Job: Operations Development Engineer -Brain Machine Interfaces (Monash Vision Group)

Applications Close: Thursday 13th of June 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 12 month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $114,510 – $121,546 pa HEW Level 09 (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Great ideas can come from anywhere
  • Brilliant minds making big impacts
  • Significantly contribute to Monash Vision Group to help translate research into commercialisation

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Monash Vision Group (MVG) has been developing groundbreaking technologies to stimulate the visual cortex including developing a cortical recording device. The stimulator and recorder work together for a bidirectional brain interface. MVG is part of the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (ECSE), in the Faculty of Engineering, Clayton. The group is directed by Professor Arthur Lowery.

Monash Vision Group is one of ten groups to receive $1M funding each from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Frontiers scheme. MVG will develop plans for two companies. The plans will be part of a competitive process to secure up to $100M from MRFF in 2020.

The Opportunity

A key opportunity has arisen to undertake this highly exciting role of Operations Development Engineer within the MVG to help develop plans to commercialise its technologies. Reporting to the Chief Investigator (MRFF Cortical Frontiers Project) and supporting the Program Lead (Brain Machine Interfaces) this position will help develop in-depth Business Plans for two commercial companies that will use its Brain Machine Interface (BMI) technology. The planning process is expected to take one year, during which external funding will be sought. The team’s planning will involve market research with clinicians and patients, competitive analysis, building relationships with health-care providers and government technology auditing, supply chain planning, regulatory and legal issues, manufacturing planning and certification and partner development.

The position will contribute to defining what is required to form the commercial companies from an operations perspective, and to develop deep (and contractual) relationships with technology and research suppliers and manufacturing partners. Together with consultants, this role shall ensure that documentation and manufacturing processes are in a position to satisfy regulatory requirements such as for Class III medical devices, for commercialisation.

The supply chain will initially include external suppliers from both within Australia and overseas, but will also aim to build a manufacturing base for the devices within Australia. The role will create ready-to-go contracts with suppliers and the organizational structures for the manufacturing sides of the two companies, including draft position descriptions for key roles, and plans for ramp-up with key milestones.

To ensure your success in this role you will hold education, training and/or relevant experience in operations development and supply chain aspects of business planning within the medical devices industry or a similar medical related sector.

Outstanding communication, planning and organisational skills are essential. You will likely have strong pre-existing networks across medical device supply chains both in Australia and overseas and have a passion for collaboration and commercialisation.

If you believe you can fulfil these requirements, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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Professor Arthur Lowery, Chief Investigator, MRFF Cortical Frontiers Project, +61 3 9905 3475

Position Description

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Closing Date

Thursday 13 June 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

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