Optical Scientist/Engineer

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2021-05-24 11:45:431970-01-01 Advantage Resourcing
Job Type Temp
Area Reading, United Kingdom Reading United Kingdom
Sector Light Industrial - Optical
Salary £36 - £40
Currency GBP
Start Date ASAP
Job Ref er_839634
Job Views 172
Optical Scientist/Engineer
12 month contract
£5,500 p/month (inclusive)

Our client in Cambridge are seeking an exceptional experimental scientist or engineer to join their technical team developing advanced optical technologies for the cloud.


The successful candidate should have a PhD in optics, experimental physics, or degree plus equivalent professional experience. The successful candidate must be skilled and bring a strong background in several of the following areas (experimental):

  • Optical microscopy
  • Polarization Optics
  • Optical Design
  • Free Space Optics
  • Laser Optics
  • Optomechanical integration

In addition, the candidate must possess the following skills:

  • Understanding of specifications of optical components to able to lead procurement of lab components/equipment.
  • Building and testing free-space optical experimental setups, run experiments and logging/analysing results.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision towards defined task milestones within a team environment.
  • Good presentation and communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills, capable of managing multiple simultaneous tasks effectively.
  • Handling and basic use of electrical test equipment.
  • Besides their qualifications for experimental research, candidates should in general provide a high degree of motivation to perform work in a highly collaborative spirit.



The candidate must have 3-5 years’ experience working in an optical laboratory environment. Ideally, their research record should be demonstrated by strong publications in Journals and top conferences.


Typical Day in the Role

A typical day will involve the design, construction, modification or testing of free-space optical experiments.

 The successful candidate will join a world leading team of optical, electronic, mechanical and software engineers developing solutions to the most challenging and important technological problems.

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