Development Scientist - Optics, Opto-Mechanics, Lasers

Didcot, Oxfordshire
Highly Competitive & Negotiable Salary Package
17 Dec 2018
14 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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

++ Do you have hands-on optical experience including building and aligning optical systems using lasers & phonetic systems? 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. Our instruments have applications including environmental sciences supporting climate studies and in the oil and gas helping reduce the carbon footprint and improve safety. 

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, 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, System Deployments, 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 
+ 4 years of industrial experience in a related field would be advantageous
+ Excellent 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

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