Scientist - Medical Device

Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

The company

Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira Ltd is a leading independent service provider for the Medical Device industry specialising in testing, consultancy, information and training services.

We provide expert support to help clients prove compliance to a range of international standards, including FDA, MHRA, USP, ASTM and ISO. Our experts have a wealth of experience in medical device testing and provide analytical support across the medical device supply chain.

The role

Due to ongoing growth within the department a new opportunity has arisen within our Medical Device Testing Group.  This role is ideal for a Scientist who wants to develop their skills within a new team in a growing market.  The department focusses on both standard and non-standard testing on a wide range of drug delivery devices, accessories and packaging to ensure that products are safe and fit for use.   

You will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out multiple testing programs and provide high quality data on time to project leaders.
  • Working within a highly regulated environment, supporting the balidation of equipment, test methods and procedures
  • Leading and supporting project planning, protocol/report writing and data analysis ativities
  • Contributing towards the efficient organisation of equipment and resources.

You will be working within a fast paced environment supporting the continuous work flow of the department, serving the global pharmaceutical industry.

The person

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of Degree in a Science or Engineering based field, where experience within a medical device or pharmaceutical testing laboratory is required.
  • Some hands on experience of working within a physical testing or decive testing laboratory is prefered
  • Have experience of working on multiple projects, documenting activities and writing experiment reports.
  • Be computer literate, particularly in Excel and Word and have the ability to analyse, interpret data and compile subsequent reports
  • Enjoy problem solving, being hands on and have a passion for the physical sciences.
  • Be a strong team player, have a methodical approach and have the ability to plan, organise and manage your own workload.

As a global employer we offer a generous benefit package to all our employees incorporating private healthcare, pension, 25 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays and flexible working hours which includes an early finish on a Friday!

Interested? Then we invite you to send a current CV and a covering letter to quoting reference number 8-19.  Please visit for further details about The Smithers Group.

Smithers Rapra & Smithers Pira Limited is an equal opportunities employer.