Principal Engineer - Surgical Structural Heart
Company: Edwards Lifesciences Corp
Posted on: June 6, 2021
This is a unique opportunity for a Principal Engineer with a
creative, curious, entrepreneurial and technical mindset. This
position is within research and development discovery group
exploring new or poorly met clinical needs and related technologies
in the Surgical Structural Heart space. You will be part of a small
highly motivate team with high visibility. Apply your deep
technical knowledge, clinical experience and drive to help
patients. Independently lead research, work closely with clinicians
and external research partners and team up with Business
Development and Marketing creating new directions for our Surgical
Structural Heart business.
Technical leadership of early stage technology proof of concept
Own proof of concept projects. Responsible for planning,
execution and delivery of complex projects that span multiple
Brainstorm, synthesize and analyze concepts either generated
internally or through evaluation of external innovation and
Ability to build proof of concept ideas into demonstrative
Partner with Strategy and Marketing partners on areas of
Work closely with clinicians to understand needs, gather
relevant feedback for concepts and methods and perform benchtop and
animal testing of early phase concepts
Learn and build knowledge of competitive technologies as well as
medical and biomedical developments related to Surgical Structural
Present results and strategies to executive team and partnering
- Able to take concepts from needs definition to first human
Bachelor's in engineering; (biomedical, physics, electrical is
preferred) with 8+ years medical device experience OR a Master's or
PhD degree in engineering with 4+ years of medical device
Must be able to demonstrate strong skills and curiosity as an
innovative problem solver.
Proven ability to apply technical knowledge and judgement to
complex technical problems and technical proficiency is
Hands-on experience with sensors, low noise electronics and
signal transduction is required.
Knowledge of applicable FDA regulations for medical device
Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced
environment; comfort with ambiguity
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team is
- Must also be comfortable interacting with leading Surgical
Structural Heart physicians as well as taking an active role in
animal studies and clinical work in the OR/ICU environments.
Knowledge of Heart Valve design and construction is
Basics knowledge of FEA as it relates to structural heart is
Start-up experience is desirable
- Experience with early phase development of technologies through
bench and animal studies to proof of concept is desirable.
Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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