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Date: Jul 23, 2021

Location: Delaware, MN, US, 19901

Company: Boston Scientific

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - Caring - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.


Principal R&D Engineer


About the role: 
We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal R&D Engineer supporting Coronary Therapies projects within the Interventional Cardiology division.  This role will utilize a variety of new and proven technologies to deliver life-changing medical devices to patients and clinicians in support of BSC’s mission.

Your responsibilities: 

  • Lead competitive knowledge development and execution in the device landscape to ensure a BSC competitive advantage.  This includes researching, documenting, and presenting key findings as design inputs to the team. Areas of focus include study of competitive design features, clinical trials outcomes, procedural workflows, complaints, patient characteristics, user descriptions, physiological effects of devices, and therapy-specific best practices.
  • Lead competitive benchmark testing activities to ensure a competitive advantage.  This will require acquisition of competitive units, characterization, reverse engineering, component testing, test method development, and comparative analysis of outputs to help evolve the design.
  • Work cooperatively with rest of the project team to develop design inputs, outputs, use conditions, procedure flow, and expected competitive performance limits.
  • Provide clear communication to stakeholders at key technical updates
  • Leverage internal/external partners as necessary to achieve project objectives
  • Lead the design & execution of structured experimental plans to drive data-based decisions.
  • Work cooperatively with process development, quality, manufacturing, regulatory, clinical, and marketing on complex projects to ensure project success.
  • In all actions, demonstrate a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to all documented quality processes and procedures


What we’re looking for:

Minimum Qualifications


  • BS in Mechanical, Biomedical or Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 8 years or more experience OR Master’s Degree with 5 years or more experience OR PhD with 3 years experience
  • Solid medical device design control process and documentation experience
  • Solid lab experience with experimental design and test development and execution
  • Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on technical inputs from multiple and varied sources
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Solid knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology


Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience with CT/MRI image processing software (3mensio, Mimics, 3matic)
  • Experience with performing and summarizing comprehensive literature reviews
  • DOE experience
  • Solid knowledge of statistics


Requisition ID: 481447


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.

So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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