Senior R&D Ultrasound Engineer
Company: Abbott Laboratories
Posted on: June 7, 2021
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Senior R&D Ultrasound Engineer- Electrophysiology Irvine,
Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we
serve. In Abbott's Electrophysiology and Heart Failure (EPHF)
division, we're advancing the treatment of heart and vascular
disease through breakthrough medical technologies, allowing people
to restore their health and get on with their lives.
As Senior R&D Ultrasound Engineer, you will be part of our
Electrophysiology catheter product development team focused on
delivering the future in diagnostic, imaging, and ablation therapy
catheters. This role will involve a range of responsibilities
including but not limited to design concept development and
maturation, requirement development, testing and data analysis, and
test method development and validation. You will be expected to
lead and contribute to innovation and product development projects
for ultrasound imaging (systems and catheter) from design concepts,
product development and pre-clinical assessments to product
Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead systems-level product development, owning design
specifications and verifications that complies with related medical
device regulations/standards (FDA, IEC, etc.) and internal quality
management and design control processes.
Establish components and product requirements and
Apply advanced engineering and scientific principles to the
evaluation and solution of technical problems.
Perform the layout, construction, and evaluation of a variety of
prototype printed circuit boards, fixtures, and tools required for
Perform troubleshooting, fault isolation, and failure analysis
activities on a variety of electronic systems including breadboards
Conduct measurements specified in design verification plans,
documents and tabulates results, and provide engineering test
Drive innovation and continual improvement of imaging
performance from concept to prototyping and product release.
Maintain positive and cooperative communications and
collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors,
Work closely with product development team to establish product
development goals while ensuring market compatibility
Plan, schedule and coordinate project tasks and activities.
Support bench / animal testing and clinical evaluations.
- Identify and mitigate project risks
Required Experience and Education:
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, physics, biomedical
engineering, or a related technical field (Master's degree strongly
6+ years of engineering work experience in medical imaging,
specifically in ultrasound imaging and image optimization in areas
such as intravascular and or intracardiac ultrasound imaging (PhD
degree may substitute for experience).
Experience with a variety of manufacturing processes and
designing for manufacturability.
Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division
business units model
Familiarity with IEC 60601-1 "Medical Electrical Equipment -
General requirements for basic safety and essential
Strong individual contributor and team player
Familiarity with the design, testing and debugging of analog and
digital circuitry as they relate to biomedical RF ablation,
ultrasound diagnostic and therapeutic systems.
Demonstrated ability to develop new design features as part of
Documented record of delivering engineering information which
adds value to management's decision making process.
Demonstrated ability to understand and comply with applicable
FDA regulations and Company operating procedures, processes,
policies and tasks.
Advanced personal computer skills, including spreadsheet, word
processing, database management, and specialized applications (e.g.
Familiarity with the operation and use of standard and advanced
test equipment including, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers,
network/impedance analyzers, power supplies, amplifiers, function
generators, pulse generators and a variety of ultrasound
Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor
in a fast-paced, changing environment.
Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish
Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse
Ability to multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely
Strong organizational skills, as well as attention to
- Ability to travel approximately 10%, including
A Ph.D. degree
Ultrasound product experience (disposable and or system
Computer-based signal processing
Medical Device experience
- Imaging and cardiac stimulation device experience
WHAT WE OFFER
At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great
career. We offer:
Training and career development, with onboarding programs for
new employees and tuition assistance
Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives
and retirement plans
Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental,
vision, wellness and occupational health programs
Paid time off
401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
- The stability of a company with a record of strong financial
performance and history of being actively involved in local
Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life
to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com
Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse
opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength
to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer,
committed to employee diversity.
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