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Senior R&D Engineer - Front End Innovation

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Date: Feb 4, 2023

Location: Ballina, MO, IE

Company: Hollister Incorporated

We Make Life More Rewarding and Dignified

Location: Ballina 
Department: Research & Development 


Position:                                    Senior R&D Engineer (Continence Care, Front End Innovation)

                                                Division/Department:              Continence Care Research & Development, Ballina

                                                Reporting To:                           R&D Manager, Continence Care, Front End Innovation (FEI)

                                                Travel                                       Travel                                        USA and Main markets in Europe/ Approx. 10% but may increase due to project work. 


The successful candidate will have research & development experience and will be capable of utilizing their expertise and skills in the identification and development of new product ideas and technologies supporting the growth of the Continence Care business. The successful candidate will be capable of leading and/or supporting projects/ cross functional project teams and be capable of interfacing with colleagues at all levels within the organization.


  • Working from basic clinical needs to device concept and prototype development ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Researching new technologies and designing solutions to develop and complement the existing product portfolio.
  • Providing technical support to NPD, Global Marketing, Engineering and Manufacturing.
  • Leading or supporting product development cross-functional teams.
  • Managing project schedules, conducting product and project risk analysis and ensuring successful and timely completion of project activities.
  • Preparing financial reports and/or justifications for financial authorization and effectively communicate same
  • Reviewing vendors product offerings to access suitability
  • Sourcing/selecting materials and components and the evaluation of same
  • Evaluating new technology performance and stability.
  • Supporting future product introductions.
  • Accomplishing trial work for new technologies.
  • Working with patent counsel to support patentability/infringement searches and preparation of patent application.


  • An honours Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline is required.
  • Masters or PhD in a related discipline is preferred.
  • Project Management experience is preferred.

Length of experience

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

Specialized skills/technical knowledge

  • Innovation/Creative Thinker – must have a demonstrated ability to conduct exploration of subject areas for novel concepts and approaches
  • Experience dealing with medical personnel and reducing feedback to device concepts
  • Demonstrated advanced analytical problem solving abilities
  • Good organization and communications skills
  • Good team skills a high level of enthusiasm and motivation
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including MS Project
  • Product design and prototype development experience
  • Good working knowledge of medical device quality & regulatory systems and medical device directives
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and 3D modeling experience (Preferred)


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. 

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

Job Req ID: 30713

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