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R&D Manager | Structural Heart | Start-up

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 20369

We are working with an exciting medical device start-up in Galway who are looking to hire an experienced Structural Heart R&D Manager to join their team. They are using disruptive technologies to develop a new structural heart product and have began hiring an experienced R&D team.

The R&D Manager will be based in the Galway facility and will be a leader with detailed and hands-on experience and knowledge of medical device development for interventional cardiology.

A day in the life

  • Providing technical leadership to the R&D team to realize the technology’s full potential.

  • Develop and promote a culture of technical innovation, engineering from first principles, and a philosophy of being a knowledge leader in the field of business.

  • Define project milestones, identify and manage the resources required to execute the project plan and the associated budget.

  • Project Management; creates, drives, communicates & executes project plans, tasks and deliverables. Has excellent time management skills and a proven history of meeting project deadlines.

  • Develops processes, materials, and solutions through in-house and external development paths.

  • Evaluates external technologies and suppliers and strategically identify opportunities to implement these effective.

  • Ensure design meets company’s expectations in terms of quality, cost, and time.

  • Support the VP of R&D in negotiating contracts with consulting firms/third parties to perform research or other applicable studies/support.

  • Assist, as required, with the clinical trial or other clinical or pre-clinical programs and initiatives of the business.

  • Perform annual performance reviews for direct reports. Provide constructive feedback between reviews and support team members in their growth and development.

What you need

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a relevant Engineering/Technical field with typically 10+ years of experience in a medical device environment or equivalent.  

  • Experience in leading R&D development teams ideally within structural heart

  • Experience in cross-site product development

  • Experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, and testing catheter-based medical devices (experience in large caliber delivery systems is a distinct advantage).

For a more detailed job specification or a confidential discussion on this role contact Amy Newell.