Product Development Technician


Company Overview

At FlexMedical Solutions (FMS), we help our customers bring their ideas to life and create a healthier tomorrow, by providing contract design, development, and manufacturing services to medical device OEM’s.

We focus on the disposable component of device and have significant expertise with point of care (POC) in vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests. Our in-house capabilities range from screen printing and laser ablation of electrodes for biosensors to final device assembly, including controlled deposition of chemistries.

The company was formed in 2015 and our facility (brand new in 2016) has recently been further expanded to a very high standard. Based in Livingston, central Scotland, we place a strong emphasis on product quality and have invested significantly in our production and test capabilities and are now developing our scientific muscle in product development.


Role Description

As a qualified scientist you will bring hands-on, technical expertise to the company. Having gained experience in the laboratory, you may understand in-vitro diagnostics and may have some specific experience in electrochemical and other common assay detection methods. You will have an interest in how products work chemically, mechanically, and electrically.

As a contract business, we work on multiple projects simultaneously; this brings a lot of variety and requires people who are both willing and able to develop new products and processes in unison with our design control process.

Working for a start-up organisation will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to make your mark and implement your ideas. Your time will be spent working on some of our customer specific contracts (developing and manufacturing diagnostic products on their behalf), and working on internal development programmes.


Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the R&D Technical Lead, you will: –

  • Build reagents / formulate customer solutions to their requirements
  • Execute electrochemical methods for external customer requirements, and internal development programs Perform tasks on FMS dispensing systems to accurately deposit solutions and perform subsequent gravimetric analysis
  • 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
  • Provide scientific input into product and process designs ensuring optimal performance and client satisfaction
  • Support routine product manufacturing where required


Essential Technical Skills

You will: –

  • Be competent using routine laboratory equipment (pH meters, balances, pipettes etc)
  • Have some experience in building reagents and formulations from first principles (buffers)
  • 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


Desirable Technical Skills

It would be beneficial if you: –

  • Have competency in the use of modern manufacturing equipment (e.g. lasers, dispensing, lamination assembly) and metrology equipment such as CMM
  • Have competency in the use of 2D/3D CAD software such as Solidworks and AutoCAD
  • Understand Design for Manufacture (DFM) methodology
  • Experienced in IVD products and their development
  • Experienced in electrochemical methods and other IVD detection systems such as fluorescence, chemiluminescence, optical lateral flow devices
  • Experienced using statistical tools such as Minitab and understands Design of Experiments methods


Knowledge & Experience

  • You will hold a degree in a relevant scientific subject as a minimum and having some experience in a regulated environment (such as IVD) would be beneficial


Environment & Culture

FlexMedical Solutions is an evolving, scaling organisation operating in a highly regulated industry. The company is enjoying growth through success and is working on a number of leading edge projects with some very exciting customers.

It is a changing environment that requires you to be very flexible and willing to learn and grow with the company. It is essential that you communicate with your colleagues and contribute to the company’s success. As a provider of sub-contract services, working for FlexMedical Solutions will bring a lot of variety and excitement. Initiative will be rewarded, and personal development is a given.

Apply Now

Please send your CV and a covering letter, outlining your suitability for the post:

Alternatively, you may apply in writing to: FlexMedical Solutions, 1 Eliburn Office Park, Livingston EH54 6GR
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