Senior Electronics Engineer.
About the job
A Senior Electronics Engineer is required to develop the electronic engineering solutions for research and commercial development of a portable molecular diagnostic platform, through the creation and management of electronic system architectures, overseeing and approval of PCB design, and control of embedded firmware development.
Key Roles & Responsibilities
·To work within a team of scientists and engineers developing portable molecular diagnostic device and molecular diagnostics assays for a range of diseases.
·To interact with, and ensure excellent communication within R&D groups and external engineering partners.
·Creation and management of electronic system architectures, overseeing and approval of PCB design, and control of embedded firmware development
·To assist the Engineering Team Lead in mentoring and guiding the intermediate and Junior Electronic Engineers
·This role will also be required to not only work within the development team based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, but also work as part of a wider research group; with other laboratories and partners globally.
·Adhere to all of Quality Assurance (QA) Systems.Experience, Knowledge and Requirements
The successful candidate will be an extraordinary individual who has strong technical understanding and experience in engineering design for life science instrumentation and a proven ability to work within a team of scientists and engineers to accomplish product development goals.
·Be eligible to work full time in the UK without restriction.
·Experience with Altium PCB CAD layout system.
·Experience with designing and building drivers for precision motor control and valve control
·Experience with designing and building drivers for precision temperature control
·Experience with high resolution, very low current analogue to digital converters
·Experience with analogue connectors suitable for connecting instruments to single use disposables
·Understanding of silicon device manufacturing
·Ability to source components, PCBs and bespoke silicon devices
·Knowledge of techniques for design for manufacture, assembly, test and maintenance
·Ability to source suitable components and manufacturers and manage those outsourcing projects
·Understanding of appropriate manufacturing processes
·Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a changing environment on complex projects
·Outstanding teamwork and an ability to interact with external and internal partners on fast-paced projects
·Minimum 5 years of experience working in product engineering, preferably with experience of life science instrumentation
·MSc or equivalent in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or similar
·Good sense of humour, team player and an ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment as the company matures and moves from the R&D stage into commercialisation.
·Experience with embedded software and I/O
·Experience of interfacing to embedded controllers
·Experience of working with Linux or Android based platforms
·Understanding of electronic biosensors
·Design of instruments and consumables for the Life Sciences
·Experience in developing design history files to ISO standards including ISO9001 and IS013485 for CEIVD and FDA requirements
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