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Materials Scientist (Polymers)

Job Title: Materials Scientist (Polymers)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: County Cork
Salary: €73k - 85k per year + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Reference: VAC-12901
Contact Name: Mark Ainscough
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 12, 2017 15:15

Job Description

A Principle Engineer - Polymers role within a global Medical Technology company.

Vacancy Ref: VAC-12901
Posted By: Kensington Consulting Ltd
Job Title: Principle Engineer - Polymers
Salary:€85,000 +15% bonus + benefits
Location: Ireland (relocation offered)

The Role

As a Materials Scientist (Polymers) you will lead the identification and development of new processing techniques for materials in medical devices, including implantable constructs, to overcome current materials and processing limitations within Additive Manufacturing Technology Centre of Excellence. This includes developing of broad understanding of and the application of materials science and engineering disciplines within Additive Manufacturing Technology Centre of Excellence


- Develop technical solutions to complex technical problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Solutions may require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. 
-Assume the role of technical mentor for engineers in the function. 
-Will monitor and control progress of work ensuring sound application of engineering principles and the appropriate use of policies and procedures. 
-May function in a technical leadership role on major programs. 
-Develop a detailed understanding of "best practice" in product/process performance within the medical device industry. 
-Develop a support network of key divisional/corporate leaders, academic and supplier partners to enhance understanding of product manufacturing and quality. 
-Lead a culture of innovation within the function by developing and implementing engineering forums and reviews for the engineering team. 
-Drive high levels of employee engagement through a highly effective support structure developed and implemented for all engineers. 
-Ensure adherence to GMP and safety procedures.

Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge:

-Ideal qualification will be Materials Science/Materials Science and Engineering, Polymer Science/Engineering, possibly Chemical Engineering with relevant experience. 
-Polymer material characterization (structure characterisation, TGA, FTIR experience) 
-Mechanical testing of polymers (tensile strength, fatigue etc) 
-Chemical and mechanical stability 
-Strong capability to network and influence at all organisation levels 


My client is a global, leading Medical Technology company who have recently opened their Additive Manufacturing centre in Ireland. They are at the forefront of Technology and this role will be very visible within the additive side of the business. There will be strong career opportunities for the right individual moving forward.

Kensington Consulting Ltd operates as a Recruitment / Employment Agency for the provision of permanent candidates and as a Recruitment / Employment Business for the provision of temporary candidates. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from persons of any age for this role.

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