufacturing processes.


PhD in Materials Science, Material Chemistry.

  • 7+ years’ experience in Medical Device Industry, or material processing and manufacturing fields required.
  • Working knowledge and experience in physical, mechanical, and analytical testing of materials and material chemistry, structural analysis, physics and/or processing required.
  • Working knowledge and experience in failure mode analysis of products desirable.
  • Working knowledge and experience in biocompatibility assessment and sterilization desirable.
  • Knowledge of relevant US and internal standards desired.
  • Demonstrated experience in new technology evaluation and development.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing innovative analytical, testing and/or processing solutions in the research arena.
  • Experience working as part of a team in conducting complex research and/or product development initiatives from concept through final recommendation.
  • Demonstrated strong project management experience required.

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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