BONESUPPORT, a Scandinavian medical technology company, is an emerging leader of injectable bone graft substitutes (with the CERAMENT™ platform) for orthopedic trauma focusing on bone infection, instrument augmentation and spinal applications.

BONESUPPORT has assembled a strong team of scientists and engineers, and a market leading sales and marketing group to develop and bring an innovative portfolio of products to the spinal and orthopedic market. In collaboration with a number of well-known international universities and hospitals, BONESUPPORT has developed a number of new, patented technologies and applications. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Lund, Sweden with subsidiary locations in the US and Germany. Total number of employees is 25 whereof 18 in Lund.

BONE SUPPORT’s products
BONESUPPORT has 3 CE marked products today:
• CERAMENT™lBONE VOID FILLER (also FDA cleared)
• CERAMENT™lSPINE SUPPORT
• CERAMENT™lG

CERAMENT™ is an innovative platform of products used to manage bone voids and gaps created by trauma, infection, disease or surgery, vertebral compressions, fractures and osteomyelitis (infection).

CERAMENT™ is a synthetic bone substitute, which mimics natural bone, providing short-term support for fractures and bone voids with rapid pain relief and stabilization, as well as longer-term osteoconductive support that allows for new bone formation within 6 to 12 months.

CERAMENT™lBONE VOID FILLER is intended for orthopedic applications as a filler for gaps and voids, whereas CERAMENT™lSPINE SUPPORT is intended for use in the stabilization of vertebral compression fractures in the vertebral body . The newest product is CERAMENT™lG, which contains the antibiotic Gentamicin . CERAMENT™|G is the first injectable bone substitute containing an antibiotic to protect and promote bone healing in the management of osteomyelitis (bone infection).

In Dec 2013 the second antibiotic (vancomycin as antibiotic) loaded CERAMENT product – CERAMENT™lV - was filed to BSI. The launch is expected to be in Jan/Feb 2015.

The vision of BONESUPPORT is to be the world leader in the market for injectable, synthetic ceramic bone substitutes and injection accessories. For more information please see http://www.bonesupport.com.
Research and Development Engineer, Biomaterial TILLSATT
The position

We are looking for an engaged, dedicated and self motivated person with high quality standards. You will work in an international team, with 4 team members, and in close collaboration with the production and marketing departments. You will report directly to the Head of R&D.

Your main task will be laboratory work with development of existing as well as new products. You will also handle quality related questions from either production or the customers. BONESUPPORT is a Med Tech company and therefore has high regulatory requirements on quality and documentation.

Main tasks and responsibilities

Mainly laboratory work
• Plan, perform and report laboratory studies/investigations including verifications, validations and stability studies
• Quality related work, e.g QC-tests of products and calibration/maintenance of instruments
• Synthetic chemistry and sintering
• Projects from laboratory to pilot scale and further to production
• Establish and develop analytical and test methods
• Problem solving
Support Production and Market
Demonstrate and educate internal and external people visiting the lab

Qualifications and education

• MSc in Engineering in chemistry, biotechnology, nano science or materials specialization; or have acquired similar knowledge
or
• Biomedical Analyst (BMA) or a biomedical scientist/technologist with similar competence in the area of material science, physics with material specialization, biomaterials/ceramic materials
• English and Swedish, additional languages is an advantage

Experience and knowledge

• Experience from material science/ceramic materials/powder technology
• Experience from laboratory work
• Experience from GLP/Quality work etc is an advantage
• Experience from using different analyses instruments incl programming is an advantage
• Medical device experience is an advantage
• Knowledge of rheology is an advantage
• Experience of using Microsoft Office

Required skills and personal characteristics

• Sets high standards for quality and quantity
• Writes clearly, succinctly and correctly
• Being responsible, accurate and flexible
• Being practical and theoretical
• Can work independently as well as in a team
• Productive even in a high pressure environment

Other
Home town within commuting distance from Lund. You will travel occasionally to e.g. relevant congresses/exhibitions.

Opportunities with the role

With time there might be opportunities to act as specialist for a certain competence area as well as manager for both feasibility studies and smaller projects.

BONESUPPORT is an exciting company with an interesting product. Everything started in Lund from a PhD thesis and has now grown into an international company with several approved products. People working at BONESUPPORT are very dedicated and proud of what they have accomplished. It is more than just “work”, they feel proud to help patients who are suffering. The company will offer you a responsible and challenging job. The vision of the company - To bring people with bone and joint diseases back to an active life.

Contact

For inquires and more information about the position, please contact:
Catharina Herbertsson or Eva Runnerström, Recruitment consultants at PeakSearch.
catharina.herbertsson@peaksearch.se, +46 (0)706 152772
eva.runnerstrom@peaksearch.se, +46 (0)701 725379
http://www.peaksearch.se

Application: Apply for the position at http://www.peaksearch.se.