Senior Physicist

Are you an enthusiastic and curious individual who loves using science and technology to solve complex problems? Are you a passionate learner who is always trying to expand your horizons? Do you want to join a dynamic, growing international business with excellent career development opportunities?

We are looking for an exceptional, energetic, hard-working and hands-on experienced physicist to join our group of world class scientists and technologists. You will have a passion for science and 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 offer:

  • A multitude of exciting projects working with our clients in the medical, industrial, consumer and food and beverage sectors.
  • The opportunity to work as part of a world-class team of scientists, engineers and technologists.
  • A dynamic, supportive working environment focused on innovation, agility, quality and results.
  • Well-equipped laboratory facilities including specialist laboratories for electronics, optics, chemistry, environmental testing, microscopy, microbiology, sensory evaluation and more

The opportunity

Sagentia Innovation is seeking an experienced 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:

  • Creative problem solving and concept generation.
  • Feasibility assessment informed by theoretical assessment, mathematical modelling and laboratory experimentation.
  • Proof-of principle demonstration in which our ideas are rapidly brought to life.
  • 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

  • Technical leadership of projects
  • Desk based analysis & design
  • Designing & performing laboratory experiments
  • Modelling and data analysis
  • Writing design documentation and reports
  • Presenting results and deliverables to clients
  • Project management of technology focused projects involving 2-8 team members
  • Contributing to sales, structuring work programmes and writing proposals

Experience & Qualifications

Candidates must have a degree in Physics or a degree with a strong Physics content (2.1 or above or PhD) and:

  • 5-10 years of experience in a technically orientated commercial environment
  • Specific expertise in areas such as sensors, optics, analogue electronics, instrumentation, acoustics or complex electro-mechanics
  • A passionate experimentalist with a proven ability to develop novel systems in the lab
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Familiarity with other disciplines required for product development such as mechanical engineering, software, electronics etc.
  • Experience of working within multidisciplinary teams and multi-tasking across projects

Career development

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


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.


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