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Edwards Lifesciences Engineer I, Clinical Development (Irvine, CA) Transcatheter Mitral & Tricuspid Therapies (TMTT) in Irvine, California

This is an exciting time to join the Transcatheter Mitral & Tricuspid Therapies (TMTT) Clinical Development Team. This Engineer 1, Clinical Development role is a unique opportunity to drive the clinical success of novel technologies within TMTT. Edwards’ Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Therapies team is deeply dedicated to solving the complex challenges of mitral and tricuspid disease in order to transform treatment and significantly improve patients’ lives around the world.

A successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of technical principles that can be applied to clinical procedure, imaging analysis, and engineering. A technically strong background is required. This role will work closely with Edwards research and development (R&D) teams as well as clinicians to develop and implement novel procedural improvements.

Clear communication, strong project management skills, and demonstrated good judgement are all key to this role. An ideal candidate will have the ability to think outside the box but also be detail oriented. Interest in developing/expanding skills to a variety of technical areas and the ability to adapt quickly to change will be crucial to success.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Gaining expertise on TMTT therapeutic devices and the associated patient populations.

  • Learn non-invasive imaging analysis and perform retrospective analysis of imaging.

  • Present retrospective analysis learnings so that they can be transformed into procedural recommendations.

  • Design and develop models for procedural improvements, design improvements, root cause analysis, and physician training activities.

  • Learn new software as required.

  • Participate in cadaver and animal studies as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering

  • Good computer skills in usage of MS Office Suite & 3D Modelling (SolidWorks or equivalent) experience required.

  • Basic understanding of statistical techniques

  • Good understanding of processes and equipment used in assigned work

  • Must be able to work in a team environment, including immediate supervisor and other team members.

Preferred Qualifications: In addition to meeting minimum requirements, it would be nice to have the following:

  • Experience with Therapeutic Implantable Devices or Interventional/Surgical Clinical experience is preferred.

  • Knowledge in cardiovascular science and heart disease processes.

Other Skills/General Expectations::

  • Well-organized: accustomed to high standards of written and verbal communication and maintaining excellent records of correspondence.

  • Ability to operate effectively in a culturally diverse organization and with global teams.

  • Results oriented, positive “can do” attitude with a demonstrated a sense of urgency.

  • A “hands-on” individual who enjoys a challenge and is capable of getting the job done with minimal direction.

  • Good presentation skills; ability to present material comfortably. Good teamwork, networking, communication (written/ Verbal) and win-win relationship building skills.

  • Ability to build stable working relationships internally

  • Candidate is required to fully comply with all US and Global regulations, and SOPs in the execution of all job duties.

  • Quick learner; ability to come up to speed quickly on Edwards’ products and service.

  • Ability to work positively through confrontation and/or conflicting ideas.

  • Strong time management skills.

  • Up to 25% travel

This position is based out of Irvine, CA. Must live within a commutable distance or be able to relocate.

Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Edwards is committed to complying with the requirements and guidance from our government authorities and to protecting our vulnerable patients and the healthcare providers who are treating them around the world. As such, all Healthcare Interacting positions require COVID-19 vaccination, which includes anyone who directly interfaces with patients and those who interact with healthcare providers as part of their role. If hired, as a condition of employment, you will be required to submit proof that you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption from being vaccinated.

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