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Laboratory technician / Analyst

Advertiser: Medical Developments International LtdMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
18 Oct 2020
Melbourne, Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Science & Technology, Laboratory & Technical Services

Medical Developments International (MDI) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of medical products used for Healthcare solutions for more than 30 years. MDI has a portfolio of world class products and a strong existing business.  We are market leaders within a number of our segments, with a portfolio of business opportunities that has led to significant recent growth, that is also expected to continue for years to come.

The Role (12mth Contract)

We are seeking a Laboratory technician / Analyst to support various R&D and Product Development testing and verification activities, reporting to the Product Development Manager.

Key responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Effectively and efficiently run, maintain, and troubleshoot the company’s suite of Respiratory and inhalation device testing systems.
  • Conduct drug delivery device testing utilising existing APSD setup & HPLC equipment in accordance to established protocols and procedures.
  • Prepare and condition device and drug substance samples.
  • Conduct various testing on MDI’s existing and new medical devices, including inhalers and spacers and other existing products.
  • Refine and update existing test and verification protocols, commissioning, and validation of new test equipment where necessary.
  • Enter and extrapolate data generated from testing into Excel and various proprietary data manipulation software (CITDAS, DELTA, etc) .
  • Analyse test data against predefined acceptance criteria and prepare data for presenting to development team, senior executives, and other stakeholders to make effective decisions.
  • Perform maintenance and calibrations for MDI’s proprietary verification equipment.
  • Conduct qualification and re-qualification activities on various equipment & systems 
  • Preparation and filing of DHF documentation according to standard operating procedures, with focus on verification plans and test reports.
  • Routine inspections and/or maintenance on the equipment required to perform sampling, sample preparation, testing, and analysis

The successful candidate will have;

  • Tertiary qualifications in an analytical chemistry or related discipline e.g. Bachelor of Science
  • Proficiency in operating and maintaining an existing HPLC system (Agilent)
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role using HPLC analytics 
  • Data analysis in Excel, MiniTab and other software
  • Sampling and testing experience in a laboratory-based environment
  • Basic understanding of ISO13485 design and development, including design inputs and outputs, risk management and compilation of DHF’s and DMR’s
  • Basic knowledge of medical device verification and validation procedures would be highly regarded
  • Technically astute with Microsoft suite of applications
  • Reporting within product development team – presenting of test results and recommendations
  • Experience testing and/or developing pMDI and valve holding chambers would be highly regarded
  • Basic knowledge of aerosol delivery would be highly regarded
  • Experience in operating an Agilent 1260 HPLC system would be highly regarded

In return, we offer the successful candidate:

  • A competitive salary package
  • The opportunity to work in a team which promotes continuous learning, provides exposure to both pharma and medical device development and the opportunity to be mentored by experienced Engineers / Scientists
  • Exposure to a variety of world leading medical device programs and the chance to be part of a progressive company which frequently brings new medical devices to the market
  • Access to latest premium software, tools and equipment for designing, prototyping and testing
  • The opportunity to work with a collaborative, open minded team who encourage each other to share and challenge each other’s ideas regardless of position
  • Possible view to permanency 

Join the MDI family and be part of a winning culture!

Click "Apply" now and provide a cover letter addressing the selection criteria.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?

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