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Instrumentation Physicist / Engineer (24479)

£35,000 to £45,000 DoE

Hardware / Microfluidics / Optics, Controls, Microcontrollers, Experimental, PhD

WANTED bright, hands-on Physicist / Engineer to develop new instrumentation applications. Our client is looking for PhDs or Postdocs keen to transition to industry, and apply their knowledge and innate problem solving expertise on challenging scientific projects. Technologies developed have so far led to a number of patents, and this is the basis of their overall technical endeavours to date.


  • Strong academic pedigree (A*/A in physics and further maths, 1st or high 2.1 in physics from a top world-ranked university) including a PhD (you should have completed your PhD or be close to finishing including thesis write-up).
  • PhD or Postdoc experience in instrumentation development – will have built / engineered components for scientific applications (rather than using instrumentation) including microscopes, test-rigs, or microfluidic chambers.
  • Will be familiar with one or ideally more of:
    • Electronics and control systems for instrumentation including microcontrollers. Any experience with Python, C or LabVIEW would be of interest.
    • Optics including designing optical systems involving lasers.
    • Microfluidics and ideally the control of microdroplets within an instrument.

We are keen to read about your relevant projects, and ideally about a range of technical accomplishments demonstrated within your application.

This is a hands-on experimental role – scientists / engineers who enjoy learning and trying new ideas are encouraged to apply. The company in return provide an excellent remuneration package and support their employees in their career with them as well as foster a collaborative work culture.

Electronics / Microfluidics / Optics, Control Systems, Microcontrollers, Lasers, PhD / Postdoc

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