Senior Research & Development Engineer

HERO

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Location Limerick
Salary Negotiable
Posted
Role Type Permanent
Contact Johanne Kennedy
email choices@hero.ie

Senior Research & Development Engineer

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Job ID: JOB-12424

Lead Research & Development team in the design, development and taking to market of medical devices for Vascular

 

Position:                      Senior Research & Development Engineer    

 

Reporting to:              Research & Development Manager   

 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform Duties of Senior Research & Development Engineer:
    • Design development, prototyping, test method design, design evaluation, design reviews, design specifications, design verification and validation, design protocols and reports, 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.

  • 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.
    • Lead technical development of projects.
    • Lead all 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.
    • Compliance with Quality, Regulatory and company policies and systems.

  • Communications:

    • 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

  • 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 and the Senior Test Engineer.
  • Ensure that the Company’s Code of Conduct is considered in all business matters carried out on the Company’s behalf.

 

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Third level degree in Mechanical, Biomedical or similar discipline, Masters or Ph.D. level preferred but not essential.
  • 7+ years’ experience is ideal.
  • Proven Project Leadership abilities.
  • 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 SBU into project inputs.
  • Willingness and availability to travel on company business.

Johanne Kennedy

JOB-12424

Apply Now

Senior Research & Development Engineer

Johanne Kennedy

Role Type Permanent
Contact Johanne Kennedy
email choices@hero.ie
mobile +353 86 440 37 25
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