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Junior Device Development Engineer

Cambridgeshire   •  Negotiable  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time

SRG is pleased to be working in partnership with Oval Medical in relation to a student placement position within the Device Development team.

Junior Device Development Engineer

The Role

Oval have a vacancy for a Junior Device Development Engineer starting Summer 2019 in Cambridge, UK. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join a small but growing company at an early stage, develop experience across a wide range of engineering and design activities and gain exposure to the structured process of medical device development.

It is expected that students will take a full and active role in our project teams and will have the opportunity to make significant contributions to the development of our novel drug delivery technologies.

Job Description

Job Title: Junior Device Development Engineer Reports to: Senior Device Development Engineer or Device Development Engineer

Location: Unit 23, Cambridge Science Park. Cambridge, CB4 0EY Job Purpose:

* Conceptual development of novel drug delivery technologies.
* Detailed design and testing of autoinjector mechanisms
* Development and validation of manufacturing and assembly processes

Overview of Main Duties and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

* Concept design, inc. Product/Mechanism Design
* CAD (SolidWorks, ProE, etc.)

* Detail design and engineering
* Development of external product form and internal functional mechanisms
* Math modelling of complex mechanical and fluidic systems
* Tolerance analysis and finite-element analysis (e.g. structural, mould-flow etc.)
* Component design for manufacture, material selection etc.
* Supplier selection and liaison

* Generation and implementation of test plans inc. design of jigs and fixtures etc.
* Generation and communication of reports and presentations

Further aspects:

* Plastics/Material Engineering
* Prototyping / Manufacturing
* Metrology
* Build and Testing of Devices
* Problem Solving
* Project Planning
* Clinical involvement
* Supplier Site Visits
* User Trials
* Clinical Trial Observations

Personal Characteristics:

Oval are looking for self-motivated, proactive and creative students with a desire to learn and a willingness to take on challenges outside of their comfort zone.

* Self-motivated, energetic and positive nature
* CreativeOpen, honest, inclusive, personable
* Adaptable, resourceful and creative
* A team player with good interpersonal and communication skills
* Thrives in an open and less structured environment
* A desire to learn and a willingness to take on challenges
* Able to travel if, and when, required

Experience/Skills Required to Fulfil the Role: Completion of 2 years of a recognised degree course. This role would be most suited, but not limited to students on the following courses:

* Mechanical Engineering
* General Engineering
* Product Design

Qualifications Required: As per entry requirements for relevant degree courses.

Role interface with other departments/communication:

* Liaise with all internal functions and personnel.
* Present to appropriate business and technical audiences as necessary.
* Some travel may be necessary as appropriate to project requirements.

Salary: £18,500 p.a.

How to Apply:

Please write a short paragraph (100-200 words max.) answering the following question, and send this along with your CV/Cover Letter

Question: "How could new drug delivery technologies improve the lives of patients over the next 5, 15 and 30 years?"

Application Deadline: 28th January 2019.

Interviews to be conducted from Mid-February 2019.

If you would like more information in the meantime or would like support with your application then please contact the SRG Recruitment Team on or 01223 234768 (office open hours are from 8.30am to 5.30pm)

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.

You must be eligible to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: SRG
  • Reference: J29539
  • Posted: 7th December 2018
  • Expires: 14th December 2018


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