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Location Galway
Salary Negotiable
Role Type Permanent
Contact Amanda Reynolds

Senior R&D Engineer – Prototype Projects

Senior R&D Engineer – Prototype Projects

My MNC Medical Device Client are ranked among the top 10 global companies in the medical device outsourcing industry. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of minimally invasive delivery and access devices for a range of therapies and are searching for a Senior R&D Engineer to work in the Prototypes & Advanced Technology R&D Group which focuses on delivering innovative device prototypes & demonstrators to customers. You will be based in the Galway HQ site.

These prototypes will be early stage concepts of delivery systems used in neurovascular, structural heart and peripheral therapies. You will be responsible for all project management activities associated with building of prototypes & product demonstrators. These include managing right first-time activities for all prototype builds, coordinating and facilitating design for manufacture reviews with key operations stakeholders and also day to day scheduling of prototype equipment.

You will also work with sister sites within the medical business to utilize their technology and capabilities, while reviewing and managing stock materials required, managing databases and regularly updating the company’s offering of off the shelf components and materials.

This key position within the devices Prototype & Advanced Technology group and will enable the successful candidate to demonstrate their broad range of research & development skills in a fast paced dynamic environment. In working on these exciting Research & Development projects you will have the opportunity to work with other cross functional team members and dovetail into all the different elements of taking a product from concept through to commercialization

Key Responsibilities 

  • Work on all elements of the R&D of projects from concept generation through to design freeze
  • Design of concepts and prototypes in advance of selecting the most promising solution to take into Design Freeze
  • Use catheter design and simulation tools to optimize next generation product designs and reduce lead time to achieve first off working prototypes
  • Work closely with project Lead and prototype group to develop, build and test next generation product demonstrators
  • Work with both internal and external groups to explore new technologies. Asses in terms of performance, cost and reliability
  • Identify new technology and process equipment, source and procure capital equipment, support installation and lead qualification activities
  • Assist the Project Lead in the development of intellectual property generated through the Research & Development activities
  • Implement leading and cutting edge technologies to provide the optimum design solution
  • Support the Project Lead in liaison with the company’s network of Key Opinion Leaders to provide clinically relevant feedback on product designs
  • Liaise with the customer to optimise product design

 Qualifications & Requirements

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • 5+ Year’s Industry Experience in a medical product development environment
  • Demonstrate product design and development experience, including experience of design review and quality procedures
  • Experience of compiling FMEA’s and conducting verifications and validations for medical devices products and processes
  • Experience with engineering tools such as FEA, Creo, Solid Works, Design for manufacture and Design for Reliability
  • Experience of development of test methods and associated product testing
  • Understanding of polymer materials and selection in medical device design would be an advantage

Company Benefits

  • Annual bonus
  • Health insurance 
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension
  • Christmas bonus voucher
  • Paid holidays
  • Free parking & overflow carpark
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Laptop
  • Sports & Social membership
  • Training & development opportunities
  • Educational Assistance


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Amanda Reynolds


Senior R&D Engineer – Prototype Projects

Amanda Reynolds

Role Type Permanent
Contact Amanda Reynolds
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