• Catheter & Mechanical Development Sr. Engineer

    Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge
    Job ID
    Experience (Years)
    Medical Device
  • 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.
    Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

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    Position Overview

    Canon USA’s Healthcare Optics Research Laboratory is currently seeking an experienced, Sr. Engineer, Catheter & Mechanical Development (Senior Engineer) to design and implement robotic catheters, from initial concept to commercialization, in collaboration with world’s leading medical institutions.
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    - Directly responsible for design of innovative, robust and reliable minimally-invasive robotic catheters from early concept to release into production
    - Translate clinical needs into detailed technical specifications
    - Research and integrate new technologies and materials by utilizing extensive technical knowledge and understanding of complex ideas, concepts, and theories
    - Hands-on prototype and process development of catheter and other disposable components
    - Identify and collaborate with vendors and external partners on sourcing of catheter materials and components
    - Generate catheter requirements, and lead and manage contract manufacturer to develop catheter prototypes
    - Generate comprehensive risk analysis, including dFMEA and pFMEA, to assure product safety and reliability
    - Develop feasibility and reliability test plans for robotic catheters, including development of in-vitro and in-vivo models
    - Utilize advanced experimental design methodologies; conduct feasibility studies and testing to evaluate designs and to define specifications in accordance with regulatory safety standards
    - Collaborate with researchers and engineers from different disciplines
    - Ensure Quality Management System and Good Manufacturing Practices are followed
    - Create documentation including requirements, design inputs, risk assessment, FMEA, drawings and test results
    - Provide documentation of inventions for patent applications; review alternative technology IP as it relates to the design process


    - Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering (Materials, Mechanical, Plastics, or Biomedical)
    - 5-8 years of relevant experience in design of medical devices and product development in a FDA regulated industry
    - Catheter design experience is required
    - Strong modeling and analysis of mechanical systems using SolidWorks or similar
    - Experience working in a fast-paced, rapid prototype design environment
    - Experience in new product design and development including leading conceptual design efforts, making appropriate modifications throughout the design process
    - Extensive knowledge on materials such as polymer, metals, and ceramics
    - In-depth knowledge of the catheter manufacturing process and equipment
    - Extensive 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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