Development Scientist - Optics, Opto-Mechanics, Lasers

Location
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Salary
Highly Competitive & Negotiable
Posted
16 Aug 2018
Closes
13 Sep 2018
Ref
11456
Sector
Engineering
Function
Production
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Development Scientist - Optics, Opto-Mechanics, Lasers
Didcot OX11
Highly Competitive & Negotiable

++ Do you have hands-on optical experience including building and aligning optical systems using lasers & mirrors? If so, we'd love to hear from you ++


We are a fast-growing innovative company developing a range of products for use across several global industries for high value gas analysis applications.

We are currently expanding our core technical team through the addition of a Development Scientist to enable us to accelerate our new product development activities. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a technically demanding and rewarding environment as an integral part of the strong technical team.

The Development Scientist Opportunity:

This position will be responsible for the build, assembly, test and development of our laser spectroscopy systems, including prototypes and production versions. The ideal candidate will work as part of a cross-functional technical team and play an active role in all aspects of product development.

Principal Responsibilities:

+ Develop existing and new laser spectroscopy instruments for gas sensing applications 
+ Assemble optical instruments from scratch, handle optical components, characterise lasers, optics, sub-assemblies and the overall system 
+ Conduct comprehensive instrument testing as per test plan and generate test and technical reports for internal and external use
+ Contribute and implement improvements to the instrument in terms of optical design, system performance and ease of manufacturing 
+ Investigate and troubleshoot any issues relating to product assembly and testing 
+ Collaborate with the Business Development team on evaluating the technical feasibility of new potential applications
+ Provide support for all stages of the product development lifecycle: R&D, Production and Field Service

Skills & Experience:

+ Qualified to MSc. or higher in Optics/Optical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Physical Sciences or related discipline with experience in hardware development 
+ 1 year of industrial experience in a related field would be advantageous
+ General knowledge of lasers, optomechanics, electro-optics and optics
+ Proven expertise in handling and assembling optics, opto-mechanics, lasers and related electronics
+ Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
+ Additional desirable skills - Good working knowledge of MATLAB/Python/other data analysis software, SolidWorks, FEA package

Competencies:

Thought
+ Evaluating Problem 
+ Investigating Issues
+ Creating Innovation

Adaptability
+ Adjusting to Change
+ Giving Support

Influence 
+ Communicating Information

Delivery
+ Processing Details
+ Structuring Tasks

Interested? Just Apply Below...

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