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Senior Physicist (Ion Optics / Vacuum Systems) (25219)

£depending on experience

Scientific development projects on miniaturised instrumentation technology

Based at their facilities in Oxfordshire, this company has developed a range of bench-top analytical instruments used in pharmaceutical R&D and scientific manufacturing. They are currently looking to expand their scientific engineering team and are looking for a Senior Physicist. This role would take a leading position in improving current designs of instruments and optimising applications areas and features.


  • MSc / PhD in experimental physics or biophysics.
  • Extensive commercial scientific instrumentation experience including hands-on experience with ion optics and vacuum systems. Further exposure to electronics in instruments for molecular diagnostics or analytical bioprocessing would be desirable.
  • Experience with mass spectrometry or liquid chromatography technology.
  • Additional experience with data processing (Python / LabVIEW) would be advantageous.

It is expected that interested applicants should have good communication skills and be able to present their work internally and also externally.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a supportive company, work on interesting instrumentation development projects and be rewarded with a competitive compensation.

Keywords: Instrumentation Development, Ion Optics, Vacuum Systems, LC-MS, Mass Spectrometry, Liquid Chromatography, Electrospray Ionisation, Bioanalytics

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