Manager, Research and Development
Edison, NJ 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description
Manager, Research and Development
Job Location US-NJ-Edison
Type Full-Time
Category Research & Development
Shift Non-Shift (Standard Business Hours 8:15am-4:30pm EST)
Job ID 2019-4120


Responsible for managing one or more technical group focused on the development of new technologies, products and instruments/accessories, and the support of product line extensions in an application field (i.e. bone void fillers, sports medicine, general orthopaedics and spine, plastic surgery, wound care, etc.) which is aligned with a specific marketing or new business function.  Provides scientific and technical support on both emerging and existing products for business units.

    Manage one or more team of scientists, engineers, designers and technicians to develop new allograft tissue forms, products and accessory products including instrumentation and delivery systems associated with targeted medical fields of use.
  1. Work closely with the marketing function to identify new product development opportunities to fulfill strategic goals, establish product design criteria; utilize technical resources to carry out product development tasks and development of process techniques for transition to manufacturing. Provide technical support to processing, QA, marketing and sales during product launch.
  2. Manage major product development projects within MTF and with academic, commercial, and strategic partners on collaborative efforts including the establishment and coordination of test protocols in a laboratory, animal, or human clinical setting.
  3. Provide performance goals for staff, conduct annual merit reviews, and provide recommendations for performance bonus based on completion of established goals.
  4. Develop experimental protocols and test methods associated with all aspects of product development. Collect appropriate data and provide analysis with conclusions and recommendations for further action.
  5. Collaborate with Quality Control, Quality Engineering and Regulatory to support validation and qualification activities and regulatory submissions.
  6. Serve as project leader and /or lead technical member of project development teams. Provide information associated with technical portion of project plan.
  7. Provide routine progress reports and presentations to management and senior management.
  8. Create new intellectual property.
  9. Prepare and manage department budgets.
  10. Attend scientific meetings and conferences, review relevant journal articles and investigate new technologies suitable for use by MTF in the creation and development of new tissue forms and accessory products.
  11. Assist on special projects and perform additional duties as assigned. (exempt)

Education:  Bachelor's Degree or advanced degree in Engineering or Life Sciences or related field.

Years of Experience:  5 - 7 years

                                    Other:   Minimum of 5 years of experience in product design/product development/process development or applied research associated with implantable surgical devices. Eight or more years of experience strongly preferred. Experience must include established examples of design and development work or applied research to characterize and select materials leading to the introduction of an implantable medical device and its accessories (instrumentation and/or delivery mechanism). Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience. Experience must include directly supervising a technical team focused on the design and development of implantable medical devices.


Specialized Knowledge, Technical Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Ability to lead, direct and work independently. 2. Ability to track record of collaboration with surgeons, medical specialists and scientists to assess new ideas and to initiate prototyping and testing in laboratory, animal laboratory, cadaver lab or clinical setting. 3. Highly motivated with strong analytical, problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently on multiple projects concurrently. 4. Experience with development and implementation of test protocols including selection or development of test methods and equipment. 5. Experience working with internal and external design and fabrication resources, and contract or University laboratories to provide direction in utilization of those resources to achieve development timeline and budget objectives. 6. Knowledge of medical device product development processes and regulatory requirements including Design Control. 7. Experience in developing an annual plan and budget against project goals. 8. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to present information to a variety of audiences. 9. Project management experience across a multifunctional team environment required. 

    10. Ability to travel approximately 20% of the time.


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Equal Opportunity Employer - Vet/Disability


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 7 years
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