- Closing date 4 Dec 2019
- Type Full-time
- Duration Permanent
This is your opportunity to use your proven people management skills and engineering expertise in medical devices to manage the day to day activities of four Laboratory staff, providing guidance, coaching and scientific leadership relating to specific project objectives. Also, ensuring all lab-related activities are compliant and continuously improved.
What you get
In return for your skills and expertise, we offer a competitive base salary, annual bonus and generous benefits package including a pension plan, life assurance, private health, dental plan, share save/incentive schemes, cycle to work scheme and free parking.
Our workplace culture encourages a diverse and inclusive work force. We offer flexible working opportunities that promote a healthy work life balance. We nurture our people through vocational & leadership development, mentoring programmes and career development to Laboratory Manager.
Reporting to Director Device Development, we’re seeking a talented scientist or engineer with exceptional coaching, developing and people management skills. Managing the day to day activities, you are accountable for your own performance and the performance of your team.
As a Team Leader within our Medical Device Lab Team you’ll manage the Device Development laboratories, including planning and execution of activities. You will be the owner of the lab-related processes and responsible for ensuring that these processes are continuously improved.
You will be involved in the planning and execution of device verification activities for the devices in development. A logical stepwise approach will be essential, but you will also need to have a flexible way of thinking and employ problem solving techniques to adapt as situations develop, identifying and mitigating areas of risks and dealing with them promptly.
What you need
It is essential that you are able to demonstrate excellent people management skills and experience, especially laboratory, working within cross-functional teams and project matrix structures.
It is advantageous that you hold a first engineering degree (Batchelors or Masters) or equivalent in a relevant subject. You’ll possess experience in a relevant area of core expertise and a broad understanding of the medical devices industry and regulations, including, GxP (record-keeping and data integrity), COSHH, ISO 13485 / 21CFR820.30 (design controls), MDR.
We would consider adjusting the role to a more senior, managerial level depending on experience.
It’s an exciting time to join Vectura, as we execute our strategy to build a leading inhaled Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation.
We are a provider of innovative inhaled drug delivery solutions that enable partners to bring their medicines to patients. With differentiated proprietary technology and pharmaceutical development expertise, Vectura is one of the few companies globally with the device, formulation and development capabilities to deliver a broad range of complex inhaled therapies.
We have ten key inhaled and eleven non-inhaled products marketed by partners with global royalty streams, and a diverse partnered portfolio of drugs in clinical development. Our partners include Hikma, Novartis, Sandoz (a division of Novartis AG), Mundipharma, Kyorin, GSK, Bayer, Chiesi, Almirall, and Tianjin KingYork.
Our defined culture has been created through the participation of our colleagues - a culture that encourages a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer flexible working opportunities that promote a healthy work life balance. We nurture our people through vocational development, mentoring programmes and career development. You’ll find this is an ideal place to develop a stimulating and rewarding career.
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