Analytics Research Assistant

Cambridge, United Kingdom

£20-24,000 pa


We are seeking a diligent, enthusiastic & intelligent research scientist or engineer to join our R&D team in the development of biomedical devices. Working as part of the Sensors & Algorithms Development team, you would be helping ensure high quality data gathering, data processing, analysis & interpretation and be involved in a variety of support activities essential for the transition of technology from the lab to the market. Research is built-on and influential-to Sphere Medical’s proprietary lab-on-a-chip (LOC) blood analysis platform, Proxima.


Sphere Medical (Cambridge, UK) specialises in the development of innovative & disruptive medical monitoring and diagnostic equipment. The Company’s flagship analysis platform, Proxima, enables repeated, on-patient, automated measurement of key blood analytes (gases, electrolytes, metabolites…) and is designed to benefit a broad spectrum of patients, enabling faster critical decision making and improved clinical outcomes.

We develop all Proxima’s electrochemical, biological & physical sensors in-house, the work being highly multidisciplinary and rewarding. Joining Sphere Medical represents an opportunity to be exposed to the full cycle of medical device development, from initial concept generation through to regulatory approval and commercialisation. The company aims to provide an environment enabling its employees to grow, expanding their skillsets through training and experience.

The successful applicant shall join the Sensors and Algorithms Development team within R&D, supporting aspects of sensor development, operation and data handling, and working in close collaboration with Test & Software Teams. This role requires the application of a base scientific knowledge to understand & improve raw sensor behaviour and to translate data into a meaningful, reliable and accurate displayed result.

Primary Role(s):

Contribute to Sphere Medical’s research and development activities as part of a multidisciplinary team, focused towards the development of novel and innovative medical devices

Design and run experimental work, generally aimed at optimising electrochemical sensor operation

Maintain & develop analytics projects within R&D; data processing, analysis & interpretation

Input into company-wide risk-management and problem-solving activities

Identify and culture ideas for future sensing applications, including expansion of Intellectual Property (IP)


Personal Attributes:

Diligent, self-motivated & goal-orientated, with the ability to work independently and deliver to a deadline

Strong interpersonal skills with a desire to work within a multi-disciplinary team

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

An ideal applicant would have an effective & logical mindset, some experience of product / device development and a desire for project completion


Graduate (or equivalent experience) in the applied physical sciences or engineering.

Knowledge & Skills:

Beneficial experience(s) include:

  • Programming for data processing, analysis & visualisation (MATLAB, Python, R…)

  • Experience of trend analysis / fault analysis

  • A strong practical laboratory skillset

  • (Medical device / sensors) technology-development


Information for recruitment agencies

As a growing company, we are aware that there are a large number of agencies looking for an opportunity to work with us. However, at present, we operate a preferred supplier list. If you are interested in working with us, please contact us via email only to:

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