IC Resources Ltd

Lab Engineer

£25000 - £30000 per annum
15 Apr 2017
13 May 2017
Brett Lofthouse
Contract Type
Full Time
Lab Engineer - Start-up - Medical Devices - Oxford

I'm looking for a Lab Engineer with a strong background in both mechanical and electronic design and implementation of laboratory test systems. The ideal candidate would be willing to apply these skills in the real-world fast moving start-up business setting. You will be working as part of a small, tight internal technology team. What's important is that you can drive the technology, you have the right stuff, and you want to work with my client.

The ideal candidate has an undergraduate or Masters level qualification in engineering (BEng or MEng in mechanical and electronics), and some work experience in industry. They should be comfortable working both independently and collaboratively within a small team.

Lab Engineer Job Summary:

Working within the Research & Development department, the Laboratory Engineer is responsible for the mechanical and electronic design of and implementation of laboratory test systems. The role supports the R&D activities supervised by the Principal Scientist.

Essential Skills:

 Hands-on building and customisation of test rigs using custom and standard parts
 Programming electronics in Matlab, LabView or equivalent
 Designing and hands-on building of simple electrical circuits for lab tests (for example, soldered circuits consisting of passive components, diodes, transistors and Arduinos)
 Mechanical design for laboratory test rigs using CAD (SolidWorks)
 Ability to quickly adapt to a changing environment
 Ability to quickly learn new concepts and equipment usage
 Self-motivated, independent, detail-oriented and a responsible team player

Desirable Skills and Experience:

 High-voltage design and considerations
 High vacuum design and build
 Experience in electronic design software including PCB design

Keywords: Lab Engineer, Solidworks, Matlab, LabView, Test Rigs, Mechanical, Electronics, Oxford, UK