November 12 2018

FPGA Engineer (Contract- Day Rate)

My client, based in Edinburgh design and manufacture  instruments that are essentially advanced robotic systems. The technology is industry leading and provides cutting edge solutions to customers worldwide. The organisation are now seeking a skilled FPGA Engineer to join a small, dynamic engineering team on a contract basis to develop hardware on new and existing instruments.  


  • Current experience of FPGA programming using Xilinx Vivado design tools.
  • Knowledge of Xilinx Zynq7000 FPGA series
  • FPGA programming in VHDL
  • Experience of Xilinx Vivado design tools
  • Familiarity with Arm Cortex-A9 and embedded programming

This role would suit an experienced FPGA contractor looking for an opportunity to work in Edinburgh for a 2- 3 month contract period.

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November 09 2018

Data Privacy & Security Associate

My retained client is a unique healthcare analytics and strategy consultancy organisation based in the Scottish borders. They are a commercialisation catalyst, fostering the drug innovation process and providing drug commercialisation assessment and strategic planning services to healthcare organisations around the world. A core element of the organisations work includes providing advice and validation relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA).

Culturally, the business has an extensive pool of expertise and is an excellent place to develop your career. The business offers a fantastic working environment combined with a flexible approach and supportive, knowledgeable team.


Overview of Role

The business works closely with healthcare data. In particular, they advise clients working with PHI on the security and privacy risks associated with patient identification and compliance to HIPAA.

You will be involved in a range of associated activities including; understanding  client’s processes, activities, and security safeguards, assessing and documenting risk levels, reviewing their adherence to health data compliance laws and guidelines, and offering advice on their security safeguards and data compliance strategy.



I am interested in speaking to individuals from a variety of backgrounds for this role. If you have a legal background in compliance, particularly data compliance, I am very interested in hearing from you.

Equally, this role may appeal to someone coming from a QA and compliance background interested in making the move into a data compliance role.

This role will be primarily focused on the US market and while it is not a prerequisite for the role that you have experience of the US market, you should have an interest in pursuing a career with a focus on this space.

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November 09 2018

GMP Production Scientist

My client is a leading Contract Development and GMP Manufacturing Organisation in the ever-evolving field of Biologics and Regenerative Medicine. Due to the expansion of the operation, they are now looking for a GMP Production Scientist to join their team.

The position will be within the Manufacturing team and will be responsible for performing production activities for the company's contract manufacturing operation. This means that you will be at the cutting edge of therapeutic discovery providing services for companies involved in European and US clinical trials. This is an organisation that offers employees a challenging and ultimately rewarding environment and is a fantastic place for you to grow your career.

Specific Responsibilities

  • As a member of the Manufacturing team, performing the manufacture of Cellular Therapies and Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) according to Good Manufacturing Practice within a controlled clean room environment
  • Complete quality related documentation including batch production records, change controls, incidents/deviations and risk assessments in accordance with GMP and standard sperating procedures
  • Support with the daily Manufacturing housekeeping activities, including but not limited to cleaning, stock control and ordering materials
  • Preparation and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Prepare formal documentation for new projects to enable developments to be introduced in a suitably controlled manner
  • Ensure that confidentiality of all information relating to clients and patients is maintained at all times
  • Communicate procedures and results with clients
  • Plan and undertake the Validation of new Manufacturing processes and equipment

Qualifications Required:

  • The post holder should possess a Life Sciences Degree, or a related subject, or equivalent training and experience.

Skills/Experience Required:

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Experience of working within a GMP clean room production environment
  • A background in stem cells, cellular therapies or cell banking
  • Experience in effectively communicating with customers
  • Excellent computer skills with experience in Microsoft Word and Excel

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November 07 2018

Product Application Engineer

My client is a leading UK-based designer and manufacturer of cutting edge technology systems for the global marketplace. The company provide a complete range of high-accuracy components including software, cameras and hardware as well as complete solutions.


The company are looking for a Product Engineer who will be involved in establishing the initial concept and contributing through the entire process to finished product. The role will liaise closely with SW Engineers, HW Engineers, Installation Engineers in the process but will ultimately be responsible for bringing all aspects together. The role represents an opportunity to work with procurement to select products and ensure the correct materials are used, especially with consideration to the environment the finished product will be stationed in. This product is low volume (50-100 units per month) and will require a candidate with strong electronics experience.


