Staff Engineer - R&D Advanced Development, Neuromodulation
Abbott Laboratories
Plano, TX

About $87,000 - $120,000 a year

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.

Job Responsibilities:
This is an exciting opportunity to join Abbott's dynamic advanced development team committed to innovating the treatment of chronic pain and movement disorders. This Advanced Development Engineer is responsible for creating and assessing future growth opportunities for Abbott Neuromodulation Division. They will work cross functionally with upstream marketing, applied research, product development leads, regulatory and clinical strategists. They will lead early stage development of technology that is designed to address a specific customer and business need. Ultimately, they will ensure that these products are successfully transitioned to the product development teams.

M.S. or Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering
Vast experience in the successful delivery of complex technology programs
Experience developing products in medical device industry
Experience with mechanical engineering w.r.t medical devices - prototyping, feasibility testing, failure analysis, and application of new technology
5+ years of experience in R&D development, including the system design and integration of complex multi-discipline systems
Experience as a technical lead engineer and/or project manager
Collaborative, team-oriented, strategic leader with ability to make complex design trade-offs

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and minimum 10 years of related work experience with a complete understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.

Minimum of 5 years of experience in medical device technology and product development

Hands-on ability to build prototypes for use in the implantable medical device field