Principal R & D Engineer (Neuro)- Medical Devices - Galway City

Job Description

A Major Multi National Medical Devices Company in Galway City Ireland wish to recruit a suitably qualified person for the following post:



In the world leading Research & Development Department, there is a focus on the development of cutting-edge medical devices in the Cardiac, Vascular and Orthopedic space. Engineers are directly involved in the development of innovative products for use in medical procedures.

The Interventional Pain Therapies Operating Unit (OU), a market leader in vertebral augmentation and tumor ablation is looking to hire a talented individual for their product development team. 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/research and/or translation of that into commercial medical devices.


Design, develop, analyze, troubleshoot and provides technical skills during research and / or product development
Effectively represent the Company while interacting 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


A qualified person with a minimum of Degree level 8 in Engineering or related discipline with a minimum 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience - additional relevant qualifications may be advantageous.

A dynamic team player and leader that can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams.

An individual with extensive medical device product development experience and a strong proven track record in creativity, innovation and technical leadership. Orthopedics, Spinal implant and/ or vertebral augmentation experience is a plus.

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.

Project management qualification e.g. PMP, is desirable.

A proven influencer and someone who exhibit skills in driving large scale technical initiatives.

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

Strong communication and presentation skills and fluency in English, both in writing and speaking.


An attractive Salary/Benefits Package is on offer/negotiable


For immediate interview, please email your CV in Word Format to:

For informal confidential enquiries, please telephone Christy on 087 9473404 OR 00353 87 9473404 IF OUTSIDE IRELAND