Senior Research and Development Engineer

Access Vascular, Inc. in Bedford, MA

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Access Vascular is seeking an individual who will work independently and in matrixed teams using chemistry or chemical engineering expertise to plan, coordinate and execute R&D projects and initiatives to support the development of new products. This position requires knowledge and experience in the field of polymer formulation, an understanding of implantable medical devices, formulation chemistry (preferably hydrogel materials), and design control. Formulation chemistry and product development experience are essential. This individual will require some supervision; yet will work independently and with others as a team contributor and/or leader. Good communication skills are needed to understand and manage product needs as conveyed from internal and external sources. This individual may also provide direction and mentorship to junior team members. This position will report to Access Vascular’s Bedford, MA facility ____________________________________________________________________________ POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: ·        Candidate will participate in new product development projects, developing and processing Access Vascular’s novel material into various venous access catheters. ·        Establish, execute, and report on the design control deliverables taking concepts through Design Verification, Design Transfer and into commercialization. ·        Must plan, design and execute studies utilizing statistically-based (e.g., DFSS and DMAIC) and DFMA approaches to characterize data and products. Clear and concise reports to be generated from datasets. ·        Must apply intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Must make data-based decisions on engineering problems and suggest future iterations/testing. Must keep clear record of past testing, results and learnings. ·        Must be able to work in a project-focused team. Expected to partner with the Operations, Quality and Regulatory Affairs departments during all phases of product development. ·        Must ensure their work is conducted in accordance with current cGDP and Medical Device requirements. Maintain compliance with all appropriate SOPs for product development work and data recording. Use and maintain lab/manufacturing equipment in accordance with established SOPs and Work Instructions. ·        Strong interest and demonstrated ability in the development of chemistry-based products. Conduct design verification activities. Define product performance characteristics. ·        Provide regular updates to various internal audiences. This individual may supervise engineers, engineering support/technicians and/or co-ops. This position may be responsible for interacting with outside contractors. Position will require travel up to 10%. ____________________________________________________________________________ EDUCATION REQUIRED: Specific minimum educational requirement and or equivalent experience/education mix A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science and Engineering or a related discipline is required. Master’s degree is preferred. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: With a BS, 7+ years of experience in a medical device company, with demonstrated experience in design control. 10+ years of experience a plus. With a MS, 5+ years of experience in a medical device company, with demonstrated experience in design control. SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: In-depth understanding of quality systems and design control Working knowledge of a cleanroom environment is required. Design proficiency as it relates to medical devices is required. Work under minimal supervision Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills to successfully complete a wide variety of complex job duties and responsibilities in a timely manner Work in a team environment Hands-on work/understanding of extrusion theory and practice is a plus. CAD (SolidWorks) is a plus ____________________________________________________________________________ PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS: Physical capabilities to perform the job: Must be able to lift 30 lbs Must have a valid driver’s license. Candidate must demonstrate a high measure of cleanliness. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this job include normal vision. WORK ENVIRONMENT: A willingness to work in a laboratory environment is required. Excellent mechanical skills, including the ability to manipulate common hand tools, is required. Ability to read, write and communicate in English

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