Senior Physicist - Innovation

Vector Recruitment Ltd
Exceptional (call to discuss)
29 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Physicist to play a key figure in novel technology innovation projects at an acclaimed technology consultancy in Cambridgeshire. This is a newly created role for a creative commercially minded Physicist with a strong bias towards experimental or applied physics. The Physicist will be a key figure in the team, providing both technical project management and technical insight to a breadth of innovative technology development projects across a range of industries. As a Physicist you will be a natural problem solver who gets a thrill by developing novel solutions to solve complex science and technology problems. You will have broad experience of developing systems incorporating sensors, analogue and digital electronics, precision mechanical components, optics, embedded software and other aspects of product design. You will still need solid maths and analytical skills - many problems are solved by systems analysis and modelling as well as experimental techniques. The Senior Physicist will join the UK's fastest growing Technology Development Consultancy -but make no mistake it may be called 'Consultancy' but this is serious hands-on Science & Engineering - not just a 'paper' exercise The company name is synonymous with innovation. They work with SMEs & Start-ups through to Global Multinationals developing novel solutions to their clients' technical problems at all stages of the product development process. Applications are diverse: there is particular demand for their work on high-technology medical devices but they also develop scientific & industrial instruments, automated manufacturing processes and even consumer goods -walk down any High Street and you'll see products on sale that they've had a hand in developing. What can the company offer you? The chance to work at a company where each day is different and challenging; where you will work alongside some of the UK's brightest Scientists and Engineers to develop technologies that will positively impact people's lives. All this and exceptional career prospects and excellent financial rewards & benefits. To be considered for the role of Senior Physicist you need the following: Education A Masters (MPhys MSc MPhil MRes) or Doctorate (PhD/EngD/DPhil) in Physics, Engineering or Electronics or closely related subject. A Undergraduate degree Bachelors (BSc/BEng/BA) 2.1 or above Skills & Experience: Strong mathematical skills Imaginative and inquisitive mind, eager to learn new skills and to develop solutions for interesting and complex problems Excellent communication and reporting skills Experience in the practical application of at least one branch of Applied Physics (for example, Optics and Electromagnetism, Fluid Dynamics or Condensed Matter Physics) Project Management skills (particularly at Principal Physicist level) In addition, any experience of the following will also be beneficial: Electronics design -ideally a mix of digital and analogue for sensor interfacing etc Optical component and system design Experience of using Python, MATLAB or other programming languages Experience with any simulation design / CAD tools for example Solidworks, Zemaz or ANSYS Job Title: Senior Physicist -dependent on experience levels Salary : Highly competitive based on the candidates experience Employee Benefits - Exceptional Vacancy Location: Cambridgeshire This job was originally posted as