Ayesha

Research and Development Engineer

Location: Ashford, UK

Years of Service: Joined Smiths Medical in 2019

Can you share more about your career path at Smiths Medical?

I started as an R&D Intern in 2019, while writing my PhD Thesis. During my internship I worked on both NPI (product development) and Sustaining projects. I attained a deeper understanding of our portfolio of products, our systems and the critical role of R&D on both existing and new products. I received the opportunity to interact and work in collaboration cross functionally which helped enhance my communication and multi-disciplinary teamwork skills. After completing my doctorate, I was offered an Engineer II position on the NPI Functional Engineering team and I have been in the role for just over six months now.

How has your department evolved since your first joined Smiths Medical?

When I first joined Smiths Medical, the Functional Engineering department was assigned NPI and Sustaining projects. Within the last few months, the team has been transformed to ensure we are streamlining resources and maximizing efficiency.

What is your favorite thing about working at Smiths Medical?

I have a passion for medical devices and have always wanted a career that contributes to helping improve patient’s quality of life. My current role allows me to use my problem-solving skills to support initiatives that provide innovative solutions to impact the lives of patients through high-quality medical devices and services.