I am seeking a highly motivated and experienced Principal R&D Engineer to join the R&D team in a innovative Galway company.
Due to the continued growth and success my client requires a Principal R&D Engineer to join their R&D team in Galway. This fantastic opportunity has just become available to join a forward-thinking Medical Device company who promotes in-house advancement due to their supportive structure.
Lead engineering design, development, research and support of novel tissue types and surrogate materials
Create/develop technical capabilities and expertise related to the design and testing of heart valve technology.
Develop fatigue test methods and characterisation techniques to evaluate performance of valve prototypes.
Provides technical guidance to support personnel, including engineers and technicians and assures that their work is performed properly.
Provide global training, audit support, technical guidance / trouble shooting cross - site on Tissue controls and compliance to global standards
Provide technical guidance to support personnel including engineers and technicians and assures that their work is performed properly.
Act as project engineer to manage the scope, schedule, and resources for assigned projects. Monitors project progress and regularly reports progress to manager.
Maintain technical knowledge current with advancing technology related to cardiac valve prostheses and associated technologies in addition to knowledge of competitive technologies.
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.
Prepare or direct the preparation of oral and written reports of current status, progress and status of total project, as required by the customer, project or department Management.
Post-Graduate degree in Engineering or related discipline is required.
Position requires a minimum of 10 + years engineering experience to include tissue development, tissue testing or materials development.
Experience in leading technical projects
Experience in the design and development of tissue materials and processes for application in valve prostheses and associated processes are required
Experience with medical device testing of vascular prostheses and/or catheter delivery systems.
Understanding and extensive application of technical principles, theories, and design concepts in implantable products
Good understanding of the Human Anatomy is strongly desired
In depth working knowledge of manufacturing process for medical devices, design control and Quality Systems.
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