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Principal R&D Engineer

Galway, Galway
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Johanne Kennedy
+353 86 440 3725
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A Day in The Life Of:
  • Design, develop, troubleshoot, and provides technical skills during research and / or product development.
  • Effectively represent the company while interacting with physicians to distil their needs into product requirements and concepts.
  • Provide direction in technical innovation across the department.
  • Identify and mitigate technological risks throughout the design process.
  • Apply understanding of anatomy & physiology with engineering knowledge in materials and processes to come up with working designs.
  • Interface effectively and build relationships with team members, other staff and key technology and component suppliers, both locally and globally
  • May be required to progress a project from concept phase into commercialization phase and play a key role on the product / process / engineering / technical fronts.
  • May be required to resolve technical obstacles with existing designs and support portfolio sustaining activities.
  • Continually contribute to generation of intellectual property
  • Coach, mentor, and delegate work to less experienced engineers
  • Partake in cross site Technical Forums and build a network within the technical community.
  • Define and implement strategic goals in the technical community in line with the business unit strategy.
  • Design studies to investigate specific life science questions within field of expertise.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Degree level 8 in Engineering or related discipline with a minimum 7 years of relevant experience, or PHD with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience – additional relevant qualifications may be advantageous.
  • Previous experience in catheter delivery systems for structural heart, cardiology, or cardiac surgery is essential.
  • Extensive medical device product development experience is essential.
  • In-depth knowledge of polymer materials and polymer processing is a distinct advantage.
  • Strong proven track record in innovation and technical advisory.
  • We are looking for a dynamic team player that can work effectively and proactively on cross- functional teams.
  • This role is primarily technical in nature; thus, we seek someone who is passionate about Engineering concepts and principles – someone who gets a thrill from how and why things work.
  • We are looking for a proven influencer and someone who exhibits skills in driving large scale technical initiatives.
  • You are a seasoned professional in engineering development with extensive engineering knowledge and skills in some or all of the following: component and system design, materials (polymers and metals), sterilization of medical devices, test method development, design for six sigma principles, CAD (Solidworks preferred), pre-clinical evaluations, physician interactions, knowledge of anatomical use conditions (anatomy, physiology etc.), system requirements development, design control, application of ISO standards for medical devices
  • We are looking for strong communication and presentation skills.
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