January 19 2021

Lead Development Engineer - FlexMedical Solutions

Are you looking to join an innovative, growing, Scottish SME?

FlexMedical Solutions provide contract design, development and manufacturing services to medical device OEM's from our site in Livingston. 

The business is going through a phase of exciting expansion and have a newly created role for a Lead Development Engineer to play an active role in the company's development. 

The Lead Development Engineer will form a key part of Product Development working on POC diagnostic devices and be responsible for all engineering aspects of specification, design, testing and transfer to manufacturing.

The focus of this role is the development and delivery of a diagnostic multiplexing device for use at the point-of-care. As an experienced engineer you will bring hands-on, technical expertise to the company, helping us deliver on our goals and objectives. With a strong interest in how products work chemically, fluidically, mechanically and electrically you will be confident in creating new manufacturing processes for your newly designed products.

Your time will be spent working on some of our customer specific contracts (developing and manufacturing diagnostic products on their behalf) with activities extending from early concept to full scheduled development and manufacture (all under ISO13485 jurisdiction).

Key Responsibilities

 You will be responsible for: -

  • Leading programmes of work whilst supporting junior members of staff
  • Develop product and process technical documents to successfully introduce new products into manufacturing, including validation protocols and reports
  • Working with external partners (instrumentation) to understand their needs and reaching the best compromises between instrumentation and the POC consumable functions and cost targets.
  • Technical leadership: taking the initiative and leading others to create the best possible design and process

Essential Technical Skills

You will: -

  • Thorough understanding of biosensor design, development and validation
  • Have worked to ISO13485 and 21 CFR Part 820
  • Understand manufacturing methods including latest rapid prototyping methods
  • Familiar with statistical techniques and tools such as Design of Experiments (minitab)
  • Familiar in the use of modern manufacturing equipment (e.g. lasers, robotics, liquid dispensing) and metrology equipment (e.g. CMM, contact angle)
  • Understand Design for Manufacture (DFM) methodology
  • Be competent in the use of 2D/3D/CAD software such as Draftsight & Solidworks
January 19 2021

Product Development Technical Lead - FlexMedical Solutions

Are you looking to join an innovative, growing, Scottish SME?

FlexMedical Solutions provide contract design, development and manufacturing services to medical device OEM's from our site in Livingston.

The business is going through a phase of exciting expansion and are seeking a Product Development Technical Lead to join our tight-knit development team and play an active role in the company's development. 

As a qualified scientist you will bring hands-on, technical expertise to the company and will have previously managed complex technical projects in IVD. Having gained significant experience in the laboratory, you will understand how to develop commercial in-vitro diagnostics and are likely to have some specific experience in electrochemical and other common assay detection methods. With an interest in how products work chemically, fluidically and mechanically it is expected that your work experience goes beyond the lab, and can operate comfortably as both scientist and project manager.

Your time will be spent working on some of our customer specific contracts (developing and manufacturing diagnostic products on their behalf), and also working on internal development programmes.

Due to the size of the business, this is a senior role for an individual who will thrive in a scale-up environment and looking for the opportunity to be a recognised contributor in the growth of the operation.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the CSO, you will: -

  • Design reagents and sensors / formulate customer solutions to their requirements.
  • Develop and execute electrochemical methods for external customer requirements, and internal development programs
  • Coordinate experimental design, execution and progression through development pathways.
  • Work with clients to devise and execute experimental designs (DoE’s) and create summary reports thereafter.
  • Author, oversee and execute protocols and reports (R&D, Verification, Validation, SOPs)
  • Develop product and process technical documents to successfully introduce new products and processes into manufacturing.
  • Provide scientific and project direction to junior scientific staff, aligned with the needs of the company and their clients.
  • Provide scientific input into product and process designs ensuring optimal performance and client satisfaction
  • Produce characterization reports for customer products and development reports for internal programmes aligned to FMS design Quality Management System

Essential Technical Skills

You will: - 

  • Be competent using routine laboratory equipment.
  • Experienced in building reagents and formulations from first principles
  • Have experience in electrochemical methods and/or other detection systems
  • Have experience in IVD product development.
  • Be competent using laboratory test apparatus such potentiostats and spectrophotometers.
  • Be able to perform statistical analysis on data, and present high-level summaries for communication
  • Understand Good Manufacturing and Good Laboratory Practices (GxP)
  • Have experience with managing junior scientists.
  • Have worked to ISO13485 and 21 CFR Part 820 and will be familiar with product and process validation.

