Research Engineer

Audubon, PA

At Globus, we move with a sense of urgency to deliver innovations that improve the quality of life of patients, inspired by the surgeons and healthcare providers who treat them.

Our world-class engineering works to transform clinical insights into tangible musculoskeletal solutions. We are constantly in pursuit of better patient care, and we understand that speed is critical because life cannot wait. Join us!

Position Summary:

The Research Engineer will be responsible for planning, coordination, successful execution, and publication of various research projects for spine surgeons, residents, and product development. In addition, this position will function in a cross-disciplinary environment and must have experience or be willing to be trained in image analysis, micro-CT, biomechanical principles, and orthopedic basic sciences.  The Research Engineer must have strong self-starting qualities to independently manage coordination of multiple projects to ensure timely and successful completion.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Developing protocols with surgeons, PD personnel, and researchers
  • Planning and executing all mechanical, biomechanical, and basic science research testing including, cadaveric experimentation, image analysis, particle analysis/scanning electron microscopy, data analysis, report writing, submitting abstracts, preparing manuscripts, and documentation
  • Leading coordination of research project activities involving surgeons, PD personnel, and researchers including project kick-off meetings, follow-up, preparing specimens, and cadaver lab set-up
  • Partnering with PD, Sales & Marketing, and surgeons to identify research projects
  • Participating in the non-clinical research fellowship program: training, teaching, and designing studies for visitors and surgeon champions who are being trained in the orthopedic sciences
  • Assisting in the planning, creation, and maintenance of a state-of-the art research laboratory with all necessary equipment including annual verifications and SOP work
  • Creating reports on the status of various projects
  • Ensuring publication submissions deadlines are met and a steady stream of peer reviewed publications and podium presentations are generated from research
  • Creating and building a reputation as the best basic science research facility in the world
  • Assisting in animal surgical procedures for in-vivo studies.
  • Assisting in product development and mechanical testing activities as well as
  • in design reviews and cadaver labs
  • Working with medical copyeditor to submit peer-reviewed articles
  • Adhering to the letter and spirit of the company Code of Conduct, the AdvaMed Code, MedTech Code, and all other company policies. Ensure Compliance with applicable governmental laws, rules, and regulations, both in the United States and internationally, by completing introductory and annual training and maintaining knowledge of compliance as it applies to your role
  • Representing the company in a professional manner and uphold the highest standards of ethical business practices and socially responsible conduct in all interactions with other employees, customers, suppliers, and other third parties of Globus

In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • 1-2 years’ experience in a research environment in biomechanical and musculoskeletal areas preferably with medical devices
  • Master’s Degree in the Sciences, Engineering, or Management fields; PhD preferred
  • Proficient in Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Project
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 15-20% of the time

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Globus Medical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

JOB CODE: 1000460