Research and Development Manager- MedSurg

Posting Date 1 month ago(5/4/2021 9:43 AM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
Bloomington IN United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Medical Holdings


The primary purpose of the Research & Development Manager at Cook Medical is to design, test and technically document the feasibility, construction and production process of new and/or changed medical products. Manages day-to-day operations and provides leadership and direction to the functional team.


• Serve as mentor and resource for others in R&D as well as to other departments
• Represent R&D at interdepartmental meetings/activities
• Helps refine and implement R&D practices/procedures
• Ensure Design Control procedures are adhered to
• Perform duties of R&D Engineer
• Design new product ideas as assigned
• Build and test new product prototypes
• Initiate and oversee the pre-production run of new products
• Plan the ongoing production of the product
• Maintain design files for each new product and turn in at product completion for permanent record
• Call on physicians to discuss product ideas or evaluations
• Revise technical literature
• Perform other duties as necessary

• Implement policies, programs and directives of senior management
• Interview, select and approve all training for employees
• Make recommendations for staff and equipment and have significant input into personnel matters


• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology
• Minimum 4 years engineering experience in the medical field and/or 5 years engineering experience with Cook Medical
•  Experience and understanding of the validation process
•  Proven project leadership skills

• Completion of a major development project involving all aspects of product development, along with a successful product release


Physical Requirements:

• Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.
• Good manual dexterity
• Limited exposure to hazardous materials requiring protective covering

• Approximately 75% of the time is spent in a normal office environment requiring sitting and moving around the building, or in a "clean" environment product setting requiring protective clothing and safety glasses

• Approximately 25% of the time is spent in travel to various hospitals, physician's offices and public places


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