The vacancy is open to both graduates and those with 2 or 3 years of post-graduate experience (e.g. via a PhD or in employment). Our client would be particularly interested to hear from any candidate who has current or previous employment in an applied research institution (such as a government laboratory).
You will need to have a strong analytical ability, but also a good grasp of real-world physics and engineering.
The successful candidate will play a key role in our technology innovation activities related mainly to our low to mid TRL activities; creating new ideas and concepts that will answer enduring technical challenges that our clients face.
It will involve practical experimentation supported by mathematical modelling and simulation of proposed solutions and their environment to assess suitability and potential performance. It will require an understanding of the types of sensor technology that our client specialises in, and their physical performance and limitations. You will need to support our engineering teams in the transfer of concepts and ideas into practical technology demonstrations.
Our expectation is that a physics background would be highly suitable for this, but a maths or engineering background may also be suitable. A first-class academic record is likely to be essential.
The successful applicant will have:
- a strong understanding of physics and engineering from first principles, and ability to use this understanding to generate novel approaches to enduring technical challenges
- the ability to work with unbounded, or loosely bounded, problems
- to derive mathematical models for complex, real-world systems and environments
- ideally, experience of planning and conducting practical experiments using sensor technology
- data analysis and signal processing skills
- excellent oral and written skills, able to present complex technical concepts in clear and concise language
- programming ability in one or more languages (e.g. C, C++, Java, Matlab, Python)
One or more of the following areas of domain experience (or similar) is also required:
- Communication systems
- Radar Systems
- Inertial sensing systems (accelerometers and gyroscopes)
- Electronic surveillance technologies
- Image/video processing/analytics
- Unmanned systems (sensing, control, autonomy)
- Acoustics and sonar
Salary is dependent upon experience but may be in the region of £50,000