Senior Scientist R&D – Sligo

  • Reference: SJ43958
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Mayo, Sligo
  • Category: Science, Pharmaceutical & Food

R&D Senior Scientist

Exciting new opportunity for a Senior Scientist who will be Product Expert in R&D for our Sligo based Medical Device Manufacturing client.  

Your responsibilities

As part of R&D department, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring design & development of changes affecting clients product portfolio.
  • Collaboration with Engineering and Operations Departments, as well as other global Centers of Excellence and other Corporate functions.
  • Applying most advanced technologies within the industry, in relation to material changes, and integrate improvements for future product developments
  • Independently compiles, analyzes, reports and drives material changes
  • Independently, or as a member of a team, develops, directs, and executes plans for a major segment of complex projects
  • Prepares demonstrations of applications to meet customer requirements
  • Assists with sales and marketing communications efforts
  • Investigate customer complaints, CAPA and nonconformities related to product & raw materials and take necessary actions in order to eliminate them

As technical lead:

  • Deploy and implements activities to achieve project goals and recommends appropriate actions
  • Oversee troubleshooting on new or existing products problems in relation to design or material to assess the feasibility and soundness of proposed materials
  • Interface with internal and corporate functions to obtain feedback on concepts and performance of new or existing devices
  • Key player to solve complex problems and make sound design recommendations
  • Summarize, analyze and draw conclusions from complex test results
  • Prepare complex reports and communicate results to multi-disciplinary teams
  • Responsible for R&D documentation as per expected by corporate product design & development process
  • Train and/or provide work direction as part of design transfer activities

Education & experience

  • 5 years of experience working in a Medical Device environment
  • Minimum Level 8 in Science discipline.
  • Demonstrated technical decision making and Project management experience
  • Strong ability to interact and collaborate with scientific/subject matter experts in the field, clinical studies, and in the lab
  • Good regulatory knowledge


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Davin Ferguson on 0719140251 or email

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