Research Manager

Seattle (hybrid)

Proprio advances surgery through a proprietary platform that synthesizes artificial intelligence, computer vision, and augmented reality. Proprio’s flagship Paradigm system is an advanced surgical navigation system that can provide critical information unifying pre-operative imaging and planning with intraoperative performance data. This singular longitudinal data set can deliver significant value to the entire surgical ecosystem.

At Proprio, you will enjoy the ability to influence our company as we grow, work across multiple domains, and have a voice in developing our culture. We value diversity in all forms and have at our core a strong sense of ethics and what it means to be a company actively pursuing social good. Our team works closely with leading medical and research institutions and has a deep background in neurosurgery, medical devices, entrepreneurship, robotics, and computer vision.


Research Manager


As the Manager of Research at Proprio, you will be responsible for managing all labs that support medical device product development, marketing and regulatory submissions, inclusive of user research. You will have responsibility for the research lab, organization of supplies and equipment to support studies and coordination of users and test participants as needed.




·      Collaborate with engineering team to create protocols or test plans to support product development feasibility testing inclusive of benchtop models and cadaveric specimens

·      Work with regulatory to create validation protocols for pre-clinical studies, execute testing, and generate reports to support regulatory submissions for medical devices

·      Plan and execute studies, analyze data

·      Collaborate with marketing team to determine appropriate benchtop studies to support possible claims or publications

·      Overall responsibility for the Research lab at the Proprio facility.  Ensuring lab is useable, supplies or available and equipment meets specifications

·      Work with outside consultants as needed to execute usability testing to support product development projects and regulatory submissions

·      Work with marketing team to recruit and schedule users to support testing

·      Manage ab/research technician personnel

·      Engage with outside consultants as necessary for specific expertise: Human Factors/Usability, Statistics, Clinical expertise, etc.





·      Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field

·      10+years’ experience in a research, validation or test role supporting product development or pre-clinical work in a medical device company

·      Experience managing direct report/s

·      Excellent problem solving, analytical and project management skills

·      Strong written skills

·      Flexible, positive attitude, and great communicator

·      Ability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously



·      Understanding of IEC 62366 (Application of usability engineering to medical devices)

·      Experience running or supporting Usability evaluations

·      Experience managing studies with cadaveric specimens

·      Experience with complex medical devices (inclusive of hardware and software)

·      Experience with medical device development process


Proprio offers its employees a generous range of compensation and benefits.

·      Salary Range: $130,000- $155,000: Our compensation philosophy is to bring people into new roles in the range of the mid-point of that role. Factors considered for pay include the level of skill, experience, training, external market factors, and internal equity. 

·      Generous, early-stage stock options 

·      Unlimited PTO (Paid Time Off) and paid sick leave

·      Paid family and medical leave, plus paid parental leave

·      10 paid holidays

·      Fully covered medical, dental and vision benefits for employees, and 50% of spouse/domestic partner and dependent premiums

·      Life and long-term disability coverage

·      Employee assistance program

·      Commuter and health benefits

·      Company sponsored matching 401(k)

·      Pet friendly work environment

The job description is representative of typical duties and responsibilities for the position and is not all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned in accordance with business needs. A background check will be conducted after a conditional offer of employment is extended.

Proprio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, gender, nation of origin, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law. We thrive on diversity and encourage people from all walks of life to apply to Proprio’s open positions.


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