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Current positions from Ark Talent

Below are some key jobs on offer from our network sponsor Ark Talent. If you are interested in any of these positions please follow the reverlant links below or please talk to James Howson at Art Talent.

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Senior Scientist – Drug Discovery

Location: North West                                                                            Salary: Circa. £35,000 – £45,000.

Our client is a worldwide market leader in drug discovery solutions and small molecule development. Their drive for innovation spans several key therapeutic fields in which they have developed into providers of complete drug discovery solutions. An experienced individual is required in their North-West site, on a full-time basis, to support continuous growth.

Key Specifications

  • Overview: Design and execution of infectious disease studies.
  • Oversights: A hands-on, proactive approach regarding practical oversights.
  • Reports: Study-conclusive reports of recorded data and analytics. A level of quality in reporting necessary for formal reports which will be presented to clients.
  • Responsibilities: Leadership projects from initial design to execution and report.

Key competencies

  • Experience: PhD (or equivalent) with relevant experience. Biosafety Level 2, CRO, drug discovery background advantageous.
  • Management: Proven record of management in a similar scientific discipline.
  • Process: Reporting to the Head of Department.
  • Other: Conference data presentation and client presentation services in remit.

Alliance Manager

Location: East of England.                                                                                                  Salary: DOE.

Our client is a leading manufacturer of various complex medical devices. A vacancy for an Alliance Manager has arisen to join their Commercial Department due to continued growth within the department, based at their site East of England.

Key Specifications

Development and management of customer accounts to both gain and maintain profitable accounts. This will include the management of proposals and the Request for Proposal (RFP) process and subsequent bid processes.

Analysis of market trends and competitors is an important aspect of this role, meaning any medical device and/or pharmaceutical industry experience is desirable.

Key competencies

  • Experience: BSc or higher (or equivalent) in relevant subject.
  • Process: Handling customer billing for monthly invoices.
  • Management: Budgetary management for departmental costs.
  • Training: Continuous technical training will be provided via various forms.

Mechanical Engineer II

Location: Cambridgeshire.                                                                                                   Salary: DOE.

Our client is a leading manufacturer of various complex medical devices. Working at their site in Cambridge alongside other Mechanical Engineers and Design Engineers, you will focus on innovation; design and testing of intricate polymer and plastic medical components into drug delivery products.

Overview:

Initial testing of products for design errors and weaknesses. Work alongside other engineers who are natural problem solvers. Working from early stage concepts to clinical trial products, taking on different projects. Involvement in prototyping and machining of medical devices.

Role will include use of 3D parametric CAD systems such as Solidworks for part design and creation.

Key competencies

  • Experience: Polymer, small parts and project handling experience is advantageous. Knowledge of ISO 13485 for medical devices or similar is desirable, as is knowledge of FMEA and DFMA. Experience with injection moulded components advantageous.
  • Education: BSc (or equivalent) in Engineering subject. Open to graduate applications.
  • Process: Project target management to meet customer satisfaction.
  • Other: Technical report writing involved for analytical engineering analysis. Proactive individual desired.

Application Sales Specialist

Location: Cambridgeshire.                                                                                         Salary: £28-£35,000.

Overview:

Due to successful investment in NPD, my client is looking for an Application Sales Specialist to market their immunoassay products throughout the diagnostic industry. My client is a specialist in bioconjugation specialisms with dedicated services on multiple assay services.

Key Responsibilities.

  • Utilisation of technical knowledge of lateral flow assays.
  • Marketing and sales of client product portfolio.
  • Attendance of meeting and conferences internationally.

Key Specifications.

  • Recent PhD (or equivalent) qualified with relative industry experience looking to move to a sales role.

OR

Individual with technical sales experience in assays, particularly lateral flow immunoassay technical knowledge and sales record.

  • Excellent communication standards, both written and verbal.
  • Personable, outgoing individual with flair, prepared to individually market a portfolio of technical products.

Desirable.

  • Individuals with an academic and sales background preferable.
  • Higher academic project including lateral flow project design.

Other Vacancies

PROJECT MANAGER – PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Overview of role

The Project Manager will serve within the scientific, research and technological operations of the Company and will help to deliver research and scientific priorities so that they line up with the overall mission and goals of the Company, with a particular focus on the management of new product development programmes.

