Senior Staff Formulations Scientist

    Stryker Corporation
    Cary, IL 60013
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    Job Description

    Who we want:

    Goal-oriented developers. Keeping the customer and requirements squarely in focus, people who deliver safe and robust solutions.

    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.

    Curious learners. People who seek out cutting-edge research and information to expand and enhance their ability to be ready for what's next.

    Stryker is hiring a Senior Staff Formulations Scientist in Cary, IL.

    What you will do:

    Provide scientific and technical leadership in the development and assessment of novel, cost-effective formulations and formulation-based products that advance the division's capabilities and support the long-term growth strategy and solve real problems in healthcare.
    • Identify and assess new technology opportunities in formulated products for medical applications.
    • Collaborates with our Sales and Marketing teams, as well as customers to better understand business and clinical needs, and translate those into value propositions for business investments.
    • Supports the alignment of Regulatory and Marketing on product claims and launch strategies.
    • Support technology and product development, testing, and commercialization.
    • Identify, scout, and develop formulations and processes designed to improve and broaden the business product line.
    • Keep abreast of the latest research and pertinent technical literature.
    • Work with internal and external thought leaders, and partners across the division to develop new technology, capture competitive advantage and economic results through innovation.
    • Approaches complex problems with an inquisitive nature-embraces multifaceted inputs to develop comprehensive & creative solutions.
    • Provides technical leadership in product development from proof of concept to pilot scale and to market release as applicable.
    • Assigns and provides oversight to technical work; assists with the review and evaluation of personnel performance.
    • Possesses proficiency with project management principles to effectively meet technology readiness objectives and other project milestones to achieve desired outcomes.
    • Provides leadership in business updates/presentations to management and stakeholders.
    • Provides chemistry and formulated product subject matter expertise to other areas of the business.
    What you will need:

    Basic Qualifications:
    • BS in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or an equivalent technical degree required.
    • 6+ years of formulation development experience.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Formulation development experience in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry, highly preferred.
    • Experience with Quality by Design.
    • Master's or PhD degree in Engineering, Chemistry or Science field preferred.
    • Technical knowledge of personal care product formulation development required.
    • Demonstrated experience in new product development.
    • Experience with the development of topical drugs
    • Experience working as part of a team in conducting complex product initiatives from concept through final recommendation and/or release. Demonstrated strong project management experience required.
    • Demonstrated innovative approaches to problem solving.
    • Knowledge of FDA requirements associated with the development of pharmaceuticals and medical devices including Design Controls and the technical support required for regulatory submission preferred.
    • Experience with pilot or production scale mixing equipment is a plus.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to present issues, plans and objectives.
    Posting ID: 593234797Posted: 2020-12-30Job Title: Senior Staff Formulation