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Applications Engineer (Maths Modelling for Optics) (25218)

to £40,000 DoE

Provide expertise in optics / plasmonics for a range of applied projects

Whether you are completing a PhD, research Masters; near the end of a first postdoc; or already working in industry but looking for a new challenge – this company is looking for a bright maths modeller to join their Applications Engineering team. In this role, you will bring your expertise and knowledge in optics and high-frequency electromagnetics, providing specific understanding and demonstrable awareness in this field. Responsibilities can include: demonstrations at workshop events, providing training, and feasibility studies based on first principles.


  • Strong academic background including a first degree in Applied Maths, Physics or Engineering. Preference is for a PhD holder (minimum is a Masters).
  • Demonstrable project experience with a wide range of high-frequency electromagnetics including the underlying equations behind optics, microwaves, photonics, plasmonics, lasers, and antenna design.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written). Any past experience in teaching or technical demonstrating would be desirable.

Does this sound of interest? Please send your CV – note only applicants who already possess the right to work in the UK can be considered.

This role is based at Cambridge offices and there would be some travel. In return, a competitive salary is on offer as well as a bonus scheme. Moreover, you would get the opportunity to work alongside other bright individuals within a supportive work environment.

Keywords: Masters / PhD / Postdoc / Experienced, Optics, Plasmonics, Photonics, Microwaves, Electromagnetics, Customer Facing / Training / Demonstrating

Please note: even if you don't have exactly the background indicated, do contact us now if this type of job is of interest - we may well have similar opportunities that you would be suited to. And of course, we always get your permission before submitting your CV to a company.

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