Senior Physicist

Polytec Personnel Ltd
29 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Our client based in Cambridge is looking for a Physicist to provide innovation and technical leadership in multi-disciplinary team settings: working on a range of client assignments and internal technology investments, typically involving the design and development of solutions for complex physical sensing problems. The role offers many varied opportunities for the personal development of technical, leadership and commercial skills. Scientists, mathematicians and engineers work on client assignments in multidisciplinary project teams - usually working concurrently on multiple projects, often in different team roles. High quality work is essential from every team member. In particular, a strong desire to learn to select and implement appropriate solutions given different market/commercial requirements is essential to the role. As a senior physicist you will be expected to provide innovation and technical leadership during the complete project life cycle. Projects often commence with a loose brief from a client; from this you will be expected to extract and understand the underlying requirement, and to architect a technical solution that is good business for the company, as well as a compelling offering for the client. During the delivery of the project you will take responsibility for the technical solution, working closely with the project team, as well as interfacing at a senior level within the client organisation. You will have an excellent first degree or PhD in Physics or a closely related Engineering discipline and experience of product development in a fast moving organisation along with proven technical leadership experience in a commercial environment and a deep understanding and extensive practical experience in the application of at least one branch of physics (for example optics, electromagnetism, fluid dynamics or condensed matter physics). You will also have a broad understanding of a wide range of physics principles, and an ability to identify their applicability to a variety of technical challenges, some familiarity with design considerations arising from associated engineering disciplines (for example electronics, software or mechanical engineering) and excellent practical problem solving skills. Experience in analogue electronics design, experimental/laboratory skills, including hardware/software for actuation control, optical component and system design, including experience with fibre optic systems, Python, MATLAB or other programming languages or simulation/design/CAD tools (for example Solidworks, Zemax or ANSYS) would be beneficial. This job was originally posted as