Magnet Engineer

Oxford Instruments Plc
From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus excellent benefit package
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a magnet engineer/physicist who has experience of designing new magnet systems/technology. Whether your experience has been gained in an academic or commercial environment, you will need to have excellent knowledge of magnetic field generation and circuit design, as well as finite element modelling (including understanding First Principles). This position is part of a multi-disciplinary team, working on next-generation products, so it is an excellent development opportunity for the right individual.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

The principal magnet engineer is the in-house expert in magnetic field generation and magnetic circuits, providing insight and innovative solutions in all areas of magnetic circuit design.

  • Provides the link between systems engineers and magnet, gradient, shim and RF coil design
  • Provides technical guidance on identifying likely failure modes in prototype magnets, gradient, shim and RF coils and assists in appropriate risk mitigation
  • Provides technical guidance on the integration of magnets, shim methods, gradient coils and RF probes
  • With due regard to project timelines, owns:
  • the specifications for all magnets, shim, gradient & RF coils
  • the build of prototype magnets, shim, gradient & RF coils
  • the achievement of specified electromagnetic performance
  • Develops appropriate design tools and skills for the next generations of:
  • permanent magnets and field optimisation (shimming)
  • room temperature shim coils
  • gradient coils
  • RF coils (probes)
  • Identifies and champions advanced technology projects
  • Assists as required in solving problems in production and in the field
The Person

  • A relevant technical degree is preferred, ideally to PhD level
  • Relevant demonstrable experience is essential
  • An excellent understanding of static and dynamic magnetic field circuit modelling
  • A strong approach to the design of magnetic circuits using hard & soft magnetic materials and electromagnets
  • A good understanding of NMR/MRI systems and the principles of operation
  • Experience in integrating magnets into NMR/MRI systems
  • A strong hands-on approach
  • A proven ability to solve problems

The location of this role is Abingdon, Near Oxford, UK

Close date for applications: 17th December 2017

Business Overview

One of the first spin-out companies from Oxford University in 1959, Oxford Instruments developed the world’s first superconducting magnet and MRI system. Today we are a globally recognised brand with a reputation for product excellence, providing tools and systems that can fabricate, analyse and manipulate matter at the atomic scale. Oxford Instrument’s NanoScience business specialises in the manufacture of cryogenic systems such as dilution refrigerators and superconducting magnets used for research, ultra high vacuum, semiconductor, and medical applications.

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