R&D Engineer: Diagnostics - Contract

Posted 03 July 2024
Job type Contract
DisciplineEngineering Leaders and Specialists, Life Sciences & Engineering Technologies
ContactLewis Murray

Job description

This global healthcare company is committed to improving the health and well being of people all over the world by developing, producing, and providing innovative healthcare services and solutions in more than 110 countries. With more than 80,000 employees globally, and over $40 billion in revenue per annum, this business operates in multiple divisions including Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, primarily.

There is a growing R&D operation being developed here due to legal transfer and global harmonisation projects. An opportunity has arisen for an R&D Engineer - Diagnostics. This qualified and motivated will join a dynamic R&D team to support the development of novel in vitro diagnostics (IVD) and associated sample preparation devices. This individual will join a team to help plan, design, and conduct advanced studies. He or she will anticipate, recognize, and resolve technical problems. He or she will act as independent contributor or interact/coordinate with other groups and functions on project development and improvement.

The Position

  • Apply advanced scientific knowledge to projects. Conceive/design/plan/coordinate advanced independent and collaborative studies required for product development.
  • Complete assigned tasks for supporting product design, test and improvement as part of the product development process.
  • Design, prototype and test functional units by a hypothesis driven approach.
  • Under direction, develop and maintain documents to support design history file.
  • Ensure quality compliance by adhering to internal procedures and supporting quality management system documentation implementation.
  • Conduct business in a manner that will protect human health, safety and the environment by complying with all applicable EHS laws, as well as the clients global & technical standards.

The Person

  • Honours bachelor's degree (preferably masters) in mechanical/chemical/design engineering or an allied field is desired with relevant combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience and a proven track record in an industrial environment (ideally IVD).
  • Demonstrated experience in IVD product design, prototyping methods and building test environments ideally for in vitro diagnostics and sample handling/prep devices.
  • Hands-on experience with design, prototyping and testing of polymer devices for fluidic handling (ideally biological fluids/samples).
  • Understanding of Design for Manufacture practices, prototyping methods and scale-up technologies.
  • Willing to take on new and challenging assignments and to implement new ideas or alternative solutions.
  • Capable of adjusting to dynamic working environment and changing priorities, and of ensuring timely completion of assigned tasks.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Understands statistical analysis.
  • Open and collaborative style.
  • Proficiency in technical writing and data presentation for data summary and technical reports.

To discover more about this opportunity, apply now or contact Lewis Murray in HRM Search Partners on +353 872043307 for a confidential discussion.