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NEW JOB! Research & Development Assistant

Research & Development Assistant
Laboratory Assistant / Lab Technician / Data Analyst 
Full time, Permanent
Katikati, Bay of Plenty

We are looking for an R&D Assistant with experience in research and development roles that involve conducting background research, performing product testing, writing study protocols and detailed reports for clinical studies and bench testing of new products.
About the company:
DENTSPLY (N.Z) Limited is a division of DENTSPLY International, a leading manufacturer and distributor of dental and other consumable medical device products.  The Company believes it is the world's largest manufacturer of consumable dental products for the professional dental market and has global operations with sales in more than 120 countries.  DENTSPLY (N.Z.) is based in Katikati and manufactures a range of professional dental consumables used in restorative dentistry. 

With a focus on excellence, they are looking for an R&D Assistant.This role is a cross between a Laboratory Assistant / Lab Technician and Data Analyst and there is plenty of scope to grow your existing skills.
This role involves:
  • Developing and writing R&D test protocols
  • Researching new concepts and product design
  • Testing products, new and in development
  • Patent search and competitor analysis
  • Analysing literature and finding data on chemicals, using microscopes, measuring, testing etc
  • Documenting and writing detailed reports on material and product testing, and recording clinical evaluation results
  • Coordinating trials and new product evaluations
  • Investigating product returns and customer complaints
  • Writing IFU's / DFU's and Quality/Compliance documents
  • Laboratory maintenance and following health & safety protocols
  • Maintaining Data Base
  • Presenting as a key member of the Product Planning Committee
  • Performing various administrative tasks, such as sourcing materials, industry feedback and contracting external laboratories.

The successful candidate will:
  • Ideally have an understanding of International Standards/Regulations for Class I and Class II Medical Devices
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office Software, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project Planning and knowledge of CAD and Outlook.
  • Be dedicated and highly organised
  • Able to work both unsupervised and as a key team player
  • Have a keen eye for detail and be a creative problem solver
  • Able to communicate issues and articulate, write and relay technical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Be highly flexible, open to new ideas and willing to learn new skills
  • Extremely flexible to step outside job description if and when required for other projects.
  • Comfortable in report writing and ability to analyse data and record results clearly and chronologically
This position is based in Katikati in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, a short drive to Tauranga, Waihi and the Coromandel and just two hours south of Auckland. If you are the type of person who enjoys a fast paced, constantly changing, high growth environment we are keen to hear from you.
Please APPLY ONLINE with your CV and Cover Letter
Or for a confidential enquiry you can contact:
Kirsty Morrison @ One21 Recruitment
Ph: 021 355 179

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