Product Research Engineer

Align Technology   •  

San Jose, CA

5 - 7 years

Posted 242 days ago

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The Product Research Engineerwill be a key member of the R&D Biomechanical Engineering team.  The Product Research Engineer will be the lead engineer responsible for planning, leading and executing projects focusing on new product design and design improvement. 


  • Work independently at a laboratory bench to develop and evaluate new products and solutions and adapt and improve existing ones
  • Design product prototypes with biomechanical test models 
  • Simulate real world conditions and measure outputs using sensors
  • Work with software team to utilize force/moment modeling software 
  • Master complex systems with sound mechanical principles
  • Define procedures to evaluate product performance and conduct bench top testing
  • Make sure testing covers efficacy, reliability, verification, and validation
  • Perform statistical data analysis and interpretation
  • Document test protocols in accordance with FDA regulations
  • Collaborate with manager and cross-functional team in creating product and test plans
  • Communicate with professionals in the field at all levels and transition information into product improvement
  • Lead multiple both product development projects and research projects until product launch
  • Conceive new product and technology development plans
  • Work in a fast paced environment and meet critical deadlines
  • Problem solve issues with attention to detail
  • Complete assigned tasks to develop custom orthodontic products 
  • Creation and evaluation of prototypes, design characterization, produce and maintaining the requisite FDA/ISO documentation 
  • Duties will also include general engineering support in R&D


  • 5+ years of laboratory skills performing Product Research
  • BS in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in other scientific disciplines considered
  • 5+ years of experience in Product Research and development in the medical device industry
  • 5+ years of experience with 3-D modeling using SolidWorks

 Nice to have:

  • Knowledge or experience in Orthodontics or dental industry
  • Knowledge of rapid prototyping processes is preferred