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Senior R&D Engineer (12 mth contract)

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Date: Oct 23, 2021

Location: Ballina, MO, IE

Company: Hollister Incorporated

We Make Life More Rewarding and Dignified

Location: Ballina 
Department: Research & Development 


The successful candidate will have a product development background with research & development experience and will be capable of utilizing their expertise and skills in the successful development of new products. They will be capable of identifying and investigating new product ideas or technologies and bringing these through a defined technology development process.

The successful candidate will be capable of working collaboratively in a cross functional environment for the successful completion of project goals and will be capable of interfacing with senior management within the organization.




The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Representing R&D on New Product Commercialization project teams from Front End Innovation through to Commercial Launch.
  • Design and development of new products, including concept development, high-level design feasibility, prototype development, detailed design, test method development, design verification/validation and shelf-life determination.
  • Application of both new and existing technologies, materials and processes to deliver the optimum product design ensuring the establishment of excellent standards of performance.
  • Researching new ideas and technologies/materials and evaluating technology performance
  • Sourcing/selecting materials and components and the evaluation of same
  • Providing technical R&D support to other functions including Global Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, Engineering and Manufacturing.
  • Managing project schedules, conducting product and project risk analysis and ensuring successful and timely completion of project activities.
  • Working with patent counsel to support patentability/infringement searches and preparation of patent applications.Conducting sophisticated analysis of data and developing detailed reports documenting results, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Creating relevant design documents including technical reports, drawings, specifications, and test methods
  • Developing a high level of understanding of internal customer requirements. 





  • Degree (Honors) in Mechanical/Biomedical/Biopharmaceutical Eng, Materials/Polymer Science
  • An advantage to have a Masters or PhD in a related discipline


Length of experience

  • 8+ years of relevant industry experience preferably in medical devices      


Specialized skills/technical knowledge

  • Innovative/Creative Thinker – must have a demonstrated ability to conduct exploration of subject areas for novel concepts and approaches
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and 3D modeling software
  • Demonstrated analytical problem solving abilities
  • Good organization and communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects including directing the work of others
  • Good team working skills and a high level of enthusiasm and motivation
  • Good working knowledge of medical device quality & regulatory systems and medical device directives

Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services.  www.Hollister.com 

Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 29298

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