Biomaterial Medical Device Scientist, Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate
This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with a PhD, or equivalent experience in a relevant role, to develop a highly innovative next generation of implantable devices for fracture fixation. The role will involve defining critical material attributes, establishing and performing associated test procedures, and working with external end users on research. This position is a 36 month fixed term contract, with a £2k per annum dedicated training budget tailored towards your personal development.
You will have a background in Biomedical Engineering, Polymer/ Composite Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering or related subject area. Due to the complexity of the project the Associate will require a PhD or equivalent experience, so that they have the necessary skills in research methodology and an analytical approach to problem solving.
- Ability to design research based on user needs and incorporating customer inputs.
- Experience with materials testing and extensive knowledge on mechanical properties.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong organisational skills to take project ownership and achieve agreed objectives.
- Self motivated, with ability to work either solo or as part of multiple teams.
- Fit in with the organisational culture and present a positive image of the company to clients.
This is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Invibio and Innovate UK. It’s essential you understand how KTP works with business and the University, and the
vital role you will play if you successfully secure this position.
To learn more please visit www.aston.ac.uk/ktp
The Company: Invibio, a Victrex plc company, is a global leader in providing high performance biomaterial solutions to medical device manufacturers. The company provides PEEK-OPTIMA™ polymers, advanced technical research and support and manufacturing of components for spine, trauma and orthopaedic medical segments for the development of long implantable medical devices. Today, Invibio’s PEEK-OPTIMA™ polymers are used in ~9 million implanted devices worldwide. Find out more by visiting www.invibio.com
Aston University: You will work in a project team based in Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR), who undertake cutting-edge multidisciplinary materials-based research with real impact.
Location: You will be based predominantly at Invibio in Thornton- Cleveleys, but will also be required to spend periods of time in Aston University’s laboratories.
Apply now: For more information, a full job description and to apply online visit https://jobs.aston.ac.uk/
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