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Graduate Consultant Physicist (25650)

Cambridge
to £35,000 DoE + top benefits

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Physics is the "knowledge of nature", a natural science that studies what makes things tick. Our client is a leading consultancy that is looking for that exceptional Graduate Physicist to join them and work on their varied projects. Whilst theory and knowledge is highly important, this needs to be married to a key applied engineering understanding in order to develop products and create inventions from ideas.

As a Consultant Physicist, you could be working on computational models at the beginning of a month; in a lab developing a small physical sensor two weeks later; and at the end of the month be looking to take a prototype design to manufacture (all whilst being supported by experienced scientists and engineers). The work is certainly technical, with a focus on development (rather than research), and lends itself to those who enjoy applied problem solving.

So, should you apply?

  • It is expected that you will academically be a high-achiever. You'll have achieved an A* in maths and physics at A-level, and then graduated with a 1st or high 2.1 in physics from a top Russell Group university (or equivalent). You may have a PhD, and most likely have a Masters.
  • You'll have demonstrable project experience evidencing a first principles' understanding in how to develop a product (such as an electronic based sensor, microfluidic driven diagnostics tools, or applied optics for a medical device).
  • You'll have a curiosity in how things in the world work, leading to hobby projects and exploring new technologies.

Interested applicants do need to evidence all of the above points - academics alone will not be enough. Bonus points will go to those who have relevant internships, and whose personality can shine through their applications.

CVs should be limited to 2 pages, but if you have additional material to share, please include these in a cover letter or portfolio. Tell us about yourself.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a leading technical consultancy, and be rewarded with an excellent remuneration package which may include relocation expenses.

Key Words: Top Qualifications, 1st, Physics, Electronics, Sensors, Optics, Control Systems, Problem-Solving, Consultancy

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