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Working at Cytiva in the Life Sciences industry means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40 countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Cytiva is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Cytiva’s Membrane Chromatography R&D team in Stevenage, is looking for an engineer to join its Device Design and Engineering department, based in the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst Incubator. Through a combination of computational and practical design approaches,the team’s core remit involves developing the membrane chromatography devices, and the necessary supporting hardware, in order to optimize the bioprocessing performance of Cytiva’s new and evolving range of Fibro chromatography products.

The successful candidate will be responsible for problem solving, designing, building and making devices that allow the R&D team to carry out their functions more effectively. A key part will be the on-going design development of purification device housings and plastic part assembly method development. The post holder will have access to CAD design software, hand and power tools and a budget to procure new equipment that will benefit their efforts. As well as utilising prototyping methods including 3D printing (internal & external), CNC machining (internal & external) and low-volume plastic injection moulding to aid the design and manufacturing process.

What you’ll do

As a Device Design Engineer, you will support progression of R&D projects, directed towards New Product Introductions (NPIs), and the improvement of existing Cytiva products by providing technical input to project teams focused on developing the next generation of membrane chromatography based bioprocessing solutions.

Key Responsibilities include:

+ Design and development of membrane chromatography housings and ancillary equipment.

+ Running hardware development projects involving developing new or refining/existing product features and assembly processes.

+ Writing design specifications, creating drawings, evaluating designs, prototyping assemblies, prototype testing and writing technical reports.

+ Liaising with suppliers to manage the build of prototypes and pre-production units and subsequently support moving the design outcome into internal and subcontractor production.

+ Designing and conducting key laboratory testing work for critical support activities to drive greater application knowledge around the materials in areas such as injection molding, device fabrication, and flow properties.

+ Supporting product validation, verification, testing and trouble-shooting activities with manufacturing personnel.

Who you are

+ Minimum 2:1 Master’s / Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical / Design Engineering or similar technical background.

+ Experience in engineering design, preferably within a cGMP environment

+ A practical and hands-on approach to problem solving

+ A diligent and keen experimentalist

+ Effectively communicate and justify experimental plans and results

+ Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

+ Experience using a 3D CAD package (preferably SolidWorks) to design parts and assemblies

+ A solid understanding of DFMA

+ Experience in CFD/electronics/robotics/programming/ is advantageous

+ Applicants must have an existing right to work in the UK

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System ( tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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