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J&J Family of Companies Senior Clinical Engineer, Surgical Robotics (1 of 2) in Santa Clara, California

Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for a Senior Clinical Engineer within our Robotics & Digital Solutions organization. The location for this position is Santa Clara, CA!

Robotics and Digital Solutions, is part of Johnson & Johnson Med Tech. At Johnson & Johnson Robotics and Digital Solutions, we’re changing the trajectory of health for humanity, using robotics to enhance healthcare providers’ abilities and improve patients’ diagnoses, treatments, and recovery times. Johnson & Johnson Robotics was established in 2020 with the integration of Auris Health, Verb Surgical, C-SATS, and Ethicon. It comprises three key med-tech platforms: Flexible Robotics (MONARCH®), Surgical Robotics (OTTAVA™), and Digital Solutions. Join our collaborative, rapidly growing teams in the San Francisco Bay Area (Redwood City and Santa Clara), Cincinnati, and Seattle. You’ll collaborate on breakthrough medical technologies that unite multiple subject areas to build a connected digital ecosystem that advances medical professionals’ skills and improves patient outcomes.

You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including engineering, clinicians, marketing, quality, regulatory, and more to represent clinical value propositions for patients and providers throughout the design and development of new products. This individual will lead pre-clinical activities to direct product development towards a clinically impactful design. This role is highly influential to overall product strategy and the product's ability to positively impact patient and physician lives!

Key Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Lead collaborations with development teams and clinicians to define and validate clinical performance goals for products

  • Apply engineering methodologies and in-depth understanding of technical design, to solve clinical challenges and risks

  • Lead pre-clinical evaluation of new product prototypes

  • Champion specific Clinical Engineering team initiatives throughout design process

  • Partner with Human Factors Engineering to guide new product workflow and analyze user feedback throughout the development process

  • Partner with cross-functional Preclinical team to establish models and experimental techniques to evaluate clinical performance

  • Assess clinical hazards and participate in risk analysis

  • Write protocols, conduct formal testing, and report results of validation and other studies

  • Work with product management to identify unmet clinical needs and define new solutions

  • This position operates in an office environment and routinely uses office equipment

  • While performing the duties of this role, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear

  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Applied Science

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working with product development and/or engineering teams in a medical technology/device industry

  • Experience working with multi-functional teams across multiple engineering fields, including mechanical, software, electrical, and visual/industrial design

  • Functional knowledge of human anatomy and physiology

  • Strong understanding of document control processes, document approval processes, study design, study archiving, data collection and phase/design reviews

  • Must have a consistent track record of effectively and clearly communicating concepts, ideas and knowledge to other individuals and teams

  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work in a regulated environment in compliance to ISO 13485 and 21 CFR 820

  • Ability to travel up to 25%, internationally and domestic

  • Ability to work at the Santa Clara, CA or Cincinnati, OH site


  • Advanced Degree MS, MD, or PhD

  • Basic knowledge of surgery

  • Experience working with clinicians

  • Experience with a medical device in a pre-clinical setting

  • Background or experience in any of robotics, 3D kinematics, controls, or vision system

    At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional, and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work.

    For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit www.careers.jnj.com .

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

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United States-California-Santa Clara-5490 Great America Pkwy


Auris Health, Inc. (6267)

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