 

Apply now

January 19 2021

Product Development Scientist - FlexMedical Solutions

Are you looking to join an innovative, growing, Scottish SME?

FlexMedical Solutions provide contract design, development and manufacturing services to medical device OEM's from our site in Livingston.

The business is going through a phase of exciting expansion and we are seeking a Product Development Scientist to join our tight-knit team and play an active role in the company's development. This role will bring hands-on, technical expertise to the business and use laboratory techniques to formulate customer solutions.

The role is a varied scientific role day-to-day, involving customer interaction, project management, product and process design and development. As a qualified scientist, having gained experience in a laboratory, you will understand in-vitro diagnostics and may have some specific experience in reagent development and common assay detection methods. Your time will be spent working on some of our customer specific contracts (developing and manufacturing diagnostic products on their behalf), and also working on internal development programmes.

Due to the size of the business, this is a role for an individual who will thrive in a scale-up environment and who will be an active contributor to its growth and therefore benefitting from exposure and wide responsibility.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the CSO, you will: ‐

  • Build reagents / formulate customer solutions to their requirements.
  • Develop and execute electrochemical and reagent methods for external customer requirements, and internal development programs
  • Develop reagent deposition methods, and sensor build processes to ensure rapid, consistent, and precise sensor production for development programs
  • Manage on‐site chemicals / reagents with regards to inventory, H&S, storage and containment.
  • Author, oversee and execute R&D protocols and reports, ensuring compliance with the documentation requirements withing the GLP environment.
  • Develop product and process technical documents to successfully introduce new products and processes into manufacturing.
  • Design, execute and report lab experiments in support of external client projects and internal development programmes.

Technical skills:

You will: -

  • Be competent using routine laboratory equipment.
  • Experienced in building reagents and formulations from first principles
  • Have experience in IVD product development.
  • Be competent using test apparatus such as viscometers and contact angle measurement equipment
  • Be able to perform statistical analysis on data.
  • Understand Good Manufacturing and Good Laboratory Practices (GxP)
  • The ideal candidate will have worked to ISO13485 and 21 CFR Part 820 and will be familiar with product and process validation.

    Apply now

January 19 2021

Product Development Technician - FlexMedical Solutions

Are you looking to join an innovative, growing, Scottish SME?

FlexMedical Solutions provide contract design, development and manufacturing services to medical device OEM's from our site in Livingston.

The business is going through a phase of exciting expansion and we are seeking a Product Development Technician to join our tight-knit team and play an active role in the company's development. This role will bring hands-on, technical expertise to the business and use laboratory techniques to formulate customer solutions.

The role is a varied scientific role day-to-day, involving customer interaction, project management, product and process design and development. As a qualified scientist, having gained experience in a laboratory, you will understand in-vitro diagnostics and may have some specific experience in reagent development and common assay detection methods.

Your time will be spent working on some of our customer specific contracts (developing and manufacturing diagnostic products on their behalf), and also working on internal development programmes.

Due to the size of the business, this is a role for an individual who will thrive in a scale-up environment and who will be an active contributor to its growth and therefore benefitting from exposure and wide responsibility.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the CSO, you will: -

  • Build reagents / formulate customer solutions to their requirements.
  • Perform tasks on FMS dispensing systems to accurately deposit solutions and perform subsequent gravimetric analysis.
  • Manage all on-site chemicals / reagents with regards to inventory, H&S, storage and containment.
  • Execute and report lab experiments in support of external client projects and internal development programmes.
  • Document project work in a compliant manner and in line with the FMS quality management system.

Essential Technical Skills

You will: -

  • Be competent using routine laboratory equipment.
  • Have some experience in building reagents and formulations from first principles
  • Be able to summarise and perform basic statistical analysis on data.
  • Understand Good Manufacturing and Good Laboratory Practices (GxP).
  • Be able to record data and report outcomes in a compliant manner

Apply now

January 19 2021

Quality Assurance Technician / Document Controller - FlexMedical Solutions

Are you looking to join an innovative, growing, Scottish SME?

