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Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Marlborough, MA, United States, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific

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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: 

This Principal R&D Engineer will be responsible for solving complex problems in Sustaining Engineering related to Quality, Service and Cost improvements. The candidate will work closely with the R&D team as well as the interdisciplinary project team (Manufacturing, Quality, Project Management) to close knowledge gaps, define appropriate design changes, and execute projects in a fast paced problem solving environment.  Strong communication, collaboration and critical-thinking skills are the skill-sets required of this position.

Your responsibilities include: 

  • Consistently generates innovative and unique solutions to market needs.  Work is expected to result in the development of refined products, processes or equipment.

  • Successfully 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.

  • Selects techniques to solve complex problems and make sound design recommendations.  

  • Designs and coordinates complex engineering tests and experiments.  Summarizes, analyzes, and draws conclusions from test results. 

  • Coordinates, manages, and documents project goals and progress and recommends appropriate revisions.

  • Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering evaluation tests, products or equipment.

  • Interfaces with Physicians/Cath Lab personnel to obtain feedback on concepts and performance of new devices.

  • Evaluate competitive landscape through clinical and market research, interfacing with physicians, and working close with marketing and program management.

  • Translates customer needs into product requirements and design specifications.

  • Works cooperatively with process development, quality, manufacturing, regulatory, clinical, and marketing on complex projects to ensure project success.

  • May train and/or provide work direction to engineers at entry-level to senior.

  • Demonstrates PDP/TPD system knowledge through delivery of high quality and high impact deliverables.

What we’re looking for:

  • BS degree in Mechanical, Biomedical or a related Engineering field 

  • 8-10+ years of medical device development experience (3+ years with MS, 2 years exp. with Ph.D BS in Engineering

  • Competent in Design of Experiments methodology (i.e. Design-Expert), statistical analysis software (i.e. Minitab), and design software (i.e. Solidwork

  • Endoscopic medical device experience is a plus

  • Experience with medical device Product Development Process (PDP)

  • Self-motivation with a passion for solving problems

  • Hands-on approach to product development



Requisition ID: 513346


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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