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Business development design engineer

Imperial College London - Department of Bioengineering

Location: London
Salary: £46,762 to £56,526 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th July 2019
Closes: 4th August 2019
Job Ref: ENG00863

The research group of Professor Anthony Bull focused on the development of low-cost assistive devices is looking to appoint a business development design engineer with experience in developing medical devices and translating research projects from academia to the industry, interested in developing a commercialisation pipeline for our research outputs. The successful applicant will be a key member of the research group and have specific responsibility to: 

  • Develop a translation pipeline that will enable the commercialisation of assistive devices to relevant markets, such as these of low-to-middle income countries. As part of this task, the successful applicant will develop a network of collaborators, including key internal/external stakeholders, and engage with them to maximise the market uptake potential of research projects;
  • Contribute in the group’s research strategy and set priorities focusing on the commercial potential of a project;
  • Contribute in securing future funding and expanding the group’s portfolio of projects;
  • Develop an understanding for the group’s research process as well as the needs of the relevant markets in order to link academia and industry successfully; and
  • Represent the group to external partners and companies. 

Applicants should be educated to MEng level (or equivalent) plus 3-4 years’ work experience. PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant area would be a strong advantage. Previous experience of working in projects regarding the development of medical devices is essential, ideally regarding assistive devices either in a research or a product development role. Previous experience in business development and exploration of commercialisation routes is also essential. Finally, previous participation in projects regarding the development of sustainable, low-cost solutions tailored to the needs of low-to-middle income countries would be desirable.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Grigoris Grigoriadis: email or telephone +44 (0)20 7594 2646. 

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at the following link: (select “Job Search” and enter the job reference no ENG00863. Please complete and upload the application form as directed and submit any other supporting documents such as your full CV.  

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact: Jo Adam (

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Closing date: 2 weeks after posting

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