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017SE, Systems/Electronics, Cambridge

Student Type: Pre-University / Undergraduate
Salary or salary range: £21,255
Location/ hybrid working: Cambridge        
Placement Start date / Duration: August/September 2024 Duration: 12 months
The company is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with an office in Austin, Texas. Our products are now routinely used by over 1000 hospitals in more than 45 countries. Over 450,000 women will have now accessed more precise and less invasive breast cancer treatment.


The company develops new medical devices for treating cancer. The company is transforming cancer care through its surgical guidance systems based on magnetic sensing which surgeons across the globe are using every day to locate cancer lesions and lymph nodes. With multiple products on the market, the Cambridge-based company has sales in over 45 countries worldwide. 


The company has won a number of awards including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation (2018) and Enterprise in International Trade (2021) and the Tech Track 100 (2019, 2020), to name a few.


You will be an active member of the Systems Engineering Group (Research and Development), supporting the company's development programmes, assessing and optimizing the performance of electronic and magnetic sensing systems for their products. This includes taking a product from initial concept through design, prototyping, development testing, design verification and validation, and manufacturing. You will need to bring together magnetic, electronics and software components within innovative new products. This will be achieved working alongside other functions in the company and the network of third party suppliers, contract development organisations, and consultants who work with and on behalf of the company. You will work on an existing portfolio of projects at different stages in the product development lifecycle. 

Your responsibilities will include:


  • Prototyping and experimentation of new technology and product concepts
  • Integration of mechanical, electronic and software components for product development
  • Set up of experimental rigs 
  • Performance verification testing
  • PCB assembly, testing and debugging
  • Data collection and analysis 
  • Maintenance of records
  • Written technical reports 
  • Performance optimization of electronic circuits and embedded systems with analogue front end for magnetic sensing


The successful applicant will have a passion and excellent grades in Electronics and Physical Sciences. He/she will be a self-starter and have an inquisitive and probing nature, with a keen interest in product design and development. This is a hands-on role that requires analytical and practical problem-solving skills with critical attention to detail and high levels of accuracy. Other desirable abilities and skills:


  • Experience with modelling and development tools e.g. Labview, SPICE, Comsol, Matlab and Solidworks.
  • Familiarity with EDA tools for PCB design, e.g. Altium, 
  • Experience with rig prototyping and tools e.g. 3D printing / laser cutter
  • Experience with lab equipment e.g. oscilloscopes 
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills 
  • Effective communication and teamwork  
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills to effectively handle conflicting priorities and ensure tight deadlines are met 
  • Willingness to work in a closely regulated industry
  • Proficiency with MS Office


To apply for this role, please email Jessica at, stating the vacancy reference.

017SE, Systems/Electronics, Cambridge

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