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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