Advancing Patient Care

Meet Margaret, a Research Engineer at Globus. Margaret is part of our Research and Development team who collaborates with surgeons in discovering innovative solutions for clinical problems to advance patient care.

  • A Conversation with Margaret

    What is your favorite project of your job?

    In the Research department, we are always working on a variety of projects. Currently, my favorite project is our Animal Study which is looking at the effect of different implants and surface treatments on bone-implant osseointegration after a lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF). It is exciting to play a large role in such an extensive, preclinical research study with the potential to provide impactful data that supports our innovative technologies.

    How is Globus working to advance patient care?

    Globus’ commitment to innovation is one of the main ways Globus works to continuously advance patient care. The company is always striving to deliver innovative products that provide solutions for surgeons as well as improve the patient experience and clinical outcomes. The number of unique products that Globus provides is truly impressive. It is remarkable how this number continues to grow each year.

    You are a Globus Women’s Network Board Member. What is your role and what are your expectations for the network?

    My role on the GWN Board is VP of Finance. I oversee, record, and maintain all of the organization’s finances, as well as assist other Board members whenever an extra help is needed. I am very grateful to be a part of the development of GWN and am excited to see the network grow and flourish. I expect GWN to foster the long-term success of women at Globus Medical by creating a supportive environment that encourages and inspires one another. GWN provides resources to bolster employee leadership abilities that help to contribute to our unparalleled development and delivery of innovative medical devices.

    Do you have a favorite author/blog/book? What do you like best about it?

    I am very passionate about health and fitness and follow a number of bloggers in that industry. It’s hard to pick just one, but a few of my favorites are Melissa Hartwig-Urban, the founder of Whole30; Alexis Joseph, founder of the food blog Hummusapien; and Alex Snodgrass, founder of the health and wellness blog The Defined Dish. I enjoy how these bloggers inspire healthy living while also showing it can be fun and easy!

Josh: EDM Wire Production Technician

  • A Conversation with Josh

    Meet Josh, one of Globus’ electrical discharge machining (EDM) wire production technicians. As Globus strives to advance patient care through innovation, our production team is vital in delivering high-quality products. We rely on employees like Josh to uphold our standards in delivering innovative excellence.

    What is your role at Globus?

    I maintain production within the wire EDM department. EDM is the manufacturing process where we obtain a desired shape by using electrical discharges or sparks. Whether it’s for production parts, new fixtures, or upcoming developments, I oversee a production schedule, certify precise measurements, and manage task completion in a timely manner.

    What do you find the most challenging at Globus?

    The most challenging aspect for me is programming. Programming for the wire EDM, or any machine, can be very tedious and takes discipline. Luckily, I have a phenomenal manager and supervisor who help me continuously strive for success. I’m still a beginner at programming, but I believe that the challenge is what makes me work hard to learn more.

    What do you like most about working at Globus?

    As a company and a team, we are helping people. There isn’t a better career than helping someone else. The fact that I help to produce a product that can advance patient care is an amazing feeling. There’s a lot of respect in Globus Medical and in the products that we deliver.

    How is Globus advancing patient care?

    Globus Medical is an international company that constantly produces new ideas and products for more than just spinal disorders. The company is always looking ahead to help create new technologies for people in need of musculoskeletal solutions.

    What advice would you give to someone interested in joining Globus?

    Take the steps to further your career by joining Globus Medical. Globus appreciates their employees and provides incredible opportunities to grow and learn new things. All members of the Globus Medical team have a deep admiration for what we develop and take pride in knowing what we do is always for the patient.

David: Production Development Engineer

  • A Conversation with David

    David was the first employee hired in the Globus Trauma department. He joined the team as a CAD Designer in January 2015 and has grown into his current role as a Production Development Engineer through perseverance and his contributions to key production process improvements. Read below to learn more about David!

    What drew you to Globus originally?

    I heard from a friend that there was a fairly young company starting a new division in orthopaedics. At the time, I was working as a machinist with an interest in this type of work and wanted to use my talents to help as many people as possible. Since joining Globus, the Trauma division has grown with multiple products launched and more in the works. It’s exciting to be part of this team!

    Before working at Globus, what was the most unusual or interesting job you've ever had?

