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Polytec Personnel Ltd was established in 1984 and are a specialist engineering & scientific agency handling both permanent & temporary vacancies in the Cambs/Herts area. Please log onto our website which gets updated hourly for all the roles we currently have available.

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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Cambridgeshire 
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A new opportunity has arisen for a Principal Engineer to ensure that standard and novel substrates are available to display lighting and plastic electronics projects, supporting and enhancing the project objectives. Our Client is based in north Cambridgeshire and requires an individual who will provide technical leadership as well as line management to the team and ensure that resources skill set, equipment, processes and team objectives are aligned with business needs. The successful candidate will have a higher degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or a related discipline and comprehensive experience in Lithographic and Etch process engineering. In depth working knowledge of I-line lithographic process techniques - familiarity with high resolution patterning is essential and you will have solid experience working in display process development, or semiconductor fabrication techniques. You should also have experience of Reactive Ion Etching (RIE) plasma etching. You will have strong line management experience and an extensive track record in technical leadership and have a working knowledge of problem solving, process control and variation reduction techniques i.e. six sigma desirable. In addition to being a specialist in substrate patterning technologies, it is essential to be able to contribute to solving technical problems outside the area of expertise. Good working knowledge of Microsoft software is essential, with experience of MS PowerPoint and Excel and knowledge of statistical software packages. Main Responsibilities * Ensure projects are delivered standard substrates in a timely fashion at the required standard whilst maintaining a drive to increase productivity in this area * Development of novel substrate patterning and design of novel substrates to support progress of key projects * Generate Intellectual Property * Demonstrate feasibility of novel substrate ideas and concepts through skilled experimental work * Maintain the resources (skills and equipment) and objectives within the Substrates team * Development and integration of new photolithography and etching processes, equipment and materials to achieve the target substrates for customers * Establish process baseline for Ink Jet substrates (and others as they become more relevant) and a methodology for measuring Front End of Line performance and output quality * Demonstrate a contribution to the Health and Safety Policy and Practice * Continuous process improvement in relation to quality, cost and cycle time * Assessment of materials for suitability in the substrate patterning line * Drive equipment improvement projects/tasks related to defectivity, yield and cost * Ensure appropriate process control to ensure stability in throughput and quality - Lead troubleshooting and corrective actions when a drift in performances is identified * Provide technical, "hands-on" leadership and guidance to photolithography team members and direct reports within Substrate Patterning * Involvement in drawing up standard operating procedures, risk and COSHH assessments, plus technical reports * Line Management of the substrate team this involves setting objectives, monitoring performances, following up and performing appraisals * Establish a common substrate platform for the Technology Development Centre and Ehime Device Development Centre which results in optimal device performance * Participate to solving technical problems in key technical projects * Reduce breakdown risks in equipment that support substrate fabrication and characterisation * Define and introduce new photo masks when required. * Responsible for maintaining TDC Risk assessment and SOP database, regularly reviewing and reporting on compliance * Work closely with production Technical Assistants and other area Engineers to achieve platform group deadlines and objectives * Work closely with other Group Leaders and Project Managers to ensure process developments are aligned with strategic and project goals * Work closely with internal and external photolith material and substrate suppliers to ensure that any processes developed can be brought in-house * Interact with all internal projects to fully understand their substrate requirements and to reach a common view of the planned work to support their needs and priorities - Where technical roadblocks exist, work together to provide longer terms solutions * Negotiate substrate priorities between projects, where necessary, to achieve goals * When necessary raise conflicts in priorities and resources and work with line manager to achieve a resolution * Work with Equipment Engineering to maintain optimum performance of FEOL tools in a safe and controlled manner Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Higher degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or a related discipline * Comprehensive experience in Lithographic and Etch process engineering * In depth working knowledge of I-line lithographic process techniques - familiarity with high resolution patterning * Solid experience working in display process development, or semiconductor fabrication techniques * Experience of Reactive Ion Etching (RIE) plasma etching * Strong line management experience and an extensive track record in technical leadership * Demonstrate a successful track record in problem solving and process improvement * Track record of IP generation is essential to demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving * In addition to being a specialist in substrate patterning technologies, it is essential to be able to contribute to solving technical problems outside the area of expertise * Resilient and determined to follow the solution of complex and difficult problem through to completion * Ability to initiate, plan and run engineering projects to reach accurate conclusions in a timely manner. * Working knowledge of problem solving, process control and variation reduction techniques i.e. six sigma desirable * Good working knowledge of Microsoft software with experience of MS PowerPoint and Excel * Knowledge of statistical software packages Advantageous: * Successful track record of improvement of HandS provisions

