An understanding of standard research techniques and methods within Material Sciences including Photonics and Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems


Significant relevant work experience in an academic, Medical Technology, MEMS or Pharmaceutical environment


Logical and structured approach to the management of documents. Can collate, interpret, analyse and record data in compliance with ISO13485:2016.

The new Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF) is an innovative approach to accelerating the development of medical technologies from “bench to bedside”. This dual site development will comprise a 2,500mnew building at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Clifton Campus and a 1,000m2 new building at the Boots Enterprise Zone (BEZ). Both will be equipped with laboratories, clean rooms and specialist equipment, facilitating a collaborative innovation space in which dedicated staff will research and develop new products and services. The centre, due to open in August 2020, aims to develop close relationships between academia, industry and the NHS to get better products to patients quicker.

This is a significant infrastructure and people investment, initially amounting to some £23m. It is funded by The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (D2N2 LEP) and NTU. The unique “bench to bedside” offer is delivered collaboratively with strategic partners such as BioCity, CHEATA, EMAHSN, MediLink and the Derby and Nottingham NHS Trusts, creating an industry leading service for companies both local and international. MTIF will offer service features that create benefits for companies of all sizes and will be an attractive development partner for Start-Ups, Small Medium Enterprises, and Large Enterprises who operate within the healthcare, life sciences, Med-Tech and pharma industries.

MTIF is now seeking a Research Assistant – New Product Development – MEMS to work with the Technical Director to establish an innovative and vibrant capability in Material Science, delivering expertise in Photonics and Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems in accordance to ISO13485:2016 Quality Management System (QMS). Working with leading scientists from NTU and other institutions the Research Assistant will establish state-of-the-art facilities enabling our customers to take new Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems from “bench to bedside”. This is a great opportunity to build a unique capability in a unique facility that will accelerate the development of innovative medical technologies and improving the lives of patients around the world.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact Robert Reisel, Technical Director,, 07467 444 566.

Applications for this role are being managed through Nottingham Trent University’s job page. To apply for this role please follow this LINK