 This technical role is very customer facing and will require the successful incumbent to work closely with the customer to create solutions and solve problems. It is crucial that the successful individual has the knowledge, experience and credibility to communicate effectively with customers that include law enforcement and intelligence services. The role will report to the Technical Director and also work closely with the International Head of Product Development and Engineering.  


This is an exciting role within a well-established wider Business Group and provides an individual with the opportunity to grow and contribute to the company’s success.

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November 05 2018

Process Development Scientist

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a Process Development Scientist within a leading Contract Development and GMP Manufacturing Organisation in the field of Biologics and Regenerative Medicine.

This Edinburgh-based company operates at the leading edge of therapeutic discovery providing services for companies involved in European and US clinical trials.

The company are going through an expansion and as a result looking for a motivated and experienced Process Development Scientist to join their Development team. The positions main objective is to aid the development, GMP Translation and Technology Transfer (TT) of novel therapies for subsequent clinical application.  This role will include process design/development, scale up, assay design, the development of standard documentation for GMP processing, and the transfer to GMP manufacturing within the GMP Quality Management System.

The position will involve:

  • The development of manufacturing processes using the principals of quality by design.
  • Process development and improvement.
  • Process mapping and control point identification.
  • TT of client processes to GMP manufacturing and ensuring success through scientific / manufacturing expertise and clear communication.
  • Completion and design of documentation including standard forms, batch records, standard operating procedures (SOPs), experimental plans and reports in line with GMP requirements.
  • To collaborate with the GMP Quality Control (QC) Team to transfer new assays into routine practice and the GMP Production Team to transfer new procedures to the GMP cleanroom facility.
  • Devise, plan, execute, analyse and report development and TT studies.
  • To review new innovations in therapy processing including automation of technologies and process scale up.
  • To participate in the daily running of the CTD laboratories and maintain high standards of laboratory practice in all development activities.
  • Qualification of new techniques and training others in these techniques.
  • Researching new techniques/assays and liaising with experts in the field to introduce new assays to the CTD/QC departments.

Qualifications Required:

A PhD /honours degree in molecular biology, cell biology or similar.  Consideration will be given to individuals with relevant industrial or engineering experience.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Experience of working with Bioreactor Technologies or engineering.
  • Experience of GMP Manufacturing and Technology Transfer
  • Experience with scalable processing technologies

All in all, the company are looking for someone to bring passion, drive and determination to this position and be an integral part in their growing success.

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November 05 2018

Product Development Scientist

We have an exciting opportunity with an innovative Scottish SME that provides contract design, development and manufacturing services to medical device OEM's. The business is going through a period of growth and having recently expanded their new facility to increase their in-house capabilities, are on track to double in size within the next 12 months.


They are seeking a Product Development Scientist to join their tight-knit team and play an active role in the company's development. This role will bring hands-on, technical expertise to the business and use laboratory techniques to formulate customer solutions.


This will be a varied scientific engineeringrole day-to-day, involving customer interaction, project management, product and process design and development. The successful incumbent will be a crucial sounding board to the company on the capabilities and limitations of the business when scoping potential customer projects.

Due to the size of the business, this is a role for an individual who will thrive in a start-up environment and who will be an active contributor to its growth and therefore will benefit from exposure and wide responsibility.


 Key Responsibilities

You will: -

  • Build reagents / formulate customer solutions to their requirements
  • Manage all on-site chemicals / reagents
  • Develop product and process technical documents to successfully introduce new products into manufacturing
  • Communicate effectively with sub-contractors, suppliers and customers
  • Provide scientific input into product and process designs ensuring optimal performance and client satisfaction


Technical Skills

You will: -

  • Be competent using laboratory equipment
  • Be competent using test apparatus
  • Understand Good Manufacturing and Good Laboratory Practices (GxP)
  • The ideal candidate will also understand diagnostics and have experience with ISO 13485.

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November 05 2018

Automated Test Engineer

My client, based in East Kilbride are a part of a multinational electronics group working on a wide range of innovative products from industrial automation to renewable energy solutions. The business has a real emphasis on environmental issues and concerns and continues to push towards increasingly efficient products and solutions.

