Design and Development Engineer (KTP Associate)

Job details
Posting date: 29 October 2020
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 28 November 2020
Location: Mistura Enterprises Ltd, Ashington, Northumberland
Company: Northumbria University
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: EAE/20/M35

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This is a great opportunity to apply your Engineering and Design expertise in an ambitious healthcare project and be involved in the core business development strategy of Mistura Enterprise Limited.

Mistura are experts in mental health medication. From their Choice and Medication online platform they provide patient information about mental health conditions and the treatments available to help patients and health professionals make informed decisions about choosing the right medicine.

Mistura and Northumbria University are collaborating on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to develop and manufacture a smart wearable device to support patients with taking routine medication. The device will be integrated with Mistura’s Medicines Adherence Monitoring System to support patients with taking medicines correctly.

You will own and drive the project and benefit from the dedicated support and guidance of a project team from Mistura and the University.

The opportunities available to you:

Leading and delivering a challenging and strategic R&D project that directly impacts the business
Support from an academic team with specialist knowledge and experience relevant to the project
Potential to be retained in a permanent position within the company at the end of the project
£4,000 professional training and personal development budget
Residential leadership & management programme at Ashornehill College
Potential for performance-related bonus
For full details of qualifications, skills and experience required for the post, please review the available documents.

Please note that the postholder will be based at Mistura Enterprise Limited, in Ashington (approximately 20 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne).

Find out more about Mistura Enterprise Limited:

Find out more about the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering at Northumbria University:

Find out more about KTP:

To arrange an informal phone conversation with one of the project team please contact: Dr. Jibran Khaliq and Dr Shahid Rasul

To apply for this vacancy please email, and attach a completed Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form, Covering Letter, your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, Northumbria University may not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position.

Please note this vacancy will close on 30/11/2020

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