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Senior Biomechanical R&D Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 21705

A permanent opportunity has arisen with a start-up client in Galway who are looking to hire an experienced Senior Biomechanical R&D Engineer to join their team. This hire will be part of the team responsible for the development of their new cardiac medical device. The Senior R&D Engineer - Biomechanics will work from the company’s office in Galway and be able to travel occasionally.


  • The Senior R&D Engineer - Biomechanics will work closely with physicians, subject matter experts, researchers, and colleagues. 

  • As Senior Biomechanical R&D Engineer, you will share the responsibility of realizing the full potential of the technology.

  • The successful candidate will have entrepreneurial spirit, the required persistence to succeed in a start-up organisation, and the ability to work in a highly dynamic environment.

  • Your key responsibility will be to research the impact of device design on anatomy and physiology by analysing the output from in vitro and in vivo models.

  • You will create numerical or physical engineering models that mimic these device behaviours so that design alternatives can be developed and tested.

  • You will network with universities, interact with customers and cooperate with SMEs to develop model.

  • Work to develop, design, document and perform test method validations.

Required Qualifications & Characteristics:

  • Must have at least 5 years industry experience in medical device development.

  • Must hold a recognised primary degree or masters in relevant engineering or scientific disciplines (e.g., Biomechanical or biomedical engineering, biomedical science, applied physics, mechanical engineering).

  • Knowledge of the potential impact medical devices have on anatomy and physiology while in use (e.g., bio-tribology) and how to model it.

  • Willingness to travel on occasion.

  • Experience with physical measurement equipment, sensors and simulated use testing of catheter-based, electro-pneumatic medical devices.

  • Experience using 3D CAD modelling software (e.g., Solidworks).

  • Programming skills in Matlab & Simulink.

  • Experience working to regulatory requirements of 21CFR820, MDR and ISO13485 and developing and executing Gauge R&R studies.

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