R&D Manager


Ref: 1406Monday 18 September 2023

commensurate with experience

Enigma People Solutions is recruiting a highly motivated Research Manager to become an important part of a leading photonics technology company based in Edinburgh that is a trusted partner to research teams around the world and is set to double from 16 to 30 people in 2023.

In this role as Research Manager, you will manage innovation projects and collaborate successfully with project partners and the internal engineering, design and development teams to achieve the company’s goals.



• Manage innovation projects and research grant funding opportunities
• IP strategy and patent portfolio management
• Manage qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
• Liaise successfully with public bodies and government departments, including the EPRSC, The Department of Science, Innovation and Technology and Innovate UK
• Identify innovation opportunities
• Analyse problems and work to develop workable solutions
• Identify the best use of resources.


Required qualifications & experience

• Educated to PhD level (MSc candidates with relevant experience will be considered)
• Experience with grant applications and grant management
• Planning and organisational skills – Able to manage multiple tasks and complete work to deadlines
• Experience with coaching, mentoring or line management
• Excellent communication skills - Able to build and maintain good relationships with project partners and colleagues
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to plan workload and manage own time
• Ability to assess, interpret and evaluate the outcomes of research
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Photonics experience
• Eligibility to work full-time in the UK

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