FlexMedical Solutions provide contract design, development and manufacturing services to medical device OEM's from our site in Livingston.

We are going through a phase of exciting expansion and are seeking a Document Controller to join our tight-knit team and play an active role in the company's expansion.

As an experienced Quality Assurance Technician / Document Controller you will be responsible for accurately maintaining, sorting, and storing electronic and hard copy records of project documentation and other records, as well as ensuring information is distributed appropriately and on time.

You will ensure that documents are formally created and completed, that all data is accurate and that documents are stored and backed up and retention policies are followed. Furthermore, you will support R&D and Operations, providing advice and helping to assure product quality.

FlexMedical Solutions is a small yet high performing organisation and to be successful it is imperative that you bring with you a ‘Can Do’ attitude and a passion for your work.

If this sounds like the challenge for you, then get in touch!

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Quality Engineer, you will: -

  • Ensure adherence to established operating procedures during document creations/updates, this includes the generation of GMP documentation such as Specifications, SOPs, Validation documents etc.
  • Manage and distribute controlled documents, maintaining current effective versions in hard copy and electronically.
  • Assist project teams by printing/scanning/stamping/distributing documents in electronic and paper form;
  • Archiving of site documentation recording and numbering appropriately to ensure everything is traceable
  • Maintain site registers for Documentation, Training, Change Controls, Suppliers, Customers, NC, CAPA, Batch Numbers, etc.
  • Quality checking all documentation.
  • Support regulatory and client audits

Essential Technical Skills

You will have: -

  • A comprehensive understanding of quality management systems within manufacturing environment.
  • Effective communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • A highly proficient ability with IT applications (Word, Excel, Outlook etc).
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • An understanding of key performance indicators.

Apply now

January 19 2021

Validation Engineer - FlexMedical Solutions

Are you looking to join an innovative, growing, Scottish SME?

FlexMedical Solutions provide contract design, development and manufacturing services to medical device OEM's from our site in Livingston. 

We are going through a phase of exciting expansion and are seeking a Validation Engineer to join our tight-knit team and play an active role in the company's expansion. 

As a qualified engineer you will bring a wealth of knowledge and structure into the organisation with regards to preventable maintenance and the introduction of new equipment. You will have a proven track record in implementing an auditable calibration and maintenance system and will be a capable, hands-on engineer.

You will have a full understanding of what is required when positioning a piece of equipment within a sub-contract medical device (IVD) manufacturing facility, including the URS generation, FAT, IQ, OQ and PQ.

Working for a start-up organisation will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to put your stamp on how POC IVD devices are manufactured today and into the future, ensuring that the equipment is fit for purpose, robust and able to manufacture at high volumes and cost effectively.

 Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the CTO, you will: -

  • Implement and own systemised tracking of validation activities.
  • Monitor, test and maintain equipment (Lasers, Laminators , Screen printers etc.).
  • Prepare all equipment validation protocols.
  • Execute, analyse and document test results into formal reports.
  • Resolve testing problems
  • Adjust or improve equipment and processes.
  • Maintain all site instrumentation and equipment via combination of in-house and bought-in services.

Essential Technical Skills

You will: -

  • Be able to find creative solutions to complex engineering problems.
  • Have an accomplished ability to establish root cause of both mechanical and electrical equipment breakdowns.
  • Demonstrate strong maths and IT skills.
  • Have an excellent attention to detail and analytical thinking
  • Be experienced with ISO13485 and be familiar with GMP principles.
  • Be able to read and understand detailed schematic drawings.

    Apply now

January 19 2021

Finance Assistant - FlexMedical Solutions

Are you looking to join an innovative, growing, Scottish SME?

FlexMedical Solutions provide contract design, development and manufacturing services to medical device OEM's from our site in Livingston. 

We are going through a phase of exciting expansion and are seeking a Finance Assistant to join our tight-knit team and play an active role in the company's expansion. 

