Manager, Preclinical - #1686947

Stryker Corporation

Date: 1 week ago
City: Fremont, CA
Contract type: Full time

Why 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.

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Stryker is hiring a Preclinical Manager for our Neurovascular Preclinical Department. This Preclinical Department breaks from tradition! Alongside overseeing product development performance and safety studies, it engages in diverse R&D endeavors, including global physician site visits and clinical training. As a team leader, you'll oversee researchers conducting studies from Discovery to Validation. You'll also spearhead strategies for enhancing functional capabilities, ensuring preclinical tests mirror clinical conditions as closely as feasible.

Who we want-

  • Effective communicators. People who collect and interpret information accurately and can concisely communicate results and recommendations to stakeholders, senior management, and their teams.

  • Network builders. Managers who build connections with other teams and divisions and coordinate cross-functional collaboration.

  • Insightful advisors. Managers who lead strategy development and provide guidance and consultation to internal and external teams.

What you will do:

  • Execute a comprehensive talent strategy to attract, develop, and retain top talent while fostering personal and professional growth, driving team performance, and delivering high-quality results with enthusiasm and dedication.

  • Lead and mentor teams to solve technical, business, and personnel challenges through problem-solving and process improvement methodologies

  • Oversite of complex preclinical efforts within the business unit, ensuring goal achievement, budget adherence, and talent allocation.

  • Translate department objectives and strategies into performance goals for direct reports.

  • Provide guidance on preclinical strategies, research initiatives and career development for staff.

  • Serves as a scientific and technical resource and provides on-going feedback and coaching to direct reports, preclinical researchers, project teams and across the business.

  • Facilitates communication of advanced preclinical research and/or performance results to management and/or product design teams in an appropriate fashion to enhance their visualization and understanding of device function and interaction with its environment.

  • Develop department tools and methodologies and establish cross-functional team relationships.

What you will need


  • Bachelor of Science in a Science or Engineering discipline

  • Minimum of 8+ years' experience working within the medical device industry with proficiency in preclinical is preferred.

  • Minimum of 2+ years in leading a team of professionals, providing direction, mentorship, and support to drive performance and achieve organizational objectives.


  • Masters degree preferred.

  • In-depth understanding of, experience in, and ability to mentor in one or more technical / functional disciplines.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in guiding teams to achieve project objectives and exceed performance expectations

  • Talented performance coach who is skilled at providing actionable feedback to team members, setting clear performance objectives and managing team member performance.

  • General knowledge of the healthcare market and competitors.

  • Experience executing a talent and performance management strategy.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex plans and technical information to team members within a division.

  • Proven ability to deliver programs or other business goals on time, on quality and within budget.

  • Additional role-specific preferred qualifications may be added as deemed necessary by the local hiring manager.

About Stryker

Our benefits:

  • 12 paid holidays annually

  • Health benefits include: Medical and prescription drug insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, critical illness insurance, accident insurance, hospital indemnity insurance, personalized healthcare support, wellbeing program and tobacco cessation program.

  • Financial benefits include Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), 401(k) plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), basic life and AD&D insurance, and short-term disability insurance.

For a more detailed overview of our benefits or time off, please follow this link to learn more: US Stryker employee benefits

About Stryker
Stryker is a global leader in medical technologies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in MedSurg, Neurotechnology, Orthopaedics and Spine that help improve patient and healthcare outcomes. Alongside its customers around the world, Stryker impacts more than 130 million patients annually. More information is available at

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Stryker is driven to work together with our customers to make healthcare better. Employees and new hires in sales and field roles that require access to customer accounts as a function of the job may be required, depending on customer requirements, to obtain various vaccinations as an essential function of their role.

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