Electronic Engineer Placement Seer Green 2024

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DEADLINE 7th March 2024
Seer Green

In the Spectroscopy team at PerkinElmer, we investigate emerging technologies in infrared and near-infrared spectroscopy and develop instruments for materials characterisation. We engage with leading academics, potential customers and PerkinElmer’s Product Management and Sales teams to evaluate these new technologies in a real-world context and, where a strong business case is seen, transfer the prototypes to the formal new product development process.

Job summary

This is an opportunity to play a full part in the design and development the electronics on new, state-of-the-art prototype instruments. You could be responsible for your own PCBs/sub-systems from feasibility and design through debug to system integration and customer demonstration. You will be working in a small team mixing highly skilled and experienced scientists and engineers with fellow students.

Role and responsibilities

As a Student Electronic Engineer, you will assist in research and development projects conducted within the department. These projects may relate to the development and modification of functional prototype infrared spectroscopy instruments. The work is likely to include:

  • Analogue, digital and power circuit design and analysis, including FPGA and microcontrollers.
  • Research of available technologies and selection and evaluation of suitable electronic components and subsystems.
  • Use of electronics CAD tools to capture circuit schematics, simulate behaviour and assist in prototype PCB layout. Produce simple PCBs.
  • Assembling and testing prototypes in the laboratory, working with the team to integrate hardware and software.
  • Documenting designs and evaluating and reporting their performance.
  • Completing project tasks within agree timescales
  • Organising and conducting your own daily/weekly work schedule
  • Participating in teams and meetings

Several different projects will be available involving analogue circuit design for low signal amplification, design of high-performance closed loop control systems, digital signal processing, WiFi and wireless communication.

Training on the use of relevant laboratory equipment and standard methods will be given and support given in the interpretation of results.

Education and experience

To qualify, you must have completed a minimum of 2 years of an undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering (or a related subject) at the start of the placement. You will be working towards achieving a 2:1 or above and looking to complete a 12-month placement as part of your degree.

To be successful you will need

  • Good numerical and analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team and also to work independently where required
  • Good problem solving and reasoning skills
  • Ability to learn and retain new skills
  • Practically minded with hands on skills in soldering and assembly of PCB prototypes

PerkinElmer at Seer Green has a history of taking students for placement years and many have gone on to take permanent roles in the organisation. Students are given stimulating and interesting projects to work on that are of genuine value to the business.

Please apply by submitting a cv and a covering letter . Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Interviews will be carried out as suitable cvs are received.

We regret we will not consider candidates who have already graduated for this role.

DEADLINE 7th March 2024