Research Manager (Vision & Optics)
- Work with strategists to seek out opportunities for innovation and disruption.
- Take ideas from concept to proof of concept – scoping, designing, and leading research projects and programs, whilst remaining practical and hands-on.
- Lead and inspire a research team – maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative environment that embraces success and learns from failure.
- Be accountable for technical and scientific rigor in projects, as well as all project milestones and deliverables.
- Promote scientific excellence through technical review, teaching, and mentoring, whilst seeking out opportunities for your own continued professional development.
- Build and manage collaborations with third parties (academic and industry partners) for technology assessment, outsourcing, and integration.
- A good team fit. A respectful, inclusive, collaborative, and can-do team member that embraces diversity.
- A leader of productive early-stage technology research teams in an agile environment.
- A senior scientist/engineer and subject matter expert in vision and optical systems with a Ph.D. in an appropriate field.
- Significant experience managing research in the medical device or related industries.
- Practical knowledge in several of the following domains: lenses; filters; camera sensors; image filtering, enhancement, and post-processing; computer vision and GPUs/hardware; image trans-mission; display technologies; and early phase pre-clinical/clinical studies.
- Eagerness to participate in hands-on technical work whilst mentoring, developing, and inspiring others.
- An effective communicator bringing structure and clarity to meetings, presentations, and technical reports.
- The whole Research and Strategy team undertakes research projects in a wide variety of disciplines. Experience or knowledge of any of the following may be beneficial too (but are nonessential for this role):
- Experience in or an understanding of medical device development: quality management systems (ISO 13485), risk management (ISO 14961), MDR and FDA.
- User interfaces, haptic feedback, and human-computer interaction (HCI).
- Non-vision sensing technologies.
- Signal processing.
- Data and/or image fusion techniques.
- Robotic control systems.
- Surgical instrumentation
- Surgical energy devices.
If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.
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