Applied Dispersion Modelling Scientist

Berkshire, West Berkshire
£34000 - £45000 per annum
25 May 2021
15 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Applied Dispersion Modelling Scientist

Location - Reading area

Package - £34,000 - c£45,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

AWE offer a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available.

We will consider candidates looking for full time or part time hours.

The Systems Assessments Group (SAG) is a multi-discipline group that provides mission effectiveness and weapons effects assessments to AWE and our government stakeholders. We also contribute a range of capabilities in support of the UK's national nuclear security and treaty verification requirements. We undertake fundamental scientific research, experimental trials, software model development and operational analysis to provide strategic answers directly into our customer community.

What you'll need to be considered:

  • Chemistry/Physics (undergraduate degree or equivalent experience)
  • Experimental background
  • Ability to travel abroad
  • Data analysis - attention to detail
  • Excellent report writing skills

It would be desirable for you to have experience in the following:
  • Applying numerical methods to real world problems and using this to inform the design of experimental programs
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Scripting languages - e.g. python, java
  • Radioactive materials
  • Radiation barrier procedure

Candidates must be willing and able 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. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and disabled people.

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