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Senior R&D Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 22781

Job Title: Senior R&D Engineer

Location: Galway, Hybrid Role


An exceptional career opportunity awaits at a dynamic Galway-based medical device start-up. As we exclusively partner with this promising enterprise, we invite a seasoned Senior R&D Engineer to join their team. This role offers a unique chance to exert a tangible influence on product development and market readiness, driving the company towards approval, acceptance, and expansive growth.

Job Purpose:

As a Senior R&D Engineer, you will take a proactive, hands-on approach in leading product and project initiatives. Collaborating closely with technical and commercial teams, you'll be pivotal in steering product designs from conceptualization to market launch, all within a fast-paced and innovative start-up environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Forge and maintain strategic relationships with key clinical advisors.

  • Lead the design of innovative implants and surgical tools based on surgeon insights.

  • Coordinate with stakeholders to develop and refine product design specifications for next-generation products.

  • Apply best practices in concurrent engineering to ensure robust product design and manufacturability.

  • Design and validate testing methodologies.

  • Enhance the company’s intellectual property portfolio with innovative patentable concepts.

  • Drive continuous improvement in product quality, customer satisfaction, and manufacturing efficiency through collaborative programs.

  • Ensure all project management adheres to ISO and FDA regulatory standards.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science, with a Master’s degree preferred.

  • A minimum of five years of experience in product design and development within the medical device sector; orthopaedic experience advantageous.

  • Demonstrated ability in leading R&D projects with a comprehensive understanding of regulatory compliance.

  • Proven track record of innovative thinking and problem-solving in a highly regulated environment.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively collaborate with internal teams and external partners.

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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.