The East Kilbride site is involved in some of the most pioneering technologies in the sector and is a hub of development. Culturally, the business is strongly focused on the technology and is an excellent place to grow your skill set and develop your career. The company invest heavily in its staff and encourage staff to grow and as a result they have a very high retention rate and this is a great place to be.

Your challenge

  • Manage Test development for Industrial Electric Vehicles
  • Developing applications to control products and instruments over many different interfaces including VXI, PXI, IEEE (GPIB), RS242/RS485, 1553, ARINC429, CAN, I2C, SPI and Ethernet.
  • Design For Test (DFT) Analysis. Automatic and Manual Test System Design.
  • Digital and analogue circuit design, design verification, testing and fault finding.
  • ATE programming (Teradyne/GenRad, Rhode & Schwartz, Terotest, Diagnosys, schlumberger), including In-Circuit, Functional, Boundary Scan techniques.

Your Profile

  • Background in Electronic or Software engineering
  • Experience in a product design and development environment
  • Product automated testing in factory also relevant
  • LabVIEW (Certified LabVIEW Developer), LabWindows/CVI, TestStand, C, C++, Visual Basic, HP/AgilentVEE, PLC Programming.
  • PC skills (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Visio).
  • Customer facing skills. Client training and writing documentation.

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November 05 2018

Production Systems Engineer

My client is a world class provider of infrastructure solutions working in an extremely active and buoyant space. The business has a long history of providing innovative solutions in market and leads the field in its area.

This is a business which focuses heavily on staff development and as a result this role offers excellent career opportunities along with great opportunities for growth on both a personal and professional level.

The role of Production Systems Engineer has been newly created to take on the full management of the organisations MRP system.

If you are an experienced individual with a background in materials and production, looking to take your next career step, this is a fantastic opportunity to take full ownership of a system, interact with a variety of departments and individuals at all levels and ultimately have a real and lasting impact on a business. What that means is tremendous satisfaction in the impact of your contribution and as a consequence – recognition, responsibility and further opportunity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Taking ownership for the MRP system, including its upkeep and maintenance.
  • Eliminating the risk of error on the system by setting up a system of checks
  • Work with sales team on tenders
  • Checking BOMs
  • Work study through inefficiencies
  • Interact with a variety of departments within the business.

Required Experience:

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing / production environment and similar role is essential.
  • Proven knowledge of the planning, process flow and systems of work across a production environment.
  • Previous experience of using an ERP/ MRP system
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • A qualification in lean manufacturing is desirable

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November 05 2018

Electronic Test and Qualification Engineer

My client, based in Aberdeen are leaders in the field of next generation downhole tools for the use in the Oil & Gas Industry. Their products are used throughout the world and the data provided by these products has allowed for significant improvements in efficiency and safety at all stages of oil and gas production.

The business has had a strong focus on building relationships, both externally with their clients and internally with their staff. The ethos within the organisation has always been to engage, challenge and reward their people. This makes it a fantastic place to grow your career in a supportive and technology focused environment.

As an Electronic Test and Qualification Engineer, you will work with the R& D team and this role will be key to the future expansion and enhancement of services currently offered.

Principle Duties

  • Investigate and assess high reliability electronics components and circuits.
  • Plan, prepare and conduct the qualification and test of new designs and technology for high temperature operation.
  • Develop hardware and software for testing and qualification. This may include circuit design, schematic capture, test firmware development, assembly of test hardware.
  • Develop systems for recording and presenting test information

Required Experience

  • Degree in Electronic Engineering
  • Previous experience in electronic design


  • Experience within the Oil & Gas sector
  • Experience with high temperature electronics
  • Analogue and low power electronic design experience
  • Proficiency with software for instrument control and data processing

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October 30 2018

Senior Test Engineer

My client, based in Livingston, is an exciting SME working at the cutting edge of technology, they manufacture a proprietary technology which is both at the forefront of the field and highly desirable. The organisation is thriving, having recently won several new contracts, they have been expanding and have been experiencing a period of growth which is set to continue. This is a fantastic place to grow your career in an innovate environment where the technology is central.

The organisation are now seeking a Senior Test Engineer. This role will shape the current and future of the test solutions, quickly influencing the performance of current systems and capability and preparation for the future test solutions with automation in mind.


