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Project Assistant: Electronics Engineer

Start Date: June/July 2021

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This role is part of the WMG Internship programme.
AVS is building its core team and is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic electronics engineer to work on product development with a specialism towards ophthalmic technology. Specifically, we seek a talented individual who can work developing prototype and production medical devices throughout the full lifecycle of design, production, testing (including EMC), certification and commercialisation of such devices.     

Aston Vision Sciences is a start-up medical device company focused on delivering cutting edge diagnostic instruments for the early detection of human eye diseases. Over 200 million people are visually impaired in the world today with diseases that have a cure- but only if identified early. AVS will develop unique, cutting edge instrumentation that will allow for comprehensive diagnosis in all parts of the world and deliver efficient care that will make a lasting, positive difference.

WMG started with the seed of an idea...

WMG is now recognised as a world-leading centre for innovation. We have developed our expertise in education, research and business over the last 40 years.

Duties and responsibilities

The role is a mixture of mechanical/electronics engineering and research and development. The job holder will be responsible for the ownership of a development project related to a specific device working in the company’s R&D team under the supervision of the chief engineers and company’s technical specialists. The job holder will be responsible for all aspects of the project, from initial investigation and concept development right though to product launch. Close cooperation with the software and end user will mean a smooth delivery of instrument that is fit for purpose.

  • Take scientific concepts and apply them to physical devices
  • Develop and document electro- mechanical drawings and design files
  • Develop testing programs, specifically around Electromechanical Conformance (EMC)
  • Design for manufacture and assembly, including cabling design
  • Ensure the devices meet required safety and regulatory requirements as appropriate and all documentation requirements
  • Use rapid prototyping/rapid manufacturing for interactive design development
  • Be able to produce professional engineering drawings, bills of materials and specifications for suppliers and sub-contractors.

Skills and experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor level in a technical discipline and desirable specialisation in Biomedical Engineering and a BSc/BEng or equivalent in electronics engineering. 
  • Able to use scientific principles and methods to understand, test, and resolve technical problems that may lie beyond the normal scope of day to day engineering and a high degree of engineering acumen
  • High degree of mechanical/electronic aptitude and hands-on ability, attention to detail and sense of urgency.
  • Ability to understand technical drawings, technical documentation and data sheets
  • Proficient and familiar in common industry software packages; Altium, KiCAD, Matlab, ATMEL Studio and Proteus Design Suite and ability fully document the operation principles for the software and regulatory teams.
  • Ability to work closely with other engineers with complimentary skillsets
  • Familiarity with rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing techniques
  • The ability to research and source parts and components independently and work with the company’s approved suppliers    
  • Ability to work within regulatory frameworks and processes
  • Passionate about science and engineering and natural curiosity to learn new things
  • Comfortable in a start-up environment and excited by the opportunity to work without major supervision and use own problem skills to overcome issues.
  • Strong work ethic with long term goals and good organisational skills.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £10.61 per hour + benefits
  • All grades
  • 1 to 6 months, Summer
  • University of Warwick, Coventry
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Analytics
  • Biomedical
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical

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