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26585 
Job ID
200543435 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Cambridge 
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We are recruiting for an Assistant Technical Author to provide support to our client's Technical Publications Team by researching, preparing and creating technical documentation, to quality standards and to customer satisfaction. Furthermore, you will offer general administrative support to the department. The position is based in Cambridge and the ideal candidate will have a fundamental understanding of electrical and electromechanical principles, possess a higher education qualification in an engineering or scientific discipline, be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of English and grammar, and have some experience of producing detailed technical documentation, either within a commercial enterprise or within an academic or research environment. Working closely with colleagues across departments including Customer Training, Customer Support and Research and Development, the position will suit a self-starter with the ability to multi-task and an eye for detail. Experience in the use of Mapcap Flare, Adobe Framemaker, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat is advantageous, plus a prolific knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential. Main Responsibilities: * Research, collate and decipher information, create and prepare customer-based documentation * Provide administrative support including document archiving and updating of records * Ensure documentation is made available and releases communicated to readership/s * Supply documentation to support product dispatch and Customer Training department requirements * Ensure documentation produced is generated to current good practice and to Inca standards Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * An understanding of fundamental, electrical and electromechanical principles * Higher education in an engineering or scientific discipline qualification and knowledge of English language and grammar * Previous experience of generating detailed, high quality technical documentation or manuals within a commercial, academic or research environment * Previous experience in the use of Mapcap Flare, Adobe Framemaker, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat is advantageous plus a prolific knowledge of Microsoft Office * Working with People * Able to deliver results and meet customer expectations * Writing and Reporting * Analysing skills * Adapting and Responding to Change * Learning and Researching * Coping with Pressures and Setbacks

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26872 
Job ID
200846389 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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£50000 - £55000/annum 
Location
Cambridgeshire 
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We have a new vacancy for a Business and Innovation Development Manager. The vacancy is in Cambridgeshire and the purpose of the role is to utilise business trends and market research skills and knowledge to identify new technologies, applications and product areas that fit within the company's strategic business aspirations and capabilities. You will also generate new ideas for technologies and applications and utilise commercial experience to support RandD activities and the development of early phase RandD proposals. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of making sound business and market-led recommendations in a high-tech innovative RandD environment is essential and you will have a PhD in the physical or biochemical sciences or equivalent industrial research experience in the physical or biochemical high-tech sector. Main Responsibilities: * Identify and evaluate new technology ideas and opportunities according to the company criteria * Carry out supporting market studies for new technologies, application and product ideas * Provide market and competitor intelligence in a broad range of sectors * Clearly assess how the Intellectual Property landscape influences the market * Conduct simple cost-benefit analysis of new ideas and technologies and, in combination with value chain analysis, recommend target position in the value chain * Develop exploitation scenarios and assess target cost points for materials and/or technologies * Assist in the preparation of early phase research documentation to ensure timely and valid decisions regarding new technologies can be effectively made * Develop and maintain contact strategy to establish new leads and relationships with enterprises which have complementary technologies to the client * Respond to incoming requests for information in a professional and creative manner * Represent the company at industry events, conferences and new business events and organise participation at agreed trade shows and events * Edit company literature, product and technology profiles and continually maintain and develop the company website Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * PhD in the physical or biochemical sciences or equivalent industrial research experience in the physical or biochemical high-tech sector * MBA from a recognised business school with experience in a commercial, customer facing role within the high-tech sector is an advantage * Experience of value-chain analysis within the high technology (high-tech) industry and experience of identifying optimal position within the value chain for new products and technologies * Market assessment experience in identifying market drivers and combining commercial intelligence with identified customer needs to propose new high value-added products and technologies * Proven track record of making sound business and market-led recommendations in a high-tech innovative RandD environment * Experience in the preparation of business cases for investment utilising technical and commercially based recommendations within an RandD environment * Excellent internal and external networking skills and track record of utilising networks to benefit the organisation * Demonstrable record of initiating, developing and maintaining relationships with 3rd party enterprises within the RandD field * Ability to identify gaps in the company's network with external academic and commercial enterprises and to creatively identify partners to close such gaps * Excellent report writing, preparation and presentation skills * Enthusiastic with drive to understand commercial and technical aspects of new technologies and opportunities * Ability to think, plan and execute strategically while maintaining focus to deliver results in a dynamic environment * Excellent ability to communicate commercial and market concepts and exploitation strategies clearly and synergistically with technological strategies * Ability to communicate complex business cases and technologies to a range of senior management and technically focused peers

