Principal R&D (Catheter) Engineer - Medical Devices

Posted 27 February 2023
Salary Competitive
Job type Full Time
Discipline Medical Devices
Contact NameBenji Delaney

Job description

Mantell Associates is partnered with a highly ambitious US Medical Device company, on their search for a Principal R&D (Catheter) Engineer; This person will play a pivotal role within the R&D team, spearheading the creation of the next generation of Intravascular Imaging Catheters.

This opportunity provides the candidates the unique chance to work on innovative medical products, with the potential to significantly change the practice of medicine in the care of patients suffering from a wide range of highly debilitating vascular diseases.

Principal R&D (Catheter) Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design, development, and specification creation for single-use intravascular imaging catheters, components, and related manufacturing methods

  • Lead activities such as program management, usability studies, design reviews, feasibility analysis, technical development, performance testing, and pilot manufacturing process validation

  • Create and review design verification test protocols and reports, design of experiments, and risk management file deliverables such as hazard analyses, FMEAs, etc

  • Work and collaborate cross-functionally with internal and external teams to drive catheter product development, obtain necessary resources, and ensure company objectives are met

  • Lead and mentor other members of the catheter engineering team, providing daily direction as needed during assigned project work

  • Ensure adherence to established design control processes, good engineering practices, and the company quality policy

  • Other duties as assigned

Principal R&D (Catheter) Engineer Requirements:

  • Medical device development with sterile single-use disposables

  • Specification development

  • Medical device design controls or equivalent via work in highly regulated industries

  • Sterilization processes

  • CAD design

  • Statistical analysis including capability and tolerance analyses

  • Catheter manufacturing processes including injection molding, extrusions, RF and ultrasonic welding, adhesives, etc.

  • Metrology

  • Risk management processes including d/pFMEA, specification traceability, hazards analysis and statistical treatment of risks

  • Leadership/mentorship

  • Verification testing

  • Analytic approach to design development including first principles analyses, finite element simulations, statistical modeling, etc.

Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences headhunting firm. For more information on this role, please contact Benji Delaney at or on +44 (0)20 3854 7745.