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Senior Scientist

  • Location: Bicester, Oxfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Laboratory Technician / Chemist
  • Date posted: 06/06/2017
  • Job reference: VR/42979
This vacancy has now expired.
Our Client is looking to hire Senior Scientist on a Staff basis to be based in Bicester, UK.

Profile:
1) Pragmatic, resourceful, and capable experimentalist
a) Tolerance for ambiguity: able to come up with practical solutions even when theory is initially unclear,
b) Able to work through theory independently and from first principles.
c) Recent industry experience

Education:
1) Educated to MSc, PhD or MPhil level in Physics or other relevant discipline.
2) Possibly recent PHD with a few years in industry, but would look at more senior candidates as well.
3) Strong grounding in mathematics, maths-physics or physics.

Technical skills:
1) Programming languages: Python, C, C++, Assembler, Dot.net, PHP, SQL
2) Laboratory automation: Labview, Visual Basic or automation using other code
3) Operating Systems: Linux, Windows
4) Mathematics: Matlab, Scilab, Python
5) Simulation: Microwave Office, COMSOL or other Multiphysics tools.

Experience:
1) Good knowledge of fluid mechanics and electrical properties of fluids.

2) Expertise in electromagnetism
a) Theoretical calculations, derivation from first principles, simulation, modelling
b) Radio-frequency, measurements of electrical permittivity and dielectric properties
c) Electrical impedance spectroscopy

3) Experience of leading and delivery of experimental development programmes
a) Building and optimising experimental apparatus
b) Creating and testing laboratory prototypes
c) Devising and implementing design of experiment methodologies

4) Capable of setting up and running experiments remotely
a) Writing software to control and automate prototypes or hardware

5) Willing to work at company lab, and occasionally in the field
a) Willingness to travel to customer sites when required

6) Interested in a customers perspective: commercially-minded
a) Enjoys interacting with, and working alongside, customers

7) Presentation skills
a) Experience of presenting papers, and defending results
b) Report writing, e.g. some experience of writing publications for peer-review