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Principal Engineer, New Product Development R&D

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Raritan
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Ethicon, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is currently recruiting for a Principal Engineer in the New Product Development group within Wound Closure and Healing-Biosurgery R&D. The position is located in Raritan, New Jersey. The Ethicon business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies including sutures, topical skin adhesives, hemostasis products, surgical staplers, trocars, energy devices and synthetic mesh devices-used in a wide variety of open and minimally invasive surgical procedures. Specialties include orthopedics, support for treatment of colorectal and thoracic conditions, women's health conditions, hernias, cancer and obesity. The Ethicon business combines products and services of two market leading legacy companies, both with long histories of medical innovation. Ethicon, Inc. based in Raritan, New Jersey, was founded more than 80 years ago as a pioneer in suture development and manufacturing, helping to transform the safety and effectiveness of surgery. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., based in Cincinnati, Ohio, was founded 20 years ago to develop innovative devices that have driven the revolutionary shift from open to minimally invasive surgery that continues to lead the industry today. Key Responsibilities: --- Provide technical support to multidisciplinary project teams in the design, development, and manufacturing of various devices primarily within wound closure and healing. --- Serve as a Project Leader, Technical Leader, and or Subject Matter Expert on one or more projects and/or technical areas --- Ensure project activities are completed on schedule, within budget, and within compliance while effectively communicating project updates, risks, and issues to internal stakeholders on a timely basis. --- Effectively apply innovative scientific competence and technical leadership capabilities to conduct research toward the design of new products, as well as supporting and improving existing product offerings. --- Play a hands-on role in designing lab-based development activities, analyze and interpret results to guide product and process optimization, document research activities in accordance with design control requirements, and direct required research activities associated with development of new materials, components, raw materials, and processes for wound closure and healing devices. --- Provide technical support to supply chain functions to ensure proper implementation and process controls for manufacturing processes. --- Manage the design and development of research studies (in-house or with contract or academic laboratories) to explore potential for new products/materials --- Provide technical support for marketed medical device products to other business functions such as Regulatory compliance activities and post-launch commercial activities. --- Interact with surgeons and other health care practitioners as appropriate to uncover insights and unmet needs through meetings, surgical observations, conference attendance etc. --- Provide technical expertise, in terms of problem solving for technical and executional problems using advanced knowledge and experience. Contribute inventions, new designs, new processes, and techniques to solve technical problems based on customer needs. --- May have some people leader responsibilities and/or provide instruction and guidance to less experienced technical employees --- Identify new areas of opportunity for innovation and secure appropriate intellectual property.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, New Brunswick , Principal Engineer, New Product Development R&D, Engineering , Raritan, New Jersey

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