Senior Research Scientist - Ultrasonic Transducers

Callaghan Innovation
Wellington, Wellington 6011
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time


About the role

The R&D Solutions business unit provides Callaghan Innovation's core in-house research and technical capability. Our experts collaborate with firms and industries to provide R&D services that enhance the product or service development process and practice towards accelerating commercialisation.

The transducers and sensing team has capability in ultrasound transducers, sensing system design and prototype development, hyperspectral and microwave imaging, optical systems, applied physics for sensing, analogue and digital electronics, and machine learning. Current application areas include industrial sensing and measurement, non-destructive testing, medical device solutions, on-farm management, and integrated sensing systems.

Reporting to the Team Leader Transducers and Sensing, the purpose of your role within this team, is to design, fabricate and test ultrasonic transducers, and develop these devices for a variety of applications and end-users in the commercial marketplace.

Callaghan Innovation is committed to creating an environment for our people to do their best work, this includes providing opportunities for ongoing personal and professional development.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • providing effective technical leadership in developing major applied research projects and programmes to effectively deliver commercial solutions for New Zealand industry customers
  • building and managing effective working relationships with internal and external partners, customers, and other stakeholders
  • ensuring optimal use of available resources in delivering planned business outcomes within agreed timeframes, meeting financial targets, and ensuring adherence to quality standards
  • contributing to the development of new ideas, skills and networks to the team in areas that have the capacity to benefit New Zealand industry.

About you

A career with Callaghan Innovation will challenge you and provide you with opportunities to showcase your skills and abilities. For driven high achievers, you will be working with committed, like-minded people, giving you the support to reach your full potential.

To be successful in this role, you will have the following:

  • A strong advanced technical qualification (preferably a PhD) in a relevant field of science (Applied Physics, Electronics, Engineering Physics, Materials Science)
  • Require existing skills in application and device analysis, transducer design and CAD development, microfabrication, composite and structured materials development, front-end analogue electronics development, and device testing
  • Commercial experience with a track record of successful delivery to a broad range of customers and ability to pivot to stay relevant to our stakeholders and strategy demands

About us

Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand's innovation agency. We're here to liberate innovators. We connect businesses to the networks, capability, and funding they need to make their ideas happen. We inspire both our customers and New Zealand to step up to the challenge of technological change. We have more than 200 of New Zealand's leading scientists dedicated to solving tough technical problems, our programmes help hundreds of companies improve their ability to commercialise their innovations. It's exciting and nationally significant, and we need the best people onboard with us.

Please refer to the position description for detailed technical expertise required for this position.

If this sounds like you, then what are you waiting for? Apply now!

Applications for this role close on Monday, 1 February 2021.

To find out more, please refer to the position description below or email for further information.

To be considered for this opportunity, you must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

International candidates who can obtain or who are in the process of getting an NZ Work visa are welcome to apply.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code13453IEEE.


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