Stryker Principal Preclinical Researcher in Fremont, California

Who we want

CHALLENGERS – People who seek out the hard projects and work to find just the right solutions.

TEAMMATES – Partners who listen to ideas, share thoughts and work together to move the business forward.

INITIATIVE- People who take ownership of deliverables, seek out opportunities and drive projects to completion

PROBLEM SOLVING – People who can take on complex problems and make data based decisions

COMMUNICATION– People who can communicate project progress, data analysis and conclusions effectively

RESPONSIBILITY– People who see things through to completion and take personal accountability for end results

This advanced level position participates in the planning and execution of high quality preclinical studies (animal, cadaveric and in vitro) to ensure safety and effectiveness of Stryker Neurovascular products. Supports the management and execution of multiple programs, and interfaces with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Manages relationships with preclinical vendors (histopathology laboratories, Contract Research Institutions, Academic Institutions etc..) to ensure quality and successful execution of studies. Supports and manages high quality preclinical research projects to support Stryker Neurovascular product evaluations.

You are the ideal candidate if you have a strong technical and/or scientific background and would be enthusiastic to be in the lab providing technical/clinical expertise, digging deep into scientific literature to support a hypothesis as well as developing a novel GLP study design. This is a fast paced environment and not a typical preclinical role.

  • Builds Quality into all aspects of their work by maintaining compliance to all quality requirements.

  • Provides advanced device performance feedback to development teams

  • Utilizes knowledge of internal workings of CRO’s to anticipate/prevent problems and increase efficiency.

  • Provides advanced model (animal, in vitro, cadaver) selection feedback to core team personnel.

  • Develops, reviews and executes preclinical protocols.

  • Participates in site qualification, training, audits, and site compliance with Good Lab Practice (GLP) when applicable.

  • Maintains compliance to relevant training (internal/external)

  • Understands and communicates standard and complex preclinical vs. clinical issues/differences.

  • Develops budget projections and facilitates site negotiations.

  • Responsible for oversight, maintenance, and execution of their own preclinical projects as well as directing the work of other preclinical researchers as applicable.

  • Collects, analyzes and drafts reports of preclinical results.

  • Trains and/or provides work direction to less experienced preclinical researchers.

  • Exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Wear radiation protection clothing for up to 8 hours per day (20 hours/month).

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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.

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at www.stryker.com