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PRINCIPAL CATHETER R&D ENGINEER at NinePoint Medical
Bedford, MA, US

Principal Catheter R&D Engineer

 

The Company:

 

NinePoint Medical is a fast-paced medical device start-up based out of Bedford MA. With our recent

strategic investment from Merit Medical, we are expanding our product development team. We

develop, manufacture and commercialize cutting-edge medical imaging products with a big vision to

detect, diagnose, and treat cancer before it becomes cancer. Today’s standard of care for diagnosis of

disease relies on obtaining a tissue sample and performing costly processing and expert review of

tissue sections. Using breakthrough optical imaging technology along with advanced machine

learning algorithms, NinePoint Medical will provide treating physicians with real-time diagnostic

capability, thus streamlining patient care, reducing cost, and improving outcomes. The research and

development team is composed of a small but diverse group of talented electrical, mechanical, optical,

imaging and software engineers who strive to make a direct impact on patients’ lives every day.

 

Position Requirements:

 

We are seeking a talented, hands on and enthusiastic Principal level catheter engineer, who will be

responsible for leading the design through commercialization of single-use catheter devices incorporating

NinePoint Medical’s advanced imaging technology. The qualified candidate will be responsible for the

concept, design and development of key new products and will become a critical member of the research

and development team. The candidate will need to effectively collaborate with a cross-functional team

and have the opportunities to lead and mentor engineers and technicians.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

Lead and participate in brainstorming and analysis of next generation catheter device

concepts and designs, help form future roadmap

Work alongside talented electrical, mechanical, optical and imaging engineers to develop

innovative solutions to real world medical problems, push the status quo

Innovate and engineer solutions using proven and creative methods

Rally support, maintain enthusiasm and drive objectives as an individual contributor and

project leader

Decompose a project into discrete tasks and work with engineering management to

effectively resource, schedule and provide status updates

Ability to formulate and facilitate the required preclinical testing to prove safety and efficacy

Mentor and supervise engineers and technicians

 

Required Experience:

 

10+ years of relevant experience in the design and commercialization of catheter/disposable

devices

3+ years’ experience with direct reports or a desire and aptitude to lead and mentor a diverse

team

Experience determining the clinical user needs and gaining feedback directly from the

practicing physicians

Experience working in a regulated industry, specifically under FDA QSR, UL/IEC 60601 and

ISO 13485 design control requirements

 

Desirable Experience:

 

Endoscopic or vascular catheter experience

Strong understanding of plastics used in medical applications

Plastic processing: balloon forming, injection molding, extrusion

Catheter bonding operations (thermal, adhesive)

Solid understanding of statistics for both design and process applications

Process automation as related to catheter manufacturing

 

Education/General Requirements:

 

A minimum of a technical Bachelors or equivalent required. Masters Degree desirable.

Preferred fields: Biomedical engineering, Plastics engineering, Mechanical engineering,

Chemical engineering

Strong customer focus, highly organized, responsible and detail oriented

Excellent written and verbal communication skills - must be able to write clear reports,

specifications, proposals and effectively discuss them with other members of a multidisciplinary

team (R&D, MFG, Quality, Clinical, Marketing, Sales)

Clear understanding of the role of engineering in a manufacturing environment and proven

track record of transferring designs into manufacturing

Exposure to reliability engineering

 

The Nine Points for Success

 

1. Excellence: constantly create high quality products that improve patient care

2. Quality: be better than industry standard in the quality of our people and the efficiency of

our operations

3. Accountability: Cultivate individual responsibility and promote personal and professional

growth

4. Innovation: value high quality innovation

5. Commitment: create and maintain a positive work environment that is fun and rewarding

to be a part of

6. Teamwork: value relationships that build respect and foster team work

7. Communication: utilize good communication

8. Empowerment: make a difference

9. Diversity: value diversity of people and opinion