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Biomedical Research Engineer

May 24, 2019
Basingstoke
Competitive salary and excellent benefits

Blatchford is a world leading rehabilitation provider with clinical expertise in prosthetics, orthotics, special seating and wheelchairs. We design and manufacture the multi award-winning Endolite range of lower limb prostheses and provide clinical services to the NHS, military and patients internationally. With 128 years of innovation and expertise behind us, we produce the world’s most advanced microprocessor artificial limbs.

We are now looking for a Biomedical Research Engineer, to work closely with our new product development team and use scientific method to collate and generate clinical evidence to support our orthotic and prosthetic product development.

This is an excellent opportunity to work on new and exciting projects, working in conjunction with Engineers, Manufacturing Technicians and Clinicians to make a real difference to the lives of our patients.

As a Biomedical Research Engineer with Blatchford, you role will include:

  • Producing education and training materials explaining the science behind product design and patient benefits.
  • Researching and maintaining a good knowledge of existing scientific literature and methods
  • Assisting with coordinating patient trials and data collection, in line with company procedures and required regulations.
  • Biomedical data management, including statistical analyses.
  • Generation of scientific articles and dissemination of results

In order to excel in this role, you will hold an MSc in Biomedical science/engineering or equivalent. Previous experience of organising and managing a research project is desirable. You will also have a solid understanding of scientific methods in relevant areas e.g. prosthetics, orthotics or other areas of physical rehabilitation. Be competent with data analysis (statistical analysis and reviewing existing data and studies) and having an interest in health economics would be advantageous.

It is beneficial if you have experience of biomechanics, gait analysis and/or prosthetics and orthotics, including use of gait analysis software such as Visual 3D. Experience in R statistical software or equivalent would also be advantageous.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in planning, organising and communicating on complex projects. They will work well as part of a small team and be able to work effectively on their own initiative. They will be proactive and self-motivated, with a flexible approach, and have close attention to detail. They will be innovative and forward thinking, and be excited by a challenge.

This is a full time, permanent role; working hours are 36.5 hours per week on Monday to Friday with an early finish on a Friday.

In return, we offer a competitive package, excellent benefits and the opportunity to learn whilst working as part of an expert Research & Development team.

How to apply?

If this sounds like the type of unique Research & Development Team you would love to be a part of and you are a pragmatic individual, who is looking for a new challenge with an excellent employer, we want to hear from you! Please forward your CV to Jen Dickson, HR Advisor on recruitment@blatchford.co.uk or contact Jen in confidence for more information.

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