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James Cassidy
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Head of R&D

Reference:JCA01204 Location: Galway
Qualification:DegreeExperience:7-9 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed

Head of R&D

Our client a multinational company who has recently setup operations in Ireland is currently seeking someone to Head up their R&D function. Reporting to CTO successful candidate must have a background in development of TAVR devices


  • Identify appropriate research opportunities and work with internal teams, or third-party contractors to research and develop clinical product solutions
  • Maintain and improve high standard of medical device engineering
  • Technical responsibility for all products and projects with assigned group
  • Implement and maintain high standards of design control
  • Identify new technologies, source new materials, components and equipment as required to develop capabilities within their designated areas
  • Identifying new vendors and strategic partners for product development and component/subassembly supply
  • Actively engage with Key Opinion Leaders (KOL’s), physicians and product managers to develop innovative medical devices to improve patient care
  • Solve issues through information exchange, influence and active persuasion without direct exercise of command to gain cooperation of other parties on program execution plans.
  • Lead, direct and review the work of a team, experienced professionals
  • Manage, motivate and develop team members including vendors to complete an assigned major program or project.
  • Responsible for cost, minimisation of risk and completion of objectives.
  • Resolve issues and ensure task completion by establishing priorities and reaching compromise with team members and functional managers.
  • Promote problem solving techniques within the team.
  • Establish program objectives, timelines, milestones, and budget.
  • Execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. • Identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilities.
  • Ensure that programs are managed on schedule and within budget.
  • Foster technical innovation in staff members.
  • Through effective information flow and interaction, develop harmonious working relations with other functions, and ensure employees within R&D have the necessary information and resources to effectively perform their jobs.
  • Knowledge of Galway med tech industry’s eco system and the ability to tap the potential.

  • Degree in Mechanical, Biomedical, Design, Chemical engineering/science or similar discipline
  • 15 + years of total experience from design to execution
  • TAVR experience in delivery system is mandatory
  • Nitinol experience is desirable
  • More than three to 5 years of team management experience
  • Must have demonstrated vision and proven strategic ability to deliver and achieve this vision
  • Concept to Product delivery experience is mandatory
  • Proven Team Leadership abilities
  • Good Project Management methodology and skills
  • Strong knowledge of Cardiovascular & Peripheral Intervention business
For further information please contact James Cassidy [email protected] or call in confidence 0860204322