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Multidisciplinary Physicist (25938)

Cambridge
to £45,000 DoE + Benefits

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Developing technologies for next-generation instruments used in drug-discovery

This collaborative, scientific and engineering team are expanding, and are keen to further develop their core technologies. They are putting together the pieces for their next-generation instruments that will be central in allowing pharmaceutical and academic researchers to make breakthroughs in areas such as drug-discovery, cell biology, and clinical therapies.

The instrument is a sophisticated, multidisciplinary platform and is currently going through optimisation and testing to enable it to work to scientists' specifications. This role for a Multidisciplinary Physicist will be to help develop and run experiments alongside cell biologist and other scientists as part of a larger pilot programme. Key areas could include optical breadboard configurations, systems development, evaluating software components and microfluidics. The role would suit someone who is a keen problem solver and is diligent to documenting the work and be able to report to a wider audience.

To be the next Multidisciplinary Physicist, you should have:

  • A PhD in Physics including extensive doctorate or post-doctorate experience in: optical / imaging systems; microscopy development; or microfluidics.
  • Demonstrable experience with biophysics, or advanced optics experiments.
  • Understanding how to test and debug a complex, multidisciplinary system.
  • Additional exposure to cell biology applications, 3D CAD, software development, electronics or droplet microfluidics would be desirable.

This is a collaborative team so to join them, good communication skills including report writing and documentation is expected.

If you are either readily available, or looking for that next role, this is an excellent opportunity to join a welcoming team of scientists and engineers. Your ideas will be heard and you can help direct the company as it looks to prove its innovative technology. You'll be supported in your career, and be given the chance to develop new skills as well as be remunerated with an excellent salary and benefits package.

Keywords: Experimental Physics, Breadboard Optics, Microfluidics, Electronics, Instrumentation, Cell Biology, Pharmaceuticals, Biophysics, PhD / Postdoc, Imaging

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