• Sr. Engineer, Catheter and Clinical Development

    Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge
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  • Company Overview

    The Canon Healthcare Optics Research Laboratory is a division of Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Canon Healthcare Optics Research Lab (HORL) is a development phase organization that will commercialize several image guided therapy products in the near future. We have an established partnership with world class hospitals in the Boston area (Partners Healthcare) to turn cutting-edge medical research into usable, meaningful products. With the recent acquisition and integration of Toshiba Medical Systems, now known as Canon Medical Systems, we operate as a “start-up” within a market leading medical imaging group under the global Canon enterprise.
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    Position Overview

    Canon Healthcare Optics Research Laboratory is currently seeking an experienced, Senior Clinical R&D Engineer, to develop medical optical imaging catheters from prototypes through preclinical and clinical phase, in close collaboration with world’s leading medical institutions and contract manufacturers.
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    - Lead catheter design verification planning and execution through contract manufacturer.
    - Provide guidance to contract manufacturer for test method development and validation.
    - Lead risk assessment activities to assure catheter safety and reliability.
    - Design and conduct bench, ex-vivo and in-vivo preclinical verification and validation tests. 
    - Design and develop test methods for bench, ex-vivo and in-vivo preclinical tests and create reports for regulatory submission.
    - Support clinical development efforts from site engagement, contractual agreement, investigator training, and data management, and interface with CROs/ clinical associates. 
    - Provide documentation of inventions for patent applications and review alternative technology IP as it relates to the design process.
    - Ensure Good Manufacturing Practices, Quality System Regulations and Medical Device Design Controls are followed.
    - May supervise engineers and technicians assigned to projects. 


    - Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering (Materials, Mechanical, Plastics, or Biomedical) and 8-10 years of relevant experience in design of medical devices and product development.
    - Expert materials knowledge in polymer, metals, and ceramics.
    - Expert knowledge in catheter design and manufacturing processes and equipment. 
    - Knowledge in statistics and analytical methods such as SPC, SQC, and DOE.
    - Proficient with rapid prototyping techniques.
    - Proficient in modeling and analysis of mechanical systems using SolidWorks or similar.
    - Experience working with consultants, outside partners, and suppliers.
    - Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly to others in different functions and at various levels. 


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