Junior Device Development Engineer

The Role 

Oval have a vacancy for a Junior Device Development Engineer starting Summer 2019 in Cambridge, UK.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join a small but growing company at an early stage, develop experience across a wide range of engineering and design activities and gain exposure to the structured process of medical device development.

It is expected that students will take a full and active role in our project teams and will have the opportunity to make significant contributions to the development of our novel drug delivery technologies.

Job Description

Job Title: Junior Device Development Engineer

Reports to: Senior Device Development Engineer or Device Development Engineer 

Location: Unit 23, Cambridge Science Park. Cambridge, CB4 0EY

Job Purpose:

  • Conceptual development of novel drug delivery technologies.
  • Detailed design and testing of autoinjector mechanisms
  • Development and validation of manufacturing and assembly processes

Overview of Main Duties and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Concept design, inc. Product/Mechanism Design
  • CAD (SolidWorks, ProE, etc.)
    • Detail design and engineering
    • Development of external product form and internal functional mechanisms
    • Math modelling of complex mechanical and fluidic systems
    • Tolerance analysis and finite-element analysis (e.g. structural, mould-flow etc.)
    • Component design for manufacture, material selection etc.
    • Supplier selection and liaison
  • Generation and implementation of test plans inc. design of jigs and fixtures etc.
  • Generation and communication of reports and presentations

Further aspects:

  • Plastics/Material Engineering
  • Prototyping / Manufacturing
  • Metrology
  • Build and Testing of Devices
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Planning
  • Clinical involvement
  • Supplier Site Visits
  • User Trials
  • Clinical Trial Observations

Personal Characteristics:

Oval are looking for self-motivated, proactive and creative students with a desire to learn and a willingness to take on challenges outside of their comfort zone.

  • Self-motivated, energetic and positive nature
  • CreativeOpen, honest, inclusive, personable
  • Adaptable, resourceful and creative
  • A team player with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Thrives in an open and less structured environment
  • A desire to learn and a willingness to take on challenges
  • Able to travel if, and when, required

Experience/Skills Required to Fulfil the Role:

Completion of 2 years of a recognised degree course. This role would be most suited, but not limited
to students on the following courses:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Engineering
  • Product Design

Qualifications Required: As per entry requirements for relevant degree courses.

Role interface with other departments/communication:

  • Liaise with all internal functions and personnel.
  • Present to appropriate business and technical audiences as necessary.
  • Some travel may be necessary as appropriate to project requirements.

Salary: £18,500 p.a.

How to Apply:

Please write a short paragraph (100-200 words max.) answering the following question, and send this along with your CV/Cover Letter to OvalMedical@SRG.co.uk


“How could new drug delivery technologies improve the lives of patients over the next 5, 15 and 30 years?”

Application Deadline: 28th January 2019.

Interviews to be conducted from Mid-February 2019.

If you would like more information in the meantime or would like support with your application then please contact the SRG Recruitment Team on ovalmedical@srg.co.uk or 01223 234768 (office open hours are from 8.30am to 5.30pm)