Optical Scientist

Recruiter
Location
West Berkshire
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
10 Aug 2017
Closes
07 Sep 2017
Ref
R283
Contact
AWE
Sector
Academic
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Location - Reading area



Package: Basic salary plus contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, additional flexible benefits scheme and excellent work/life balance including 9 day working fortnight



We are looking to recruit an Optical Scientist as a team member to support the research, development and deployment of advanced diagnostics, imaging systems and sensors for experiments at AWE and at facilities abroad. These include specialised x-ray, neutron and plasma imaging diagnostics and fibre optic based sensors at the forefront of technology.



We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with hands on experience working with imaging systems and/or opto-electronic devices who enjoy carrying out experiments and are looking to further their career.



To be considered for the role, you must have a degree in Physics, Mathematics or equivalent science based experience.



Candidates must be willing to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.



AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.



AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.



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