Product Development Technician

Research & Development
Ref: 345 Date Posted: Wednesday 23 Oct 2019
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Our client is a life sciences company delivering human-focused research and discovery enabled by a unique and proven Organ-on-a-Chip platform. They are at the forefront of the rapidly growing field of human Organs-on-Chips thanks in part to being a successful co-recipient with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012 of a $26M US Federal contract to develop the “Human Body-on-a-Chip”: a tablet sized device incorporating ten miniature interacting human organs.


The company is accelerating its development of new Organs-on-Chips instruments and consumables for the life sciences and laboratory instrumentation markets. To achieve this, the company is strengthening its new in-house product development team, which will be supported by external development and manufacturing partners.





The company’s new products are expected to comprise a combination of laboratory instruments, consumables and accessories. Reporting to the Lead Hardware Engineer, the Product Development Technician will be responsible for contributing significantly to their development and transfer to manufacturing.





  • Assembly of proof-of-concept prototypes and initial complete units and supporting the transition of these into later stages of the product life-cycle.
  • Creating and updating documentation of assembly and test methods (SOP’s, work instructions, build manuals, etc)
  • Rapid development of bespoke test apparatus and setting up of off-the-shelf and bespoke equipment to support this.
  • Executing test plans with minimal support, and where appropriate completion of data analysis.
  • Creating and managing purchase orders to ensure parts are available when needed
  • Management of build and testing issues, including the reporting of progress on these.






  • Hands-on experience assembling/maintaining complex mechanical assemblies typical of automated equipment
  • Experience performing and documenting proof-of-concept testing on prototype assemblies
  • MS Office proficient (Excel, Word)
  • Must have high attention to detail and be a quick learner



  • Experience in a New Product Development Environment
  • Experience with microfluidics
  • Formal verification testing experience
  • Working in a regulated workplace (e.g. ISO 9001)
  • Ability to analyse data and interpret results
  • Documenting build methods and/or creating SOPs
  • Creating purchase orders and managing supply of parts to schedules

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