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Senior R&D Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 22378

Join an innovative start-up in the palliative care sector, focused on developing a groundbreaking catheter-based device. This Senior R&D role is ideal for someone passionate about making a substantial impact on patient quality of life through advanced medical technology.


As a Senior R&D Engineer based in Galway, you will:

  • Collaborate closely with the R&D Project Lead, applying your engineering knowledge in design, testing, validation, and CAD.

  • Manage and oversee projects from inception to completion, ensuring timely achievement of milestones.

  • Lead innovation within the team, offering guidance, mentorship, and opportunities for growth.

  • Drive problem-solving initiatives, perform advanced data analysis, and deliver comprehensive and actionable reports.

  • Develop and validate test methods, and contribute significantly to project proposals, development plans, and design verification test plans.

  • Oversee product design/development, ensuring adherence to the highest standards of performance and regulatory compliance.

  • Engage with vendors and suppliers regularly, maintaining efficient delivery of services and equipment.

  • Be a pivotal part of our transition from Phase 1 to Phase 3, working in tandem with our Contract Manufacturer.


As a Senior R&D Engineer in this start-up, you will need:

  • Honours Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a related field.

  • At least 5 years of product development experience in the medical device sector.

  • Technical project leadership and proficiency in CAD (Solidworks), medical device regulations (GMP, QSR, ISO), and MS Office.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with proficiency in statistical software (Minitab) and FEA Software (Ansys) being a plus.

The Company Vision

Our Client is committed to ‘Making Every Day Count’ for palliative care patients and building a scalable, globally recognized Irish business. Their roadmap includes comprehensive design, trials, studies, and regulatory submissions, aiming for market launches in the US and Europe.

If you're ready to contribute to a start-up leading the way in innovation and patient care in the palliative sector, we'd be excited to hear from you -

Kindly note that, given the expected high volume of applications, we can only respond to candidates whose qualifications closely match the specific requirements of the role. We genuinely value your interest in this opportunity and thank you for your understanding.