North Haven, Connecticut, United States
May 04, 2018
**SENIOR DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER, WOUND CLOSURE**
**Careers that Change Lives**
Help build and maintain a best-in-class wound closure
portfolio with optimal clinical utility and unparalleled quality. You will be a member of the portfolio
development team that supports the design and development of innovative, new
products within the Surgical Innovations business. You will apply advanced
technical and physiological concepts to complex problems from concept
generation through product launch.
outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a
**A Day in the Life**
The **Senior Development Engineer, Wound Closure** plays a key role in overseeing and maintaining Medtronic’s pipeline of research
and development efforts. The position
assists in ensuring a full and balanced wound closure pipeline, oversees
specific ongoing preconcept and product development projects contracted to
internal and external groups and ensures project progression according to
+ Assist in the management of the wound closure portfolio of RDprojects contracted to internal and external partners. Construct and maintain project activitycharts, timelines, budgets and other documentation.
+ Conducts/oversees preconcept testing and creates models andprototypes.
+ Performs/oversees clinical and preclinical assessments.
+ Perform technology scouting for novel or adjacent wound closureproducts.
+ Oversee RD efforts and ensure achievement of productdevelopment deliverables by project team according to RD contract.
+ Identify and manage internal and external partners in developingpreconcept technology and ideas to meet future pipeline and portfolioneeds.
+ Interact with RD and crossfunctional partners (marketing,regulatory, clinical, etc.) to identify, assess and prioritize clinicalneeds, map and identify gaps in Medtronic’s product portfolioandcompare to competitive portfolios.
+ Identify, establish relationships and obtain feedback from corecustomers.
+ Identify external partners for RD resourcing.
+ Interact with business development to identify and pursue externalacquisition/licensing opportunities.
+ Conducts projectmanagement tasks documentation with design controls and risk analysis inaccordance with established SOPs.
+ Contributes inventions, new designs and techniques regarded asadvances in the medical and technical/scientific community.
+ Able to independently determine and develop proactive approaches tosolutions.
+ Prepares reports, presentations and spreadsheets of an analyticaland interpretative nature to be presented at multiple internal andexternal venues.
+ Uses advanced techniques to anticipate, identify and providetechnical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.
+ Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficulttechnical issues associated with specific projects.
+ Train and mentor others in specialized areas.
Bachelor’s plus a
minimum of 5 years relevant experience; or Master’s plus a minimum of 3 years
relevant experience; or PhD plus a minimum of 0-2 years of relevant experience.
Education in engineering, scientific or technical discipline required. Medical
device experience is required. M.S. or
PhD in engineering (e.g. biomedical, polymer, materials) or a relevant
biological science (e.g. anatomy, physiology) preferred
+ Thoroughunderstanding of medical device industry and competitor products. Workingknowledge of other related disciplines.
+ Thoroughunderstanding of clinical and regulatory pathways.
+ Thoroughunderstanding of IP and internal processes.
+ Experiencewith program and/or portfolio management.
+ Takesinitiative in keeping current with technology developments in specialized area.
+ Indepth knowledge and wide application of technical principles, theories, andconcepts in related field of expertise to develop innovative approaches towork.
+ In-depthclinical knowledge for uses of product.
+ In-depthknowledge of anatomy relative to surgical procedures for specific products.
+ Effectivelycommunicates and works cooperatively with others as part of a team.
+ Indepth knowledge and experience in preconcept development, product developmentand/or transferring designs to manufacturing.
+ Effectivein written and oral communication; experienced in report writing anddevelopment of presentations.
+ Knowledgeand experience with medical device materials, coatings and biocompatibilitytesting.
+ Workingknowledge of preclinical study designs, execution and interpretation ofresults.
+ Indepth knowledge and application of MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Projectand MS Powerpoint.
Together, we can
change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what
technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore
health and extend life. We challenge
ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what
makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.
We want to
accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations – but we
will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to
address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape
**Physical Job Requirements**
statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an
exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this
demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description
are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
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regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or
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