Intuitive Surgical Careers

Clinical Development Engineer

US-CA-Sunnyvale, California

Job Description

Job: Engineering
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 181702


Company Description:

Intuitive Surgical: What Matters

Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.

Primary Function of Position:

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. produces the da Vinci® Surgical System, a minimally invasive robotic surgery system that uses highly complex mechanics, replaceable instruments and accessories, and enhanced three-dimensional visualization to extend surgical technique and precision beyond the limits of the human hand.

The Clinical Development Engineer will conduct clinical research to identify promising areas for product development. A successful candidate will be technically focused, hands-on, and work with the research team to create new product/therapy opportunity assessments, contributing to new device and solution development and expanding indications.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Create and analyze potential robotics solutions across a wide variety of medical applications for a revolutionary platform
o Understand and evaluate efficacy, safety, and operational gaps of different procedures
o Decomposition of episodes of care and index procedures to identify the key needs and develop solutions in the application
o Research patient subtypes and volumes of those patients for which a robotics solution could be a benefit
o Analyze the other devices and companies, etc. on the market from a clinical perspective
o Analyze evidence strategy needed for clinical adoption
o Provide key insights to the research team
• Engage and manage KOLs in multiple areas; conduct physician interviews and synthesize responses
• Conduct pre-clinical validations and design iteration assessments of products both internally and with external key opinion leaders
• Conduct formal validation testing for new products, product updates and modifications to existing designs, to ensure the clinical safety and efficacy of the product
• Support clinical evaluation of new or enhanced products at key customer sites. Support customer training for new features under evaluation.
• Author field feedback reports to product development comparing real world performance vs expected performance, identify unmet needs and represent the voice of the customer
• Support design history documentation

Skill/Job Requirements:

• Minimum of B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related field
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in medical device industry
• Excellent teamwork skills and willingness to cultivate collaboration across multiple disciplines
• Ability to understand clinical applications in a variety of fields and communicate effectively with physicians
• Excellent analytical capability and practical skills to develop and test a thesis and draw succinct conclusions
• Mechanical aptitude, intuition for spatial relations and the ability to predict the performance of a novel mechanisms
• Sound knowledge of anatomy and clinical language
• Excellent verbal, written, analytical, and presentation skills
• Ability to work on multiple, early-stage projects simultaneously
• Interest and experience in CAD, 3D printing, hands on prototyping a big plus

We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.