The scientist/engineering position covers a broad range of duties, including new materials development, new product development, customer or collaborator interaction, project management, writing government proposals, preparing project reports, and working with a team of engineers.
Employee uses scientific and engineering principles to conduct research and development to create neuroscience research tools and implantable neuroprosthetic devices. This activity requires interfacing with customers, reading technical literature, planning and conducting experiments, and working with a team of engineers. Employee will be asked to manage various laboratory and clinical studies. This will involve customer interface, planning and scheduling, writing protocols for IACUC and IRB-regulated studies, and presenting posters and talks at scientific meetings. Employee will be asked to respond to government RFPs that are in line with the company’s strategy, thus providing funding for R&D activities.
This position may involve managerial/supervisory duties; while some supervisory duties may be permanent, other situations may call for supervisory duties that are project based.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The employee must be able to use a computer, and regularly focus on components of a multi-part project for extended periods. There is no lifting requirement. Sometimes protective gowns, masks, and gloves must be worn; the employee is required to talk and hear while wearing this protective clothing. There is occasional need to touch, see, and feel devices.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee should be available during the “core” work hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Some occasional travel to conferences and to visit collaborators or vendors is expected.
Required Education and Experience Master’s or PhD in bioengineering, neuroscience, or other related field, appropriate to bioengineering industry.
Experience preparing proposals for IACUC and/or IRB-regulated studies
Ripple creates neural interface and medical devices to advance research and improve the lives of under-served patient populations through thoughtful application of technology and design.
Located in the Sugarhouse district in Salt Lake City, Ripple was founded in 2004 to commercially develop research instrumentation and implantable medical devices for small, high-need patient markets that are to...o small to attract the attention of large medical device companies. In contrast to typical electronics-focused firms, Ripple has the requisite knowledge and experience in the medical device industry to transform new technology into FDA-approved medical products.
The company manages its own quality system for ISO 13485 and FDA QSR compliant engineering design, and cultivates a strong network of medical development relationships and resources in the Salt Lake area. Ripple has close ties with the academic research community, and maintains a presence at scientific and neuroprosthetic conferences. The company also offers contract design and consulting services for clients interested in converting prototype technology into medical products that meet safety standards and regulatory requirements for clinical use.