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R&D Product Development Engineer

  • Location:

    Galway, Republic of Ireland

  • Contact:

    Noreen Daly

  • Job type:


  • Contact phone:

    +353 21 485 7200

  • Industry:

    Medical Device & Diagnostics

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Job Description

The R&D Product Development Engineer will work in a cross-functional Research & Development team in developing the Client's portfolio of exciting and innovative new products. This key position within the Product Development group will enable the successful candidate to demonstrate their broad range of skills in a fast-paced dynamic environment. In working on these exciting R&D projects the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with other cross-functional team members and dovetail into all the different elements of taking a product from concept through to commercialization. Based out of our Galway facility the successful candidate will report to the R&D Project Manager.


  • Work on all elements of R&D projects from concept generation through to design verification.
  • Assist the Project Manager in the development of intellectual property generated through the R&D activities.
  • Implement leading and cutting edge technologies to provide the optimum design solution.
  • Design of concepts and prototypes in advance of selecting the most promising solution to take into Design Freeze.
  • Carry out Design Freeze & Design Verification testing in accordance with documented plans and protocols.
  • Support the Project Manager in liaison with the Clients network of Key Opinion Leaders to provide clinically relevant feedback on product designs.
  • Liaise with the customer to optimise product design.

Key Requirements

  • Level 8 Engineering degree or equivalent.
  • 3+ years' industry experience in a medical product development environment.
  • Demonstrate product design and development experience, including experience of design review and quality procedures.
  • Medical device design development and experience of parallel design for manufacture.
  • Experience of compiling FMEA's and conducting verifications and validations for medical devices products and processes.
  • Experience with engineering tools such as DOE and SPC, and ideally experience using Minitab.
  • Experience in the development of test methods and associated product testing.
  • Understanding of polymer materials and selection in medical device design would be an advantage.