Senior R&D Manufacturing Engineer

About Kalium Health

Our vision is a world in which everyone is empowered to manage their health and well-being by having access to real time, personal health information. We are working to transform the lives of millions of people worldwide with kidney or heart disease by enabling blood electrolyte monitoring by anyone, anywhere.

We have a growing portfolio of IP based around our sensing technology and our focus is on taking these new technologies from the lab bench through to product design, manufacturing, regulatory approval and commercialisation worldwide.

We are a venture-backed company embarking on a new phase of growth. Our management team brings together many decades of clinical, scientific, engineering and commercial experience and we are looking for talented and motivated new team members who share our vision of improving healthcare worldwide.

Kalium Health is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and are proud to promote an inclusive working environment.

The role

We are now looking for an exceptional engineer to lead our manufacturing activities as we take our first products from R&D through to production.

We are particularly looking for someone who has directly managed the transfer of electro-mechanical designs into manufacturing and/or scaled up manufacturing from prototype to high-volume production in the medical, instrumentation or similar scientific field.

We seek someone with the skills and experience to:

Lead our manufacturing process development. This includes controlling each step in the process, planning experimental work to discover where improvements can be made and analysing experimental data to better understand sensitivities within the process.
Manage subcontractors and component suppliers. This includes sourcing manufacturing subcontractors, controlling design specifications and direct management of subcontractor lead times and quality.
Oversee day-to-day prototype production with a focus on product assembly, quality control and traceability of finished product.
Manage R&D projects including planning and scheduling activities and reporting progress.
Maintain our proprietary sensor design in SolidWorks or other 2D/3D package.
Specify and procure manufacturing equipment, using subcontractors for custom equipment.
We expect candidates to have a degree in an engineering discipline and demonstrable hands-on experience of design and manufacturing. Having familiarity with manufacturing process improvement methodologies would be an advantage, as would experience of working within ISO13485-compliant Quality Management Systems.

As you will be our primary interface with subcontractors and component supply chains you should be adept at managing resources, timescales and project risk. It is likely that you will travel to meet with domestic and overseas subcontractors from time to time.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team including scientists, engineers and technicians and clear verbal and written communication is essential.

You can look forward to an enjoyable and rewarding next step in your career as we develop the next generation of personalised healthcare products. Your role will grow as the company grows and along with your technical contribution you will play a key part in shaping our working practices and team culture.

Our offer

Start date January 2023.
Salary range £44,000-£55,000 dependent upon your experience.
Employee share option scheme to share in company success.
Company pension scheme including employer contributions.
25 days paid annual leave plus public holidays, with the option to purchase additional leave.
Flexible working policy based around core hours with some remote work possible.
Regular performance appraisals and annual pay reviews.
Professional training and support to develop in your role.
Spacious, newly refurbished offices and labs at Cambridge Future Business Centre with on-site café, community events and networking.
Cycle parking and shower facilities and on-site car parking.
Good access to bus networks and 1.5 miles from Cambridge North rail station.

Application Instructions: 

Please apply via our website at

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as there will be a rolling interview process and the position may be filled before the closing date.

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For this role you must have the right to work in the UK. No agency enquiries.

Application Closing Date: 
31 January 2023