Senior R&D Technologist


An opportunity has arisen for a Senior R&D Technologist to join the Winsford R&D Team.  This role will support the design and development of innovative new medical devices through research, development and testing.  Working directly with stakeholders to coordinate and provide compliant technical support for R&D projects and design control activities.  This role will report to the Head of R&D, OEM.

Full Description
Key Accountabilities :

  • Specifying and driving execution of R&D programmes including relevant testing to develop new products within a design control framework cooperating with Project Leaders to ensure NPD projects deliver on timeDevelop & maintain Design History Files to achieve long-term global Regulatory compliance
  • Collaborating with Marketing & R&D team members to champion translation of scientific research into high value promotional materials (publications / presentations / sales aids / demos etc.)
  • Development of R&D prototypes in line with Customer Insights/requirements presenting ideas and concepts to internal and external stakeholders as required
  • Identifying, developing and validating new Test Methods
  • Support regulatory submissions (documentation, testing, etc.)
  • Adopt, and influence the adoption of high standards of GLP and Health & Safety in laboratories
  • Ensure the R&D materials laboratory is maintained in a compliant state
  • Ensure all R&D laboratory testing is allocated and prioritised in line with business needs
  • Specify and support product/prototype testing when required

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Education to degree level in a scientific discipline or engineering related field
  • Previous relevant experience in medical devices with working knowledge of GLP & Design Control (incl.  CFR & MEDDEV) requirements
  • Experience in the areas of: biomaterials, biocompatibility, and anti-infective technologies
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to work across departments collaboratively and effectively, and the capability to influence change / continuous improvement within and outside of function
  • Experience translating scientific research into commercially valuable outputs (publications, presentations etc.)
  • Strong drive to achieve excellent results
  • Excellent practical problem solving and analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of H&S, quality and regulatory compliance requirements
  • Man management experience preferred