Job Description

Staff Engineer - Customer R&D (South Dublin)

Ref No: AM18144

County Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Staff Engineer - Customer R&D (South Dublin).

This is a hands-on, customer facing, technical leadership role on a cross-functional project core team guiding the design, development, verification, and validation of on-body combination products in support of the global R&D pipeline, with a special focus on the parenteral delivery of biologics and biosimilars. At its core, this role will give the opportunity to develop user-centric on-body drug delivery solutions designed to drive patient empowerment, independence, compliance, and improved health outcomes.

This role can be offered on a hybrid basis, with 2 days per week on site minimum.

Main responsibilities will include:

Be part of the team representing the organisation as one of the prime technical contacts to a pharma partner on a B2B product development project.

Deliver on new and exciting advanced drug delivery solutions as a technical leader on a cross-functional project team through all phases of the project lifecycle, from concept through launch.

Translate business requirements into a robust, scalable technical design.

Pursue complex problems by applying sound engineering principles, utilising experimental, computational, and analytical methods to a range of technical product development challenges over a range of products from simple disposable components to complex electromechanical and “smart” device assemblies.

Work closely with both functional teams and project managers to identify and mitigate technical issues to reduce programmatic risks.

Improve product development cycles and quality via the application of DFSS and Lean Product Development Tools

Develop and guide technical design/methodologies to achieve product goals,

Work within a team of R&D associates, applying best design practices, analysis, simulation and verification of subsystems and systems.

You will be a Technical Leader capable of:

Representing R&D within a team of QA, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, and Manufacturing team members by facilitating effective communication and engagement.

Mentor and motivate team members and junior associates while coaching them through activities such as bench studies, tolerance stack up analysis, FMEA's, design verification, validation, vendor interactions, materials specifications and component specifications.

Demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills, which enable you to gain client trust and mentor junior engineers.

Apply and assert DFSS best practices on all projects.

Be an agile learner, tolerant of risk, and biased towards action.

Effectively and clearly communicate concepts, ideas and knowledge to other individuals, teams, and customers.

Interested applicants should have:

Bachelor of Science in Engineering or similar technical degree. A post graduate qualification is an advantage.

Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience in medical device development, with an emphasis on wearable infusion pumps, large volume injection devices, or similar.

Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, including customer and/or varying internal/external stakeholder interaction experience.

Deep experience in the selection and/or design and commercialisation of parenteral drug delivery devices in the Biotech industry.

Proven track record of executing complex system designs incorporating mechanical subsystems, preferably in the medical device field.

Ability to lead multi-disciplinary engineering project teams.

Proficiency with modern CAD, CAE and other design / simulation tools

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