Research and Development Engineer - Bench Testing

Requisition ID 2023-12523
Posting Date 2 weeks ago(5/22/2023 3:45 PM)
Job Location(s)
West Lafayette IN United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Research Inc.


The Research and Development Engineer 1, Bench Testing position requires a technically sound engineer capable of challenging medical devices through accelerated fatigue, corrosion, and simulative use, as well as evaluating the performance of devices through electrosurgical, imaging, and other basic mechanical environments.


The four primary roles of this position include:


  • Feasibility testing to support the product development of medical devices
  • Design verification testing to support device regulatory approval
  • Post-market device evaluation to support clinical and/or marketing activities
  • Developing and validating novel test methods


Other activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintenance of well-controlled documentation, including written protocols, data forms, and reports
  • Test plan development
  • Standard committee involvement
  • Research related to defining clinically relevant test conditions



  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in mechanical or biomedical engineering (or comparable)
  • A hard-working, enthusiastic, detail-oriented person with strong written and verbal communication skills, record-keeping, and interpersonal skills
  • Will work in a team setting and must be willing to be trained
  • Previous experience with benchtop medical device testing preferred
  • Familiarity with test method validation and statistics desired
  • Experience with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements preferred
  • This position is a hybrid position, which requires regular on-site visits, 2-3 times per week
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Cook does not intend to provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.



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