Scientist – Ultrasound



Closing Date
31 December 2022

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Job Purpose
With a vision to transform respiratory drug delivery, Nebu~Flow is developing the next generation of nebulisers for efficient respiratory drug delivery of next generation of drugs. We aim to help more than 200 million people who are suffering from respiratory disorders. This post will make a leading contribution to development of our core technology and our next generation of products.

We have demonstrated that sound waves propagating on surfaces can be manipulated to enable controlled nebulisation of a liquid present on the surface and produce aerosols with the correct dimensions for effective pulmonary drug delivery. Nebu~Flow has received a number of awards including the Scottish Edge Higgs Award and Lee Lucas award from Institute of Physics. This position aims to develop the nebuliser device especially focused on the microfluidics and fluid dynamics. The post holder will contribute to the development and testing of the nebuliser device.

About You
It is anticipated that the applicant will have a background (minimum MSc) in the field of acoustics, fluid dynamics or (bio)engineering with previous experience in medical devices (desirable). It is essential that you have relevant experience of working in the field of acoustics or piezoelectric materials while experience in surface acoustic waves and acoustofluidics is desirable. You will have the ability to understand the requirements of our end-users and be able to propose solutions that will achieve their goals. It would also be preferable if you enjoy achieving challenging technical goals within tight deadlines, whilst maintaining a thorough attention to detail. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to work with a team of engineers/scientists from different backgrounds to develop prototypes and the final product. Your remit will include:
• Design and validate acoustic components and generate appropriate documentation.
• Design and prototype devices and ensure designs conform to required regulations.
• Maintain documentation for production of components (schematics, datasheets, 3D Models)
• Experience of work in wet laboratory environment
• Communicate with other team members to build and validate devices
• Experience in development and validation of microfluidic systems is desirable
• Experience of work in cleanroom and microfabrication is desirable
• Experience of working in ISO13485 environment is desirable
• Experience of aerosol characterisation (laser diffraction and cascade impactor) is desirable
• Knowledge of acoustics/ultrasound waves is desirable

• Theoretical and practical knowledge in related fields including acoustics, physics, engineering
or materials
• Experience with working in research and development field
• Experience with industrial / commercial development of medical devices is desirable
• 3D CAD skills, able to generate 3D Models of devices (Solidworks, Autodesk Fusion 360 or
similar) is desirable
• Experience with simulation and programming is desirable

This position offers a fantastic opportunity to further develop your skills whilst working with the latest technologies.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter, outlining how you meet the essential skills for the position to For further information or informal discussions regarding this position, please contact us on

Posted on 21st November 2022 in Job Opportunities in Acoustics, Early Careers Group