Mechanical Engineer

2nd January 2021 | QuantuMDx Team

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Mechanical Engineer to develop engineering solutions for research and commercial development across our platforms, and to liaise with partners across the globe to realise the Q-POCTM platform.

A key success factor for this position is your ability to work in a fast paced, cross functional group environment, with a willingness to be hands-on across a wide area of responsibilities.

Ideally, you’ll have diverse experience and a great capacity and desire for taking on new responsibilities and challenges as the company grows. You will be involved in design, build and testing of our prototypes, and providing in-field global support.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

You will work within a team of scientists and engineers developing QuantuMDx’s portable molecular diagnostic device and molecular diagnostics assays for a range of diseases. You will be competent to take a lead technical role in the mechanical design of QuantuMDx’s devices.

You will also be required to not only work within and ensure excellent communication with the development team based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, but also work as part of a wider research group, with QuantuMDx’s other laboratories and partners globally.

You will adhere to all of QuantuMDx’s Quality Assurance (QA) Systems.

Experience, knowledge and requirements

We’re looking for an extraordinary individual who has strong technical understanding and experience in engineering design for life science instrumentation and microfluidics, and a proven ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers to accomplish product development goals.

  • Experience with a 3D CAD system, preferably SolidWorks v2017
  • Experience of calculations software, eg Mathcad
  • Experience of 2D CAD software, ideally AutoCAD
  • Understanding of the dimensioning, tolerancing and surface characteristics necessary for microfluidics.
  • Knowledge of techniques for design for manufacture, assembly and maintenance.
  • Ability to source suitable components and manufacturers and manage those outsourcing projects.
  • Understanding of appropriate manufacturing processes.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a changing environment on complex projects.
  • Outstanding teamwork and an ability to interact with external and internal partners on fast-paced projects.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience working in product engineering with experience of life science instrumentation, 10 years’ experience from an alternative industry.
  • MEng or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or similar.
  • Achieved, or working towards Chartered Mechanical Engineer status.
  • Understanding of materials for microfluidics.
  • Good sense of humour, team player and an ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment as the company matures and moves from the R&D stage into commercialisation.
  • Be eligible to work full time in the UK without restriction.
  • Practical engineering workshop skills.
  • Experience with flow and thermal simulation.
  • Experience with microfluidics
  • Experience in developing design history files to ISO standards including ISO9001 and IS013485 for CEIVD and FDA requirements.
  • Familiarity with global regulatory requirements that pertain to product development and in vitro device manufacturing (e.g. CE IVD mark, FDA, etc).
  • Understanding of electronics including interpreting PCB designs diagrams and schematics, component recognition, electrical safety and electrical assembly skills including PCB assembling and wiring.

To apply for this role please send a cover letter and CV to

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Company overview

QuantuMDx Group is an exciting and highly innovative multinational company headquartered in the United Kingdom, with operations and partners in the United States, Asia, Europe and Africa.

The Company’s technology innovates the molecular diagnostic work-flow, enabling delivery of rapid actionable answers to complex clinical questions at a price point accessible to both high and low resource settings.

The Company’s flagship device is the Q-POC™, a simple-to-use, affordable, portable sample to answer molecular diagnostic device. With its laboratory quality testing and cost-effective disposable, Q-POC™ will bring the power of precision medicine to health professionals throughout the world, regardless of location or budget. Moreover, with its best in class multiplexing technology, it enables rapid detection of antimicrobial resistance and subsequent ‘right first-time prescribing’.

The company is developing further diagnostic platforms that may be used as standalone devices or integrated into diagnostic workflows. Products include the pathogen enricher CAPTURE-XT®