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Associate Manager, R&D

Work mode:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

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

Our R&D Associate Manager will lead a team of R&D technicians who will be involved in all aspects of the design and development process for Urology products.  Ensures that program objectives are determined and met, logistics are effectively coordinated, technician support is allocated, and budgets are adhered to.  This individual will have the opportunity to work in a high-paced, cross-functional, and collaborative environment.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Develop direct reports by securing appropriate training, assigning progressively challenging tasks, applying progressive disciplinary action as appropriate and conducting formal written and verbal performance reviews.
  • Hiring and onboarding new team members.
  • Provide strategic and technical guidance to support product for new product development and sustaining activities.
  • Monitor daily work operations in the R&D labs and provide direction and guidance (technical and professional) to staff to achieve project goals and timelines.
  • Strategize, plan and provide technician support for R&D projects.
  • Support budget planning and other financial activities associated with R&D labs
  • Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organization objectives.
  • Interact with all lab customers, stakeholders, by meeting regularly, responding to requests and providing project updates.
  • Engage in cross-functional, cross-site, and cross-team strategic discussions on how to drive results and efficiently execute activities.
  • Monitors lab safety and compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. compliance with FDA, BSI, DEKRA regulations, etc.).
  • Work on NCEP/CAPA, and equipment management (release, maintenance/PM, calibration)
  • Other duties as required.


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering discipline
  • 6+ years of relevant work experience
  • Work experience in R&D and lab environment
  • Experience as a mentor and/or coach
  • Detailed understanding of lab safety, compliance, and audits (BSI/DEKRA)  
  • Superior communication skills (verbal/written) and demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Innovation mindset with a strong focus on continuous improvement
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience as a people manager/leader
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and time management skills
  • Proficient with presentations and communicating updates for leadership
  • Project management skills


Requisition ID: 584761

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: Boston

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