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Sr. Clinical Research Engineer

Company: Intuitive
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints. As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare's hardest challenges and advance what is possible. Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere-we strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect.We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as theirmost authentic selves. Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture-our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential. Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together,let's advance the world of minimally invasive care. Job Description The Team The Advanced Research team at Intuitive is a cross-functional team dedicated to the creation of innovative medical technologies and robotic systems. We develop transformational technologies in order to address the major pain points and unmet needs in healthcare. Our goal is to revolutionize the future of healthcare by developing platforms and technologies that empower providers and teams to deliver life-enhancing care. Primary Function of the Position
The Clinical Research Engineer uses their in-depth clinical and technical knowledge to collaborate with engineers, physicians, marketing, and other internal and external stakeholders to develop new product concepts being incubated in early exploration. The individual brings a clinical voice to the design team, and is responsible for identifying, documenting, and understanding user needs and subsequently communicating these needs to inform concept design. The Clinical Research Engineer is responsible for developing and executing an experimental strategy to assess performance and safety of prototype designs, and is a key contributor in the design iteration process. The individual will take an active role in the concept design team by assessing and communicating clinical risks, providing design guidance, and supporting the overall clinical strategy. The Clinical Research Engineer also partners closely with team members such regulatory, product management, and more to develop the clinical indication and commercialization strategy.
Responsibilities This position has responsibility and authority for the following: Advanced research and product concept development · Researching the disease states and medical technologies associated with new business opportunities for Intuitive, and applying their in-depth knowledge in order to become an expert within the company on the new products being developed and their clinical application · Collaborating closely with engineers and physicians to define clinical performance goals and potential risks for new products in early-phase development · Working with key opinion leaders, subject matter experts, physicians, and other stakeholders to identify clinical goals and translate those needs for user-centric design and development of new platforms, procedures, instruments, and accessories · Providing clinical outcomes research and analysis · Collaborating with other organizations within the company as needed: design engineering, regulatory, human factors, industrial design, training, marketing, etc Clinical laboratory work · Developing novel clinical models for technology evaluation · Designing, developing, and executing clinical evaluations of prototypes with the ability to translate feedback to the engineering team · Conducting design iteration assessments of products both internally and with external key opinion leaders · Identifying potential product enhancements and new product ideas by applying an analytical approach to understanding the clinical needs of physicians and users · Developing and executing a preclinical evaluation strategy in advance of human trials and for regulatory submissions Other · Keeping the organization's vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action · Performing other duties as required to support the company's overall strategy and goals Qualifications Preferred Qualifications · Minimum of a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or similar · 8+ years of related experience in clinical engineering and/or product development within the medical device industry · Fluent in medical procedure terminology and sound knowledge of anatomy · Ability to understand complex robotic systems and software algorithms · Experience working in an operating room or interventional suite environment

  • Experience collaborating with physicians and collecting feedback on clinical use of the product · Excellent mechanical and technical aptitude, and intuition for spatial relations, including the ability to understand complex mechanical products · Excellent analytical capability and practical skills to develop and test a clinical hypothesis and draw succinct conclusions · Excellent teamwork skills with proven ability to cultivate collaboration across multiple disciplines to insure timely project success · Proven success recognizing critical issues and driving them to closure by taking coordinated action · Product development and Design Controls experience a plus · Effective communication skills (verbal, written, presentation)· Self-starter needing minimal supervision · Self-confident and able to react quickly under pressure Job Requirements: · Must be available to work full-time and commute/relocate to Sunnyvale, CA · Up to 25% travel. Some international travel may be required. · Primary Location: Sunnyvale, CA

    Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19. Details can vary by role. Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws. Shift : Day Travel : 25% of the time Travel Requirements:25% of the time Shift:Day

Keywords: Intuitive, Sunnyvale , Sr. Clinical Research Engineer, Engineering , Sunnyvale, California

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