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26868 
Job ID
200841911 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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We are recruiting for a Technical Services Engineer to provide technical and administrative support to the department and to internal and external customers. This position is based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border and will also include assisting in the organisation of work and team with the service area and participating in new product support. There will also be some visits to customers involved. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to interact with customers in a calm and professional manner. An all-round good technical/engineering understanding is essential - training on specific products will be provided. You must have strong PLC skills with a sound coding and software understanding. Excellent IT skills are essential, along with good admin skills. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Experience working in a technical support role * Good technical/engineering understanding - training on specific products will be provided * Strong PLC skills with coding and software understanding * Good Administrative skills * Previous experience of working with a service or support business * IT literate with experience of standard MS Office tools, including Excel proficiency * Demonstrates a high standard of professional and organisational competences * Strong communication and influencing skills and ability to interact with customers * Problem solving abilities * Demonstrate a high degree of integrity and commitment. * Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26843 
Job ID
200836799 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Cambridge, 
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A new position has become available for a Quality Manager to join a team based in Cambridge. The post holder will maintain the company's Quality Management System (QMS) to comply with Medical Device standards and regulations as required by the organisation. You will also work with product development teams within the company to ensure appropriate Quality Management is implemented within development projects. The successful candidate will be minimum degree qualified in Engineering, Biology, Physical Sciences, Mathematics or other relevant subject and have at least 5 years' experience of quality management within a medical device development context involving hardware, software and biological systems. You will also have a thorough working knowledge of ISO 13485, ISO 14971, FDA 21 CFR Part 820 and the In Vitro Diagnostics Directive (IVDD) as well as knowledge of standards IEC 62304, IEC 62366 and IEC 61010-1 and IEC 61010-2-101. Knowledge and experience of process excellence activities such as LEAN 6 Sigma is essential. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and good leadership skills are required, along with strong problem solving ability and root cause analysis skills and excellent attention to detail. International travel and work outside normal business hours may be required. Main Responsibilities: * Implement and maintaining the company’s Quality Management System * Managing and implementation of quality metrics * Ensuring compliance with national and international standards and legislation * Managing and maintaining controls and documentation relating to QMS * Maintaining and organizing the company’s internal quality audit program and managing corrective and preventive action plans * Managing of company purchasing controls and organizing and conducting supplier audit program * Participation in risk management activities and ensuring conformity of the risk management process. * Participating in audits by internal customers and third parties certification and regulatory bodies * Managing of project records into Design History Files and Technical Construction Files etc. * Manage equipment calibration and preventive maintenance program. Qualifications, Experience & Skills: * At least 5 years' experience of quality management within a medical device development context involving hardware, software and biological systems * Minimum degree qualified in Engineering, Biology, Physical Sciences, Mathematics or other relevant subject * Thorough working knowledge of ISO 13485, ISO 14971, FDA 21 CFR Part 820 and the In Vitro Diagnostics Directive (IVDD) * Knowledge of standards IEC 62304, IEC 62366 and IEC 61010-1 and IEC 61010-2-101 * Thorough working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice and ISO 17025 * Knowledge and experience of process excellence activities such as LEAN 6 Sigma * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and good leadership skills * Proven strong problem solving ability and root cause analysis skills * Meticulous approach with close attention to detail

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26856 
Job ID
200831460 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridge, 
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Our Cambridge based client is seeking a Project Manager to provide leadership to complete the feasibility, design and verification testing of a desktop medical diagnostic instrument that accepts a disposable consumable. The instrument is part of a product system being developed by our client. The successful candidate will have at least 10 years' experience of managing projects within a medical or in-vitro diagnostic instrument development context and be degree qualified in engineering, physics, mathematics or a similar discipline as a minimum. Good working knowledge of the requirements pertaining to ISO 13485, ISO 14971, FDA 21 CFR Part 820 and the In Vitro Diagnostics Directive (IVDD) is essential and you will have experience in different project management methodologies, such as Waterfall and Agile. Experience in instrument systems design, chassis and case tooling, and automated assembly processes would be considered advantageous. With excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills within a cross-functional team context, you will have proven strong problem solving ability and have a meticulous approach with close attention to detail. Occasional travel and work outside normal business hours may be required. Main Responsibilities: * Develop and take ownership of the project plan (tasks, timeline, resources), update, manage and deliver the project to plan and budget * Establish and maintain the Project Manager position as primary communication channel with the customer * Facilitate discussion and develop the requirement specifications for the project * Facilitate discussion, agreement, prioritization and recording of planned activities within the team through regular informal discussion and progress update meetings * Develop and maintain the detailed action register for the project * Plan and carry out specific requirements of the development process such as design reviews, stage-gate reviews * Provide day-to-day support and guidance to the team on priorities and plans * Support and oversee the team in maintaining existing risk management, change control and documentation processes * Resource and manage third party sub-contractors against tasks and budget * Understand the underlying technical principles of the instrument sub-systems in order to make well-founded judgments on task scope and prioritisation * Follow existing processes and procedures for product development * Produce appropriate documentation to comply with ISO13485 and ISO14971 requirements Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * At least 10 years' experience of managing projects within a medical or in-vitro diagnostic instrument development context * Minimum degree qualified in engineering, physics, mathematics or a similar discipline * Good working knowledge of the requirements pertaining to ISO 13485, ISO 14971, FDA 21 CFR Part 820 and the In Vitro Diagnostics Directive (IVDD) * Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills within a cross-functional team context * Proven strong problem solving ability * Meticulous approach with close attention to detail * Experience in different project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile * Experience in instrument systems design, chassis and case tooling, and automated assembly processes is an advantage

