Medical Electronics Consultant

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  • Back Ln, Melbourn, Royston SG8, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Our Global Innovation and Technology Centre in Cambridge is the heart of PA’s international network of design, engineering and innovation centres. It’s where we turn ingenious ideas into physical and digital reality.

From medical devices to manufacturing equipment, from consumer products to digital experiences, it’s where we create, prototype, test and build technology-based solutions to our clients' most important challenges.

The Applied Sciences team uses fundamental science to support early stage and proof of concept projects, ultimately answering the question, “Is this possible?” For this we need scientists who want to go further than just asking questions by actually building prototypes and working in multi-disciplinary teams to realise solutions.

  • We translate science and technology into commercially viable break-out products and processes

  • We give our clients a true competitive edge by providing the data to make rational product development decisions

  • We do this by the practical application of physics and chemistry to prototype, characterise and explore technology at the basic scientific level

We are looking for like-minded ‘hands on’ scientists that like nothing better than delivering a product solution that provides a competitive edge for our client base across exciting industries like healthcare, consumer electronics, defence, communications, FMCG and more.

Job Description

Applied Sciences Makes a Difference

As part of a wide multi-disciplinary team, our Applied Science engineers & scientists recently developed a new invitro diagnostic platform. This involved multiple technical inputs including hardware design, prototype and test. Activities for the medical electronics engineer included design and sourcing of the electronic components and control electronics, and then working with test and software teams to build the components into the system, commission, troubleshoot and test the system against the requirements.

The team built and commissioned a 9-channel optical instrument capable of taking two types of optical measurements from samples, at up to 6 different wavelengths. The control electronics were capable of controlling a number of different system operations including fluidic sample handling, detector & LED control, data acquisition and noise reduction. The team proved the feasibility of the system on a simplified test-bed, and then developed multiple working prototypes to facilitate verification & validation of the the system, and bringing it to market as an invitro diagnostic device.


To rise to the challenge this Medical Electronics role brings, you will have a practical and detailed understanding of electronic engineering, with an emphasis on practical applications.

You will be capable of designing your own electronic devices, comfortable testing them and using them for medical, diagnostic or commercial purposes, and then developing these into real products

We are also looking for:

  • An advanced degree and strong technical background in electronic engineering or physics

  • Practical knowledge of designing, building, and testing electronic components for use in medical applications and related devices

  • A strong track record of contributing to, and leading, bringing medical devices and related products to market

  • Prior experience with products such as wearable electronics, autoinjectors, connected devices, in vitro diagnostics

  • Experience working across multi-disciplinary projects, using skills from outside your core competencies and taking a flexible approach to complex problem solving

  • Interest in applying the principles of physics and/or biophysics to test and improve electronic designs and components

Additional Information

The Offer

We offer the opportunity to work on purposeful projects with incredible people, competitive salary, pension and bonus scheme, clear pathways to progression, and a thriving learning culture. Benefits include:

  • Consistent training, development and career progression

  • Flexible healthcare plans for you and your family

  • Competitive leave allowances

  • Flexible WFH / WFO policy

  • Access to a range of networks, centring LGBTQ+ people, women, people from minority ethnic backgrounds, and more

  • A range of culturally-led clubs to join, from music to film, yoga to podcasts

It’s an environment that is energetic and fast-paced, that values collaboration, curiosity and treating people fairly. If that sounds like somewhere you want to work, get in touch.

Diversity Enables Ingenuity

Our diversity strengthens us and stimulates a rich, creative environment where our people feel empowered to be themselves. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, no matter their background. Together, we are PA — Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process — at any time — don’t hesitate to contact us on [email protected]

Job information

Firm: PA Consulting

Location: Melbourn


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