Materials and Characterisation Scientist

Hampshire, Basingstoke / Berkshire, West Berkshire
10 Jun 2021
08 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Would you like to use your skills to play a key role in improving the understanding of ageing phenomena across a variety of materials, components and systems?

Are you keen to develop your experience in a company that offers excellent training and development?

Would you like to work for a company that gives you every other Friday off?

If you have answered yes to the above, then a career at AWE could be for you!

Materials and Characterisation Scientist

Location: Reading/ Basingstoke area

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) 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. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time.

Working within the Materials and Analytical Sciences (MAS) Sub-Function, this role will give you the opportunity to apply your expertise analysing the physical and chemical properties of materials in a wide range of environments, and work alongside materials modellers to develop life prediction models.

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with hands-on experience of working in a laboratory environment. The following skills and experience are desirable:
  • Degree-level knowledge in a relevant scientific discipline
  • Experience of working with materials, including polymers, ceramics and metals
  • Experience of working in a laboratory environment and an understanding of safety assessments, e.g. COSHH
  • Experience in a range of analytical techniques, e.g. FTIR / Raman spectroscopy;
  • Awareness of pressurised gas systems and Swagelok design;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

This is an excellent opportunity to apply your knowledge and expertise to support the UK's Nuclear defence programme and be part of a team of remarkable people achieving extraordinary things.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.


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