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26855 
Job ID
200831459 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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£27000 - £33000/annum 
Location
Cambridgeshire 
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We are recruiting for an Engineering Team Leader. The Client is based in Cambridgeshire and the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the production process is effective. We are seeking a candidate with a solid understanding of electrical and electronic principles, SMT packages and devices. You will also have a detailed knowledge of new product introduction, be able to identify and deal with test issues and have a proven record in manufacturing. You must be computer literate in all the basic packages with good communication skills as you will be required to interact with our customers. You must be able to work independently and as part of a small team and have the potential to expand your role in the future to lead a small team of engineers. Management experience would be considered advantageous. Main Responsibilities: * Support the quotations procedure, providing engineering input, e.g. component/ time identification and selection, PCB design quality, assembly process considerations and NRE estimates * Prepare the time estimates required for quotations, and if successful production timing * Assist in the proposals highlighting risks and best methods of manufacture * Lead activities introducing new products into the wider manufacturing arena * Liaise with customers as required * Prepare Build Folders for New Products in paperless format * To ensure that new products are engineered for the best method of manufacture and test * Support the logistics department with the best data required for the new products * Initiate, lead and project manage activities to improve the flow of processes and operations within the production environment to achieve improvements in time reduction, repeatability and quality of products * Ensure assembly and inspection is able to be carried out using the correct tools and current build documentation * Recommend to the Head of Operations any improvements required to achieve waste reductions in time, repeatability and quality of products * To ensure that new products are improved through analysis * Support the assembly teams with the production of products, seeking and utilizing feedback from their experiences * Provide technical support to logistics team for component selection and sourcing, obtaining customer approvals as required * Regularly review and co-ordinate with Head of Operations, Production Manager and other Team Leaders the resources (equipment availability, operator skill levels) required to meet the production plan - Any shortfall in resource or problems with priorities to be referred to the Head of Operations * Initiate, lead, train and project manage training activities to maintain and improve the skill levels of operators within the production environment to achieve improvements in time reduction, repeatability and quality of products * Ensure operator training and production equipment is appropriate to build assemblies to IPC-A-610 standards, or as specifically instructed in the build documentation

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26771 
Job ID
200734463 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridgeshire 
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We are recruiting for a Surface Mount Operator. The Cambridgeshire based client is seeking somebody to be responsible for the manufacture and supply of high quality defect free surface mount assemblies. Providing assistance to the Surface Mount Team Leader, you will be responsible for the manufacture of surface mount PC's in the time allocated and to the required quality standards. The successful candidate will be IPC trained with excellent PC skills. Experience working with ASM/Siemens equipment will be a significant advantage. Main Responsibilities: * Loading, checking and programming feeders * Setting up, running and using all related machinery and equipment * Maintaining all associated equipment in accordance with the documented maintenance plan * Adhering strictly to the specified workmanship standards and agreed processes, reporting any potential non-conformances * Achieving and improving specified times * Identifying any areas of cost reduction/process improvement * Completing all related paperwork and maintaining a high level of accurate documentation * Liaise with associated departments * Raise internal concessions, permits, and external observation reports * Component/s recognition - Ensuring that component mounting conforms to the specified customer requirements Skills: * IPC 620 * IPC 7711/7721 * Excellent computer skills * Experience working with ASM/Siemens equipment will be a significant advantage

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26765 
Job ID
200732591 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridge, 
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A new opportunity has arisen for a Principal Engineer - Instrumentation Technology with experience leading design teams and defining technical solutions for complex problems to join a team based in Cambridge. You will provide a significant contribution to major fast track medical technology development projects. The position will require you to apply your mechanical engineering abilities to the development of world-leading medical products for our clients around the globe. You will both lead and work within multi-disciplinary teams of highly talented people to develop novel solutions to complex technical problems. To meet the demanding requirements of this role you will be a talented, creative engineer, with the ability to solve complex electro-mechanical system problems and design ingenious solutions. You will have a high level of practical experience with proven technical skills and will have significant relevant experience in an engineering design environment preferably applying a systems engineering approach to development. We are interested to hear how your skills and experience can help resolve the challenges faced during the development of complex instruments and electro-mechanical medical products. However, specific medical device industry experience is not a requirement. You will be a bright, enthusiastic team player. Good communication skills are essential as a major part of your role will be interacting with clients and multi-disciplinary project teams made up of scientists, engineers and designers. Main Responsibilities: * Contribute to multi-disciplinary projects in teams of engineers, consultants and designers * On projects you will take on either the technical leadership of the mechanical design effort to meet the requirements (as well as providing creative solutions to problems) or you will take a project management role leading the team to deliver the whole programme * Collaborate with both customers and other engineers on projects * Liaise with customers to understand their technical needs and prepare proposals which capture these requirements * Leading design engineers to realise your technical solutions * Generation of concepts and layouts of systems in CAD * Tolerance analysis of system designs * Production of detailed drawings and manufacturing specifications * Transfer of designs to manufacture through liaison with external suppliers * Writing technical reports and producing high quality design documentation * Project Management - initially of smaller projects but with ambition to develop this skill to include larger programmes Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * An excellent first degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline * Significant experience in the design of electro-mechanical systems including several of the following: * Drive systems * Bulk fluids handling * Motors and Gearing * Power * Measurement *Control Systems * Excellent understanding of manufacturing techniques and assembly processes * Hands-on experience of 3D CAD (ProEngineer or Solidworks preferred) * A passion for engineering * Team leadership or project management experience * In addition one or more of the following would be beneficial: * Experience with robotics or automation * Excellent understanding of materials selection * Experience of designing for the Medical Industry * Postgraduate study in a relevant field * Practical Regulatory knowledge (QSR/ ISO13485)

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26836 
Job ID
200815946 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Essex 
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We are recruiting for a Radar System Design Authority. The position is based on the Cambridgeshire/Essex border and our client is seeking an individual who will support ongoing development of their range of industry-leading surveillance radars. The Radar System Design Authority will be a key member of the Surveillance Systems team, taking responsibility for the system design of the radar from antenna modelling through to waveform design and Digital Signal Processing (DSP). You will take ownership of the existing radar models and will develop and extend them to add new features and capabilities to the radar. Your tasks will also include radar trials analysis and preparation of antenna calibration data for the range of radars. Note that there is a substantial and experienced radar team who are responsible for most of the detailed implementation. You will have a good mathematics, engineering or physics degree combined with practical experience of radar system design. It is expected that you will use a variety of PC based software tools in the course of your work, including tools for mathematical analysis. Experience of FPGA coding and 'C' based software would be an advantage, Familiarity with VB6 will also be beneficial for maintenance of some of the radar test scripts. You will be self-motivated and organised with good time management skills, enabling you to work on your own. You will be able to efficiently communicate your ideas and designs to the implementation teams and sales and marketing staff Although most of your work will be office-based, there may be opportunities to travel to assist with technical presentations and radar site analysis/optimisation. You will be expected to provide technical support to external customers, so good spoken and written English skills are essential. You will have most of the following skills and abilities: * Mathematics, engineering or physics degree * Industry experience of radar system design * Understanding of the radar equation * Knowledge of real-world radar effects (e.g. multipath, weather, clutter) * Design of radar waveforms * Knowledge of radar signal processing techniques * Understanding of radar architectures * Use of Matlab, Mathcad or similar * Use of 'C' language * An enthusiasm for considering small but ultimately important details The following would also be an advantage: * VHDL coding for FPGAs * VB6 * Familiarity with microwave waveguide structures and electromagnetic (EM) simulation * Experience of patent preparation * Active involvement in the radar industry (seminars, generating papers etc) * Willingness and ability to travel overseas * Knowledge of electro-optic sensor design and performance analysis

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26764 
Job ID
200730201 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridge, 
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A new vacancy has become available for a Technical Author in Cambridge to work for a global leader in the design and manufacture of their product. Working in the Main Development centre you will have the opportunity to contribute to the delivery of new products and features and have the chance to work on products that truly make a difference to society. Main Responsibilities: * The creation, development and management of the customer facing technical documentation and publications * Contributing expertise in the creation of marketing, training and maintenance manuals and other documentation collateral Qualifications, Experience and Skills: * 5 years of experience as a Technical Author creating customer facing documentation, including User Guides, Quick Start Guides, Design Guides and Notes, Maintenance Manuals and Training Material within a company developing and supplying professional or consumer electronics products * Educated to Degree level in an engineering discipline * Thorough knowledge and experience in the use of professional technical authoring methodologies, tools and best practice * Thorough knowledge and use of the MS Office toolset * Good knowledge and experience of proof reading technical documents * Good knowledge and experience of a technology driven professional and/or consumer electronics product development environment * Basic knowledge of wireless communication systems and experience within the development of wireless terminals/infrastructure (ideally TETRA) * Experience in the improvement of technical authoring processes and tools * Experience in the use of 'MadCap Flare' * Commitment to quality * Customer and result oriented - responsive to customer requirements * Strong work ethic, able to operate autonomously and within a wider, cross-functional, team * Strong communication and presentation skills at all levels * Reliable, positive, motivated and disciplined; able to demonstrate personal ownership * Mature manner in dealing with internal and external customers at various levels * Keen to seek process change to realise maximum efficiency and effectiveness improvements Desirable: * Experience in a dynamic and challenging development environment * Experience working in a mid-sized and growing technology-based company

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26830 
Job ID
200812694 
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Location
Cambridge, 
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We have a new vacancy for a Product Definition Engineer in Cambridge to work for a global leader in the design and manufacture of their product. Working in the Main Development centre you will have the opportunity to define and specify new products and features and have the chance to work on products that truly make a difference to society. Main Responsibilities: * Requirements management and development * The production, review, issuing, maintenance and management of functional and interface specifications * Supporting technical and commercial staff within the company on matters pertaining to system and product level specifications * Periodic review and analysis of external standards and specifications Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * 10 years of experience in a development role within a dynamic, challenging and technically demanding development environment as part of a mid-sized and growing electronics or software technology based company, preferably in the field of handsets, systems and/or applications utilising layered wireless communications protocols (TETRA; GSM; P25; GPRS). At least five years of this time should have been in a requirements management and/or specifying role. * You should be educated to Degree level in an engineering discipline * Specific experience of: * Ground-up product development * Requirements engineering - capture, analysis, specification, validation and management * Structured development processes and application of good engineering practice, including Agile methodologies * The use of User Story and Use Case techniques for stating and elaboration of requirements * Working in a flexible project-based environment * Experience of software development, or at least one other engineering discipline * Customer and result oriented - responsive to customer requirements * Mature manner in dealing with internal and external customers at various levels * Strong work ethic, able to operate autonomously and within a wider, cross-functional, team * commitment to quality * Ability to assess the trade-offs between development cost and functional benefit * Excellent written and verbal communications skills * Strong interpersonal and presentation skills at all levels * Reliable, positive, motivated and disciplined; able to demonstrate personal ownership * Keen to seek process change to realise maximum efficiency and effectiveness improvements - be a champion for change Desirable experience: * Related products and technologies, such as wireless connectivity, USB, IP, UDP; security concepts and technologies, for example encryption, authentication and key management * The use of formal requirements management tools

