Job Overview

CrannMed is based in Galway, Ireland and was founded in 2018. The Company is committed to improve patient outcomes in a minimally invasive way and is actively working to develop leading edge devices and products in the Neurovascular and Peripheral spaces. The CrannMed team has a strong balance of Commercial, Clinical and Product Development skills, has built up a clinical network of world leading specialists and is determined to play a part in developing these solutions. We are a start-up but one on an exciting journey and growth plan.

CrannMed has an opportunity for a Senior R&D Engineer to lead the design and development activities of our next generation catheters and delivery systems.


  • Senior Engineer will be the technical lead responsible for design and development of catheters used for the delivery of embolic particles and implants within the peripheral and neurovascular anatomy.
  • From first principles, develop concepts and prototypes, should have a strong knowledge of materials, processes and technologies used for catheter manufacture.
  • Engage with KOLs to ensure product specifications and requirements meet end user needs.
  • Coordination of In-vitro testing and animal studies with KOLs.
  • Create innovative solutions and continuously look to improve our delivery systems.
  • Ensure R&D lab and test area and equipment are following best practices and compliant to ISO13485.
  • Create and set up bench tests for the evaluation of device performance and simulated use.
  • Generate product specifications, design verification protocols and associated test plans.
  • Working with Design Assurance team ensure all design activities associated with regulatory submissions are up to date and complete.
  • Ensure project timelines are met, manage vendors used for prototype builds. Put in place actions to mitigate risks.
  • Communicate and update project activities using project management methodologies.
  • Lead the establishment and set up of pilot lines used to build early batches of pre-clinical devices.
  • Manage one to two junior engineers and technicians. Manage their day-to-day activity.

Background & Qualifications:

  • Bachelors, Masters of PhD degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in catheter related design with at least 3years as core team technical lead.
  • Experience with delivery system design in either peripheral, cardiology or neurovascular anatomy.
  • Experience with systems used to deliver permanent or semi-permanent implants. These can be either particles, beads or metal implants like stents, filters, valves, shunts etc.
  • Have a good knowledge of predicate devices such as guidewires, access sheaths, delivery catheters, used in the delivery of embolic particles, implantable devices or other relevant areas.
  • Have an excellent knowledge of engineering materials used in medical device manufacture such as metals, polymers and advanced materials.
  • Have an excellent knowledge of catheter manufacturing technologies, those which are both standard and emerging technologies.
  • Have a good knowledge of vascular anatomy and diseases.
  • A strong problem solver with knowledge and experience of DMAIC or other problem solving tools.
  • Experience of project management of core technical work packages, creation of project plans, risk mitigation, stakeholder analysis and communication.
  • Good communication skills. Both verbal and written – English
  • Experience engaging with clinical key opinion leaders, creating questionnaires, analysing feedback, coordinating feedback from animal studies and in-vitro testing with KOL.
  • Very comfortable with hands-on and technical work

Apply via email to Applications close on January 14, 2022.