Material Scientist

Farnborough, Hampshire, England
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about 1 month ago

Material Scientist
£38,000 - £40,000 + Benefits + Flexible Working

About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Optical and Infrared Materials Scientist to join a leading Global Defence Technology & Security organisation. You will be working on cutting edge research and development projects in a multi-disciplinary team of Physicists, Chemists and Engineers. The work is varied, exciting and top secret in nature.

What will I be doing?

You will be a part of the Electro-Optic and Infrared Sciences team within Applied Science and be actively involved in developing bespoke solutions for novel applications across the breadth of the business. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading technical tasks relating to optical and infrared materials research & development.
  • You will produce device prototypes to demonstrate effects to customers.
  • You will formulate and produce materials with defined optical properties.
  • You will contribute ideas and concepts for internal and external investment and business growth.
  • You will conduct numerical modelling studies to complement the design process.

What do I need?

  • You must have experience of materials, such as, e.g. metamaterials, plasmonic materials, photonic band gap structures, paints, coatings, thick and thin film synthesis methods.
  • You should have experience of numerical modelling methods and applications.
  • You must have proficiency in using standard optical test equipment.
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