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26829 
Job ID
200812190 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridge, 
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We are recruiting for a Product Test Engineering Manager. Joining a team based in Cambridge, you will be responsible for all test engineering topics within the Supply Chain Management. The key areas of responsibility will include development of test plan, test program and hardware on automatic test equipments of new products that are designed for cost, manufacturability and testability, ensuring successful time to market and sustainable volume production in the subcontractors. The Engineering Manager supports the operations for cost, delivery, quality and other management purposes by ensuring all assembly/test issues are resolved timely, leading continuous improvement efforts, and when needed, product transfer, qualification and ramp in preferred subcontractors. The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of working in the Semiconductor industry as a Senior Engineer or Engineering Manager, managing development and sustaining engineering of IC/Discrete products. The candidate will have extensive experience developing test engineering programs for analogue devices, and managing /interfacing with subcontractors in Asia. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide test expertise in qualifying and troubleshooting new product issues with knowledge of various Quality/FA tools, reliability tests, and wafer fab processes. As travel is an important part of the role, we would also expect the candidate to be able to travel on short notice within the Asian & Europe region. Main Responsibilities: * Manage and improve existing test capability, including hardware and software * Develop new test capability and long term test roadmap for the company's new products * Support new product qualification & troubleshooting of process issues * Provide infrastructure and knowledge transfer to enable sustaining engineering in Asia to manage day to day operations * Lead action plans to meet product test strategy * Establish KPI in measuring and driving continuous improvement * Support operations in meeting KPI requirements * Support RMA / 8D resolution * Setting engineering direction with subcontractors * Manage and lead a team of engineers Qualifications, Experience & Skills: * Demonstrable experience as an Engineering Manager in the Semiconductor industry * Hands on experience of test hardware/software development for IC/Discrete products, especially High power/High voltage analogue products * Programming skills on ASL1000 platform is highly desirable although not necessary * Practical knowledge of qualification requirements, reliability test, FA techniques and troubleshooting skills * Experience in industrialization of new production, preferably but not necessary transfer to offshore subcontractors * Proven coordination and negotiation skills in dealing with various levels including customers, engineers, designers, application engineers and subcontractors * Leadership quality with excellent interpersonal and communication skills * Ability to work on own initiative and strategic thinking * Strong will & committed driver * Flexible working approach

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26644 
Job ID
200634496 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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We are seeking to recruit an Electronics / Sensors Engineer. You will be joining a very successful team, based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border and you will use your electronic engineering skills to evaluate, design and build innovative solutions to complex, varied and cross disciplinary technical problems. This role offers scope to work across a range of industry sectors at all stages of the development process from initial concept to volume manufacture. Alongside delivering technical excellence, you will take a leading and customer facing role in projects, with opportunities to progress in the commercial side of the business. Operating across a wide range of customer facing projects, you will be a good communicator with a track record in working in teams of highly skilled engineers in a complex technical project-based environment. You will also have energy and enthusiasm to take on new challenges in a range of industry sectors, and adaptability and flexibility to learn new technologies rapidly. Your qualifications will include a degree relevant to electronic engineering. Higher degrees including PhDs are valued. You will have excellent core skills in analogue and digital electronic hardware design and a strong background in the physical sciences. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Degree relevant to electronic engineering - Higher degrees including PhDs are valued * Excellent core skills in analogue and digital electronic hardware design * Strong background in the physical sciences, and experience in applying this to at least some of the following: * Sensor technologies * Opto-electronics * Control systems * Wired and wireless communications * Power management and batteries * Design of electronics for manufacture, test, EMC and safety requirements * Embedded software * Development of electronic products from concept to volume manufacture. * Systems engineering * Life sciences * Good communicator * Track record in working in teams of highly skilled engineers in a complex technical project-based environment * Energy and enthusiasm to take on new challenges in a range of industry sectors * Adaptability and flexibility to learn new technologies rapidly

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26667 
Job ID
200632130 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Salary/Rate
£35000 - £45000/annum 
Location
St Neots, Cambridgeshire 
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We are recruiting for a Project Coordinator / Program Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody to join a growing team on the Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire border, assisting the Program Manager, working within established design processes. The ideal candidate will have suitable electronic or software design qualifications and/or experience. Leadership skills with the ability to motivate and the ability to negotiate are essential skills. You will also have excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills and be reliable and flexible, self-motivated and enjoy a challenge. Main Responsibilities: * Produce, publish, maintain and track project plans (Microsoft Project Work Breakdown and Gantts) across multiple hardware and software projects (typically 15 major and 15 minor) in two design locations * Maintain resource balance across projects and cross-functional disciplines (e.g. Engineering, Marcoms, User Documentation, Technical Support, New Product Introduction) and working with the broad spectrum of individuals and interests involved; negotiate and organise routes through the details of clashes and changing priorities within the projects and local disciplines * Produce, track and maintain product cost assessments, project risk assessments and early year build forecasts * Compile and present weekly progress reports and milestone assessments * Review and ensure accuracy, completeness, quality and consistency of project deliverables - product, internal documents, external documents, and promotion, certifications and manufacture information and tools * Contribute to the constant improvement or development of supportive processes, information mechanisms, tools, and resources for this business critical function * Ensure that ISO9001 procedures are adhered to at all times Qualifications, Skills and experience: * Suitable electronic or software design qualifications and/or experience * Excellent attention to detail with the ability to see the big picture and address detail * Excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills * Leadership skills with the ability to motivate * Ability to negotiate within this Project Coordinator role * Reliable and flexible, self-motivated and enjoy a challenge

