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Job title: Application Lab Technician

Location: Southampton, U.K.

The role involves the opportunity to be part of an exciting team developing the next generation of analytical testing and detection products. It involves working with the applications team in finding technical solutions for our newly launched Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Klarite product line. We are looking for experienced hands-on analytical chemists or technicians to assist in product development and finding technical solutions to customers’ needs. The responsibilities of the position include technical assistance on current products, application troubleshooting and hands on future application development. A good proportion of the role will be lab work and familiarity and experience with chemicals and prep work is needed. Knowledge of spectroscopy and operating analytical equipment is also required. Additional responsibilities include participation at trade shows, technical presentations and training courses for customers and the sales team.

This position involves the ability to operate within an exciting and rapidly changing environment and be able to interact and communicate effectively at all levels. The person must have the ability to work directly and effectively with customers, technical staff and management. Ideally, he or she should have a good understanding of the use of Raman instruments and their application to chemical, biochemical and biological analysis.

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated team player with problem solving skills.

Minimum requirements: A Chemistry, Biochemistry or Materials Science degree (or HND with relevant industrial experience).

About Mesophotonics
Mesophotonics Ltd was established in July 2001 to develop and commercialize 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 Ltd offers a competitive compensation package.

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.

If you are interested in the above position, please send a CV (preferably by e-mail) to:

Jilly Searle 

Office Manager

Mesophotonics Ltd

2 Venture Road

Chilworth Science Park

Southampton SO16 7NP



Tel: 023 8076 3752

Fax: 023 8076 3757