Role: Product Design Engineer Location: Loughborough Duration: 12 Months About the role We are currently looking for a Product Design Engineer to join our Drug Delivery Systems Division as a member of the Device Development group. in. Location - Loughborough Overall Mission The Device Development group designs, evolves, analyses and commercialises mechanical and electromechanical inhaler technologies as part of the inhalation drug delivery center of excellence. The group supports both the novel inhalation drug delivery devices as well as updating and maintaining commercialised products. Person Profile A motivated, diligent and flexible individual capable of working independently or as part of cross functional teams. The successful candidate will support all aspects of inhalation hardware development in alignment with overall business objectives. Personal Attributes * Logical * Enthusiastic * Self-motivated * Honest and professional * Work and problem solve as part of a team Job Responsibilities Design and development of drug delivery devicesDevice ideation and concept generationDetailed design3rd party supplier design analysisSourcing, manufacture and assembly of prototypesFailure modes and design sensitivity activitiesTheoretical component and product assessment (e.g. CFD, FEA)Manufacturing data and drawing generation and updatesDevice assessmentVisual and dimensional assessmentsFunctional testingData analysisNon-destructive and destructive investigation techniquesManage early-stage usability studiesClinical trial preparation and supportResearchMarket and competitor analysisVoice of CustomerPatent research and reviewOtherRisk assessment and mitigation using Design Controls processesSimple end-to-end project management of multiple projectsWork with external manufacturing partners and other suppliersTime managementKnowledge & SkillProven experience in designing and developing medical devices (such as metered dose inhalers, dry powder inhalers, soft mist inhalers, nebulisers, injectors, diagnostics, patient monitoring) and/or working to ISO13485. Advanced use of industry standard 3D CAD and 2D drawing packages such as PTC Creo, Siemens NX, or SolidWorksCandidates should be able to demonstrate creative design skills and logically solve technical briefs.All design work should be based on and accompanied by a solid engineering understanding.Experience in developing plastic injection moulded components and enclosures for mass manufacture.An understanding of integrating mechanical systems with electronics and software would be beneficial although not a requirement.Working knowledge of:Medical device guidelinesDesign Controls.Design verification guidelinesValid UK driving license preferred, but not essentialQualifications 2:1 or higher degree level or equivalent (PhD, MSc, MA, MEng, BA, BEng or BSc) from an IMechE recognised institute in Product Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Development and Manufacture Engineering.