Principal Implant Procedure Development Scientist

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Implantable medical device therapies and diagnostics continue to evolve to minimally invasive techniques. These new procedures markedly improve therapy success for patients, decrease morbidity, allow for greater global access and lower medical care costs.

The Principal Implant Procedure Development Scientist/Engineer will be part of development and/or core teams with the responsibility of understanding and developing implant procedures associated with the product. This position will work with other functions within the team, but will be responsible for all plans, reports, data collection, or other means necessary to gain the knowledge required to create and document the associated implant procedure. This position will also have direct involvement in internal and external research studies serving as a member of research teams, leading aspects of projects related to procedure knowledge and reduction of concepts to practice.
A Day in the Life:

Responsible for the direction and strategy of all phases of new implant procedure development from market definition to market release.

Directs and oversees the process for developing new implant procedures as well as determining the most appropriate skill transfer requirements and tools for those new procedures

Leads design for implantability and human factors activities by which clinical procedure expertise is incorporated into the product concept and final design, resulting in increased simplicity and ease of implant.

Defines the procedure related skills necessary for implant success by working side by side with implanting physicians and other users to understand the critical aspects required for the design and implant procedure.

Manages interface with Regulatory Affairs, Clinical, Marketing, Education, customers, and suppliers throughout the implant procedure development cycle to ensure procedure related readiness at market release.

Set up broader system/knowledge base to allow for rapid adoption of new implant technologies into research/development programs

Analyze implant techniques adjacent to our mainline therapies and define opportunities to leverage these techniques for new treatment method

As implant Subject Matter Expert, assists in the procedural knowledge transfer of new implant procedures to the appropriate geographical Marketing and Education organizations prior to market release.

Support implant procedures during clinical studies and at market launch


Experience in medical procedures involving implantation of medical devices in a clinical setting

Working knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and pathology

Design experience or demonstrated understanding of engineering principles of chronic implanted medical devices

Critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, demonstrated skills in working in team environments and an ability to „think on your feet”

Self-starter that is willing to work in unclear or nebulous situations

Demonstration of effective communication skills. Ability to clearly and succinctly present complex subject matter in written and presentation formats

Ability and willingness to travel, including international destinations

B.S. in Engineering or Sciences

7+ years in related Industry position or in interventional medical laboratory

Experience working in an interventional medical facility or demonstrated knowledge of Medical Practice
Experience demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with implanting physicians, medical and engineering professionals.

Nice to Have:
Master’s in ME, BioMed Engineering or Human Physiology

Demonstrated skills in training others in new medical device implant methods

Knowledge of product development cycles including clinical and regulatory requirements

Strong understanding of clinical environment and implant procedures.

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.

About Medtronic
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