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Staff R&D Human Factors Clinical Engineer

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of STRUCTURAL HEART disease. We aim to lead the markets we serve by requiring the solutions we offer customers provide an improved benefit/risk profile as compared to existing standards of care; a performance threshold that by definition, guides and ensures the productive output of our engineering, business development, and clinical research efforts result in outcomes that advance the standard of care.


This is an exciting opportunity to join Abbott's Structural Heart division, home of our revolutionary, life-saving MitraClip medical device product series.

The Staff Engineer is accountable for delivering entire programs or complex, significant portions of programs with some level of novelty. Also accountable for organizing and managing work, investigating issues, defining behaviors, applying expertise and validating designs and products for systems. Accountable for applying an expert understanding of applications, customer needs to be addressed, behaviors and architected solutions to streamline product development in addition to ensuring product quality. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer requirements and performance requirements to the total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule and cost constraints.


The Staff Clinical R&D Engineer receives minimal guidance and responsibilities include:

+ Definition, investigation and testing of medical devices including: Pre-Clinical testing (GLP), Design Validation Testing and Human Factors testing

+ Definition of test methods and protocols including: in vivo, in vitro, and simulated use tests

+ Definition and validation of medical device procedures including: Instructions for Use, troubleshooting procedures, and training material

+ Provide technical and clinical guidance to programs from concept development through FDA submission

+ Provide technical/ clinical input and work closely with other functional groups based on extensive data analysis to facilitate progress of technical programs

+ Applying engineering and scientific principles to evaluation/ resolution of clinical engineering problem

+ Review and supervision of technical/ clinical work

+ Leads programs while exercising significant novelty and integration across various disciplines as well as team members. Applies a demonstrated portfolio-centric approach to developing programs which are incorporated into platform strategies that achieve win/win scenarios for assigned efforts and platforms.

+ Plans and executes the department strategy to deliver upon responsibilities; gathers information, frames problems, devises/executes plans, tracks progress and adjusts/measures success within scope of responsibility to improve development efforts.

+ Organizes and manages work to deliver programs, leads in the execution of assigned work. Prioritizes tasks by distinguishing urgent from important tasks and asses cost/benefit trade offs.

+ Complies with US FDA regulations, other regulatory requirements, company policies, operating procedures, processes and task assignments.



+ Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, bioengineering, biomedical engineering or clinical engineering required. Bachelor’s degree in biological/ clinical sciences acceptable with medical device development/ testing experience. Graduate degree with clinical engineering concentration preferred

+ Work experience: 8+ years in medical device field developing and/or testing medical devices. Advanced degrees may be able to substitute for years of experience

+ 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 communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

+ Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

+ Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.



At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

· **Training and career development** , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

· **Financial security** through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

· **Health care and well-being programs** including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

· **Paid time off**

· **401(k)** retirement savings with a generous company match

· **The stability of a company** with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

**Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: ** (

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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Staff R&D Human Factors Clinical Engineer

Full time
Plymouth, MN

Published on 04/16/2021

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