Responsible for the design and development of venous access devices using our novel, patented biomaterial which is designed to prevent the most common and costly complications in venous access.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES      

  • Function as the technical lead on projects of considerable complexity that encompass multiple engineering disciplines.

  • Initiate technical investigations and prepare technical reports with findings and recommendations, including definition of project requirements and strategy for catheter & material development.

  • Prepare design specifications, analyses, and recommendations for presentation and approval; research, design, develop, document, test and evaluate complex technical and process issues.

  • Design products with particular attention to customer needs, material selection and specification, usability, cost of goods and design for manufacturability.

  • Provide technical leadership and expertise to the engineering group, acting as a mentor to lower level engineers.

  • Provide significant contributions to new product development, including patents, technical papers and presentations.

  • Stay abreast of new technical developments in the field of materials, catheter technology and medical device design.

  • Research and development of extrusions and other catheter technologies.

  • Apply advanced engineering theories, methods and research techniques including both computational and practical approaches to design and solutions of complex and advanced technical problems.

  • Work with R&D Managers to develop detailed project schedules and project budget.

FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE

  • Product Development engineering with strong specification, design, development and production expertise required.

  • Expertise developing characterization and test methods for selection, verification and validation of new materials.

  • Experience with DFM (Design for Manufacturability) techniques to achieve high yield, low cost and high reliability products.

  • Experience with 3D design (SolidWorks).

  • Writing reports and is able to present to a range of technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Strong computational and analytical thinking with a desire to learn.

  • Experience in a variety of manufacturing methods including extrusions, injection molding and machining.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s plus a minimum of 8 years relevant experience; or Master’s plus a minimum of 7 years relevant experience; or PhD plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience. 

  • Education in engineering, scientific or technical discipline required; medical device experience is required.  

  • Engineering and leadership competencies demonstrated through individual performance and by contributing through others.

  • Willingness to utilize a hands-on approach that includes prototyping, building, modeling, testing etc. 

  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work alone or within a group

  • Use independent judgment to assess project technical status and determine the means to overcome technical problems and team conflicts

  • Must be able to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and prioritize changing demands in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

  • Energetic, enthusiastic, enjoys the challenge of creative design problem.

  • Ability to lead small project teams toward a common goal.

 

About Access Vascular

Access Vascular was founded in 2015 to address the most common and costly complications of intravenous therapy: infection, thrombosis and phlebitis. The company is developing a suite of venous access devices made from patented biomaterials which are highly biocompatible and are capable of long-term thrombus resistance and infection protection.

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