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Senior Engineer and Researcher (M.Eng. Bioengineering, B.Eng. Electronic Eng.), Ref: 1156114 – Online Interview Questions

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  • Posted 5 years ago

Ref: 1156114

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: PhD (in progress, Germany), MEng Bioengineering, BEng(Hons)Bioengineering, BEng Electronic Eng, ECSA - Candidate Engineer
Annual Package Range: South African Rand - ZAR 651 000 - 750 000, per annum
Total years experience: 6-10 Years

Senior Engineer and ResearcherSenior Engineer and Researcher

Current / most recent job title?

Senior Engineer and Researcher

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

To play a lead technical role in the research, design and development of low-cost point-of-care diagnostics for resource-limited settings. This is achieved through the design, manufacture and testing of components including printed electronics and paper-based diagnostics and the integration of these various functional components to provide automated devices and solutions.

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Design and development of printed electronic solutions, including design, manufacture, assembly and testing.
Management of projects and deliverables.
Writing of proposals to secure funding for research work.
Writing of research publications for journals and showcasing work at conferences.

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

A highly motivated, efficient and reliable engineer with 9 years of experience in research and development. Currently in the process of completing a PhD through a German university by building on foundational electronic and bio engineering degrees. Excellent mentoring and team player skills. Successful history of proposal writing and securing of funding for research projects. Strong publication track record and a reputation in project delivery through technical lead roles. Exceptional organisational and time management skills while working in changing and multi-disciplinary environments. Strengths in communication skills have enabled the growth of collaborations across various networks. Passionate about making an impact while maintaining work-life balance through sporting and cultural activities.

4. Ideal business title: 

Senior Researcher
Senior Engineer
Senior Lecturer

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

To formulate innovative point-of-care diagnostic solutions and work on the research and development of these solutions.
To publish technical work in academic journals.
To design printed electronic and paper-based diagnostic solutions and systems.

6. Skill area of competence:

Printed electronics
Microsystems engineering
Medical diagnostics
Electronic engineering

7. Career summary:

9 years bioengineering/microfluidics/microsystems engineering – research and development of medical diagnostic solutions for point-of-care.

8. Achievements: 

PhD in process of being completed (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany).
Various peer-reviewed publications – journals, conference papers, patents, book chapters.
Various funding streams secured for research and development of projects.
Mentor to junior staff.
Technical lead on a number of projects with successful medical device prototypes delivered.

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

Creative development, designing solutions (CAD) to be manufactured and tested, working with my hands (practical assembly of components), writing of technical work.

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

Research and development, academic, consulting on innovative projects, a culture of teamwork and respect, as well as innovation with the goal to make an impact

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