Vacancy: Senior Managing/Principal Scientist, Exponent, UK

Vacancy: Senior Managing/Principal Scientist, Exponent, UK

April 9, 2014

Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm. Their multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, physicians, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve complicated problems facing corporations, insurers, government entities, associations and individuals. The company’s approximately 900 staff members are located throughout 20 offices in the United States and five international offices including the UK, Germany, Switzerland and China. Exponent has over 600 consultants, including more than 350 that have earned a doctorate in their chosen field of specialisation.

Exponent’s Biomedical Engineering Practice is seeking a Senior Managing/Principal Scientist for their UK offices. This position offers a stimulating and challenging work environment and significant opportunities for professional growth.
Responsibilities include:

  • Managing and executing complex projects related to preclinical strategy and all phases of the regulatory approval process of medical devices in the UK and Europe in support of our clients
  • Actively participate and lead in our Biomedical Engineering Practice
  • Actively market the group’s technical capabilities to clients and the scientific community
  • Developing additional expertise, gain additional industry exposure and establish new and expanded client base through our unique technical consulting services
  • Attracting and developing new projects and clients

Qualifications for this position are:

  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Polymer Science or a related engineering field
  • Extensive professional experience in a regulatory environment for medical devices is required, including working knowledge of medical device design control, regulatory dossier stewardship, and CE mark process
  • Demonstrated experience in working with UK and European regulators in the original submissions and subsequent revisions/supplements for medical devices
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively communicate highly technical issues to a non-technical audience while possessing the technical depth to collaborate with physicians and interact with regulatory bodies
  • Must be a recognized expert in the regulatory approval process for medical devices
  • Established client relationships and a thriving consulting business is highly desirable
  • Must be able to attract projects and continuously expand his/her business volume to support full-time staff and have the skills needed to manage, develop and promote a group of highly motivated professionals
  • Testifying experience in trials, hearings, and/or before government panels is an asset
  • The ideal candidate will be expected to continuously expand his/her own expertise through peer-reviewed publications

Interested candidates may send their CV and letter of interest to: and please reference position number 3964.  Closing date for applications is 5th June 2014.
Exponent provides healthy and competitive compensation, an excellent benefits package, including health insurance, 25 days of annual leave, and a company contribution to pension plan.
Exponent are an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Veterans and Disabled Employer.