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R & D Engineer

Andover, Hampshire
Remote Working
Remote Working
£35,000 to £45,000
Job Type
1 Sep 2022
Permanent, Full Time 37.5 hours per week £35,000 - £45,000 doe Location Walworth Industrial Estate, Andover Our client, based in Andover, develop illumination systems that enable research and provide technology to improve people s lives. We are working in partnership with them to appoint an R & D Engineer. The purpose of this role is to strengthen the R&D side of our client s business to help meet their short, and longer-term strategic goals. The role will suit someone with a Physics or Engineering background preferably with good academic qualifications at Master or PhD level. The role will involve assisting in the development of LED based illumination technologies to improve current and develop new products. The successful applicant will be given training on current technology and will then be expected to bring a theoretical understanding that can become the basis for testing new concepts for new products and enhancements. The successful candidate is expected to become a source of technical knowledge for the business and customers. The role will involve helping to develop partnerships with industry, OEMs and academia. Engaging with partnerships and new market opportunities on early stage conceptual design and testing to develop new technology prototypes. Although office based in Andover the role is expected to involve some travel to trade shows, conferences and customer visits where you will represent the business by being on our client s stands as well as giving presentations and talks on their technology and new products once a sufficient level of experience has been gained. Job Details As R & D Manager, you will contribute to company success by: Being a great problem solver within the core technology. Helping to improve current technical approaches in existing products. Being inventive enough to come up with concepts that can significantly improve current and future product performance. Contributing to new product and technology discussions with your unique viewpoint such that the company can collectively develop new ideas to overcome technical barriers. Having the capacity to understand complex trade-offs in design decisions. Being comfortable working with academic partners, OEMs and important customers and driving project outcomes to benefit the business. Being methodical in lab experiments and characterisation such that everyone can all be confident and plan next steps based on your results. Be able to quickly understand new technologies that can potentially be brought onboard Being capable of expressing yourself and work through dialogue, presentations and reports. Planning your work successfully such that agreed deadlines can be met. Desired Skills Have a good degree in Engineering or Physics preferably at Master or PhD level. Have a natural desire and drive to develop elegant technical solutions and products that solve problems for customers and improve people s lives. Have knowledge in optical design with Zemax or similar software or are keen to learn to use optical design software. Can manage multiple projects in parallel. Have a disciplined approach to your work and a focus on completing given tasks to strict deadlines. Are a team player and willing to support other elements of the wider business with your specialist position and background when needed. Enjoy presenting your work in reports and presentations. Are very comfortable working with academia, in partnerships that bring value to both parties. Are a risk taker, such that you are willing to make intelligent assumptions that can bring forward development time. Experience or knowledge in the field of optical design, especially regarding illumination, LEDs, fibre optics, microscopy, fluorescence microscopy and imaging techniques would be advantageous. This position is based at our client s headquarters in Andover. You should consider the role as office based but we comfortable with working from home when it suits the project. Staff are expected to be willing to travel as their role may require visits to customers and partners worldwide
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  • Job Reference: 701357269-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Active Staff
    Active Staff
  • Location: Andover, Hampshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent