R&D Specialist

Harmonics-Recruitment & Search
Employment Type
€50,000 - €55,000 per annum
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The Research and Development Engineer will design, develop, modify and evaluate medical devices . The engineer will use structured engineering, problem-solving and statistical techniques to design and develop new products and/or improve existing products whilst adhering to regulatory requirements, project deadlines and budget.

Specific Requirements:

  • Good mechanical design and understanding of engineering fundamentals with extensive medical device materials knowledge. 
  • Experience in DOE and/or Gage R&R is preferred.
  • Good manufacturing design and process understanding.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated decision making competencies.
  • Very strong organizational, Project Management and communication skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with a methodical and analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Flexibility to travel to vendor sites to support service and project activities.
  • Must be able to work in a dynamic environment with little supervision or daily direction.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Drive the development of medical devices in the field of Biomaterials.  
  • Work with internal resources and suppliers/manufacturers in developing new and existing products.
  • Design concepts & prototyping & test methods design & development.
  • Design experiments and manage testing using internal or external resources. 
  • Manage and prepare engineering test protocols and reports.
  • Compile and analyse operational, test and development data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified products.
  • Drive specifying, sourcing, testing and approving material.
  • Prepare and lead critical technical design reviews, including preparation and presentation of supporting design documents.
  • Assist project management of transfer of products from concept/design phase to commercial manufacturing.
  • Follow design control procedure/standards in accordance with ISO13485.
  • Create and maintain design-related technical notes (notebooks, protocols, validations, manufacturing documents, etc.) building a complete design history file.
  • Work with relevant functions in transferring R&D projects to commercial operations.

Qualifications / Requirements:

As the successful candidate, you will have the following:

Qualified to Level 8 in Mechanical, Biomedical or related discipline with a minimum of 1-3 years relevant experience.