Engineer, Research & Testing

US, US, CA - San Diego

Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Percentage of Travel: Up to 10%

Location: CA - San Diego

Ref#: 16421

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Job Description
Our Engineer will work on establishing testing requirements for biomechanical evaluation of spinal implants, instrumentation and materials. You'll also conduct mechanical testing, critically analyze data and prepare clear, complete and accurate technical engineering documentation.

Essential responsibilities:
  • Assist with testing lab operations, including equipment calibration/maintenance, safety/compliance programs and driving efficiency. Maintain and develop new test procedures.
  • Participate in preparation and execution of cadaveric biomechanical studies.
  • Work on multiple problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions.
  • Provide technical support to Development, Regulatory, Marketing and surgeon customers
Basic Qualifications
  • BS or MS in mechanical or biomedical engineering, with strong structural mechanics fundamentals
  • 1+ years medical device industry experience
  • Operation of testing systems (e.g., MTS, Instron)
  • Experience navigating regulatory pathways (510(k), IDE, international).
  • Agile, resourceful problem solver, detail oriented and organized
  • Strong technical writing and presentation skills with ability to communicate test results to internal customers and regulatory agencies.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in the orthopedic industry experience, specifically spine
  • Software expertise (e.g., Matlab, LabView)
NuVasive 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. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are available here.

About NuVasive
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally invasive, procedurally-integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes.The Company’s portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With $962 million in revenues (2016), NuVasive has an approximate 2,300 person workforce in more than 40 countries serving surgeons, hospitals and patients. For more information, please visit
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