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Experimental Physicist (Instrumentation) (24246)

to £40,000 DoE

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

Have you just finished your PhD (or close to submitting your thesis); or have completed your doctorate within the past 5 years and have been working as a post-doc scientist? We’re looking for bright, multi-disciplinary Experimental Physicists to join this product development company in Cambridge, developing innovative solutions for medical / healthcare applications.

Projects revolve around 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. Projects will include building / developing 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 / inkjet technologies
  • Optics and laser in microscope builds
  • Instrumentation electronics
  • Sensor detection for single molecules / surface chemistry

Applicants must have a strong academic background (1st / high 2.1 Class degree) in experimental physics from a top ranked (globally recognised) university, including a PhD on a relevant subject (such as microscopy instrumentation development; experimental rig set-ups using optics; sensors for molecular detection; 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 / Inkjet, Electronics, Multidisciplinary, Chemistry / Physics, Problem Solving

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