Radiation Effects Specialist EMP

£21470 to £33915 per annum
23 May 2011
06 Jun 2011
George Lowi
Contract Type
Full Time

We are now seeking a Radiation Effects Specialist to join this leading centre for scientific and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world.

You will be a member of a small team investigating Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) effects on electronic systems and technologies, undertaking a variety of EMP experiments, sensor/equipment design and EMP code modelling/analysis whilst also contributing to a future EMP test capability at the company. You will also undertake EMP related research activities.

Your responsibilities will include liaising with internal and external customers and representing the Company in technical meetings. You will assist other project teams within Radiation Science in design, development and testing of electronic systems to support future hardening and vulnerability (H&V) requirements, as well as actively participate in any EM related studies or tests. You will also conduct analysis of and present results from simulation experiments at suitable forums in the UK and abroad. You will develop, through international collaboration, the UK`s long term EMP capability to satisfy the requirements of the non-nuclear component (NNC) community.

In addition, you will liaise with UK contractors/universities and US counterparts to obtain information on technologies of interest and test techniques. You will assist the task manager in identifying work programmes and associated costs in preparation of annual bids as well as support the task manager in producing progress reports. Your role will also include assisting the programme manager in determining and tracking programme spend, liaising with task managers and generating monthly updates. You will understand and comply with Company/UK Environmental, Health, Safety, Security and Quality Standards or policies and be the Nominated Person Electrical (Specialist).

The successful applicant should have a degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline, ideally with some electromagnetic content, or a degree or equivalent in Physics, ideally with a good understanding of EM effects. You will also require Chartered Institute status, or demonstrate a commitment and willingness to attain this status through personal development. Knowledge and/or previous experience of EMP and practical knowledge and experience of Transmission Line Modelling (TLM) software tools are also required. You should also have a good working knowledge and experience of electronic design and microprocessor system architecture or the physics of EM fields and their generation/effects. Awareness of Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental issues and requirements and of UK Health and Safety Legislation and Corporate Safety Procedures is also necessary. Experience in Electronic components; Electrical system design; Component/system test techniques and EMP effects on systems and components are also required.

As well as the possibility of long-term job security, a position with this well-established company offers excellent benefits, including an attractive pension scheme and substantial help with relocation. This is a fantastic opportunity to join some of the country's highest scientific and technological minds working in some of the most cutting-edge technology.

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