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Research & Development
19000EUX Requisition #

Careers That Change Lives


This position will support the Functional Diagnostics portfolio within GIH (Gastrointestinal and Hepatology) business unit.  It requires leadership of a small technical team capable in electronic hardware, software, and catheter engineering.  Key products in the portfolio are the ManoScan manometry system for esophageal function testing, and the Digitrapper pH monitoring system for gastric reflux.  The team will have responsibility for new product development (NPD) and maintenance of business / sustaining (MOB) projects.


The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.  

RESPIRATORY, GASTROINTESTINAL & INFORMATICS  (RGI)  offers a complete line of solutions that spans the continuum of care.  We help with early detection and treatment of diseases, and reduce complications to accelerate recovery from patient conditions. We focus on expanding global access to our therapies that improve clinical outcomes for gastrointestinal diseases and cancer, and patients with respiratory compromise. 

A Day in the Life
  • Directs the activities of a  group in the research and/or development of an organization's products, projects, and programs.
  • Collaborates with others on the direction of research and development relevant to long term objectives and concerns.
  • Develops strategies to ensure effective achievement of objectives.
  • Monitors and evaluates completion of tasks and projects.
  • Oversees interdepartmental activities and research efforts.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.


Management and supervisory professionals

with one or more employees who are focused on tactical, operational and some strategic activities within a specified area. Levels within the management career stream typically have six or more direct reports. The majority of time is spent overseeing their area of responsibility, managing performance, developing talent, engagement and inclusion, communicating business and operational developments, planning, prioritizing and / or directing the responsibilities of direct reports. Goal achievement is typically accomplished through performance of direct and / or indirect reports. A key responsibility of roles in this career stream is managing people. which includes: accountability for mentoring, developing and coaching staff on meeting/exceeding performance expectations and defined objectives, providing leadership to staff ensuring the prioritization of strategic and department level initiatives to include defining performance goals and targets, conducting performance reviews, and staff 1:1s to guide performance management and employee development efforts and manage toward departmental goals.



Autonomy: Manages subordinate supervisors and/or experienced professionals who exercise latitude and independence in assignments. Provides tactical and / or operational leadership and coaching. Receives assignments in task and objective oriented terms.

Organizational Impact: Establishes operational plans and implements policies and strategies. Decisions impact program schedules, customer satisfaction levels, or allocation of time, material resources, expenditures and funds. May have budget or P&L accountability for a department, function or geography. Strive for continuous improvement and consistency in deliverables.

Innovation and Complexity: Proposes modifications to functional operating policies and day-to-day processes. Problems and issues faced are complex, difficult and undefined, and require detailed information gathering, analysis and investigation to understand the problem.

Communication and Influence: Communicates with internal and external customers and vendors regarding ongoing operations. Uses information exchange, influence and active persuasion without direct exercise of command to gain cooperation of other parties. May interact on issues that have externally shared objectives.

Leadership and Talent Management: Manages a team consisting of supervisors and / or experienced professionals in the Specialist career stream. Leads, directs and reviews the work of a team who exercise latitude and independence in their assignments. Authorizes hiring, firing, promotion and reward within own area.

Required Knowledge and Experience: Requires practical knowledge in leading and managing the execution of processes, projects and tactics within one job area. Typically has advanced knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline with understanding of the impact of work on other areas of the organization. Requires a University Degree and minimum of 5 years relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years prior relevant experience.

 If you are unable to allow edits to this section, it is fine to leave it as is . . .  these words are more science/research based, and the more related key words are captured in the Nice To Have section below.

Nice to Have
  • Experience in the design and development of new medical device disposable products, hardware products, and/or software systems from initial design to market release.
  • Experience in the design, modification, and evaluation of all phases of a specific product or group of products, including product definition through production and release (i.e., Product Lifecycle Management).
  • Experience providing technical support for existing products by developing solutions for problems complex in nature and/or of relatively high organizational impact with a high level of accountability and authority and relatively minimal supervisory oversight.
  • Experience creating and maintaining hazard and risk analysis documentation.
  • Experience with hardware, software and systems level verification and validation testing.
  • Experience to maintain product performance and quality for existing products by leading and assisting with issues relating to CAPAs, customer complaints and manufacturing processes, such as:
  • Failure investigation and root cause analysis
  • CAPA resolution
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Product Design Verification and Design Validation
  • Design changes
  • Test methods and tooling design
  • Process enhancement and improvement
  • Experience with feasibility studies of the design to determine if capable of functioning as intended.
  • Monitor documentation maintenance throughout all phases of research and development.
  • Oversee the investigation and evaluation of existing technologies.
  • Organize the coordination of activities with outside suppliers and consultants

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be. 

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future. 

Physical Job Requirements 

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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