The University of Minnesota said Tuesday it has named Saurav Paul, a St. Jude Medical research scientist as the new director of its Medical Devices Innovation Fellows Program.

Saurav Paul, who had worked in St. Jude Medical’s atrial fibrillation division, will begin his position at the university on Monday. He will oversee the Medical Devices Innovation Fellows Program, a year-long program that will trains mid-career professionals on medical device product development.

Paul has worked in St. Jude Medical’s research and development group since 2002. Paul has more than 100 U.S. and international patent publications. He holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, a law degree and master’s degrees in civil engineering and mechanical engineering.

Paul fills in a position left vacant when Marie Johnson, the program’s founding director, left to work full-time on her medical device business AUM Cardiovascular.