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Technology Consultant, Applied Sciences (Medical Device and Diagnostics)

Technology Consultant, Applied Sciences (Medical Device and Diagnostics)
Permanent/Full Time, Royston, UK.

Attractive package which includes a cash travel allowance, annual bonus scheme, pension, healthcare and more!

Bringing Ingenuity to Life
We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career.

Isn’t it time you joined us?


Become part of the Team
PA Consulting works with clients who want to utilise technology to gain a commercial edge in new and established markets.  As the world changes at an ever increasing rate PA’s clients use our technical expertise to get ahead of the curve.  The Applied Sciences team used fundamental science to support early stage and proof of concept projects, ultimately answering the question, “Is this possible?”  For this we need mechanistically-minded scientists who want to go further than just ask the questions, but actually want to build prototypes and work with engineers to realise the solution.

• We translate science and technology into commercially viable break-out products and processes
• We give our clients a true competitive edge
• We do this by the practical application of physics

We are looking for like-minded ‘hands on’ scientists that like nothing better than delivering a product solution that provides a competitive edge for our clients who are amongst the global leaders in the medical devices industry.


Job Requirements

What we’re looking for
The Applied Science group is ideally looking for someone with an educational background in physical chemistry, biochemistry or molecular biology.  This knowledge will have been applied to the development of diagnostic or medical device platforms, and ideally be a mixture of both wet (assay development) and hardware (device development).  Your strength should be at the interface of the wet biology and device itself.

You should have:
• A strong academic background in areas related to physical chemistry and diagnostics
• Experience, preferably to PhD level, in the development of “applied solutions” – i.e industrial applications
• Industrial experience gained in a R&D role or from a highly industrially-focused academic post

In addition, any experience of the following will also be beneficial:
• Hands-on development of industrial chemical processing technologies
• Algorithm development for sensing applications
• Product development in a commercial environment
• Management of technology development projects
• Reliability engineering

This is an exciting opportunity to support new and established medical device and diagnostic developers translate their ideas from innovation to marketable product.



About PA Consulting Group

Benefits package at PA:

- Private medical insurance
- Transport allowance
- 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
- Company pension scheme
- Annual performance-based bonus
- Life and Income protection insurance
- Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn, childcare benefits)
- Voluntary benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)
We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.