Project Engineer

Position Title: Project Engineer
Department: Research and Development
Reports To: Director of Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time
Shift: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
Exempt / Non-Exempt: Exempt


A Project Engineer is responsible for all functions of their assigned research projects with the goal to develop and support new or existing products.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of various research projects to ensure timely completion of tasks, clear communication with stakeholders, and meet deliverables.
  • Leads design, research, and development activities of new or existing products. Products may include human cells and tissue product (from cadaveric or live donation), medical devices, or biologics.
  • Design research project’s scientific support based on exhaustive review of peer-reviewed literature, data analysis, generation of data by performing supporting experiments, and ensuring standards & regulations are met.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of FDA, AATB, ISO, and other regulatory requirements or guidance as deemed appropriate.
  • Design and execute a variety of scientific experiments related to research project by creating, collecting, evaluating, and interpreting statistically significant data. Data must support gate decisions and/or product launch. Experimentation may extend to in-vitro or in-vivo assays in- house or externally sourced.
  • Operates and tests electronic and scientific test equipment used for research project related tasks.
  • Ensure quality and quality control within their assigned research project.
  • Develop guidelines, operating procedures, forms, protocols, reports, proposals, presentations, verifications, qualification, among other research project related documents.
  • Maintains the budget and promotes the general operational efficiency for their assigned research project.
  • Communicate and negotiate with various vendors to source and implement testing, equipment, supplies, materials, or other resources to support research project activities.
  • Generally, work independently on research projects and exercise independent thinking and judgment in the absence of established protocols and procedures.
  • Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders (ex. medical or scientific collaborators), department staff and other departments to execute department research projects.
  • Carry out general laboratory, equipment, and material tracking and maintenance of department resources.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, multitasking and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (ex. Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Proficient in statistical analysis software (ex. GraphPad).
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical challenges.
  • Ability to work in a team environment or independently as needed.
  • Ability to plan and carry out experiments, and to work with complex instrumentation and software.
  • Ability to meet deadlines timely.
  • Ability to travel for company meetings within the United States.
  • Must be able to occasionally move or lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to occasionally position self into low or small spaces, such as under a desk.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline (e.g., biology, bioengineering, biochemistry chemistry).
  • Master’s or doctoral degree in a scientific discipline preferred (e.g., biology, bioengineering, biochemistry chemistry).


  • At least 3 years of relevant laboratory experience.
  • At least 3 years of project management experience.
  • At least 3 years of research and development and/or product development experience.
  • Experience in laboratory practices, academic or commercial.
  • Experience in technical writing.

Ability to commute/relocate:

San Antonio, TX 78249: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: On location