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Finance & Operations Manager

Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Edinburgh, Photon Force is a multi-award-winning business with a mission to provide innovative, high quality, and accurate sensor technology to facilitate research, and ultimately enable next-generation products. Until now, single photon detection and timing capabilities have only been available as separate, bulky, and low-throughput pieces of equipment. Photon Force’s products help speed up research progress by streamlining these features into a single, simple unit, easily integrated into an existing lab setup. Their current cameras have been used for a wide range of exciting and revolutionary applications, such as video-rate fluorescence lifetime imaging, advanced LiDAR systems which can image through fog and even around corners, and neural imaging to support emerging brain-computer interface research.

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Finance & Operations Manager

Photon Force has very recently secured £1.8m in research and development grant funding which is aimed at supporting their next stage of growth and focus on developing their product range for a wider customer base and future revenue streams. With an existing interesting and diverse customer base, which includes Facebook, they have set strong foundations on which to build for the next stage of growth.

The company is now looking to recruit a high calibre Finance and Operations Manager to be based at their office in the University of Edinburgh’s Kings Buildings Campus, towards the South of Edinburgh. The successful candidate will report directly to and work closely with the CEO alongside the wider team, having key oversight of the business on a daily basis with a direct focus on financial strategy and establishing the operational processes required to deliver extensive and sustainable growth. In addition to the oversight of Finance, systems & process and the budgeting & reporting cycles, the Finance and Operations Manager will also be responsible for HR, Legal, Facilities Management, IT, Logistics, Inventory and Procurement. 


This is a highly exciting and much sought-after role in one of Scotland’s high growth sectors that tends to attract as many investors as it does acquisitions. It is vital for Photon Force that the candidate not only matches the key attributes from a skills perspective, but also matches their ambitions to grow the business in line with their values and culture.

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