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R&D Systems design engineer

Turku, Finland

On the R&D team, you’ll join 700 scientists, researchers, clinicians, software developers, data scientists and engineers who work in all phases of the product development lifecycle – including concept, planning, development and validation on new product launches and patents. Together, you’ll build next-generation solutions that contribute to food safety, diagnostic innovations, drug development, big data technologies and more. The future of environmental, human and life sciences is up to you.

  • Full Time
  • Minimal Travel

Success Profile

We have found that the following traits and attributes help lead to a successful future in R&D at PerkinElmer.

  • Adaptable
  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Proactive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Innovative

Employee Quote

There is a deep mutual respect for each other’s skills and contributions. Whether it’s taking on a new process skill or a new software skill, we are always moving forward so you never get bored – that’s what makes it exciting even after 30 years.

Jay Ives, Sr. Manager, Spectroscopy R&D


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Location(s) Turku, Finland Status Regular Job ID JR-018424

PerkinElmer is currently looking foran

R&DSystems Design Engineer

Turku, Finland

The Turku Site,with600employees,represents one of PerkinElmer’s major manufacturing and product development sitesfor newbornandmaternalfetal health screening.As the global market leader in newborn screening, our solutions have tested over 560 million babies worldwide for life-threatening diseases.

We are now looking fora Systems Design Engineer to join our talented R&D organization.You will be part of our in vitro diagnostic (IVD) instrument development team. The instrument development team offers a dynamic working environment and challenging projects to work with. The IVD instruments are part of our total solution offering that includes informatics, instruments, and biochemical reagents. Development requirements combine elements from all these areas and are leading to cross-scientific collaborations within the Global PerkinElmer R&D.

Role description

In your role you will lead the technical realization of IVD analyzer products. You will be responsible for developing product requirements, identifying novel technical solutions, managing the integration of multidisciplinary design items into a working product and lead the product verification planning and execution. We expect you to be capable of digesting new information and using your technical excellence to become the leading technical consultant of the product you are working with.

Role requirements

  • Master of Science (Technology) or Doctor of Science (Technology)
  • Demonstrated capabilities in more than one field of technology: mechanics engineering, electronics engineering, liquid handling, medical device verification, material technology, optics and light, software, etc.
  • Readiness to lead mechanics engineering activities with insight in manufacturability and reliability
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in mechatronics hardware development
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Skills and interest to write good specifications, plans and reports
  • Leadership skills and capability to drive ideas in projects that are globally distributed
  • Experience in medical device development is considered an advantage

What we offer

  • Inspiring leadership and exceptional employees

  • Dynamic and innovative culture

  • Focus oncareerdevelopment

  • Collaborative and diverse environment

PerkinElmer Turku Site is a drug free site and a medical examination for new employees includes a drug test.

Could this be your next step?For further information,please contact Department Leader Juha Karunen,+358 2 2678 250, preferably on Thursday, January 14th, between 12.30 and 14.30 EET, or on Friday, January 22nd, between 13 and 15 EET.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and can see yourself as a part of our dedicated team of professionals,please apply via the link above as soon as possible, at the latest by January 31st. Please note we will start interviews as soon as we find suitable candidates. Join us today!


PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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