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Experimental Physicist - MEMS Sensors (24442)

to £60k + options

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Analogue design and experiemental physics

Fundamentally you are a Physicist; currently you might be doing more analogue electronics design than you wish and you would like to return to a more experimental role.

In this role you will utilise the raw high frequency signal from a MEMS device to model physical, electrical and gravitational information. Your contribution to this solution will be an analogue design but to get to it you will need to apply your experimental physics knowledge.

This start-up seeks someone with significant commercial experience to assist what was originally an outstanding academic team at the University of Cambridge. Since those early days the company has started field trails however there is still significant design work to complete. Along with your own excellent Physics degree from a world-leading university, you will also be able to offer commercial experience in the following areas:

  • The design and build of experimental apparatus for precision instrumentation
  • Design of low noise and precision analogue front ends including trans-impedance amplifiers, phase shifters, limiting circuits, oscillators and PLLs
  • Solid understanding of design of analogue electronics over extended temperature ranges
  • Interfacing analogue and digital electronics
  • Design of experiments and associated apparatus to capture extensive multi-variable data sets
  • PCB prototyping and debugging (preferably Altium)
  • Modelling and data analysis to recover analytical trends from experimental datasets

In addition any of the following would be beneficial:

  • Any experience working with MEMS devices
  • Data analysis using industry standard packages such as MATLAB
  • Modelling using COMSOL or OPENFOAM

This is an excellent opening to work in a small company where the original founders are still involved at the technical level. They were utilising Cambridge University facilities and have just moved to their own office. They are well funded from several sources including a major player in the oil industry and share options are being offered.

Keywords: Analogue, mixed-signal, PLL, signal recovery, MEMS, frequency analysis, high temperature electronics, start-up, gyroscopes, accelerometers, Cambridge

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