Job Overview

Principal Materials Engineer

Job Title: Principal Materials Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 75000
Reference: #35192
Contact Name: Phillip Hodson
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 24, 2021 15:52

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Engineer 
Location: London
Salary: £75k

Want a chance to change an industry?

Here's your opportunity to accelerate important research and support the mission of getting vaccines and drugs to patients earlier. 

As a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer, you will join a startup R&D environment that uses the latest design and product thinking to solve complex mechanical engineering problems. You will integrate new functionality, and improve the reliability and robustness of devices, and help get the company to manufacture quicker. You’ll work alongside our research team and focus on successfully delivering the device to our end users. 

This is an opportunity to work on projects at the interface of engineering and biology.

In this position, you’ll get to: 

  • Make devices more indestructible, and iterate and improve the robustness and reliability of machines.
  • Design components and sub-systems that interface to areas you might not be familiar with, such as optics and fluidics.
  • Work on all aspects of hardware design, from initial concept through to manufacture.
  • Refine and build existing proof-of-concept features and collaborate on integrating new ones.
  • Refine the test rigs, quality processes, and data, and harness them to improve sprint velocity 
  • Help shape the engineering culture and processes so that the company continually improves. 

We’d love to hear from you if: 

  • You’ve brought at least one complex product to market, ideally in the lab automation, medical devices or biotech space
  • You have a keen understanding of building reliability into hardware R&D processes.
  • Complex systems containing hardware, electronics, and software fascinate you. You cannot wait to work on a device that incorporates multiple electro-mechanical systems that move with high precision in tandem with one another.
  • The open-source hardware movement interests you, even though your industrial experience may not have touched on things like Adafruit, SparkFun, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi. What you do enjoy are non-traditional approaches to prototyping and finding ways to get things working. You might even have learned to code to get things talking to each other. 
  • Manufacturing techniques including injection molding, sheet metal fabrication, and CNC machining are part of your toolkit
Click apply or speak to Phillip Hodson for more information at:

Tel: 01257 268273