Clinical and Biological Research Development Engineer

Job TitleClinical and Biological Research Development Engineer

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Develop Oral Healthcare features and benefits through the investigation and exploitation of physical, chemical, and biological phenomena to address consumer needs, working primarily in a Clinical and Biological Science team, providing a deep understanding of the physiological and microbiological considerations for oral healthcare and drive the innovation in clinical methodology for novel claims substantiation and application of engineering principles to deliver oral health benefits.

You are responsible for

You work in a team in close cooperation with marketing, the product development team and the product researchers. You always safeguard our trusted values regarding consumer-centric meaningful innovation. This team will support product development in our Oral healthcare division.

You will be responsible for:

  • Front-end-innovation and pre-development process including translating and communicating commercial, functional and design specifications into the realization of new functions, processes and/or innovative products.
  • Identify the biological and clinical factors and their relationship between these factors and the physical and/or chemical interventions necessary to deliver targeted user benefits, development of the in-vitro/ex-vivo verification and in-vivo validation methods and overseeing the validation of embodiments of physical or chemical principles against claims requirements
  • Provide the identification and development of surrogate methods to characterize and optimize functional parameters in lab and the logical connection to clinical applicability of the lab test to in-vivo performance.
  • Finding and generating knowledge (external and internal) in one of the following domains, clinical science, host-pathogen interaction, microbiology, diagnostics and, sensors and algorithms
  • Actively maintaining and increasing level of knowledge in defined domain and making available in the departments in a way that is accessible for others;
  • Participate and/or lead as key competence resource for the organization
  • Generating necessary input for roadmap and strategy discussions;
  • Cooperating with colleagues and other departments and able to influence people and help build a team.
  • Work with Market Communication and external Advertising agencies to accurately communicate benefits to sales force and consumers

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

First of all, you are creative and analytical. In addition, you are a team player and you have excellent coordination and communication skills. We would like to meet you if you also meet the following criteria:

  • You have a masters or doctorate degree (or 6 years of exp. with Master's level degree) in one of the following fields: chemistry, bioengineering, biophysics, dentistry, microbiology,
  • 3+ years of experience in the field of early laboratory and low cost assays, preclinical and clinical instrument and diagnostics testing in product development;
  • You have a broad technical interest and are eager to learn and explore new fields ;
  • You are familiar with state-of-the-art development and analysis techniques;
  • You show passion for (complex) technical puzzles, always working towards thorough understanding and knowledge build-up by determining theoretical or empirical modeling their working;
  • You are quality driven and experience with Design for Six Sigma is a plus;
  • The ability to balance innovation and practical realization;
  • You have experience in translating modules biological and clinical science into engineering implications;
  • You are pro-active and persistent in achieving goals and cross-functional improvements.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It's a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

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