The world wants everything quicker and better than they had it before and that includes their Healthcare provision making the Research & Development division one of the most exciting to work for.

From long term drug development, to implementing the newest A.I. tech into exciting products we have the R&D contacts to ensure your skillset is put to the test.

Scientific Roles

  • The R&D departments within our clients attracts scientists from most disciplines including chemists, biologists, pharmacologists and microbiologists.
  • You could work in the lab acrossa number of projects, or apply your scientific training to clinical trials, regulatory work, studies of health economics or even statistics.
  • Our client base across our Pharma and Biotech clients will cover your needs and present you with a number of options to enter the private sector.

Public Sector Work

  • Not all R&D takes place within the private sector, in most countries including where you will find an Adaptive office (UK, Germany, USA, Singapore) you will find a large number of public bodies carrying out the latest R&D across not just Pharmaceutical products but also within Robotics, A.I., Imaging techniques etc.
  • These leading Universities and Public Bodies won't necessarily have the deadlines a Private Sector business will have with their shareholders and profit warnings....meaning R&D in the Public Sector setting can often be a more rewarding long term answer to your desire to make a difference.

Product Development

  • Our dedicated consultants within our Product space spend their time networking with Product Owners, Manager, Leader, to make sure our clients in the Medical Device and Digital Health areas have not just the best innovators working for them but innovators who understand the route to market.
  • Our clients need Product talent that can see the potential pitfalls with the regulations and how to progress through them, they instinctively know what markets will respond best to which products and importantly what is coming next from their competitors.
  • If this sounds like you then reach out to our team - our clients are always interested in speaking with strong Product talent.


  • Our innovative clients are built on strong R&D Engineering functions.
  • Their ability to always take their existing product and improve it, adapt it, revolutionise it, digitalize it, shrink it!!
  • Always thinking, always developing ideas - is there a more exciting place to work in Healthcare than in the R&D Engineering department?
  • From Mechanical to Electrical to Software all engineers can find a home within R&D and our relationships with our clients allows us to introduce you to cutting edge technology that won't fly a plane, dig a quicker tunnel of float a cruise liner...this technology will save lives so reach out to us here at Adaptive today.


Active jobs

Risk Manager

65,000EUR - 75,000EUR
Are you interested in joining a dynamic company who are innovating in the cardiovascular field? Would you like to have a major impact on the successful market delivery of medical devices and transform treatment options for patients? We're currently supporting a client in the medical device industry who are headquartered in Munich and are looking to strengthen their team. Responsibilities: Initiate, maintain, and update the risk management process in compliance with ISO 14971, 21 CFR820, and other relevant standards. Develop, maintain, and update all documents within the risk management file, including risk management plans, FMEAs, annual reports, and more. Coordinate and oversee all risk management activities with cross-functional teams.. Contribute to the assessment of customer feedback and risk evaluation, analysing quality issues, complaints, incidents, and proposed changes related to known and potential new risks. Prepare all risk-related documents for the technical file, such as risk-benefit analyses. Support and plan product Design Verification and Validation activities. Requirements and Skills: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field. 3+ years of experience in risk management of medical devices in accordance with ISO 14971, ideally for class II or III devices. Proficiency in technical, regulatory, and medical writing, with experience in drafting technical reports.  Fluency in English, German is a bonus. Experience working with regulatory bodies and competent authorities. Basic understanding of regulatory requirements for medical devices, particularly MDR and 21 CFR820. If you're interested in this position, please apply here and/or contact Hollie Dear at Adaptive Life Science for more information. #LI-HB1  #LI-Hybrid  

Account Manager North Germany

United States
open to discuss
Our client is a global respiratory diagnostics leader and is currently looking for an  Account Manager RDx Germany in Berlin.  Experience: Technical and / or commercial  sales Experience in complex structures within the hospital environment Safe dealings with customers Ability to move customers to action Strong sales performance Strong sales  mindset Willingness to travel incl. overnight stays Knowledge:        Sales negotiations and deals with buyers in a hospital, doctors, as well as other decision-makers. Knowledge of Medical Devices Low Germany Safe handling of MS Office applications Word,Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Knowledge of spoken and written English. Goals of the job: Achievement of the specified sales targets in the assigned sales area. Strong focus on numbers an goals Team player in a Vyaire structure Improve patient outcomes and provide greater value for our customers Maintaining and expanding Vyaire's market position. Take care of existing customers Acquisition of new customers Work to be carried out (main tasks): Consulting and sale of Vyaire lung function (PFT) and ergospirometry (CPET) products. Sales negotiations and deals with purchasers, general practitioners and other decision-makers. Planning and execution of trial orders Participation in trade fairs Independent planning of trips, if necessary also with overnight stays Reporting of business-relevant numbers - regular forecast – Maintaining “Salesforce” Maintaining and Evaluating a Project List Market and competition monitoring Please apply with your CV or contact Sanela Hasanovic for further details on this opportunity: Sanela Hasanovic sanela@adaptivelifescience.com +4915123483158  Mobile #LI-SH2 #LI-Hybrid

Project Manager for Medical Device Development

65,000EUR - 75,000EUR
Project Manager for Medical Device Development Are you an engineering professional with project management expertise and a desire to innovate in a dynamic work environment? Our client located in northern part of Germany is currently seeking a Project Manager to lead the development of respiratory devices, ensuring structured processes, collaboration, and adherence to international standards. Tasks: Leadership in project management for medical device development Execution of all phases in a defined and structured development process Active participation in risk management following ISO 14971 Collaboration with external development partners and customers Co-responsibility for product design, comprehensive testing, validation, and compliance with CE regulations and harmonized standards Preparation of technical documentation for international approvals What is required: Degree in engineering or equivalent In-depth technical understanding Previous experience working within Project Management in MedTech.  Proficiency in both written and spoken German and English What is offered: Flexible working hours and potential for remote work Engaging tasks in growing company and development opportunities Dynamic work environment with creative freedom Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days Attractive social benefits If this sounds like you, please do not hesitate and send the application. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact:  Dominika Wyrwinska at dominika.wyrwinska@adaptivelifescience.com #LI-DW1 #LI-Hybrid  

Risk Manager

60,000EUR - 80,000EUR
Risk Manager Location: Frankfurt area (high degree of remote flexibility) Would you like to work for a global leader in the treatment of renal disease and support the safety of the product through a risk management process? We are currently supporting our client who is looking for a Risk Manager to join their Product Development Team. Your tasks: Plan and execute the risk management process. Create risk assessments for complaints and support the preparation of FMEAs. Support the audit of design & development and risk management sessions. Create and monitor the design control metrics in development, post-market activities, and change management. Monitor the state of the art to continuously improve product safety. Responsible for pre-production defect management (Anomaly Reports), risk analysis, and specification of countermeasures. Your profile: A degree in engineering, biology, medical technology, or equivalent. Minimum of 3 years of experience in Regulatory Affairs, Research and Development, or Risk Management. Experienced in medical device regulations (EU MDR, MDSAP, MDD 93/42/EEC, etc.) High degree of knowledge in FMEA method, and quality management and risk management standards (ISO 13485 and ISO 14971). Fluent in written and spoken English and advantage of German skills. Benefits: Very international environment. High home office flexibility and flexible working hours. Continuous support in the development. Pension scheme. Please apply with your CV or contact Dominika Wyrwinska for further details on this opportunity and additional vacancies in Medical Technology. Dominika.Wyrwinska@adaptivelifescience.com #LI-DW1 #LI-Remote

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