Research and Development Engineer

Technical & Engineering
Technical & Engineering

My client is hiring an R&D Engineer to join their team. This is a wonderful opportunity to work on all aspect of the Design Life Cycle, offering amazing exposure and experience. As an R&D Engineer will design, develop, modify and evaluate medical devices. The engineer will use structured engineering, problem solving and statistical techniques to design and develop new products and/or improve existing products whilst adhering to regulatory requirements, project deadlines and budgets.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities

  • Design and set-up experiments, manage evaluation testing and work with suppliers/manufacturers in developing new and existing products
  • Actively involved in specifying, sourcing, testing and approving material
  • Prepare and lead critical technical design reviews, including preparation and presentation of supporting design documents
  • Project manage transfer of products from concept/design phase to commercial manufacturing
  • Follow design control procedure/standards in accordance with ISO13485
  • Create and maintain design-related technical notes (notebooks, protocols, validations, manufacturing documents, etc.) building a complete design history file
  • Compile and analyse operational, test and development data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified products
  • Manage and prepare engineering test protocols and reports
  • Provide new design concepts
  • Work with relevant functions in transferring R&D projects to commercial operations.

 Skills & Qualifications

  • Qualified to degree level in engineering, science or related discipline
  • Medical device development experience essential
  • Experience with catheter systems preferable
  • Strong mechanical design skills
  • Knowledge in the use of a variety of materials (plastics, metal, adhesives, etc.)
  • Knowledge of catheter manufacturing processes (bonding, moulding, etc.)
  • Experience in bringing a product from concept/design phase to commercial manufacturing
  • Understanding/working knowledge of relevant standards and regulatory requirements
  • Strong project management, organisation, computer and leadership skills essential
  • Experience in risk assessment and FMEA
  • Six sigma green belt experience preferable
  • Good working knowledge in statistical process control and capability analysis using DMAIC and DOE techniques
  • CAD experience preferable
  • Influential team member, fully motivated to achieve and demonstrate best practices in line with the department company objectives

Excellent Salary & Benefits.

For a confidential discussion and more information on this role, please contact Nicola Walsh.


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