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Principal R&D Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 21904

Our client, a world leader in medical device manufacturing, design and development are looking to add a suitably qualified and experienced Principal R&D Engineer who is a subject matter expert in catheter design and development specifically catheter delivery systems for structural heart, cardiology, or cardiac surgery. The Principal R&D Engineer will be tasked with directing the technical development of new products through early-stage investigation/research and/or translation of that into commercial medical devices. 

Job Purpose:

·Design, develop, troubleshoot, and provides technical skills during research and / or product development. 

·Effectively represent our client while interacting with physicians to distil their needs into product requirements and concepts. 

·Provide direction in technical innovation across the department. 

·Identify and mitigate technological risks throughout the design process. 

·Apply understanding of anatomy & physiology with engineering knowledge in materials and processes to come up with working designs. 

·Interface effectively and build relationships with team members, other staff and key technology and component suppliers, both locally and globally 

·May be required to progress a project from concept phase into commercialization phase and play a key role on the product / process / engineering / technical fronts. 

·May be required to resolve technical obstacles with existing designs and support portfolio sustaining activities. 

·Continually contribute to generation of intellectual property 

·Coach, mentor, and delegate work to less experienced engineers 

·Partake in cross site Technical Forums and build a network within the technical community. 

·Define and implement strategic goals in the technical community in line with the business unit strategy. 

·Design studies to investigate specific life science questions within field of expertise. 

Key Skills & Experience

·Degree level 8 in Engineering or related discipline with a minimum 7 years of relevant experience, or PHD with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience – additional relevant qualifications may be advantageous. 

·Previous experience in catheter delivery systems for structural heart, cardiology, or cardiac surgery is essential.

·Extensive medical device product development experience is essential.

·In-depth knowledge of polymer materials and polymer processing is a distinct advantage.

·Strong proven track record in innovation and technical advisory. 

·We are looking for a dynamic team player that can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams. 

·This role is primarily technical in nature; thus, we seek someone who is passionate about Engineering concepts and principles – someone who gets a thrill from how and why things work. 

·We are looking for a proven influencer and someone who exhibits skills in driving large scale technical initiatives. 

·You are a seasoned professional in engineering development with extensive engineering knowledge and skills in some or all of the following: component and system design, materials (polymers and metals), sterilization of medical devices, test method development, design for six sigma principles, CAD (Solidworks preferred), pre-clinical evaluations, physician interactions, knowledge of anatomical use conditions (anatomy, physiology etc.), system requirements development, design control, application of ISO standards for medical devices 

·We are looking for strong communication and presentation skills

For more information on this role and what the organisation can offer you please get in touch today with Chris O Toole