STEM Graduate Scheme at novosound


Location: BioCity, Newhouse, ML1 5UH
£10 per hour
Full-time for 6 months (potential for permanent)
Immediate start
Closing date: 31 January 2020, 12 noon

About the Company

“novosound has created a ground-breaking technique for the mass-production of printable ultrasound sensors. Located near Glasgow, the novosound team is made up of scientific, technical and commercial experts who work together with global clients to develop ultrasound sensor products and solutions for industrial and medical markets.

Commonly known for its use in maternity wards and other hospital departments, ultrasound imaging, is also the go-to tool in industrial settings for safe non-destructive testing (NDT). In the oil and gas industry, for example, novosound’s new, low-cost, “fit-and-forget” sensors will be fixed along a pipeline to detect potential cracks and faults before they become critical; a problem that has been well-publicised recently for operators in the sector.

novosound recently completed at £3.3M Investment round, bringing Foresight and Williams Advanced Engineering in as lead investors. In 2020, it was named as one of Scotland’s Top 10 Start-Ups by Insider Magazine, and has been a winner of the Converge Challenge, Scottish EDGE and the Institute of Physics Business Awards.

Over the coming year, novosound will continue to drive their growth plan, allowing them to expand an already-experienced team, and bring its cutting-edge ultrasound sensors to market.”

To learn more about novosound, visit their website here

The Role

novosound is looking to recruit graduates into their Graduate Scheme to build them into the future leaders of the company. Over the 6 months, the recruits will experience all technical aspects of the business with a view to moving into a permanent position in the area that they find the best fit. This is an exciting opportunity for a STEM graduate who enjoys a hands-on laboratory/workshop environment and who is passionate about their work.

Over the first three months of the scheme, you will be rotated around different technical teams in the R&D group, gaining skills in:

· Design and Assembly of Ultrasound Transducers
· Applications of novosound probes and sensors
· Thin Film Deposition of sensors and electronics

The Second 3 months will be in a specialised role in one of these areas, working on commercially focused R&D that tackles real-world problems in Industrial Non-Destructive Testing, Sensors, and Medical Imaging.


novosound is looking for hands-on and enthusiastic First Class Graduates with a Honours or Masters in Physics, Engineering, Sensors or a related discipline to join their team. The ideal person will be a problem-solver at heart with a genuine interest in helping other team members.

As a startup company, they’re looking for someone who is passionate about their work and excellent at working well under pressure in a rapidly changing environment.

Qualifications, experience and skills essential for this role:

• Skilled in the laboratory or workshop environment
• Enthusiasm for the Startup Environment (i.e. we’re not a BlueChip company, yet)
• Highly proficient in computer usage (Office packages)
• Able to follow instruction
• Must have strong attention to detail
• Strong communication skills and ability to interact with internal and external partners
• Demonstrates a high level of professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive materials/issues
• Able to work overtime when required

The following are beneficial but not essential:

• ISO9001 / 13485 / FDA / CE Marking regulatory experience beneficial
• Computer programming experience an added bonus (Python, C, Java)

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.


Closing date for applications is Friday 31 January 2020.

Please submit a CV and Cover Letter through the AAI EmployAbility online application form on our website. Examples of what we expect in an application can be found here

All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. State A) your availability and B) relevant experience and demonstrate how your skills match the specific requirements of the job description.

We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.