The Medical Engineering research group is seeking a Biomedical Engineer or Bioengineer to join their team to support pre-clinical product development and testing for its additive manufactured partial knee implant. Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for key aspects of implant/instrument design and cadaveric and mechanical lab testing, reporting to CEO/CTO and working closely with a wider team of engineers and surgeons. The role is a rare opportunity for an ambitious technical candidate to be exposed to the start-up environment, potentially including meetings with partners, investors and suppliers.
This position is in collaboration with OSSTEC, and medtech start-up founded in 2021, developing bone healing orthopaedic devices to ensure that patients remain healthy, active and enjoying life. The OSSTEC team includes 17 years’ experience developing implants/instruments, 12 years surgical experience, 23 years’ experience leading MedTech companies and has won 20 awards/honours in the orthopaedic field. OSSTEC’s patented technology builds on 8 years of research at Imperial College London and 15 peer-reviewed papers, making us world leaders in additive manufacturing for orthopaedics.
This collaboration is now seeking to develop their implants and instruments through regulatory standards to begin animal trial in 2024. The next few years will be fast-paced, transformative and exciting as we aim to begin clinical trial in 2025.
Duties and responsibilities
- Design and carry out mechanical and human cadaveric experiments to evaluate the design and mechanical properties of the implant
- Critically interpret results and make recommendations based on evidence gathered
- Provide input on implant design and various testing methodologies
- Support the dissemination of research findings with papers and publications
- Attend industry related conferences
- Liaise with suppliers, partners and clinicians
- Prepare and maintain technical documentation and files in accordance with ISO 13485 quality management system
- You will have a strong biomedical engineering background and thrive in a hand-on entrepreneurial environment.
- You must have a minimum of a Masters degree in a relevant field. A PhD in Biomedical, Mechanical or Materials engineering is an advantage.
- Experience in designing, prototyping and manufacturing testing jigs is essential
Please see the Job Description for the full criteria.
This is a part time (50% FTE or 17.5hours per week) fixed term position, for up to 12 months in the first instance.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694 – £39,888 per annum.
Queries relating to the position should be directed to Dr Maxwell Munford at .
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- Salary £36694 - £39888
- Salary Per annum