Contract Type: Contract
Closing Date: 25 January 2021
ABOUT THE ROLE
Eakin R&D functions as a developer of innovative ostomy and single-use surgical medical devices to support the wider Eakin Healthcare Group in their ambition to provide the best, user-focussed ostomy pouches, seals and supporting products. Formed in 1974 by Tom Eakin, the family-run Eakin Group continues to grow and with the rapid expansion of the R&D Group, is creating the new benchmark in ostomy products, to give users the freedom and confidence to lead normal lives.
Reporting directly to the Development Leads, this is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and ambitious team. Applications are welcomed from students of technical disciplines such as Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Product Design. Successful candidates will gain valuable experience in the Design and Development of Medical Devices, will become familiar with operating in a busy group within a private sector medical device provider and learn from leaders in the field of Ostomy.
The role will depend on the successful candidate’s skill set, but they will contribute to the development of new products, primarily in ostomy. This may vary from early market conceptualisation to final industrialisation activities.
The following activities are typical of what the successful candidates may experience.
The successful candidate will gain valuable experience of working within the regulated medical devices sector. For example, insights into the Medical Devices Directive, ISO13485, ISO14971 etc. will be gained.
Anticipated start date June 2021
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Problem solving – Generates and promotes solutions. Sees clearly which is the best way forward. Able to make decisions and commitments within appropriate time frame.
Resilience – Can work under pressure, remains calm, thinks clearly and manages emotion under pressure. Addresses issues without being aggressive or controlling and can easily bounce back from setbacks. Is open to feedback and doesn’t dwell on past events.
Team Working – Enjoys participating in group activities and likes to work in close proximity with other people. Is ready to collaborate with and support others and is willing to co-operate and compromise for the overall good.
Following Directions – Is motivated to accept and comply with standards and instructions and has a strong conscience about delivering what is promised or expected. Doesn’t like letting people down and works productively in cooperation with, and support of others.
Analytical – Enjoys analysing qualitative data but also considers quantitative and seeks to identify and explore they key elements in information before making commitments. Tends to like to use facts and figures when planning and reporting and is concerned about accuracy and detail
Planning and Organising – Thinks things through well in advance and maps out future activities, taking the key stages and requirements into account. Likes to monitor to ensure that things are implemented and delivered effectively.
Quality Orientation – Is precise, pays attention to details, checks things and ties up ‘loose ends’. Has a strong conscience about getting things right and seeks to ensure that decisions and solutions do not involve undue risk, adheres to policy and standards.
Interpersonal / Influencing – Deals with other in a convincing way that leads to gaining agreement without relying on hierarchy and shows sensitivity to working relationships. Doesn’t give up easily in the face of opinions that differ from their own. Influences others to reach conclusions and gain agreements.