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107320 - Senior Research and Development Engineer - Limerick

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Limerick
Date: 7/07/2020
Job Reference: 107320
Contact Name: Amanda Reynolds
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Job Description

Senior Research and Development Engineer - Limerick - 107320

Work as part of a Research & Development team in the design and process development of medical devices to take to market. You will be reporting to the Research & Development Manager or Research & Development Team Leader.
  • Design and process development
  • Prototyping and test method design
  • Design and process evaluation , reviews, specifications, verification and validation, protocols and reports and transfer to production activities in a timely and effective manner
  • Product and project risk analysis and risk management
  • Develop prototypes which are consistent with the clinical and design requirements of the project
  • Research new therapies and design solutions to develop and complement the existing product portfolio
  • Introduce new equipment, materials and technologies
  • Generation of Design History File documentation
  • Support of regulatory submissions
  • Work closely with Key Opinion Leaders (KOL’s), physicians and product managers to develop innovative medical devices to improve patient care
  • Project lead for assigned Research & Development team/s including technical and project management leadership responsibly, if required
  • Lead technical development of projects
  • Lead key design decisions to ensure quality design selection
  • Manage the activities of the project team and drive project tasks to ensure timely completion of project milestones and business metrics are achieved
  • Work closely to build effective relationships with cross functional groups to achieve project and company goals
  • Retrospective project reviews to understand lessons learned
  • Manage device evaluations
  • Compliance with Quality, Regulatory and company policies and systems
  • Mentoring, coaching and development of direct reports, if required
  • Foster innovation and creativity within team and perform disclosure reviews.
  • Regular communication to cross-functional teams, senior management and business unit leaders
  • Project status communications and reporting
  • Ensure effective reporting to the R&D Manager or R&D Team leader
  • Remain on the forefront of emerging industry practices
  • Instrumental in driving and implementing change to improve departmental and company performance
  • Educating oneself in the medical area for which the new devices are being developed in order to have an appreciation for what needs to be achieved with these products
  • Support other cross functional groups to deliver company goals
  • Act as a designee of the Research & Development Manager or Research & Development Team leader, if required
  • Third level degree in Mechanical, Biomedical, Science, Design or similar discipline, Masters or Ph.D. level preferred but not essential
  • 7+ years’ experience
  • Proven Project Leadership abilities
  • Experience in DOE and/or Gage R&R is preferred
  • Strong statistical understanding and experience, including good working knowledge of Excel and/or Minitab
  • Good Project Management methodology and skills
  • Proven track record in delivering quality results in a timely effective manner
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Good mechanical design and understanding of engineering fundamentals with extensive medical device materials knowledge
  • Innovative/Creative Engineer
  • Good manufacturing design and process understanding
  • Good working knowledge of Solidworks and/or Pro Engineer CAD
  • Good presentation skills (working knowledge of MS PowerPoint)
  • Strong technical writer
  • Attention to detail and Quality focus
  • Good working knowledge of medical device quality & regulatory systems and medical device directives (ISO13485 and FDA CFR 820)
  • Team Player with ability to develop strong working relationships
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Highly motivated individual, self-starter with a passion for excellence
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to foster relationships with key stakeholders required to ensure on time project delivery
  • Experience of medical device development from concept through to commercialisation
  • Ability to effectively translate needs of clinicians and business division into project inputs
  • Willingness and availability to travel on company business

For further information on this Senior R&D Engineer role in Limerick please contact Amanda Reynolds on 0860468858/

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