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26827 
Job ID
200806755 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Salary/Rate
£30000 - £35000/annum 
Location
Cambridgeshire 
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Our client is seeking to recruit an Information Scientist and IP Support to provide an efficient and timely searching and information management function and specialised IP administrative support. The successful candidate will have a Degree in Chemistry or a related discipline and have previous relevant work experience as a Searcher gained either in-house, working for a consultancy or on a self employed basis, with a strong chemistry background. You must have knowledge and understanding of patents; preferably including an understanding of the concepts of novelty and inventive step / obviousness as applied by the European Patent Office and the US Patent and Trademark Office. Excellent PC skills, customer service skills and attention to detail is essential. Main Responsibilities: * Conduct patent and literature searches for all staff, including: * Novelty searches in support of IP Disclosures * Chemical structure or reaction searches * Process- or electronics-related searches * Monitor the legal status of third-party patents of interest to the company * Obtain papers and other documents from Infotrieve and other sources * Maintain journal subscriptions, liaising with key contacts to ensure that subscriptions continue to meet the needs of the project teams * Administer subscriptions and invoicing, e.g. STN, Infotrieve, PatBase, Open Text "Document Management System", Copyright Licensing Agency * Educate Scientists and Engineers so that they are able to perform effective searches using the search tools at their disposal * Support the IP Administrator by reviewing, classifying and filing in the Document Management System incoming correspondence from external attorney firms, patent offices and sources within the company * Identify key information from the incoming correspondence and update the patent docketing database appropriately so that due dates and activities can be responded to in a timely manner * Review Intellectual Property invoices from external attorney firms and patent offices for anomalies; ensure that such invoices, statements of account and details of unbilled work in progress are received according to company instructions; accurately code each invoice against the appropriate account and activity; pass all coded invoices, statements of account and details of unbilled work in progress through to Finance * Collate and circulate agendas and minutes as required, including the Technical IP meetings and Patent Review Committee meeting Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Degree in Chemistry or a related discipline * Previous relevant work experience as a Searcher gained either in-house, working for a consultancy or on a self employed basis, with a strong chemistry background * Knowledge and understanding of patents; preferably including an understanding of the concepts of novelty and inventive step / obviousness as applied by the European Patent Office and the US Patent and Trademark Office * Knowledge and experience of patent and literature searching; preferably including chemical structures and reactions * Use of online database SciFinder; preferably use of online database hosts STN International and PatBase * Membership of either the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) or the Association for Information Management (ASLIB) would be preferred * A good level of computer literacy, including knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook etc. * Self starter having the ability to proactively identify "customers'" needs and solutions * Good interpersonal skills for dealing with both internal and external contacts * Positive attitude and the ability to contribute within a team environment * Excellent time-management and organisational skills to enable prioritisation of workload and efficient and timely execution of activities * Meticulous attention to detail

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26826 
Job ID
200805670 
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Location
Cambridgeshire 
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A new position has arisen for a Senior Scientist - Biologicals. The post is based near Newmarket and you will be involved in the development, validation and application of bioanalytical methods. The majority of the methods developed are qualitative and quantitative analyses of drugs, biomarkers and clinical markers in biological fluids. This well-equipped laboratory provides an opportunity to work with a range of analytical instrumentation. It is registered as GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) and GCP (Good Clinical Practice) compliant. The successful candidate will be highly motivated with a proven track record of carrying out method development, validation and sample analysis in a GMP accredited analytical laboratory. You will have the ability to take the lead on Project scheduling, coordination, resource planning and reporting of data and be a good communicator with confidence and ability to talk directly to external customers. You will have previous Study Director and supervisory experience in a regulated environment. Suitable candidates are likely to have worked in the pharmaceutical industry with a degree or higher degree in a biological science. A diverse range of scientific techniques are used including: Bioassays eg cell-based assays and potency testing assays CMC and batch release in a GMP environment Enzyme immunoassay, Gyrolab, Mesoscale Discovery (MSD), Singulex Erenna, Radioimmunoassay and DELFIA Multiplexing technology including MSD and Luminex PK analysis of therapeutic biologics Immunogenicity testing of biologics Biomarker quantification Flow cytometry Characterisation and labelling of antibody reagents Mass spectrometry e.g. peptide mapping, protein ID and quantification Automation of assays and integration into LIMS Enzyme activity assays Main Responsibilities * Take the lead in method development, assay troubleshooting and sample analysis as well as providing technical advice to colleagues * Undertake project work within the biological teams to support Drug Development Services * Project work will initially focus on the implementation of GMP services within the Biologicals group Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Suitable candidates are likely to have worked in the pharmaceutical industry with a degree or higher degree in a biological science * Proven track record of carrying out method development, validation and sample analysis in a GMP accredited analytical laboratory * Ability to take the lead on Project scheduling, coordination, resource planning and reporting of data * Good communicator with confidence and ability to talk directly to external customers * Previous Study Director and supervisory experience in a regulated environment * Ability to take science based decisions without the need for referral * PC literate * Conscientious and meticulous in laboratory work * Good time management skills and ability to work to tight deadlines * Highly motivated * Willing to get involved with new ideas and initiatives

