Marlborough, Massachusetts

Help us improve access to life-changing therapies that can transform human health

We are Cytiva, a global provider of technologies and services that advance and accelerate the development and manufacture of therapeutics. Formerly part of GE Healthcare, we have a rich heritage tracing back hundreds of years, and a fresh beginning since 2020.

Our customers undertake life-saving activities. These range from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, biologic drugs, and novel cell and gene therapies. Our job is to supply the tools and services - the pots, pans, soups and sauces - they need to work better, faster and safer, leading to better patient outcomes.

We are looking for a R&D Lead Mechanical Engineer to work with our expert Cell and Gene Therapy Disposables R&D team of more than 20 employees across the world. Do you have a passion for developing products which will influence the future of medical technologies? Then we would love to hear from you.

What you’ll do

  • Engage in all phases of new product development and change management for legacy products, including concept, architecture, documentation, design, prototype, test, supplier interfaces, manufacturing introduction and service support.
  • Elaborate with project team to develop product specifications and requirements to drive the product development process. Work from product specifications and requirements to develop component and assembly geometry, identify & specify materials, and establish acceptable performance standards. Perform modelling, complex calculations, analyses, and testing to verify assumptions.
  • Prepare engineering change requests (ECO/ECR), engineering change notices, bills of material, engineering specifications, design FMEA and customer submittals. Draft purchase specifications and quality control specifications. Revise and alter detailed and layout drawings to conform to engineering changes.
  • Direct the construction and testing of prototype disposables and pilot products, and conduct analysis of the test results performed through components verification activities.
  • Prepare using 2D and 3D CAD software mechanical drawings, assembly models.
  • Follow up of strategic suppliers providing plastic components such as injection molding, extrusions components or bags and cryo-bags.
  • Work in a multidisciplinary Research and Development team, in close interaction with the Production, Supply Chain, Quality and Sales & Marketing departments, as well as end-users and suppliers.
  • Support project manager in the planning of mechanical development activities.
  • Support quality audits to provide engineering and technical support, when requested.

Who you are

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in related scientific or engineering fields (mechanics, micro-mechanics).
  • Minimum 6 year-experience in designing, developing and manufacturing plastic disposable kit products for regulated industry (medical device, class II and/or class III).
  • Well-founded knowledge and practical experience of relevant regulations (ISO13485, FDA 21 CFR Part 820), specifically for the US and European market product submission.
  • Proficiency in using SolidWorks modeling 3D CAD design software and FEA experience with ANSYS or equivalent applications. PDM experience is a plus.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Experience in performing product verifications activities (protocol, test execution, report).
  • Experience in manufacturing processes development associated with a medical device or biological application is a strong asset (e.g. rapid prototyping technologies, injection molding, compression molding, tube extrusion, thermoforming, heat staking, ultrasonic welding, laser welding, snap-fitting, UV gluing, solvent bonding).
  • Knowledge of plastic biocompatibility, leachable & extractable and sterilization techniques is a plus.

Who we are

Whatever your role, we bring purpose and challenge into our everyday work. If you are driven to make the world a better place thanks to science and medicine, you’ll feel right at home here. If you’re flexible, curious and relentless, you’ll belong. If you are excited about a global culture, this can be the place to further your career.

Want to know more? Experience life at Cytiva on our Careers website, Instagram channel and LinkedIn page!

Cytiva is a global life sciences leader with over 7000 associates across 40 countries who are dedicated to our mission to advance and accelerate therapeutics. As a trusted partner to customers that range in scale and scope, Cytiva brings efficiencies to research and manufacturing workflows, ensuring the development, manufacture and delivery of transformative medicines to patients.

Cytiva is part of the Danaher family of life sciences companies, a global science and technology innovator committed to helping customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world. As part of a greater Life Sciences platform, you’ll redefine what it means to innovate every day. Pioneering the future of science, research, and medicine gives you unlimited opportunities to find the next breakthrough that will best serve scientists and medical professionals in the fight to save lives. 

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve.  Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

The EEO posters are available here.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or to request accommodation.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

Marlborough, Massachusetts

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