Reports to:      Chief Executive Officer

Location:         Harrogate, North Yorkshire, could involve some home-based work
Salary:             Negotiable depending on experience.

AniPOC is a young biotech company developing point of care (POC) diagnostic devices initially for the veterinary sector, but with plans to graduate into the human healthcare sector.  The Company’s first product is a device which takes a small sample (pin-prick) of blood and provides a reading of Total Haemoglobin within 10 seconds of introduction of the sample to the device via a disposable microcuvette.  Subsequent devices will focus on areas including diabetes, blood disorders, cardiovascular and kidney diseases.

The POC format for disease screening, diagnosis and management offers distinct advantages over centralised laboratory testing or multiple bio-marker panel testing in terms of cost, speed and convenience.  AniPOC is developing reader and strip chemistry technology in lateral flow and microfluidics platform formats through development partners in the UK and USA.

The Company is therefore seeking an exceptional individual to join the small executive team charged with the task of delivering ambitious technology development and marketing plans.

Attributes – Essential

  • Excellent written and oral presentational skills
  • Previous experience in reagent and chemistry development
  • Knowledge of device prototyping and assembly
  • Work closely with sub-contract development organisations
  • Experience of product manufacture
  • Planning of work programmes, data analysis and the preparation of technical reports relevant work, analyse data and prepare reports
  • Knowledge of ISO 13485, IVD Directive US and European regulatory systems
  • New Product Development process
  • Intellectual Property strategy

Qualifications and Experience

  • Technical or scientific degree (Essential)
  • PhD (Desirable)
  • Medical device, pharmaceutical or similar controlled industry
  • Project Management
  • Combination of R&D, new product development, quality, regulatory affairs, manufacturing experience or knowledge
  • Clinical testing and evaluation
  • Knowledge of microfluidics and lateral flow technologies

Responsibilities and Day to Day Work

  • Day to day project management, planning for new product development, report writing and presentations to the Executive Team and Scientific Advisory Board
  • Work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the Company’s Scientific Advisory Board to drive, manage and deliver the company’s research and development function
  • Development, production and verification of product prototypes
  • Management of external work with subcontractors and external partners
  • Developing and implementing project plans and technological processes
  • Generating new data to support scientific, regulatory and marketing claims and indications
  • Reducing to practice, documenting and implementing GMP and QA procedures for existing and new manufacturing processes
  • Budgetary control of Product Development spending
  • Help manage product trials and use studies
  • Experience of product manufacture
  • Planning of work programmes, data analysis and the preparation of technical reports relevant work, analyse data and prepare reports
  • Knowledge of ISO 13485, IVD Directive US and European regulatory systems
  • New Product Development process
  • Intellectual Property strategy

Qualifications and Experience

  • Technical or scientific degree (Essential)
  • PhD (Desirable)
  • Medical device, pharmaceutical or similar controlled industry
  • Project Management
  • Combination of R&D, new product development, quality, regulatory affairs, manufacturing experience or knowledge
  • Clinical testing and evaluation
  • Knowledge of microfluidics and lateral flow technologies

Responsibilities and Day to Day Work

  • Day to day project management, planning for new product development, report writing and presentations to the Executive Team and Scientific Advisory Board
  • Work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the Company’s Scientific Advisory Board to drive, manage and deliver the company’s research and development function
  • Development, production and verification of product prototypes
  • Management of external work with subcontractors and external partners
  • Developing and implementing project plans and technological processes
  • Generating new data to support scientific, regulatory and marketing claims and indications
  • Reducing to practice, documenting and implementing GMP and QA procedures for existing and new manufacturing processes
  • Budgetary control of Product Development spending
  • Help manage product trials and use studies

Attributes – Desirable

  • Bio-science background, with a good working knowledge of chemistry
  • Knowledge of the diagnostics market place and technical environment
  • Good attention to detail
  • Capable of relating to all levels of business
  • FDA 510k requirements and CLIA regulations
  • CE Mark (EU) requirements
  • Grant writing
  • Business to business experience

If this position is of interest to you please contact Kristie Brown

If you have a position you would like us to advertise please contact Kristina Brown.