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R&D Project Manager - New Product Development



Silk Road Medical



Sunnyvale, CA, US


The R&D Project Manager – New Product Development will lead cross functional development teams for new products in carotid and peripheral programs. This role will interact with physicians and functional team members to understand customer needs and translate these needs into product specifications.  


· Provide Project and Technical Leadership for cross-functional team(s) tasked with Designing and Developing devices and procedures to address unmet clinical

· Work with Marketing, Clinical, Medical Director, and physician advisors to understand customer needs.  

· Design, prototype and develop novel design solutions to improve performance and ease of use of clinical procedures. 

· Develop, author and execute test methods for perform robust design evaluations, ensuring product designs meet customer needs. This includes bench testing,
physical and/or computer model development, and ex vivo and/or in vivo testing as appropriate

· Leverage external resources (e.g., Consultants, Contract Manufacturers) to supplement R&D, process development and future manufacturing needs as appropriate. 

· Maintain Design Control activities for product development projects, including (but not limited to): 

o Collect design inputs via input from advisors and initial design evaluations 

o Develop product specifications 

o Establish Design Verification and Validation strategies 

o Lead Risk Assessment/Risk Management 

o Establish and managing project timelines and budgets 

o Lead Design Reviews 

· Support Company functions as needed, including R&D, Operations, Quality, Clinical and Regulatory. 

· Support the development and upkeep of the Company’s quality system in conjunction with the Company’s Quality Department 



· BS or greater in Engineering/Technical field. 

· Minimum 8 years of experience in in medical device R&D with a focus in design, evaluation and validation of self-expanding vascular stents and delivery systems.
Extensive knowledge and experience with Design Control for implantable devices. 

· Established track record leading cross functional project teams within ISO-compliant Design Control Procedures, from Concept through Market Release. 

· Hands-on design and prototyping and skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills, including day-to-day interaction with cross-functional team members and frequent interface with customers/physician advisors.  

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