Careers

At Southern Scientific we’re passionate about our work, customers, people and our culture. We are a specialist supplier of radiation detection equipment for the Nuclear, Medical, Security, Defence, Industrial & Research sectors and are continually striving to be the very best at what we do through delivering the highest quality products and an exceptional service.

We aim to create a positive work culture for all employees and our collaborative, close-knit team naturally demonstrate the values which the Group has been built on:

  • Passionate and Driven
  • Everyone is accountable
  • Respectful and Inclusive
  • Family Atmosphere
  • Efficient
  • Customer focused
  • Trustworthy

Benefits such as our annual Center Parcs trip for staff and families and days out to the races have been identified as particular highlights for our staff, helping to foster positive working relationships in a sociable setting.

We are always on the lookout for good people. If you have experience that you think would be useful to us and if you are interested in joining our team in any capacity, then please get in contact and send a copy of your CV to HR@LabLogic.com 

We are currently looking to recruit in the following areas: 

R&D Embedded Software Engineer (Henfield- UK)

The Role

We are seeking an R&D Embedded Software Engineer to take us forward as we continue to grow our R&D resource. In this position you will have support of other R&D engineers both at Southern Scientific and within the LabLogic group and report to the Engineering Director based in Henfield. You will be responsible for managing and developing various R&D projects at Southern Scientific. You will be an essential member of the R&D team, developing exciting new engineering projects, developing industry leading technology, and working in an agile engineering team requiring a multiskilled approach, whilst ensuring compliance to customer, industry, and regulatory requirements. This role would suit an engineer with a small amount of industry experience as well as a recent university graduate looking for a more challenging first role in industry. However, all applicants will be considered. You will be working in an industry leading nuclear instrumentation equipment provider, developing technologies that help the medical, industrial, power & military sectors. For example, the company has only recently finished developing a breast cancer diagnostic tool used during a sentinel node biopsy procedure where a patient is injected with a radioactive tracer isotope and using our new diagnostic tool can locate and help remove the biopsy sample.

Responsibilities

  • Supporting software engineers and collaborating to create a cohesive design, • Supporting QA aspects and optimising performance,
  • Applying proper project management processes and complete documentary records for safekeeping and traceability,
  • Providing solutions for challenges affecting new and existing products,
  • Review user requirements and implement/develop new embedded electronic firmware solutions and improving on existing ones,
  • Work in partnership with product specialists to define requirements and specifications for new firmware solutions and functionality,
  • Taking ownership of the design and development of new firmware solutions and functionality and developing code, working with other team members to manage integration, collaborate on problem solving and provide mutual peer-review,
  • Testing, validation, and debugging of all new development and improvements to ensure robust and comprehensive solutions,
  • Supporting hardware engineers and collaborating to create a cohesive design,
  • Supporting software QA and optimising performance,
  • Applying proper project management processes and complete documentary records for safekeeping and traceability,
  • Providing solutions for challenges affecting new and existing products,

The above list is not exhaustive and, as such, you may be required to undertake other duties as appropriate.

Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Have a degree in Computer Science, Embedded Systems, Informatics, Electrical & Electronics Engineering or equivalent,
  • Strong understanding of software/firmware design theory and application,
  • Good communication skills,
  • Good problem-solving skills,
  • Ability to work well in a team environment,
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage own time to meet project needs,
  • Self-motivation to learn and keen professionally development,
  • Personal attributes:
    • Reliable,
    • Organised,
    • Able to work under pressure and adhere to tight timelines whilst still delivering quality results,
    • Attention to detail,

Desirable

  • Experience in Embedded C and C++ on any 32 bit microcontroller/microprocessor,
  • Experience in using any RTOS such as FreeRTOS,
  • Experience in VHDL and/or Verilog Hardware Descriptive Languages,
  • Experience of developing SW guided by a standard SW development processes – Requirement Analysis, Design Methods, unit/integration/feature testing,
  • Experience in Software Version control,
  • Experience of using Visual Studio for Build and Simulation,
  • Knowledge of both Analog and Digital Hardware Design,
  • Knowledge of standard industrial communication protocols,
  • Knowledge of Reading Electronic Schematics and Part Datasheets,
  • Knowledge of nuclear physics concepts

Please apply by submitting your CV to HR@LabLogic.com along with a cover letter explaining why you want to work for Southern Scientific and why you’re the ideal candidate for this role!

Junior Project Manager (Henfield - UK)

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity to join our growing company for an enthusiastic, detail orientated person who is looking to build a career in project management. In this role you will work with the Sales team to support the bid process on various tenders and the resulting contract projects
You’ll have the opportunity to work with and learn from our teams using your existing project management skills and developing them within the Southern Scientific context. As you learn about our company and the various tenders we are involved in, you will act as a key point of contact, managing the project and coordinating the flow of information between numerous parties to deliver completed written proposal responses against agreed deadlines. You will also conduct regular reviews of project tasks and communicate progress to stakeholders. As part of this role, you will need to be able to attain UK Security Clearance.
This is an exciting role for a talented individual who is keen to progress their Project Management skills to the next level and play a key part in our business!

Responsibilities

Project management

  • Project planning (developing detailed project plans and timelines, setting clear objectives, roles and responsibilities etc)
  • Regularly reporting on the project progress to the
  • You will manage (with support initially) all aspects of the bid process coordinating with internal departments and collating their input to create client specific bid submissions which are coherent, compelling and well-structured
  • Review the evaluation criteria for each tender submission and ensure requirements are fulfilled
  • Carrying out final document reviews
  • Keeping stakeholders updated on progress and ensuring the timely submission of tenders and other proposals

 Writing

  • Drafting tender documentation
  • Identify and re-work existing pre-written content to fit with specific questions and bespoke to individual client requirements.
  • As part of your role, you will develop high-quality re-usable content and responses

The above list is not exhaustive and, as such, you may be required to undertake other duties as appropriate.

Requirements

Essential

  • Degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Project Management, Business Development)
  • Relevant experience, ideally within a project management role
  • Experience in working on multiple projects and delivering within agreed timeframes using project management tools, techniques and programmes
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret technical text/content
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Excellent writing, editing, and English skills, both written and verbal
  • Willingness to travel as required

Desirable

  • You will ideally have experience and knowledge of the tender process and best practice
  • Bid management experience

Please apply by submitting your CV to HR@LabLogic.com along with a cover letter explaining why you want to work for Southern Scientific and why you’re the ideal candidate for this role!