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Principal R&D Engineer

Medtronic
Northridge, CA 91325
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Principal R&D Engineer

Location:

Northridge, California, United States

Requisition #:

220004MJ

Post Date:

Mar 01, 2022


**Careers That Change Lives**


As a member of the Medtronic Diabetes Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensor RD team, this Principal Engineer will assist with the ideation, design, development and validation of Medtronics next generation micro-fabricated bio-sensors. The Principal Engineer position is in the Sensor Substrate Design team of Sensor RD. This group has three main functions consisting of designing flexible electrode arrays and wafer scale substrates, developing novel materials and fabrication processes to enable new sensing capabilities and improve performance, and device level integration in Product Development. The Principal Engineer will support all three functions of the group to varying degrees over time based on business needs and all phases of Product Development.


**A Day in the Life**


This individual will provide technical leadership in electrochemical materials and biosensor design, with core competencies in material science, formulation additive manufacturing processes, and electrochemical device design. At the outset, this individual will focus on early phase sensor prototyping and pre clinical deployment of glucose and multi analyte sensors. This includes leading the design feasibility, process feasibility and device implementation of novel materials (e.g., electrocatalytic, redox mediator, carbon-based, barrier membrane, and polymer materials) and collaborating across teams to bring new technologies from benchtop feasibility to clinical maturity, then through design optimization and the Product Development Phases (PDP). There is a strong emphasis on engineering fundamentals, literature review, hands on experimentation, and statistical methods. There is also a focus on project management, technical strategy, and mentoring of junior engineers to advance early phase technology initiatives into the PDP. He/she will play a key role in assessing design-process and design-equipment interactions and developing relevant test methods to evaluate these interactions. He/she will also demonstrate design capability related to product requirements, ensure successful product integration of the sensor subsystem, and support design verification activities.


While under guidance of a technical manager, the engineer will be expected to perform independently, mentor junior engineers, and is responsible for experimental process design, data analysis, troubleshooting processes, collaborating within and across functions, and writing technical documentation. He/she will work with other engineers and technicians to execute experiments and accomplish project objectives. The individual will manage an agreed schedule to achieve project goals in a fast paced environment within specified timelines and resources.


There is a strong technical development path available to successful candidates and the engineer will have the opportunity to grow his/her responsibilities and scope over time. He/she will also have the opportunity to collaborate in cross-functional development teams as a technical subject matter expert, particularly with electrochemical materials and biosensor design. There will be communication to management on a regular basis through presentations and reports, and the individual must have the ability to effectively convey project updates to internal and external stakeholders (vendors, equipment manufacturers, etc.).


**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**


**_To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume._**


Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Chemistry or Physics with 7+ years of experience


OR


Advanced Degree in Engineering, Chemistry or Physics with 5+ years of experience


**Nice to Have**


+ Direct experience with the design and development of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices for operation in aqueous or implantable environments. Examples including glucose or biomarker sensors, drug delivery systems and energy harvesters

+ Demonstrated experience with utilizing and developing novel materials for device level integration. Examples including electrocatalytic, redox mediator, barrier membrane, carbon based, and polymer materials

+ Demonstrated experience with ink formulation and selective deposition processes, including screen printing, aerosol/ inkjet printing, precision dispense, and spray processes

+ Direct experience with physical, electrochemical and/or material characterization techniques

+ Direct experience with statistical data analysis and associated software (Ex. Minitab, JMP, MATLAB, excel, etc.)

+ Strong theoretical/fundamental knowledge in electrochemistry, material science, fluid dynamics, and/or transport phenomena

+ Experience developing and maintaining a detailed project plan and collaborating across teams to deliver on program milestones

+ Experience working in a cleanroom and with microfabrication processes, including photolithography, thin film metal deposition, dry and wet etching, polymer deposition and patterning

+ Experience with design of experiments (DOE) for multi-factor experimentation and relevant statistical techniques when analyzing data (T-test, ANOVA and significance testing at a minimum)

+ Experience with in-vitro and in-vivo pre-clinical evaluation of MEMS devices

+ Exposure to gage RR studies, process capability (Ppk Cpk), IQ, OQ and PQs

+ Experience working with vendors, material suppliers, equipment manufacturers, etc.

+ Experience with technical documentation (Ex. laboratory notebooks, publications, engineering reports, IQ/OQ/PQs, Standard Operating Procedures, test protocols, etc.)

+ Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals

+ Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and projects

+ Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team-based environment

+ Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills


**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.


We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.


**Physical Job Requirements**

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Posted: 2022-03-08 Expires: 2022-06-10
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