R&D Scientist / Engineer

  • Job Reference: 00002092-1
  • Date Posted: 3 October 2018
  • Recruiter: Theta Technologies Limited
  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Salary: £25,000 to £45,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Salary depends on qualifications and experience
  • Sector: Engineering, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are a small engineering company based in the South West, originally spun-out from Exeter University and specialising in non-destructive testing (NDT).  One of our core technologies is nonlinear ultrasound, for which we are developing our own ultrasound systems.

To-date our focus has been on our R&D programme, which we continue to expand.  We are also commercialising some of our products.  This growth is supported by a Senior Team, who specialise in growing companies, and by robust finances.

We will expand within the short-term from our Exeter offices to other locations in both the UK and the US and EU in order to be closer to our customers.  Our breadth of talent will grow in line with our expansion. Our policy is to develop our next generation of leadership from within, so career opportunities are limited only by an individual’s appetite and their potential. 

Who we are looking for.

We are interested in talking to engineers and R&D scientists who want to be part of an exciting and growing company; who are hungry for opportunities to develop themselves and to take on new responsibilities within a framework of nurtured and supported talent.

The role.

You will be based at our main Exeter University campus until December, when we move to Exeter Science Park.  Your duties will involve some travel.

This is a full-time role with the following duties:

  • Rigorous experimental work using automated and manual systems;
  • Clear and detailed report writing;
  • Interfacing with clients and potential clients at shows and conferences;
  • Interaction and design meetings with colleagues such as scientists, systems users and software programmers.

Person specification:

Essential to the role:

  • Minimum upper second-class honours degree in STEM subject;
  • 3 years’ experience in a multidisciplinary R&D environment;
  • Understanding of theories of wave propagation;
  • Ability to conduct rigorous, scientific experiments;
  • Excellent report-writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to prioritise;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to work well within a team whilst also using own initiative;
  • Flexibility within the role.

Desirable, but not essential to the role:

  • Previous experience working on projects related to additive manufacturing and/or composite structures;
  • Experience conducting design and/or characterisation of ultrasound systems and transducers;
  • Understanding of ultrasound sensors and transducers technologies;
  • Knowledge and experience using signal processing techniques and algorithms;
  • Experience with ultrasound arrays;
  • Experience using FEA analysis tools for wave propagation and/or stress analysis;
  • Knowledge and experience of advanced digital system design and simulation including FPGA/VHDL, Digital Signal Processors and data acquisition circuits;
  • Full driving licence;
  • A non-smoker is preferred.


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