    As a machinist for 40 years, I have been fortunate to work on some very unique projects. Some of the most memorable are making prototype parts for the International Space Station, designing and building machine tools that can hold tolerances of 20 millionths of an inch, and machining extrusion parts for extruding molten glass.

    What advice do you have for prospective Globus Medical candidates?

    I read a quote once that says, "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Globus is full of giants that have made the projects I’ve worked on successful. Learn from them: the engineers, model makers, operations teams, and anyone you encounter while working here. They are the ones who are turning theory into reality.

    Globus is a fast-paced environment focused on making the most innovative products to assist surgeons in all aspects of orthopaedic care in a timely manner. We do everything we can to help move this process forward.

    What are your hopes for the future growth of Globus?

    I would like to see Globus continue to grow at the pace that it has for the past 4 years or even faster due to our dedication and commitment to improving patient care.

Jenna: MERC Program Manager

  • A Conversation with Jenna

    Jenna is a Program Manager for MERC, the medical educational division of Globus Medical. This group collaborates with surgeons to offer educational programs around the world. Read the interview with Jenna below.

    Tell us about your background and career at Globus.

    I started my career at Globus in June of 2014 as a Program Coordinator. Prior to joining Globus, I was a nutritionist at a long term care and rehabilitation center. I’m currently a Program Manager and am responsible for the planning and implementing of medical education activities, including program development, execution, and management.

    What sets your group apart from other companies?

    What sets MERC apart from other companies is that we generate memorable, quality experiences at every educational program for our attendees. Our programs are designed to accommodate each healthcare practitioner’s specific need. We create a relaxed, learning environment that provides value to the clinician’s practice.

    What do you like most about working at Globus?

    The people I work with and the travel experiences I’ve had are what I like I most about working at Globus. The company is filled with motivated, enthusiastic professionals who are incredibly hardworking. I also enjoy the opportunity to travel both domestically and internationally and meet people from all over the world.

    What does it take to be successful at Globus?

    The key to success at Globus is teamwork. We all must work together and support one another to make the company and our individual departments a success.

Eric: UI Software Engineer

  • A Conversation with Eric

    Eric is a UI Software Engineer with our team in Methuen, MA. He began his career with Globus after graduating from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Continue reading to learn how he has grown since joining us.

    Tell us a little about your professional background and how you ended up with the team in Methuen

    I started at Globus one week after graduating with a degree in Computer Science. After my first interview, it was clear that ExcelsiusGPS® was a unique and interesting product being built by a highly skilled team, and I definitely wanted to join them. My professional co-ops gave me the specific experience required to hit the ground running and that’s exactly what I did. I’ve been here for almost four years now and love what I do.

    What have you learned since you started working with Globus?

    Watching the ExcelsiusGPS® project develop was fascinating and the whole process has been a learning experience. One of the most important takeaways has been learning to listen to the users of the system. Learning how to design and create interfaces that appeal to a variety of users takes time. ExcelsiusGPS® has been the perfect project to help me grow as a developer. My co-workers are all great at what they do and have been crucial to my learning process

    What sets your department apart from other companies?

    The ExcelsiusGPS® team, and Globus as a whole, listens to their customers and incorporates their feedback into every development project. Globus is advancing patient care by having a thorough understanding of the issues in the market and working for continuous innovation in everything we develop.

    What do you like most about working at Globus?

    Junior engineers are given the resources required to learn, gain experience, and grow into their roles. Senior engineers are known to share their experiences, enhancing our professional growth. We all work together seamlessly with management to develop products in a surprisingly short amount of time.

    What do you see in the future of surgical robotics?

    I see the future of surgical robotics rapidly expanding in the next few years and Globus is in an exciting position with a platform technology like ExcelsiusGPS®.

Jonathan: Senior Research Engineer

  • A Conversation with Jonathan

    Jonathan is a Senior Research Engineer in our Musculoskeletal Education Research Center. Continue reading to learn more about his role at Globus and how this group is working to advance patient care.

    Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you came to Globus.

    My name is Jonathan and I am a Senior Research Engineer at Globus. While pursuing an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University, I became interested in the medical device field when I worked in an orthopaedic lab researching pubic symphysis implant designs. This interest brought me to Philadelphia, where I earned a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University. During graduate school, and the year after graduation, I investigated pediatric thoracospinal deformity at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. My desire to not just understand spine pathologies but how to correct these deformities led me to Globus Medical in 2013.

