QuantuMDx Electronics Engineer

Electronics Engineer
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    Position overview

    An Electronics Engineer is required to develop engineering solutions for our Q-POCTM platform and to develop solutions for research and commercial development across our platforms. This position must also liaise with our engineering partners across the globe to realise the Q-POCTM platform.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    Performing a combination, but not necessarily all, of the following duties:

    • This position must work within a team of scientists and engineers developing QuantuMDx’s portable molecular diagnostic device and molecular diagnostics assays for a range of diseases.
    • To interact with, and ensure excellent communication with, the other QuantuMDx R&D groups and external engineering partners.
    • The position will also be required to not only work within the development team based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, but also work as part of a wider research group, with QuantuMDx’s other laboratories and partners globally.
    • Adhere to all of QuantuMDx’s Quality Assurance (QA) Systems.

    Experience, knowledge and requirements

    The person holding this position will be an extraordinary individual who has strong technical understanding and experience in engineering design for life science instrumentation and a proven ability to work within a team of scientists and engineers to accomplish product development goals.


    • Familiarity with a modern electronic CAD PCB layout system (Altium preferred)
    • Ability to source components, PCBs and bespoke silicon devices
    • Ability to build prototype electronic devices including soldering and wiring
    • Knowledge of techniques for design for manufacture, assembly, test and maintenance
    • Ability to source suitable components and manufacturers and manage those outsourcing projects
    • Understanding of appropriate manufacturing processes
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a changing environment on complex projects
    • Outstanding teamwork and an ability to interact with external and internal partners on fast-paced projects
    • Minimum 3 years experience working in product engineering preferably with experience of life science instrumentation
    • MSc or equivalent in Electronic Engineering or similar
    • Good sense of humour, team player and an ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment as the company matures and moves from the R&D stage into commercialisation
    • Be eligible to work full time in the UK without restriction


    • Experience with embedded software and I/O
    • Experience with designing and building drivers for precision motor control and valve control
    • Experience with designing and building drivers for precision temperature control
    • Experience with high resolution, very low current analogue to digital converters
    • Experience of interfacing to embedded controllers including Android based hardware
    • Experience with analogue connectors suitable for connecting instruments to single use disposables
    • Understanding of silicon device manufacturing
    • Design of instruments and consumables for the Life Sciences
    • Experience in developing design history files to ISO standards including ISO9001 and IS013485 for CEIVD and FDA requirements

    To apply for this role please send a cover letter and CV to hr@quantumdx.com.

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    The intent of this job description is to provide a representation and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

    Company overview

    QuantuMDx Group is one of the most exciting life sciences, tools and technology companies to emerge from the UK in recent years. Due for commercialisation in 2018, their signature device Q-POC™ is a low-cost, simple-to-use, portable diagnostic device for 10 – 20 minute diagnosis at the patient’s side. The robust device will identify the presence and strain of an infection, ensuring the right drug is prescribed first time, facilitating a more intelligent use of antibiotics.

    Further to this, globally distributed Q-POC™ devices will geotag and anonymise pathogen data, sending it to the cloud for real-time disease and drug resistance monitoring, and rapid detection and containment of pathogens.

    Q-POC™ is ideally suited to help address the humanitarian health burden by offering goldstandard molecular diagnostics at a fraction of the cost of traditional testing. Once the device has passed regulatory approval it will be available for highly multiplexed diagnostic and drug susceptibility testing from just a few dollars, in any setting globally.