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Head of Research & Development

Posted 16 April by Syntech Recruitment Ltd
Salary icon £90,000 per annum
Location icon Woking , Surrey

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Head of Research & Development (Optoelectronics)

Starting Salary: £90,000 per annum, with a potential rise within 3 years to Director level
Location: Woking, Surrey (with occasional international travel and remote working)
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week - Monday to Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (with flexibility around company core hours)

  • Additional production bonus (variable but approx. 4% of basic salary payable)
  • Aviva private pension scheme
  • BUPA private medical insurance
  • Life insurance (Death in Service scheme)
  • 24 days holiday per annum (plus additional Bank Holidays)
  • Sickness absence pay
  • Excellent staff facilities including free on-site parking, transport to and from the local station, free gym membership, and weekly yoga and boxercise sessions
  • Relocation package available for the successful candidate

About the Role: Are you a highly innovative individual with a passion for driving technological advancements? We are seeking a Head of Research & Development to join a tight, dynamic team. Based at our clients manufacturing base near Woking, this role involves leading research initiatives, exploring new technologies, and collaborating with external research organizations and academics.


  • Leading the Concept Development Team to drive research programs and generate innovative new technologies, especially around Optoelectronics
  • Collaborating with external research organizations and academics
  • Overseeing the development of proof of concept models
  • Providing technical support to manufacturing


  • BSc or BEng in a Physical Science, Engineering, Optoelectronics, Photonics, Electronic Engineering, or Mechatronics
  • Experience of Optoelectronics within a R&D Environment
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in relevant R&D environments
  • Strong technical creativity and hands-on problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and team collaboration skills

How to Apply: If you're ready to take on this exciting opportunity and contribute to the future of technological innovation, please submit your application through our website or via email

Application Process: We aim to respond to all applicants within 5 working days. If you don't receive a response within this period, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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Syntech Recruitment Limited: We act as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers.

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