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Job title: Product Line Manager – Klarite products

Location: Southampton, UK

Responsible for managing the current Klarite product line and developing new products from concept through product life cycles by working effectively with the team at Mesophotonics to support customers needs.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated team player with the ability to interact and communicate effectively with other groups both internally (sales, engineering, manufacturing and finance) and with customers.  Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are a must for this position.

We are looking for someone who can manage all day-to-day issues related to the product and customer demands.  They will need to provide product marketing plans, product line pricing strategies, forecasting and conduct competitive market analysis.

Excellent written and verbal communication, time management, problem solving and leadership skills are a must for this role.  You should also have a good understanding of the use of Raman instruments (and preferably SERS) and the application of Raman spectroscopy to chemical, biochemical and biological analysis.

This position reports to the Business Development Director. Additional responsibilities include participation at international trade shows, technical presentations and instructional training courses for customers & sales team and international customer visits as required.

Minimum requirements: A degree and at least 2-4 years relevant experience.

About Mesophotonics

Mesophotonics Ltd was established in July 2001 to develop and commercialise planar photonic crystal technology. The company is a spin-out from the University of Southampton where a multi-disciplinary team have been conducting research in the area of photonic crystals and photonics band gaps since 1994. Mesophotonics completed its first round financing in July 2001 by securing £2.8 million from BTG. Second round funding of £5.5 million was completed in December 2003. Quester led the investment with participating investors Auriga Partners (Paris), NIF Ventures Co. Ltd (Tokyo) and existing investor BTG.

Mesophotonics Ltd offers a competitive compensation package including stock options.

In 2005 Mesophotonics introduced the Klarite series of products. Klarite SERS substrates, allow the unique Raman fingerprint present in all molecules to be easily and repeatedly identified. Klarite substrates enable faster, higher accuracy detection of biological and chemical samples at lower detection limits for a wide range of markets including homeland security, forensics, environmental monitoring, medical diagnostics and drug discovery.

Previous SERS substrates have been plagued by 100% signal variations and by hot spots where only small areas of the total device showed amplified Raman signals. By providing a uniform patterned surface Klarite slides provide control of the Raman process giving consistent SERS signals from anywhere on the active surface. The very high signal levels achieved also make Raman spectra as easy to obtain as fluorescence spectra and offer significantly lower detection limits for many molecules.

Klarite substrates are completely compatible with existing micro-Raman instruments. However, the SERS signals that are generated from Klarite substrates are many orders of magnitude more intense than traditional Raman signals and enable detection with low sensitivity detectors and low power lasers. This will open the door to the development of low cost Raman detection systems compatible with volume OEM applications.

Contact information

If you would like to apply for this position. Please send your resume to:

Jilly Searle
Office Manager
Mesophotonics Ltd
2 Venture Road
Chilworth Science Park
SO16 7NP

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