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Philips Senior R&D Engineer - Advanced Development in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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In this role, you have the opportunity to:

Work on the “front end” of Research & Development efforts to evaluate new technologies, establish user needs, and influence strategy. Work with physician, regulatory, clinical, marketing, and strategy partners to design and develop new, innovative medical products that meet strategic goals.

You are responsible for:

  • An advanced technical understanding of mechanical systems, design, and material science applicable to medical devices

  • Solving problems by rapidly designing and then completing series of experiments and research to understand potential solutions and failures

  • Developing and executing engineering studies, analyzing data and providing recommendations

  • Assessing technologies as potential solutions to clinical needs

  • Learning and leading within the Philips Advanced Development process

  • Collaborating with other engineers, clinical, marketing, quality, regulatory and customer physicians to achieve solutions together

  • Recognizing potential solutions by combining clinical awareness, technical knowledge and engineering aptitude

  • Driving ideation and brainstorming with colleagues and physicians

  • Partnering with marketing in gathering Voice of Customer

  • Continuously growing technical and clinical expertise in specific areas to enhance identifying problems and solutions

  • Generating patentable invention disclosures routinely

  • Providing solid engineering horsepower and capability to complement the research and ideation resources already present

  • Leading advanced development project teams

  • Building relationships with key physicians and research universities

  • Developing and managing animal and cadaver studies as needed

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Excellent documentation skills

  • CAD proficiency in creating solid models– SolidWorks preferred

  • May directly supervise/mentor one or more technicians or engineers

You are a part of

A multi-functional team working to develop all aspects of new products in a highly collaborative environment. You will collaborate with Engineers, Clinicians, Sales Leaders, and other industry professionals about all facets of state of the art medical device development and improvement. You will collaborate with clinical leaders to understand the needs behind the products you develop

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or equivalent experience required

  • Advanced degree in biomedical or mechanical engineering with medical device emphasis preferred

  • Minimum of 6 years combined experience in research, advanced development or product development

  • Career experience in a catheter lab or operating room setting a plus

  • Medical device experience including writing protocols and reports to support verification and validation activities for product commercialization

  • Technical skills to include translation of first-principal’s science/engineering understanding to Design of Experiments, interpreting/presenting data, conducting advanced statistical analysis, and writing technical reports

  • Capable of communicating complicated technical information to audiences with varying levels of expertise in the area

  • Experience working with material vendors, contract research laboratories, and academic labs

  • Solidworks, MS Office, JMP/MiniTab, General testing and prototyping equipment

  • Knowledge of medical device regulations and standards; Written communication skills, examples of presentations, submitted journal articles, and abstracts may be requested.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at http://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

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