Physicist - Electro-Optic Sensors

£35000 - £50000 per annum
29 Aug 2019
26 Sep 2019
Darren Holmes
Contract Type
Full Time
Physicist – Electro-Optic Sensors


£35k-£50k (dep on exp) + excellent benefits!

A new role for a Physicist or Electronics Engineer with a background in electro-optic (EO) sensor systems/Photonics/Optoelectronics has been created at a leading R&D company specialising in highly advanced opto-electronic imaging and electro-magnetic (radio frequency) systems domains. The Physicist, Engineer or Optical Scientist will join as an EO Sensor System Assessment Scientist/Engineer and will be a key member of a specialist team providing expertise covering research, test and evaluation to their national and international client base. This is a technically challenging and interesting opportunity with a growing and highly regarded SME company offering excellent long-term career development opportunities together with an attractive rewards package.

This brand-new position has been created due to company expansion - to increase the expertise of the company’s renowned Electro-Optical (EO) team. Projects cover the full electro-magnetic spectrum (from UV to Far IR), including optics, imaging and atmospheric propagation. This will also involve more practical areas such as utilising test equipment in a lab environment and undertaking field trials to assess the EO Sensor Systems.

The Physicist / Optical Scientist will be responsible for leading the delivery of these activities, initially under the guidance of a technical lead; but having the opportunity to progress their career and suggest new topic areas of work on some of their longer-term projects!

Requirements for Physicist / Opto-Electronics Engineer

* A Masters (MSc, MRes, MPhys) or PhD in Physics, Electronics Engineering or similar
* Previous experience in assessment and evaluation of electro-optic systems
* Demonstrate a strong understanding of:
* Theory of optics and light (UV to Far IR)
* Electro-optic systems (across multiple wavebands)
* Experience of dealing with Customers and Suppliers
* Experience using Test and Measurement devices to assess optical sensor systems
* Ability to plan test and evaluation activities

**NB** Due to the client base being Defence/Government related, the only applicants able to be considered are those who can obtain Security Clearance (SC)

Interested or know someone who might be?

Do not hesitate to get in contact with Darren Holmes of Vector Recruitment Ltd on 01234 436136 or