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Sr. R&D Engineer

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Oct 24, 2018
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Our client, a small clinical trial stage company was acquired by an international billion dollar medical device company.  They are a fast paced, fail fast R&D organization that is dedicated to providing the best solution to the market. Their technology is a unique Nitinol based design and it is addressing major unmet needs in the market. As a result, they are looking for high impact, self-starter, agile individuals who value creativity, learning and data above all else. One of there current needs is for a driven R&D engineer. If you are the right person you have existing knowledge/training to bring metals development expertise into their team. You are looking forward to empowering them with rapid data generation on design options as well as developing test methods to qualify products before release. You are excited about utilizing novel computational modeling techniques to generate data and enable iteration of designs faster than any other organization.

If you are looking forward to making a big contribution to a dedicated team of fast moving R&D professionals in this massive market with the most exciting product out there, we are looking forward to meeting you.

Your role with the company:

  • Create new braided nitinol structures / frame designs to support next generation transcatheter aortic heart valves
  • Design and implementation of numerous new transcatheter heart valve design concepts that meet user requirements
  • Develop nitinol property specifications
  • Technical contributor to project team, generating new device concepts and product specifications
  • Narrow concept design selections using data driven decision making methodology
  • Conduct cross-functional design reviews


  • Designs implants for manufacturability
  • Prototype transcatheter heart valve concepts
  • Develop nitinol processing parameters to achieve desired mechanical performance
  • Develops manufacturing processes and related tooling/CAD drawings
  • Develop critical in-process specifications/inspections


  • Creates, validates and executes test methods to support design characterization for product development and regulatory submissions
  • Familiarity with appropriate regulatory guidance documents (ISO 5840) and industry standards
  • Performs data analysis (statistical and practical) and develops appropriate action plans based upon such analysis

Desired Profile:

  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in the medical device field with product development
  • Characterization and materials development focused on nitinol / metals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Statistical data analysis experience utilizing Minitab software
  • Less than 10% travel


  • Experience with prosthetic heart valves
  • Masters or PhD in metals, specifically nitinol
  • Experience with catheter-based implantable devices
  • Experience managing R&D Technicians