1+ months
2018-04-272018-07-20

Clinical Engineer II

Abbott
Los Angeles, CA

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Owns pre-defined tasks within a larger effort such as user need and feature definition, validation or product development of a sub-system, and drives them to on-time, high quality completion.
  • Investigates and defines clinical requirements for new product/feature development, and facilitates the translation into new projects through clinical review and evaluation. Works with field and medical personnel to define the benchmarks for evaluating the clinical performance of these products/features.
  • Gathers and analyzes input requirements for medical devices, supporting instrumentation/service infrastructure, and translates these into specific system requirements/interface specifications.
  • Simulates or tests aspects of new projects to evaluate prototypes and validate output as meeting customers’ intended use requirements; analyzes electrograms, diagnostic or programming data collected from the field or from research studies.
  • Publish research findings in scientific press and may otherwise disseminate findings at conferences and symposia.
  • Develops and directs preclinical evaluation protocols, data analysis, and reports
  • Contributes to the evaluation and validation of a specific subsystem or project as necessary to conduct feasibility studies, usability and human factors analyses, technology assessments, concept studies, benchmarking studies, or submission studies.
  • Provides input to the risk management file and Clinical Evaluation Reports in support of the product throughout its lifecycle.
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.  Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

    Experience and Required Education

    • BS Degree in Biomedical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical engineering, or a biological or physical science
    • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience in medical product development and/or a graduate degree with relevant project experience. 
    • Demonstrated ability to apply understanding of clinical application to issues in order to bring tasks to resolution within assigned projects.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively integrate information from varied disciplines including Clinical Affairs, Engineering, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs.
      • Strong analytical, problem solving skills
      • Demonstrated leadership capability in team settings
      • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.
      • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
      • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
      • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
      • Strong verbal and written communication ability
      • Meets deadlines in timely manner.
      • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
      • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.
      • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

        Preferred Qualification and Education

        • Master’s or Doctoral Degree in biomedical, mechanical or electrical engineering, or a biological or physical science or medicine
        • Advanced credential in a relevant discipline/concentration, including Biomedical Engineering, preferred.
        • Medical device experience preferred
          Job Family: Product Development
          Division: CAHF Cardiac Arrhythmias & Heart Failure
          Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
          Medical Surveillance: No
          Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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