Medical Devices JobsR&D Technical Specialist | Sligo

  • SJ50721
  • Permanent
  • Leitrim, Sligo

Collins McNicholas

R&D Technical Specialist

Our Client – one of the worlds leading providers of healthcare products – is currently looking for an R&D Technical Specialist to join the expanding team in Sligo. 

As an R&D Technical Specialist, you will be responsible for: 

  • New product development.
    • Bringing new products from concept stage through to finished product in compliance with MDR guidelines and procedures.
    • Remediating, where necessary, design and development documents for existing products to be in compliance with MDR guidelines.
  • Responsible for R&D documentation as expected by corporate product design & development process.
  • Collaboration with Engineering and other Departments.
  • Developing, directing, and executing plans for a major segment of complex projects.
  • Deploy and implement activities to achieve project goals and recommend appropriate actions.
  • Key player to solve complex problems and make sound design recommendations.
  • Oversee troubleshooting challenges in relation to design changes of existing products to assess the feasibility and soundness of proposed changes. These may include but are limited to changes in raw materials, packaging configurations, and clinical use.
  • Independently compiling, analysing, reporting and driving product changes.
  • Summarize, analyse and draw conclusions from complex test results.
  • prepare complex reports and communicate results to multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Train and/or provide work direction as part of design and development activities.
  • Applying the most advanced technologies within the industry in relation to design changes and integrate improvements for future product developments.
  • Preparing demonstrations of applications to meet customer requirements.
  • Assists with sales and marketing communications efforts.
  • Investigate customer complaints, Corrective Action Preventative Action and nonconformities related to and take necessary actions in order to eliminate them.
  • Demonstrating a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Company’s Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.
  • Establishing and promoting a work environment that supports Quality Policy and processes.


 Education & Experience

  • 5 years of experience working in a Medical Device environment or similar
  • Minimum Level 8 in Science or related discipline


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of MDR
  • Experience in ISO13485:2016 and ISO14971 standards, EU and FDA regulatory requirements
  • Project management experience, an advantage
  • Demonstrated technical decision making
  • Strong ability to interact and collaborate with scientific/subject matter experts in the field, clinical studies, and in the lab
  • Effective communication skills required to support cross-functional team activities
  • Strong technical writing skills 
  • Dynamic team player and leader that can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams

Competitive salary + benefits attached to this role. 


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Davin Ferguson
071 9140251

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