Physicist, Applied Science

Are you enthusiastic and curious and love using technology to solve complex challenges? Are you a passionate learner who is always trying to improve?

We are looking for an exceptional, energetic, hard-working and hands-on enthusiastic Physicist to join our group of world class employees. If successful you will have the unique opportunity to work with clients from start-ups through to global market leaders. You will have a passion for technology and will use a combination of innovation, flexibility and technical excellence to meet and exceed our customers’ often demanding requirements and tight development timescales.

We have
• A multitude of exciting projects in the consumer, food and beverage, medical and industrial sectors
• A team of aces to work with
• An open mind for new ideas

We are in the midst of an exciting time for the business as we seek to grow within the UK and internationally following substantial investment in new laboratories and our research centres. In growing our business we look for exceptional, hard-working and hands-on individuals who will flourish in a dynamic and stimulating environment. This role is based at our Harston, Cambridge site.

The Opportunity
Sagentia Innovation is seeking a bright, ambitious Physicist to join our Applied Science team, to create, analyse and develop new technologies. We solve complex problems using world-class scientific skills on a wide range of projects which involve a combination of:
• Feasibility assessment informed by practical experience and analysis
• Proof-of principle demonstration in which our ideas are rapidly brought to life
• Creative problem solving and concept generation
• Technology scouting

The successful candidate will be expected to make a solid contribution to a group with core business in the consumer, food and beverage, medical and industrial sectors. You can find examples of previous projects here.

Key Responsibilities
• Designing & performing laboratory experiments
• Desk based analysis & design
• Modelling and data analysis
• Writing design documentation and reports
• Presenting results and deliverables to clients
• Project Management of smaller projects;
• Support sales with technical content and project definition

Experience & Qualifications
• A degree in Physics (2.1 or above), ideally with a PhD
• Expertise in areas such as electronics, sensors, electromagnetics and optics
• A passionate experimentalist with a proven ability to develop novel systems in the lab
• Excellent analytical and communication skills
• Keen to be conducting both office based and practical laboratory research;
• A proven track record of planning and undertaking laboratory work independently and safely;
• An interest in applying subject knowledge to the development of devices and new products.

Career Development
We are committed to career development and make a focussed effort to offer bespoke training and mentoring to allow each individual to thrive within their environment and realise personal potential.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.


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