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Experimental Physicist (Instrumentation) (23045)

to c£40,000 DoE

PhD / Postdoc, Microfluidics / Optics / Lasers / Instrumentation, Electronics

Finishing your PhD or first postdoc? Keen to use your physics knowledge on experimental projects involving optics / laser development with other scientific disciplines? Are you the curious type and enjoy taking devices apart to see things work?

Our client is a multidisciplinary scientific / engineering team developing innovative solutions for medical / healthcare applications. Their core strengths are in optics, microfluidics, biochemistry, software and engineering. Their approach to problems is not to always come up with completely novel tools but to use their collective expertise and knowledge of pre-existing technology to collaboratively produce new encompassing applications. They’ll use off-the-shelf products if it suits their needs or equally be prepared to design and manufacture their own components.


As the team expands, they are looking to recruit further hands-on experimental scientists – those happy to work in a workshop or research lab. Duties will cover building new components, and optimising and maintaining experimental setups. Key technology areas the client will be interested in include experimental project work in instrumentation development involving:

  • Microfluidics
  • Optics and laser alignments
  • Instrumentation electronics

Applicants must have a strong academic background (1st Class degree) in experimental physics, including a PhD on a relevant subject (such as microscopy intrumentation development; experimental rig set-ups using optics; or microfluidics development). Highly desirable will be experience in other disciplines including mechanical, electronics, molecular biology or C# / Python coding.

The client is not able to sponsor employees so applicants must be able to work in the UK indefinitely due to nationality or their own valid work permits.
Preference is for UK based candidates.

PhD / Postdoc, Microfluidics / Optics / Lasers / Instrumentation, Electronics, Multidisciplinary, Chemistry / Physics.

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