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Staff RD Engineer 

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United StatesEl Camino Real, CA, 94025
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Staff RD Engineer


Staff R & D Engineer

Abbott Laboratories

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Menlo Park, CA

Abbott Laboratories

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Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Position Summary:

We are recruiting for a Staff R & D Engineer - MitraClip to join our team in Menlo Park, CA. This is a unique opportunity to join

Abbott's fast-growing Structural Heart business unit in Menlo Park, home of the life-saving MitraClip medical device that provides solutions to patients suffering from mitral valve disease. The individual who fills this role will play a pivotal part in the design, development and testing of trans-septal mitral valve repair and replacement devices. Candidate will be responsible for providing engineering support in the creation and the development of new medical device products (invasive and non-invasive).

Primary Responsibilities:

Research, develop, design, and evaluate medical device implants and delivery systems

Develops new concepts from initial design to market release

Conducts feasibility studies to verify capability and functionality

Investigates and evaluates existing technologies

Reviews or coordinates vendor activities to support development

Maintains detailed documentation throughout all phases of development

Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors

Write and submit intellectual property (patents)

Participates in the development of less experienced staff by setting an example, providing guidance and work direction, and offering counsel

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related discipline

8+ years of related work experience in in an engineering environment (i.e. manufacturing, R & D, or lab setting environment)

Hands-on experience with trans-catheter heart valve design

Demonstrated ability to apply technical knowledge and judgment to complex technical problems and technical proficiency specific to mechanical problem solving in medical device design

Effective communication, listening, and diagnostic skills, verbal and written, are necessary. The demonstration of effective collaboration and influencing skills will be key so that the candidate can achieve results within the cross functional team and with stakeholders around the company

Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced degree in a technical field

Expertise using Solidworks

Medical device experience

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