Physicist / Development Engineer

Vector Resourcing
£28000 - £50000 per annum + Basic (NEG) + excellent benefits
22 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A superb career opportunity for an Applied Physicist to join a leading multinational technology development company. The Applied Physicist will be a key figure in a host of exciting R&D projects for clients in the medical, commercial and industrial sectors. You will act as project lead / technical expert across the product development lifecycle, from new concept generation and technology validation, through prototyping and full product development, to transfer to manufacture and sustainability. We believe this is an exceptional opportunity to join a highly regarded company that provides ongoing training programmes, coupled with long term career development opportunities and a highly competitive remuneration package.

NB there are several positions available and the company is interested in Physicists with, or without commercial experience (eg Post-graduate/Post-Doctoral Physicists with academic backgrounds)

The Company

For 30 years this technology development consultancy has successfully transformed ideas into successful market-leading products for their clients. You will almost certainly own, or have used, products they have designed! Their state-of-the-art facility in Cambridge plays host to a diverse international team of talented engineers, scientists, mathematicians and market experts committed to innovating new technologies, products and solutions for their clients in the medical, consumer, industrial and energy sectors. The company are positively thriving and, in the last couple of years, have experienced significant growth both organically and through acquisition. They are looking for talented people to join their team to further propel their growth going forward.

The Physicist will:

* Apply hands-on Science to develop viable solutions to challenging real-world technical problems
* Identify and research new 'blue-sky' technologies for possible commercial exploitation
* Be part of international multi-disciplinary product development teams;
* Design experimental apparatus and conduct proof-of-principle experiments

* Develop prototypes involving elements of electronics, optics, mechanics, materials etc

* Present results and findings to clients.

Requirements -Applied Physicist:

* A Masters (MPhys/MSci ) 2.1 or above and /or a Doctorate PhD, EngD, DPhil in Physics or closely related discipline.

* A Broad physics knowledge covering first principals
* Intuitive understanding of how physics effects real world processes and products
* Strong analytical ability
* A "hands on" highly practical approach to experimental physics and instrumentation
* Ability to analyse a wide range of data, structure thoughts, draw robust conclusions and communicate them in a clear concise way.