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Senior Physicist (23033)

Cambridge
to £55k

Product Development, Physics, Commercial Development

As a Senior Physicist with this leading consultancy, you will provide 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.

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. 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.

Requirements:

  • An excellent first degree or PhD in Physics or a closely related Engineering discipline from a leading university
  • Experience of product development in a fast moving organisation
  • Proven technical leadership experience in a commercial environment
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Excellent practical problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills

In addition, any experience of the following will be beneficial:

  • Analogue electronics design
  • Experimental/laboratory skills, including hardware/software for actuation control
  • Optical component and system design, including experience with fibre optic systems
  • Experience of using Python, MATLAB or other programming languages
  • Experience with any simulation/design/CAD tools (for example SolidWorks, Zemax or ANSYS)

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