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26753 
Job ID
200716350 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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Location
Cambridge, 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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We have a new opportunity for a Software Engineer- Bluetooth Smart and Systems Design. Our Cambridge based client requires somebody to work on the next generation of consumer and medical devices using the latest in low power radios. You'll be a talented individual with a passion for creating ground breaking products and exploring new technologies. All the projects involve software development in C, typically combined with one or more other languages that may include Objective C, Java, Python or a domain specific language. The team tackles the entire development so as well as communications software you will be expected to get to grips with sensors, power management and user interface functionality. Given the small nature of the project teams and fast pace of work with a broad scope this role would ideally suit someone who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get to grips with new technology. The successful candidate will have a good degree in a relevant subject, such as electronic engineering, physics, maths or computer science with experience in embedded software in C and communications software. You will have a good understanding of both hardware and software and build systems and source control. Due to the nature of the work and role, there may be a small amount of travel involved from time to time. Main Responsibilities: * Design and write embedded software for complex electronics systems working alongside mathematicians, electronics engineers, mechanical engineers and industrial designers * Participate in meetings with customers from time to time * Responsibility for helping to bring wireless technologies to new markets * Design, development and test of whole software subsystems, sometimes on more than one project at once * The design of interfaces between your code and that of other software engineers on the team * Delivery of high-quality code, compliant with the customer's requirements * Defining regression tests to ensure that your software is robust and complies with the specification * Due to the nature of the work and role, there may be a small amount of travel involved Qualifications, Skills and Experience: Essential: * Good degree in a relevant subject, such as electronic engineering, physics, maths or computer science * Experience in embedded software in C * Experience in communications software * Understanding of both hardware and software * Understanding of build systems and source control Advantageous: * Understanding of wireless communications systems * Android or iOS programming * One or more scripting languages

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
26745 
Job ID
200711270 
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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We are seeking to recruit a Consultant Optical Physicist on behalf of our Client, based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border. This position offers the opportunity to create new areas of business and develop your individual ideas in an autonomous role, working on a wide variety of projects in different markets and applications. You will work in tight, multi-disciplinary project teams that achieve more, on shorter timelines, than much larger development organisations. This role will extend and develop your breadth of technical experience and commercial exposure. We are seeking a bright, highly motivated, creative physicist with a strong background in applied optics. The successful candidate will have both an aptitude and interest in commercial technology and product development, top-level academic credentials and demonstrated drive and commitment. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Exceptional physicist with a 1st or high 2.1 degree from a leading university * Industrial experience or a PhD would be an advantage * Aptitude to develop complex optical or optoelectronic technology in an industrial setting, delivering multidisciplinary projects against challenging timelines and product requirements * Good market awareness, with keen interest and capability in identifying new market opportunities for technology * Very good communication and team skills, including leading multi-disciplinary science and engineering teams * Strong working knowledge of imaging and geometric optics and with optical design software such as Zemax * You will thrive in a multi-disciplinary environment working alongside other highly motivated experts in different fields * This is a client facing role where you will discuss the technical aspects of projects you are managing directly with the client - utilising your strong communication skills and commercial awareness

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
25135 
Job ID
200710547 
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Location
Hertfordshire 
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Polytec Personnel Ltd
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A new opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Applied Physicist. Our Client, based on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border is focussed on the systems level application of optics, mechatronics, software and fluidics in lifescience, medical devices and other niche markets. This position will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to create new areas of business and develop your individual ideas in an autonomous role, working on a wide variety of projects in different markets and applications. You will work in tight, multi-disciplinary project teams that achieve more, on shorter timelines, than much larger development organisations. This role will extend and develop your breadth of technical experience and commercial exposure. We are seeking a technically excellent, creative, multidisciplinary physicist with a strong background in applied physics. The successful candidate will have both an aptitude and interest in commercial technology and product development, top-level academic credentials and demonstrated drive and commitment. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: * Physicist with a 1st or high 2.1 degree from a leading university * Industrial experience or a PhD would be an advantage * Aptitude to develop complex technology in an industrial setting, delivering multidisciplinary projects against challenging timelines and product requirements * Good market awareness, with keen interest and capability in identifying new market opportunities for technology * Very good communication and team skills, including leading multi-disciplinary science and engineering teams * You will thrive in a multi-disciplinary environment working alongside other highly motivated experts in different fields * This is a client facing role where you will discuss the technical aspects of projects you are managing directly with the client - utilising your strong communication skills and commercial awareness

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Job Type
Permanent 
Job Reference
25153 
Job ID
200710546 
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