Laboratory Manager - Device Development

Cambridge, UK
23 May 2019
28 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Summary

This is your opportunity to use your people management skills and engineering expertise in medical devices to support the development of our smart inhalation devices . This role will provide you with an exciting opportunity to work alongside industry experts and have a positive impact on patients' lives from around the world.

What you get

In return for your skills and expertise, we offer a competitive base salary, annual bonus and generous benefits package including a pension plan, life assurance, private health, dental plan, share save/incentive schemes, cycle to work scheme and free parking.

Our workplace culture encourages a diverse and inclusive work force. We offer flexible working opportunities that promote a healthy work life balance. We nurture our people through vocational & leadership development, mentoring programmes and career development.


Reporting to Director Device Development, we're seeking a talented engineer with proven people management skills to support the development of our current and next generation of inhalation devices.

As a Manager within our Medical Devices Design Assurance team you'll have overall responsibility for the management of the Device Development laboratories, including planning and execution of activities. You will be the owner of the lab-related processes and to ensure that these processes are continuously improved.

You'll utilise your proven people management skills to manage the day to day activities of your team, providing support, guidance and coaching whilst providing leadership on delivery of project objectives.

You will be involved in the planning and execution of device verification activities for the devices in development. A logical stepwise approach will be essential, but you will also need to have a flexible way of thinking and employ problem solving techniques to adapt as situations develop.

What you need

Preferably a first engineering degree or equivalent in relevant subject, you'll possess proven experience in relevant area of core expertise and a broad understanding of the medical devices industry and regulations. You'll be able to demonstrate excellent people management skills and experience, especially laboratory, working within cross-functional teams and project matrix structures

About Vectura

We are global leaders in the development of innovative formulations and devices for inhaled therapies. Working collaboratively, we combine technical, engineering, clinical and regulatory expertise to design, develop, industrialise and deliver a unique range of innovative products, from smart nebuliser technologies to innovative formulations.

With a healthy pipeline of new products in development, as well as partnerships with major international pharma companies, it an exciting time to join Vectura, you'll find it's an ideal place to develop a stimulating and rewarding career.


To find out more about the role, Vectura and to apply online, click on the Apply button. Closing date for applications 07 May 2019

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