CK Group is recruiting for a Research and Test Engineer to join a company in the Medical Devices industry at their site based in Leeds on a 12 month contract basis initially. Our client offer the world's most comprehensive portfolio of orthopaedic and neuro products and services for joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, neuro, cranio-maxillofacial, power tools and biomaterials.
While key areas of work include Tribology and related mechanics/biomechanics, Metrology, data recording , material analysis and biocompatibility you can expect day to day duties to surround physical testing orthopaedic and neuro products and writing reports on your findings.
Specifically some of the key duties and responsibilities include:
·Translate biomechanical scenarios into complex tribological test procedures via undertaking complex mechanical/numerical analysis and product functional testing
·Undertake complex in vitro simulation testing on laboratory equipment, having a hands on approach.
·Create technical reports and contribute to peer reviewed publications
·Generate test procedures in line with company/international procedures/specific country requirements data required for the design verification section of the product development files (Device history Files - DHF).
·Work with minimal supervision via participation in development projects, potentially being a key contributor on projects with a strong test/research bias (internal and external). Understand when to aks for advice.
·Develop and design company related systems and procedures including interdepartmental procedures, for example, create and implement Engineering Change Instructions/ materials specifications, SOPs/ SMTs
·Undertake relatively complex technical and departmental projects including the introduction of new test equipment to the company requirements of validation/Management of Change. Control capital budgets for new equipment where appropriate
·Participate in cross functional projects and understand and the requirement of working in world-wide projects with different cultural backgrounds
·Interact routinely with all levels of company management, surgeons, academics and vendors. Work within the companies Health, Safety and Environment policy
·Foster, develop and co-ordinate external links, relationships, partnerships and strategic alliances with academic institutes, technical specialists and associated industry
Skills, experience and knowledge required for the role:
·Possess a mechanical/materials/forensic or bioengineering engineering background
·Possess a minimum HND/Degree plus experience in research or a test environment either academic or industrial
·Experience in the medical industry
·Work without supervision
·Exhibit superior time management, leadership and decision making skills
·Proactive, demonstrating a high level of initiative
·Confident and effective communicator at all levels
·Strong interpersonal skills
·Possess a thorough understanding of the product development process for medical devices.
·Exhibit a good business acumen
·Exhibit good project management skills
·Team working skills and flexibility are essential
This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading medical company.
Please note that your CV should show exact dates of employment (month and year) and any gaps of a month or more should be explained.
CK Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.
If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference KA42556 in all correspondence