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Fellow, R&D

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Additional Location(s):  N/A

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - 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.


About the role:

At Boston Scientific, our products and technologies are used to diagnose or treat a wide range of medical conditions. We continue to innovate in key areas and are extending our innovations into new geographies and high-growth adjacency markets.  In Interventional Cardiology Therapies, we offer a broad range of products across our Coronary Therapies and Structural Heart franchises. As we look to our future, we are investing in a broad range of early-stage developments in Interventional Heart Failure. At Boston Scientific, we have a long history of product innovation and a robust product line and pipeline for continued growth. 


This is an exciting opportunity to join Boston Scientific as a Fellow in Research and Development for our Interventional Cardiology Therapies division with impact across an early-stage, multi-generation platform.

  • This technical leadership role will provide subject matter experience across the development of a complex circulatory support system (i.e. pVAD) across the entire development cycle from inception to commercial launch. 
  • Act as the system architect and integration lead to drive technical decision-making with a deep understanding of electromechanical systems.
  • Drive technology evolution into the product, with a fast-fail and collaborative approach to product development.
  • Work across multiple design/product workstreams in a capacity to resolve complex problems with robust technical solutions.
  • Exercise independent judgment in developing product requirements, methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Solutions require an in-depth knowledge of the circulatory support space and the ability to apply that knowledge in new and innovative ways. Has expert knowledge of the impact of various solutions on the business.
  • Defines projects and work tasks based on identified strategy and goals.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for technical decisions that will have a significant impact on the company. Develops advanced ideas and guides their development into a final product, program, or process across multiple generations of a product portfolio.  Determines emerging trends and provides information across functional boundaries in the area of mechanical circulatory support.
  • Leads complex product design evolution using high-quality computational tools, creative and rapid ideation, and efficient prototyping and evaluation methods. 
  • Will consider all critical aspects of product design during decision making including patient safety, clinical practice, high-level product performance, and product manufacturability.
  • Selects and applies advanced analytical and simulation tools to enhance product performance and/or manufacturing processes.
  • Is highly engaged with product evaluation methods such as bench testing, pre-clinical evaluations, and product simulation.
  • Creates new product development and evaluation tools where current solutions are not sufficient.
  • Leads by example and motivates and inspires other technical team members in the program.
  • Performs technical consultative function and internal company perspective to R&D teams.
  • Influences technical strategy at all organizational levels.  Act as the primary voice to guide cross-functional decision-making. 
  • Reviews and informs technical updates and strategy to executive leadership.
  • Keep a watchful eye over the IP landscape with the internal legal team. 
  • Completes complex engineering work in one or more of the following: technology development, product design and development, test of materials or products, preparation of specifications, process study, research investigation (animal and clinical studies), and report preparation.
  • Combines internal and external (outsourced) sources, improves our capabilities to establish and work with institutions, and external companies, networking, and leveraging contacts in various industries and research organizations across the globe.


Required qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other related engineering field
  • Required minimum years of work experience (primarily in medical device or related field): 12+ years with BS, 10+ years with MS, or 8+ years with PhD
  • Highly creative problem solver who leads with a sense of urgency.
  • Strong working knowledge of fluid dynamics and hemodynamics
  • Previous experience working on a motor-based system.
  • Demonstrated experience bringing a complex mechanical system to successful commercialization.
  • Strong understanding of device hemocompatibility principles.
  • Five years of experience developing catheters or devices in the medical device industry.
  • Strong knowledge of design controls & risk management practices
  • Direct experience with working directly with the quality function through guidance documents, in vitro testing, and in vivo evaluation methods to balance development within early stage and full design verification. 
  • A proven track record developing medical devices from early stage through full product launch and sustaining. 
  • Personal drive, individual accountability & a strong bias for action.
  • Strong personal credibility & excellent communication skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • M.S. or PhD in a related technical field.
  • Medical device experience in a capital system (e.g. electromechanical) development with hardware/software integration.
  • Working knowledge of materials sciences and manufacturing processes.


Requisition ID: 582515

Among other requirements, Boston Scientific maintains specific prohibited substance testing requirements for safety-sensitive positions.  This role is deemed safety-sensitive and, as such, candidates will be subject to a drug test as a pre-employment requirement.  The goal of the drug testing is to increase workplace safety in compliance with the applicable law.  

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 prohibited substance 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.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

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