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Principal R&D Engineer

  • HERO Recruitment
  • Galway

To apply for this job email your details to technical@hero.ie


My world-leading multinational medical device client are hiring for a Principal R&D Engineer to be the Design lead for their brand new Neuromodulation Operating Unit (OU) and be responsible for the development  of next generation technology in the area of Interventional Pain Management therapy.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a start-up environment with the resources and security of a MNC. You will report to the R&D Director and work alongside surgeons to develop this next gen product and define new procedures and tools with which to carry out vertebral augmentation and tumor ablation.

As a Principal R&D Engineer, you will be responsible for leading the innovation and technical development of new products for the treatment of vertebral compression fracture (VCF) and spinal tumors, including early stage investigation and translation of that into commercial medical devices.

Your Profile

  • You will need extensive medical device product development experience and a strong proven record of accomplishment in creativity, innovation and technical leadership. Orthopedics, Spinal implant and/ or vertebral augmentation experience is a plus
  • You will need to possess a strong interest in anatomy
  • You must have a minimum of Degree level 8 in Engineering or related discipline with at least 7 years of relevant experience
  • As this is a brand new unit and you will be the technical lead you will need to be able to work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams
  • This role is primarily technical in nature, thus we seek someone who is passionate about science & engineering concepts and principles – someone who gets a thrill from how and why things work
  • You are a seasoned professional in product development with extensive biomedical science/ engineering knowledge and skills in some or all of the following: component and system design, materials (polymers and metals), sterilization of medical devices, test method development, design for six sigma principles, CAD (Solidworks preferred), pre-clinical evaluations, physician interactions, knowledge of anatomical use conditions (anatomy, physiology etc.), system requirements development, design control, application of ISO standards for medical devices


  • Work with physicians to distil their needs into product requirements and concepts
    Provide leadership in technical innovation across the department
  • Identify and mitigate technological risks throughout the design process
  • Apply understanding of orthopedic (Spinal) anatomy & physiology with engineering knowledge in materials and processes to come up with working designs
  • Interface effectively and build relationships with team members, other staff and key technology and component suppliers, both locally and globally
  • May be required to progress a project from concept phase into commercialization phase and play a key role on the product / process / engineering / leadership fronts
  • May be required to resolve technical challenges with existing designs and support portfolio sustaining activities
  • Continually contribute to generation of intellectual property
  • Coach, mentor and delegate work to less experienced engineers
  • Partake in cross site Technical Forums and build a network within the technical community
  • Define and implement strategic goals in the technical community in line with the business unit strategy
  • Design studies to investigate specific life science questions within field of expertise

For further information on this Principal R&D Engineer role in Galway please contact Amanda Reynolds on 0860468858/ technical@hero.ie

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To apply for this job email your details to technical@hero.ie