Chief Technology Officer

£100,000 per annum
07 Nov 2016
08 Dec 2016
Sue Bithell
Contract Type
Full Time

Calon Cardio-Technology Ltd

Chief Technology Officer

The position is:

  • A permanent full time post
  • 40 hours per week
  • £100,000 per annum
  • Location - Swansea, UK

Calon Cardio-Technology Ltd
Calon is a Swansea based company developing a heart pump to be directly implanted into a failing heart.

Job Description:

  • To lead the company’s technological development, specifically in the field of Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) systems.
  • Responsibility for all product research, development, and design engineering functions, along with the associated technical resources of Calon, to create technology value.
  • Assure that the technology and product development objectives of Calon are clearly documented, including timelines, and accurately communicated to the company’s CEO and Board of Directors.


  • Mechanical Engineering (Bioengineering) Degree from a recognized University, EU or US.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ direct experience of permanent Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) manufacturing processes with emphasis on new product development.
  • Minimum 5 years’ direct experience of permanent VAD product development, and design controls, as required for European and US regulatory approval.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ direct experience of product manufacturing and product development under a Quality Management System as required for a Class 3 Medical Device.
  • Have prepared, and submitted, at least one US FDA Investigational Device application.

Skills -
The CTO will have excellent skills in the following areas:

Critical Thinking, Data and Technological Analysis, Interpersonal and Motivational, Team Building, Research (as it pertains to medical devices), Digital Electronics, Computational, Written and Oral Communication Skills, Public Speaking and Presentation.

  • CAD and FEA (SolidWorks)
  • ISO 13485, ISO 14971, ISO 14644, IEC 60601, FDA 21CFR, AIMDD
  • SQL
  • MS Office including MS Project
  • Technical writing
  • LabVIEW
  • Photoshop

How to apply:
Please e-mail detailed CV to Sue Bithell by following the instructions at the bottom of this page

Closing date will be 8th December 2016