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R&D Engineer

  • Sector: Medical Devices
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  • Job Ref: 18974

An exciting permanent R&D Engineer opportunity has arisen with a leading multi-national medical device leader in Galway as a result of continued expansion of their operations.

Job Purpose

Develops products, materials, processes, or equipment for projects of moderate complexity. Under limited supervision/guidance, compiles, analyzes, and reports operational, test, and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified products, processes, and materials creates and maintains design-related technical notes (notebooks, protocols, validations, qualifications, manufacturing documents, etc.) building a complete design history.



  • Lead design change activities throughout the commercial Drug Eluting Stent/Cutting Balloon business ensuring product safety, compliance, material continuity and cost reduction.
  • Ability to multi task and demonstrate flexibility across multiple functions.
  • Communicates changes in project milestones and compile DCA's/technical reports as required.
  • Evaluates in conjunction with EHS new equipment/processes/chemicals for environmental impact/effect to eliminate or lessen such impacts/effects.
  • Interfaces with Marketing, Operations, Quality Assurance, Reg Affairs, Vendors and Physicians.
  • Must be able to provide technical guidance within a large team and be an effective communicator within a multidisciplinary and international organisation.
  • Applies the Technical Development Process (TDP) and Product Development Process (PDP) methodologies.
  • Demonstrate a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality.
  • Understands and complies with all the regulations governing the quality systems.
  • Motivated , self-starter who works within a team environment.



  • HETAC Level 8 Degree in a relevant Technical Discipline, preferably Mechanical, Polymer, Materials or Biomedical Engineering
  • Strong R&D/technical experience preferably in the health care industry
  • Understands and complies with all the regulations governing the quality systems.
  • Motivated, self-starter who works within a team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with proven leadership abilities
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven track record of working in a fast paced environment with strong technical capabilities and be capable of handling multiple development aspects of assigned projects

 For a more detailed and confidential discussion on this role contact Amy Newell.