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Scientific Development Consultant (26357)

to £45k DoE

Scientific analytical equipment, mass spectrometry, ion optics, vacuum systems

An exciting opportunity for a Scientific Development Consultant to work on sniffer technology for detecting trace amounts of substances. This position will require a diverse set of skills such as physical chemistry, liquid chromatography, ion optics, mass spectrometers and vacuum systems. A greater understanding of analytical instrumentation would be beneficial.

The role would suit a recent PhD with a commercial outlook wishing to transition into an industry based role. You will have an excellent technical degree from a world-leading university providing you with a solid grounding in physics. You will also possess an in depth understanding of analytical instrumentation not from a user perspective but how they actually work and the techniques they use.

Some of the skills you will acquire in this role include:

  • Modelling of ion optics (Simion, Amaze)
  • Physical modelling, CFD experience (OpenFOAM, COMSOL, ANSYS)
  • Mechanical CAD skills (AutoCAD, SolidWorks)
  • Ability to automate the analytical process with Python, LabVIEW and/or Lua
  • Enhanced client facing skills and driving external projects

Based outside the M25 in Surrey, this company offers an excellent opportunity to work in the following technologies ion optics, vacuum systems, atmospheric / electrospray ionisation and mass spectrometer systems. Experience of these technologies is extremely beneficial enabling you to assist in product development.

Keywords: Scientific Analytical Equipment, Mass Spectrometry, Ion Optics, Vacuum Systems, Atmospheric / Electrospray Ionisation

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