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PhD Research Engineer - Physics

  • Location: Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
  • Sector: Scientific
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: DJP1028
  • Salary: £45,000 + Great Benefits Package
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Job description

Are you looking for an R&D role in the Beaconsfield area?

A world leader in the development of scientific instrumentation is looking for PhD Research Engineer - Physics to join their multi-disciplinary R&D department near Beaconsfield. The PhD Research Engineer - Physics role requires the successful candidate to develop a good understanding of the function and use of my client's product as well as the underlying technology. Technical knowledge and skill should be used to understand potential failure modes and to design a series of experiments aimed at verifying both design assumptions and system performance.

You must have some commercial experience in a related role / company.

Responsibilities of the PhD Research Engineer - Physics role include:
- To promote product quality both generally and proactively.
- Understand the products performance parameters both at the system and sub-system level.
- Interaction with design engineers to understand potential failure modes
- Design and conduct experiments to test both product performance and the performance of manufacturing fixtures.
- Undertake experimental data analysis and produce summary reports.
- Actively participate in troubleshooting activities including root cause analysis both in the context of new product development and ongoing manufacturing issues.
- Undertake the design of test equipment including jigs and fixtures.

Skills required for the PhD Research Engineer - Physics role include:
- Commercial experience in the design, troubleshooting and manufacture of electro-mechanical equipment (preferably instrumentation) - My client is open to a wide range of candidates; from an enthusiastic junior who's excited about this line of work/company or a senior candidate with years of experience.
- Experience of working within a structured development program.
- Sufficient Engineering / Physics / Maths knowledge.
- Proven ability to assess technical risk and to recognise failure modes.
- Proven ability to plan a program of work and drive it to completion.
- Proven ability to design and construct experiments.
- Good data analysis and report writing skills.
- ADVANTAGEOUS: Good physics knowledge.
- ADVANTAGEOUS: Knowledge of optics.
- ADVANTAGEOUS: Experience in developing high precision designs.
- ADVANTAGEOUS: Experience of product development within a company making some form of measurement instrumentation.
- ADVANTAGEOUS: Familiarity with product design methodologies.

This is a great opportunity for an PhD Research Engineer - Physics to play an important role in the development of complex analytical instrumentation, with a company that invest heavily in their R&D department.

To apply for the PhD Research Engineer - Physics role please send your CV to dphilpott@redlinegroup.Com or call David on 01582 878 819, if you have any specific questions about this role, otherwise we always welcome the opportunity to discuss other engineering jobs.
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