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Project Support Assistant – Product Development

Project Support Assistant – Product Development

We’ve got a job for an energetic, capable and proactive Project Support Assistant who can provide administrative and project support to our product development team, and other engineering teams. Could you bring enthusiasm and organisation to the creative and ambitious work of our world-class engineers as we develop cutting-edge surgical robotics?

Why join us?

CMR is one of the UK’s most exciting companies to be joining right now. The scale of our ambition to build a world-class medical devices company in Cambridge is matched only by the breath taking innovation that underpins our next generation of surgical robot. We’re an award-winning company that plans to significantly disrupt the way surgery is performed for the benefit of millions of patients all around the world.

Our values are ambitious, humble, people focused and fair and responsible. If you share these values, our passion for improving lives, and have the skills to make a real difference to the way minimal access surgery is developed and delivered, then it’s a great time to join us.



You will be responsible for supporting the team to achieve on-time delivery of mechanical and electronics design changes. Some of the ways we’d like you to help us achieve this are:

  • Helping draft engineering change documentation – drawing on the technical knowledge of the team to communicate design changes, and making sure that the proper risk management activities have been completed, such as updating FMEAs.
  • Liaising with manufacturing to ensure that changes are properly communicated and that the design transfer process is working smoothly.
  • Liaising with the quality department to ensure that the defined development processes are being followed within the mechanical and electronic product development teams.
  • Supporting engineering design reviews and triage meetings – ensuring that the reviews are timely, outputs are documented and the actions are tracked and followed up.
  • Helping maintain the project plans – working with senior engineers to establish a plan and then tracking progress against it.
  • Supporting submission processes with regulatory bodies when changes are made – helping draft supporting documentation and pulling together inputs from the engineering teams.
  • Improving development processes – working with the engineering teams to identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies and helping put in place better processes

We’re a high growth company and as such roles change and evolve. We’d expect that in the future you would to be willing to turn your hand to supporting some of our other teams who are designing, manufacturing and servicing our world-class product.


About You

A natural communicator hopefully goes without saying, but in addition we’d like you to have:

  • a love of developing efficient and well-defined processes that help teams run smoothly – you’ll be ruthlessly efficient and eager to remove barriers to getting things done
  • a drive to get the details right – you’re probably the sort of person who hates loose ends, documents that aren’t quite right or actions that haven’t been followed up
  • an ability to distil complex technical information into clear written descriptions
  • experience of working closely with engineers and scientists in a product development organisation.

We’d also like you to have at least one of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering or physical sciences
  • Experience of working in a medical product development environment, and within an ISO13485 quality management system
  • Experience of ISO 14971 compliant risk management processes
  • Experience of creating, tracking and maintaining project plans


The Package

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package (including non-contributory pension scheme, cycle-to-work scheme, life assurance, and our legendary monthly BBQs). On top of that, you’ll be joining a company with a fabulous culture of ambition, creativity and teamwork, and where fun is just as valued as our commitment to make surgery better for millions of people.


Interested? We’d love to hear from you!

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