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Applications Scientist (Photonics)

Job Outline

Based in Livingston, Scotland, we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Applications Scientist to join our Marketing Department at our Livingston base in the UK. The successful candidate will have a background in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or Physics and ideally a comprehensive knowledge of optical spectroscopy, in particular fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. This role is a marketing support role and is very much commercially focused.

Responsibilities will include measuring customer samples and preparing technical papers, data sheets and application notes as well as devising experimental laboratory work to produce technical documentation and preparing technical presentations on our instruments and applications.

In addition the role may involve giving presentations at user seminars, workshops and conferences throughout the world as well as attending relevant exhibitions and so the ability to present ideas and information accurately in a clear and concise manner is critical.

Required Skills

  • University degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics or relevant science subject, ideally a higher degree such as a MSc/PhD would be preferable. Candidates who do not have formal qualifications but can demonstrate relevant work experience will also be considered.
  • Knowledge of optical spectroscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy in particular would be an advantage.

Experience, Attributes & Abilities desired

  • Enthusiasm, confidence and professionalism with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage and negotiate is an important part of this role.
  • Responsiveness and focus, combined with attention to detail are essential.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision as well as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated, able to work under pressure, with the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines with proven analytical and numerical skills.
  • Flexibility to travel nationally and internationally with a full valid driving licence and valid passport.
  • Capability to provide simple solutions to technical problems and based on customer requirements.
  • The candidate must possess a valid UK work permit and / or EU residency qualification.
Laboratory Technician (Photonics)

Job Outline

Based in Livingston, Scotland, we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated lab technician to support our development team in setting up optical, electrical and mechanical experiments; assembly and test of opto-mechanical parts as well as responsibility for analysis and fault finding on prototype systems, sub-assemblies and components and validation of new software versions. This role will also be responsible for looking after the applications lab, ensuring equipment and tools are fully maintained.

Required Skills

  • HND/Degree in Science based subject or minimum 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role in a university or research lab. Candidates who do not have formal qualifications but can demonstrate relevant work experience will also be considered.
  • Candidates with a chemistry, physics or optics background and a sound technical understanding of optical spectroscopy would be ideal.
  • Electronics experience would be a bonus.

Experience, Attributes & Abilities desired

  • The ability to apply your technical knowledge in supporting the marketing and sales as well as working closely with the development team.
  • A self-starter who can operate in a challenging and fast-paced technical environment, working to tight deadlines.
  • Enthusiasm, confidence and professionalism with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Responsiveness and focus, combined with attention to detail are essential for this role.
  • The candidate must possess a valid UK work permit and / or EU residency qualification.
Product Design Scientist [REF: DEV0614]

Job Outline

We are seeking to recruit a Product Design Scientist to join our development team. The development team is responsible for generating new products for fluorescence and flash photolysis spectroscopy, including new light sources, spectrometers and detection systems. The prime aspect of this role is instrumentation development in the field of optical spectroscopy. The ideal candidate will have relevant industrial experience and ideally a university degree in a relevant subject such as optics, engineering, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, or biophysics. Candidates who do not have formal qualifications but can demonstrate relevant work experience will also be considered.

It is expected that the candidate will have a thorough knowledge in the principles of optical design concepts, light propagation, light dispersion and data acquisition techniques. Candidates must be able to devise new products and optical building blocks, produce specifications for mechanical, optical, electronics and software design requirements. You will also be expected to devise experimental laboratory work and use the experimental results to produce technical documentation such as manuals, technical notes and application notes.p>>

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Profound knowledge in the field of optics and optical design.
  • Experience with monochromators / spectrographs and CCD technology
  • Knowledge in imaging, spectrograph design.
  • Ability to work experimentally in an optics laboratory
  • Capability to provide simple solutions to technical problems.
  • Experience of working in a team of optics, electronics, mechanics and software design engineers.
  • Work independently be self-motivated and possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and be able to meet deadlines.
  • Experienced and competent with Microsoft Office suite.
Production Supervisor - Photonics

In conjunction with Production Manager plan and supervise photonics production activities of staff. This role will also involve hands on wiring and electrical/mechanical assembly of Company products, electrical sub-assemblies and custom designed equipment in accordance with production documentation.

Key aspects of the role:

  • Planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains work flow by monitoring steps of the process; setting processing variables; observing control points and equipment; monitoring personnel and resources; studying and implementing cost reductions; developing reporting procedures and systems; initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
  • Production planning, scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results and providing processing flow production summaries.
  • Provides manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analysing production performance records and data; answering questions and responding to requests.
  • Creating and revising systems and procedures by analysing operating practices, record-keeping systems, forms of control, and implementing change.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Resolves problems by analysing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action.
  • A competitive salary is on offer the right candidate.

 

Applications can either be made in writing to the contact details provided or email your CV to jobs@edinst.com, along with current remuneration and vacancy REF number.

The Company can only process applications from candidates who possess a valid UK work permit and / or EU residency qualification.

Resources Manager,
Edinburgh Instruments Ltd.,
2 Bain Square,
Kirkton Campus,
Livingston. EH54 7DQ.
United Kingdom.

jobs@edinst.com

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