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, you will liaise with internal colleagues and external accountants and assume responsibility for all finance processing.  The accounts are currently managed manually via spreadsheets however plans are in place to implement a software solution in 2021.

FlexMedical Solutions is a small yet high performing organisation and to be successful it is imperative that you bring with you a ‘Can Do’ attitude and a passion for your work. You will focus on providing a seamless service to the business whilst dealing with both suppliers and clients.

If this sounds like the challenge for you, then get in touch!

 Key Responsibilities

You will: -

  • Prepare monthly payroll.
  • Own all purchase ledger activities and ensure timely payment of suppliers.
  • Process employee expenses.
  • Prepare quarterly VAT Returns.
  • Maintain income and expenses ledger and reconcile with bank.
  • Deal with supplier invoice enquiries.
  • Generate sales invoices and ensure timely receipt of debtor payments.
  • Work closely with supply chain function to ensure efficient purchase to pay processes.

Essential Technical Skills

You will: -

  • Be highly competent using MS Excel.
  • Be competent using Finance software / ERP systems.
  • Be confident dealing with suppliers and customers.
  • Demonstrate excellent attention to detail abilities.
  • Be able to work under pressure and have excellent organisational skills.
  • Be able to implement and maintain effective filing systems.

Apply now

January 19 2021

Business Development Manager - UK & Ireland

My client is a global leader in the manufacturing and development of communication networks at the infrastructure level. With consistent growth in demand the business is vibrant, successful and committed to bringing increased performance, reliability and quality to its products, service and markets.

This newly creted role is a fantastic opportunity within the UK Telecoms sales team. The candidate will be central to developing relationships across a defined range of customers and new business opportunities, as well as developing more business with the offering of innovative new solutions. Sales experience within the sector is advantageous.

  • Develop and maintain key relationships with all stakeholders within the account
  • Identify key areas of influence, identify decision makers, and ensure they are aware of the benefits and business advantages presented by my client
  • Lead and drive the follow-up and closing of incremental business with this client through business development activities at all levels
  • Continuously analyse the opportunities and projects which are relevant to my client
  • Define immediate target contacts and a longer-term development plan
  • Propose a comprehensive account strategy to reach and exceed sales target

 What you will bring:

  • A proven track record in business development and key account management within the Telecoms sector
  • Demonstrabale Key Account Sales experience
  • The ability to build and maintain strong business relationships
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Previous experience in working within the utility sector and a strong sales background, both closing new business and maintaining existing client base

Apply now

January 19 2021

Marketing & Communications Manager

My client is a Scottish technology centred life sciences business with a customer base across the developed markets of the world. The business is at the forefront of disease diagnostics, cancer research and drug discovery efforts and is a market leader in this fast-developing global marketplace.

We have a unique opportunity for a Marketing and Communications Manager to take responsibility for the branding and outreach activity of this industry-leading organisation. There is tremendous potential to grow with the role and a chance to be a key contributor in the company’s continued success.

The business has a vibrant and energetic outlook and has ambitious plans for growth around both customer acquisition and new product development. The staff group are committed, keen to succeed and welcoming so this is a great place to work in my view.

If you are proactive, organised and love working with people then get in touch!

Key Activities:

•         Working closely with the Business Development team you will be responsible for researching prospective customers, mapping relevant               target companies, reviewing competitors, analysing market trends and driving marketing activities

•         Budget Control of marketing spend including SEO and PPC management

•         Optimise our marketing initiatives and lead generating processes through content and social channels

•         Management responsibility

Key competencies

•         Experienced in designing and executing global marketing and social media campaigns that align to business strategies

•         Social media expertise, with the ability to craft eye-catching messages and target them to specific individuals and groups, and a                            background in growing a social media following

•         Web design competency, with an ability to structure and edit a simple WordPress or equivalent website

•         Design skills, with an ability to design visuals, logos, brochures, newsletters and electronic publications and experience with design                       packages such as Adobe

•         An excellent, eloquent and articulate communicator, good with language and ability to review, understand and interpret scientific                        content in order to distil the key messages to different audience types in a simple but effective way

•         Knowledge of the relevant science background would be an advantage, but not necessary if the skills support an ability to learn quickly                 and interpret the relevant points

•         Social skills, with an aptitude for engaging a wide range of individuals and roles, including senior management

Apply now

 

January 19 2021

Quality Control Manager - Biologics

RoslinCT, is a leading Contract Development and GMP Manufacturing Organisation in the field of Biologics and Regenerative Medicine and looking for a driven individual to join them as a QC Manager.

RoslinCT is an Edinburgh-based company operating at the leading edge of therapeutic discovery and provides services for companies involved in European and US clinical trials. We are looking for an effective leader to lead, motivate and develop the QC team in the ever-evolving field of Precision Medicine.

The company work to the highest standards of quality and customer service and we are looking for an individual who shares in these values. The individual will be responsible for expanding the QC operation, take the department to the next level within a new state of the art facility and be a key contributor in the overall growth of the business.

Specific Responsibilities:

·        To ensure that Production complies with the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

·        To undertake the Quality Control function within the company, ensure that sampling, and testing is performed against set specification in           accordance with approved schedules prior to release of any product.

·        To Co-ordinate and oversee the environmental/microbiological monitoring of the GMP clean rooms, personnel and processes simulations           to ensure compliance with GMP.

·        In particular, the post holder will ensure the Quality Control compliance with the applicable HTA and MHRA regulations.

·        Lead, motivate and develop Quality Control staff to ensure they deliver on goals and achieve appropriate standards of work.

·        Ensure documentation, including SOPs and protocols are in place for all activities performed within Quality Control and these are                         reviewed regularly      

·        Ensure incidents or changes are documented and approved in accordance with approved procedures.

·        Ensure that equipment and processes used in the Quality Control department are subject to effective validation, and that documentation           used is approved.

·        Ensure Quality Control equipment is maintained, qualified and Calibrated in accordance with agreed timelines.

·        Manage documented procedures for ensuring all raw materials used for manufacturing are checked against agreed specifications and                 are only released for use after appropriate inspection procedures.

Skills/Experience Required:

The successful candidate will have:

·        Significant experience in a relevant area of activity (e.g. pharmaceutical industry and in a supervisory/managerial role.

·        Relevant post graduate degree or equivalent professional qualification

·        Demonstrable ability to take decisions, to analyse information in a logical manner and to prepare coherent investigative and/or technical             reports.

·        A clear understanding of GMP and Quality Control

·        Demonstrate competence in reporting and presenting internally/externally (MHRA visits, customer visits)

January 19 2021

Data Scientist

My client is dynamic, fast growing and delivers expertise in a unique space within the data in-dustry. The company has a close-knit culture with an environment that encourages discussion and collaborative thinking to deliver solutions to clients in the healthcare industry.

 

As a data scientist, you will be joining a progressive team that thrives on collaboration. The company culture puts people first and truly values team members.

 

The data science team perform a range of tailored analyses on large health-related datasets and contribute to the development of associated reports. There are opportunities to work on a variety of projects with clients.

 

You will have:

  • Expertise in at least one open-source data analysis software package (e.g., R, Python), with strong coding skills and annotation protocols
  • Expertise in the manipulation, integration, processing and interrogation of large datasets.
  • Good understanding of statistical probability distributions, bias, error and power 
  • Strong intellectual curiosity
  • Meticulous attention to detail in the production of comprehen-sive, well-presented reports
  • Great communication skills and enjoy working as part of a close-knit team

Apply now

November 20 2020

Bioinformatician (Senior)

My client is a successful and innovative commercial Bioinformatics business based in Edinburgh with customers worldwide. They are currently looking for a Bioinformatician to join their varied and multinational team.

The company is a young, well-funded and profitable business, with a reputation for excellence and a strong, diverse customer base.

You will be involved in all aspects of projects from planning to completion and delivery of contracts for academic and industrial customers and be involved in service and system development for a large range of data types including transcriptomics, genomics, epigenetics, proteomics and metabolomics.

Within the business there is a significant opportunity to make a real impact and contribution, further developing your career in terms of diversity of commercial projects and shaping the business’ service offering. In addition, the role offers a generous salary package which will be reviewed regularly as the company progresses.

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