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Senior R&D Engineer

Job Title: Senior R&D Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
REF: 83431
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Senior R&D Engineer - Galway

Our client, a leading Medical Device organisation in Galway, are looking to recruit a Senior R&D Engineer for their Structural Heart Project on a permanent basis.

Job Purpose:
This position requires the technical and leadership skills to produce effective solutions to product issues with complex technical requirements while working in a team-oriented environment that embraces change and manages risk.

  • Create/develop technical capabilities and expertise related to the design and testing of heart valve technology.
  • Promote an innovation mindset, identifies areas for improvement, suggests solutions, and submits patent disclosures.
  • Devise strategies for efficient execution of project deliverables and co-ordinate activities of a number of staff in an assigned phase of a development project.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate data into key information for various stakeholders required.
  • Undertakes and successfully completes complex product development tasks including: writing and/or verifying specifications, design verifications and design validations; maintaining product/process documentation; developing test methods.
  • Interfaces with Process Development, Design Assurance, Regulatory, Marketing, Operations, Quality Assurance, vendors and possibly physicians.
  • Identify, evaluate, manage, and provide guidance to suppliers, including establishing tolerances and defining acceptance criteria for suppliers related to materials, manufacturing processes and design
  • Support manufacturing and quality groups for improvements to existing products in the areas of quality enhancement, product cost and product performance.
  • Understands and complies with complex regulations, including FDA & ISO, governing the quality systems

  • Primary Degree in Mechanical, Polymer, Chemical, Materials or Biomedical Engineering. An advanced degree is a distinct advantage.
  • Minimum of 5+ years' experience preferably in the health care industry and / or equivalent Masters / PhD in relevant discipline.
  • Strong R&D/technical experience preferably in the health care industry and capable of handling the development aspect of assigned projects. Prior experience in interventional, vascular or cardiac surgery arena a plus, especially involving prosthetic and catheter-based technologies.

For further information on this Senior R&D Engineer - Galway please contact Nicola O'Connell on 091730022 /
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