    Describe your position in the research group.

    Within the Musculoskeletal Education Research Center (MERC), the biomechanics group designs and executes investigational cadaveric studies in collaboration with orthopaedic, trauma, and neurological surgeons. The goal of each study is to evaluate next generation implantable devices or novel surgical techniques. Data from these studies provides valuable information to the Product Development team and clinicians, aiding in device design and the surgeon's decision-making process of surgeons.

    My role as a Senior Research Engineer is to provide valuable support to the junior members in the group, whether it is teaching surgical techniques, how to use the various equipment, editing academic manuscripts, white papers, and conference abstracts or presentations, or providing support with study design and statistical analyses. I also instruct Product Development members in authoring Clinical Literature Reports for some of our regulatory submissions.

    What sets your department apart from other companies?

    The Musculoskeletal Education and Research Center at Globus Medical is unique within the orthopaedic device market and a testament to the company’s dedication to expand the performance of novel devices and/or surgical techniques in advancing patient care. Most companies provide grants and study materials to academic institutions (like how I funded my research in undergrad) but general funding is much different than building a state-of-the-art lab and dedicated research team. Additionally, the intimacy and proximity of MERC, the Product Development team, and the machine shop expedites scientific investigations and allows us to be one of the most productive research labs in the world.

    What do you like best about working at Globus?

    Building on my experiences in graduate school and academic research, autonomy is very important to me. Performing research at Globus Medical affords me the opportunity to have projects that I can call my own and the freedom to shape each study in collaboration with the surgeon and my principal investigator. It is rewarding to not only answer the questions of either the clinician(s) or the Product Development team but to additionally explore other areas that have not been addressed in scientific literature.

    What does it take to be successful at Globus?

    You have to have passion and curiosity about your area of expertise. Nothing else will drive you to achieve a level of personal satisfaction in your work.

David: Project Engineer - Rod Link Reducer

  • A Conversation With David

     

    Why did you join Globus?

    I joined Globus because I wanted a fast paced product development atmosphere that would really allow me to contribute to the way patients are treated. I knew I wanted to go into the musculoskeletal department and design new products. I wouldn’t have such an opportunity with other companies straight out of school.

    How is the Rod Link Reducer different that the competition?

    The Rod Link Reducer is a novel form of deformity manipulation with not much like it on the market right now. It enables correction through the convex pedicle screws where before correction could only be achieved through concave pedicle screws. It uses temporary rods to manipulate the segments above and below the apex of the spine for a more powerful correction on a challenging curve that can be harder to correct with traditional techniques.

    What was the most challenging part of this project?

    This was a different type of project because we began with something already partially developed. It was a challenge to learn the technology and understand the techniques that would specifically meet the patient and surgeon needs. We had to make sure we knew all the details before we really started digging into the design.

    What would you tell someone thinking about joining Globus as a Project Engineer?

    Every day is different and it allows me to use a wide span of skills. I am constantly learning and expanding my skill set. Globus is also unique compared to other companies in the way Engineering, Software, Clinical, and Field Service teams interact. It makes for an excellent solution database and an enjoyable team environment.

    What would you tell someone looking to get into this type of career?

    The culture at Globus is very fast paced, especially in product development. We really strive to act with a sense of urgency to treat the needs of our patients and the needs of the surgeons. It’s a lot of commitment but very rewarding.

    For more information about joining Team GlobUS, visit our careers page.


Globus engages in diverse activities to further the advancement of patient care by working with educators, researchers and volunteers to advance knowledge, understanding and delivery of spine care. These efforts further Globus’ impact on the treatment of spinal disorders beyond the delivery of innovative implants and instruments and strengthen our insight into patient care.


 

Medical Education

Globus is committed to the continuous improvement of patient care and outcomes through the advancement of knowledge in the medical community through customized programs and learning experiences that translate to practical use in the operating room. Learn More

 
 

Biomechanical and Basic Research

Globus is committed to partnering with the medical community to advance treatment for spinal disorders and help improve patient care. Our robust research and development programs range from discovering innovative solutions for clinical spinal problems to evaluating and enhancing the performance of current spinal implants. Learn More

 
 

Globus Cares

The Globus Cares program provides charitable donations for local and national groups in need of support. Learn More

 
 

Community Outreach

In our community, we strive to provide support for the less fortunate. Learn More