Waters Corporation

  • Development Scientist

    System ID
    Company Name
    Waters Division
    Research and Development
    Job Locations
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Location : Country (Full Name)
    United Kingdom
  • Overview

    Based at our purpose built facility in Wilmslow the Systems Development Function is at the centre of our engineering capability in creating speciality measurement systems utilising the latest in Mass Spectrometry technology.  Working with specialists from a wide range of functions you will be a key member of the project team empowered to deliver customer benefits that have a real impact on the world we live in. Your role is critical in translating stakeholder needs into technical specifications maintaining consistency and compatibility in the leading edge solutions developed by engineering. You will be joining a diverse group of systems and development specialists with well over a 150 years of experience.  


    • Work within the company’s instrument development process and relevant regulatory frameworks to:
      • Produce Product Specification and Engineering Requirements documentation and provide design direction to the engineering development teams.
      • Produce Product Specification Verification documents to provide test evidence that design requirements have been met.
      • Develop, and work in partnership with other stakeholders to implement, the system integration strategy such that key attributes are risk managed and that project timelines are met.
      • Contribute to design reviews, FMEAs, phase reviews and other project related activity as appropriate.
    • Take an active role in the development and support of existing Mass Spectrometer instruments and technologies (either directly identified or guided through consultation with Research, Engineering, Operations or Service) to:
      • Improve performance, improve quality or reduce cost.
      • Define critical parameters and interface requirements for integration into commercial products.
    • Work in partnership with MS Research to:
      • Assist in the evaluation and usage of new technologies.
      • Provide integration skills to aid the development and subsequent transfer of new technologies (including their requirements and specifications) into commercial instrumentation.
    • Ensure that Quality system standards and Health and Safety standards are adhered to at all times.
    • Perform other duties in a professional manner as deemed necessary by the Organisation.
    • Monitor developments in the technical community and competitors products to identify potential development opportunities.
    • To act as system designer and technical authority for designated Mass Spectrometer instruments when required.



    • As a minimum bachelor  degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or a related subject.  


    • Proven practical experience of mass spectrometry or a related discipline.
    • Proven experience in the development of MassSpectrometer instrumentation, or similar scientific or analytical instrumentation containing vacuum, particle optics, precision mechanics, electronics, and firmware/software.
    • Hands-on experience of Mass Spectrometer system and sub-assemblies.
    • A technical understanding of the requirements, procedures and physical resources needed to verify sub-assemblies in system environments and complete MassSpectrometer products.




    • Good written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work with process.
    • Diagnostic abilities to determine root causes and provide fault data.
    • Ability to work in ad hoc project teams.
    • Ability to learn and adopt industry best practices.


    In addition to salary, we work flexibly and provide 25 days holidays, excellent family friendly benefits such as attractive employer pension contribution, life assurance, income protection and private medical. With Waters, there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow, develop and contribute.

    Company Description

    Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials and food sciences for 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.

    Waters Corporation's businesses include Waters, TA Instruments, VICAM, ERA, and Nonlinear Dynamics.

    Waters creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), chromatography columns and chemistry products, mass spectrometry systems, laboratory informatics solutions, and comprehensive service programs to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.




    Waters Wilmslow:

    People create the Waters difference. By engaging with our talented and diverse workforce we continuously evolve, develop and enhance our products. Being the world’s leading speciality measurement company, we believe in delivering innovative technology and system solutions to our valued customers to enable their success.  At Wilmslow, our focus is on the development and delivery of mass spectrometry systems and software in a collaborative and dynamic team environment. 


    Our mass spectrometers deliver benefit to customers in many industries and make a meaningful impact to our lives through examples such as

    • Neo-natal screening to keep babies healthy
    • Ensuring consistent, reliable safety in our global food and water supply
    • Developing new medicinal therapies to advance human health
    • Ensuring participants in the world’s sporting events compete fairly


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