Staff Biocompatibility Engineer

  • Philips
  • Carlsbad, CA 92010
  • 14 days ago


Job Description

Job Title

Staff Biocompatibility Engineer

Job Description

Effective Tuesday, January 4, 2022, all U.S.-based employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID as a condition of employment at Philips.

Employees with a sincerely held religious belief and/or disability impacting their ability to obtain the COVID vaccine can request a reasonable accommodation.

If you are a Colorado resident and this role is a field-based or remote role, you may be eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role, which we will provide upon request.

You may contact +91-XXXXXXXXXX, option 5, for assistance.

In this role, you have the opportunity to make life better:

The Staff Biocompatibility Engineer will play a critical role in Philips- Hospital Respiratory Care organization through providing strategic direction related to the development of systems and programs for Microbiology, Cleaning& Disinfection and Biocompatibility testing.

You are responsible for:

Formulates and executes on biocompatibility and cleaning test plans, protocols, and reports.

Establishes effective work processes and standardized procedures that ensures compliant documentation of routine testing results and timely completion of business milestones using industry-accepted scientific principles with independent test laboratories.

Manages and maintains vendors including supporting audits of the contract facility.

Authors and reviews validations and product adoptions into existing cycles.

Performs testing and maintains documentation to support the use facility of single use and reusable products supporting ventilation.

Identifying opportunities for Continuous/Process improvement.

Toxicological/Biological Risk Assessment

You are part of:

Our talented Philips Hospital Respiratory Care- Systems Engineering group focused on Ventilation/Respiratory Systems & accessory products.

The Systems Engineering group is responsible for implementing technical strategies, evaluating, and developing products, and providing a superior level of technical support that benefits the organization.

Philips is a leading innovator in Respiratory Care technology, and we are passionate about saving lives and improving quality of life with solutions designed around the needs of customers and their patients.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need a customer-first attitude and the following:

Minimum of a Master’s degree in Engineering or Science discipline, PhD desired.

Minimum of 7+ years’ experience in Cleaning, Sterilization and Biocompatibility in a medical device setting.

In-depth knowledge of quality assurance techniques, practices, ISO and Regulatory (FDA) compliance.

In-depth knowledge of medical device regulations and standards – ISO 10993/18562.

Understanding of Respiratory Care/ventilation products desired.

Ability to work with teammates in accordance with company objectives.

Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Ability to verbally communicate ideas and issues effectively to other team members and management.

Actively network with the internal and external scientific, technical, and regulatory community to maintain state of the art knowledge.

Partner with Quality to support the development, maintenance and adherence to quality systems and continuous process improvement.

Partner with research, product development and regulatory affairs functions to ensure new and sustaining products meet all necessary requirements

Experience in Toxicological/Biological Risk Assessment/revie

Leadership: The ability to make things happen by encouraging and channeling the contributions of others; recognizing and addressing important issues in a timely manner and acting as an agent for change and continual improvement when required to achieve results.

Accountability/Ownership: Work closely with team members and take ownership – educate and communicate to the team

Influence: The demonstrated ability to gain acceptance and commitment from other to one’s own beliefs and ideas.

Negotiating: The ability to construct and maintain a strong bargaining position so as to ensure positive response and agreement: striving for win-win situations.

Adaptability: Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.

Data-Driven Decision Making: ability to move teams through vague and complex situations.

Present complex ideas in a simple manner to resolve issues.

In return, we offer you:

A highly rewarding opportunity to play a critical role in the design and development of life-saving Hospital Respiratory Care products.

At Philips, we are passionate about improving quality of life with solutions designed around the needs of customers and their patients.

Our tradition of innovation, combined with our ability to anticipate market needs, has made Philips a global leader in Respiratory Care.

How we work at Philips:

Our newly adopted hybrid work concept fuses flexibility with collaboration to deliver great outcomes for our people and our customers.

We are embracing an approach wherein we spend more time together than apart – which for full-time employees translates to an average of at least 3 days working from the office and up to 2 days from home – for our hybrid roles.

Hybrid work flexibility means people can meet the changing demands of work and home in the most balanced, productive, and healthy way.

Our hybrid working model is defined in 3 ways:

We believe in the importance of impactful collaboration: There's a certain energy when everyone’s in the same room that can heighten idea generation and creative friction needed for problem-solving.

We embrace flexibility: Choosing where, when, and how to work can vary according to task and team schedules.

Flexibility isn’t office or online, it means choosing the space that works best for you, your teams, and our customers on a case-by-case basis.

We want to be at our best: The way we work, and our workspaces are designed to support our well-being, offer career advancement opportunities, and enable us to be at our best.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job.

It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on innovative, customer-first health technology solutions.

Help us improve the health and well-being of billions of people, every year.

Ultimately creating a career that no one could have planned for.

Even you.

Visit our careers website to explore what it’s like working at Philips, read stories from our employee blog, find information about our recruitment process and answers to some frequently asked questions.

Philips Electronics Ltd is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence.

We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


It is the policy of Philips to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce.

In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact +91-XXXXXXXXXX, option 5, for assistance.

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