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R&D Manager

Work mode:  Onsite
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:

We have an exciting opportunity for a R&D Manager supporting WATCHMAN projects within the BSC’s Cardiology division. WATCHMAN continues to be an exciting growth driver for BSC.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate a blend of technical knowledge, collaborative stakeholder management, coaching ability, clear decision making and project management expertise. This role will utilize a variety of new and proven technologies to deliver next-generation concepts for life-changing medical devices to patients and clinicians in support of BSC’s mission.  Specifically, this role will support the development of our next generation WATCHMAN implant. These investments in new technology and the team who develops them will drive a robust pipeline of solutions for left atrial appendage occlusion that will keep BSC in a market leadership position.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Drive a team of 4-8 engineers and technician to deliver technical excellence for new product development, functional excellence initiatives and high quality technical plans and deliverables..

  • Support career development of the team with a focus on professional execution and development, personal wellness, and career growth.

  • Provide feedback and mentorship to accelerate talent development while building a framework for elevating the way in which we do New Product Development.

  • Collaborates with cross functional partners to support the development team, project planning, and the decision-making process.

  • Works cross-functionally and leverages BSC-wide resources in identifying new capabilities, solutions and resolving technical issues.

  • Drives multiple technical projects of varying magnitude and scope.

  • Supports the generation of VOC/VOB/VOT/VOx to inform unmet needs

  • Provides significant guidance and approval regarding technical strategies and approaches.

  • Owns intellectual property development for the multiple product lines, technologies or specialized functions, for both self and staff.

  • Develops and monitors department budgets, staff levels, schedules and resources.

  • Generate project investment proposals

  • Lead technology integration & knowledge transfer within domain of responsibility

  • Provide clear communication to stakeholders at key technical updates and phase gates

What we’re looking for:

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering or similar

  • Required minimum years of work experience (primarily in medical device or related field): 8+ Years Experience through most stages of medical device product development

  • Solid clinical knowledge and experience in cardiovascular anatomy.

  • Ability to provide technical leadership as it relates to product and process design

  • Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on technical inputs from multiple and varied sources.

  • Excellent organizational, communication and collaboration skills.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • MS or PhD in Engineering Discipline

  • Experience in early stages of medical device product development

  • Strong leadership and communication skills

  • Class II or Class III Medical Device product development experience

  • Ability to research literature and develop clinical understanding with technical credibility to develop a strategy for product investments and concept down-selection


Requisition ID: 575960

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.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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