Staff Clinical Engineer

Abbott   •  

Menlo Park, CA

Industry: Biotech/Pharma


8 - 10 years

Posted 392 days ago



Position Summary

Responsible for providing engineering support in the creation and the development of new medical device products (invasive and non-invasive)

Main Responsibilities

Researches, develops, designs, and evaluates mechanical and electro-mechanical materials, components, assemblies, processes and/or equipment.

Conducts feasibility studies to verify capability and functionality.

Develops new concepts from initial design to market release.

Directs support personnel and coordinates project activities.

Write and submit intellectual property (patents).

Maintains detailed documentation throughout all phases of research and development.

Investigates and evaluates existing technologies.

Reviews or coordinates vendor activities to support development.

Write and submit professional articles for technical journals.


(Influence/Leadership) Understands business environment and relates extensive knowledge of internal and external technological activities to trends.

Interfaces with senior management on significant matters, often requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units.

Participates in the development of other technical contributors by facilitating training and providing feedback and guidance.

May lead a project team.

Provides technical leadership to business units.

Acts as a mentor to less-experienced staff and may provide work direction or supervise other technical employees.

Exercises judgment independently.

(Planning/Organization) Plans and organizes project assignments of substantial variety and complexity.

Initiates or maintains schedule for projects and project milestones.

Establishes priorities of individual or project assignments.

(Decision Making/Impact) Selects methods and techniques to lead a project to completion.

Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.


Bachelor's degree plus 9+ years of related work experience with a complete understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.  

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Comprehensive knowledge of a particular technological field. Uses in-depth knowledge of business unit functions and cross group dependencies/ relationships. Is recognized as an expert in work group and across functions. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

(Cognitive Skills) Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Has broad knowledge of various technical alternatives and their potential impact on the business.