  • Develop and evolve current software solutions
  • Specify, design and validate new software modules in support of design, manufacture and test
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to determine functional and non-functional requirements for new and existing software or applications
  • Ensure software meets all requirements of quality, security, modifiability, extensibility etc.
  • Communicate successfully all concepts and guidelines to development team
  • Provide technical guidance and coaching to developers and engineers
  • Approve final product before release

Skills and Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience
  • Background in Optical Test
  • Understanding of software quality assurance principles and their application
  • Excellent knowledge of software, application design and structure
  • Experience in object-oriented programming (e.g. Python, Visual Basic, C)

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September 10 2018

Senior Applications Engineer - Chemical Engineering

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a Senior Applications Engineer within a leading technology company in Edinburgh that specialises in the food and drink, pharmaceutical and specialty chemicals industries.

The Senior Applications Engineer (SAE) will report to the CEO whilst working alongside the CTO to understand customer production process requirements and the appropriate application of the company’s chemical technology.

The SAE will specify potential solutions and liaise with manufacturing partners to deliver appropriate process and equipment design, based on an understanding of customers’ chemistry and process needs. This will be a customer facing role with an element of technical sales and after-sales support with the key intention of driving growth in the business.

This exciting senior position will involve local and international opportunities to promote the company’s unique technology at conferences and other industry events.

Specific Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

  • Define scale-up requirements through pilot and full-scale production levels
  • Develop and maintain relationships with R&D, engineering and production teams within the targeted customer base.
  • Guide, advise and train engineers, sales agents and business development staff on technical and industry requirements.
  • The SAE will work with the CEO and Engineering Director to target and exploit opportunities for the implementation of the company’s technology and to develop and implement stepwise plans for target client development.


 Desired Skills and Experience  

The successful candidate will have:

  • A degree, post-graduate or PhD level in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry
  • 5+ years’ experience in a chemical engineering or chemicals/pharma manufacturing environment, ideally with fine or specialty chemicals or pharma
  • Experience of interpreting customer requirements and converting to process definitions
  • Knowledge of continuous processing principles
  • Experience of influencing customer in senior level management
  • Willingness to travel internationally to customer sites when required

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced engineer to be a key contributor to the development of a growing business and ultimately its continued success.


Your salary expectations should be in the region of £50,000 - £60,000.

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September 06 2018

Global Head of IT

My client is a young and exciting disruptive brand working within the food and drink industry, whose growth has been global and is progressing with lightning speed. Their product is award winningg and the business has been built around the passion of their team. This is a business which prides itself on reaching the highest standards, this is a high performance culture- they offer their staff incredible, tailored training and a career path as unique as their product. They are now looking for a Global Head of IT to take charge of their technology vision, as they continue along their path to world domination.

In essence, this role will be aligning the business growth with the infrastructure required to ensure success and high performance as the business scales. This will require a hybrid of solid technical skills but also sound business knowledge. In addition Be prepared to be challenged every day, drive a world class technology initiative but also be super hands on with the day to day delivery to coach, mentor and manage a great team of IT geeks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • As part of the executive leadership team, you will identify innovative technology-related opportunities for delivering the company’s services by understanding technology trends and applying them to our business.
  • Work with other departments to use new technologies to streamline company policies and rules.
  • Oversee IT budgets, conduct research to improve the technological assets of a company.
  • Develop and direct all networking safeguards to protect sensitive internal and external information; Develop and implement all internal communication systems.
  • Plan and implement proper tech usage policies for employees.
  • Identify competitive advantages and technological trends for the benefit of a company.
  • Be responsible for recruitment and retention efforts of the engineering team, streamlining production operations, and advocating for innovative ideas, high production and individuals on the team
  • Provide market expertise to the sales organization in the company while helping build relationships with potential customers.
  •  Provide a face for the company’s technical vision through speaking opportunities, conferences, media activities etc.
  • Utilise social media and online marketing strategies to build a strong online presence and work with the marketing team to develop strategies and plan community-related efforts.

Skills/ Experience

  • Advanced technical knowledge, incl. knowledge of programming languages and platforms
  •  Exposure to an ERP system such as SAP
  • Proven track record as a Team Builder and significant experience of leading and developing a start-up with high impact growth
  • Deep tech industry knowledge

If you are a Global IT Manager with determination, desire and ambition to do the very best and are looking for your next opportunity, get in touch.

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