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Staff Engineer - Polymers (Hybrid)

Company: Stryker
Location: Mahwah
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

About StrykerStryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.We are proud to be named the #5 World's Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine. Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting stryker.comWhy engineering at Stryker?At Stryker we are dedicated to improving lives, with a passion for researching and developing new medical device products. As an engineer at Stryker, you will be proud of the work that you will be doing, using cutting-edge technologies to make healthcare better. Here, you will work in a supportive culture with other incredibly talented and intelligent people, creating industry-leading medical technology products. You will also have growth opportunities as we have a culture that supports your personal and professional development.Need another reason to apply? Check out these 8 reasons to join Stryker's engineering team: https://www.strykercareersblog.com/post/8-reasons-to-join-strykers-engineering-teamStryker 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 Staff Engineer located in Mahwah, New Jersey.Who we want:Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.Dedicated achievers. Relentless about quality, 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. Engineers who seek out cutting-edge research and information to expand and enhance their ability to understand and meet changing customer needs.Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.User-focused creators. People who imagine with the user in mind, developing technology that helps change patients' lives.What you will do:

  • Develop into a polymer science and processing Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the department and division
  • Provide scientific and technical leadership in polymer science and processing
  • Provide polymer expertise across cross-functional teams to support and sustain existing products
  • Provide technical support for regulatory filings, regulatory reregistrations, polymeric product improvement and development
  • Identify basic research opportunities on polymers to support product research and development efforts
  • Works closely with cross-functional teams both within and outside of the department to identify unmet needs and technical challenges and to evaluate new technologies and innovative solutions for unmet clinical and technical needs
  • Work with cross-functional teams on polymer technology development and testing, and product development & commercialization
  • Generate prospective research project plans including test protocols to validate proof-of-concept assessment
  • Generate technical memos and reports to a level of detail as required by the audience, up to and including that necessary to support regulatory submission
  • Keep abreast of latest research and pertinent technical literature
  • Acquire new skills outside of polymers to drive additional business needsWhat you need:
    • Minimum of bachelor's degree in Materials Science or Chemistry, with a strong focus on polymers
    • Advanced degree, strongly preferred
    • 5+ years of overall experience inclusive of advanced degree education
    • Demonstrated creativity and problem-solving skills
    • Demonstrated project management/leadership skills
    • Working knowledge and experience in polymer chemistry, physics or processing is highly desired
    • Working knowledge and experience in physical, mechanical, analytical testing of polymers desired
    • Demonstrated knowledge in structure-property relationships highly desired
    • Knowledge of US and international standards desired
    • Desire and ability to acquire new skills outside of polymers to drive additional business needs
    • Excellent interpersonal skills to work in interdisciplinary teams
    • Excellent communication skills (including writing and public presentation)
    • Must be comfortable working in a dynamic, fast paced environmentHybrid Role: You will need to live within commuting distance to our Mahwah, NJ office. You will need to be in the office 2-3 days a week, but you will have the flexibility to work from home on the other days.Our benefitsOur total rewards offering varies by country but often includes bonuses; commissions; healthcare; insurance benefits; retirement programs; stock based plans; paid time off plans; family and parenting leaves; tuition reimbursement; wellness programs; onsite fitness centers and cafeterias; discount purchase programs; and service and performance awards - not to mention various social and recreational activities.Know someone at Stryker?Be sure to have them submit you as a referral prior to applying for this position. Learn more about our employee referral program at https://careers.stryker.com/referrals/

Keywords: Stryker, Paterson , Staff Engineer - Polymers (Hybrid), Engineering , Mahwah, New Jersey

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