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Senior R & D Engineer

Company Background 

Signum Surgical is a well-funded, internationally angel backed, early stage start up based in the Galway Docks. We are developing a solution for perianal fistula – a painful colorectal condition affecting many patients worldwide. We are incredibly passionate about our company and our patients and are looking for someone who feels the same. 


We are recruiting a Senior R&D Engineer who has experience working in the medical device industry and recognises the need to be flexible and creative while meeting the standards of medical device regulation. The position will involve working with a small group that is driven to provide successful patient outcomes under tight time constraints. Substantial contribution to FDA regulatory filings and experience of bioabsorbable materials experience is advantageous. We need someone who can work independently, identify risks and pitfalls and use open minded thinking to come up with creative solutions focused on changing patient outcomes. 

As an early stage start up, hours are demanding but flexible. We are located on the Galway Docks but have an international presence, so we need someone who is able to travel - sometimes on short notice. 


Working in a small team the successful candidate will need to be flexible and adaptable with an excellent ability to work both cross functionally and independently. The position will require someone who is a self-starter and independent worker who is driven to contributing to team success by taking responsibility for task ownership. Excellent trouble-shooting, analytical and problem solving skills combined with strong planning and project management skills will be required. The ability to lead, direct and coach others is a must. 

The position will require familiarity with bioabsorbable materials, part design for injection moulding and other processes, sterilization techniques, packaging requirements, design for manufacturing and design controls under quality management systems. Excellent written skills under quality management systems are a necessity. Proficiency in SolidWorks or other electronic drafting application is a plus. 

Qualifications / Experience 

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Bioengineering combined with 5+ years direct work experience in the medical device industry. 


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