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Engineering & Technical

Senior Research and Development Engineer - Waterford - 104623

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Waterford
Date: 18/06/2019
Job Reference: 104623
Contact Name: Bimi Felix
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Job Description

Senior Research and Development Engineer - Waterford - 104623
Contact: Bimi Felix
Telephone: 086 8395533

Research and Development Programme Manager – Medical Device

Our client, a medical device company in Waterford are currently looking to recruit a Research and Development engineer for their site.

Candidate outline
  • A high calibre, senior level R&D engineer/executive that has successfully managed a team, design process and NPD project to develop a medical device product under the ISO13485 standard, from concept stage right through to product launch and post market follow up.
  • The ability to converse with confidence/gravitas when communicating with clinicians, Kols and customers to promote the company and effectively capture "voice of the customer" inputs is highly desirable.
  • While not a requisite, having experience developing connected healthcare and IoT enabled devices to support the company’s strategy in this direction is a huge advantage.

Job Challenge
  • This is a hands on role to manage and coordinate all activities relating to the NPD Programme at the company.
  • The Programme manager will lead, support and work with the team to develop orthopaedic devices using the company’s proprietary materials and technology that will deliver clear clinical, functional and economic benefits to patients, practitioners and healthcare organisations worldwide.
  • The Programme manager will motivate and coordinate the team to achieve their respective project objectives within specified time lines and:
  • Work closely with the R&D Director to implement the company’s strategy and achieve its business goals.
  • Ensure that technologies, products and devices are developed to comply with relevant regulatory standards and CE certification requirements.
  • Coordinate transfer of R&D projects to pilot & series manufacturing and be familiar with all related quality and regulatory protocols necessary.
  • Support marketing to ensure timely product launches and manage the company’s training programme to train clinicians and customers on how to effectively use company products so as to secure and accelerate product adoption in the market.
  • Contribute as required to the development of company strategy and future business plans.

  • Min degree in any of the following disciplines: Mechanical or Polymer engineering, Industrial design, Chemistry, Biomechanics or Materials Science.

Minimum experience and requirements
  • The candidate must have a minimum 3 years working in the medical device sector, have at least 2 years “Hands on” in a R & D / product development environment, and have a proven programme/project management track record.
  • Ideally, the candidate will have worked under an ISO or FDA regulatory system, have experience of product verification and validation procedures and techniques and are capable of managing NPD projects from conception to product commercialisation.
  • Familiarity with design and development procedures and experience of building or contributing to a "design history file" during product development is a serious advantage.
  • Experience of tool design and injection moulding is an advantage as is experience with CAD drawing packages.

  • In addition to being creative, resourceful and an Innovator be a self-starter with a proven project management experience.
  • The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated, performance driven.
  • The ability to "Think outside the box" means the candidate can work on their own initiative while their disciplined approach to problem solving and task completion ensures timely delivery of project milestones.
  • A clean driving license with own transport is required.

General Duties & Responsibilities
  • Reports to the R&D Manager
  • Update, maintain and monitor project plans in line with company objectives.
  • Works in NPD projects
  • Works to achieve goals and objectives as defined in R&D project plans
  • Carry out FMEcA, Risk analysis etc.
  • Material development, testing and characterisation
  • Product/device development at all phases (idea generation through to commercialisation)
  • Liaison with Clinicians, Customers, Universities, Institutes, suppliers and commercial organisations when required.
  • Market research - VOC: Liaise with Clinicians and market stakeholders to generate product user requirements for NPD projects.
  • Coordinate clinical studies and trials.
  • Support marketing
  • Work on regulatory issues relating to medical devices under development.
  • Familiar with company’s regulatory and quality systems, procedures, documentation and CE marking criteria.
  • Generation of documentation for design history and technical files etc.
  • Prepare and submit submissions for Research and business development

For further information on this Research and Development Programme Manager role in Waterford please contact Bimi on 086 8395533 /

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