Diagnostics Integration Scientist x2

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
Closing date
29 Oct 2020

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Diagnostics Integration Scientist

Location: Reading/ Basingstoke area

Package: AWE offer a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent).

A salary sacrifice scheme is also available and we will consider candidates looking for full time or part time hours.

Would you like to use your skills to play a key role in developing and deploying scientific equipment to support characterisation of a wide range of challenging materials such as organics, inorganics and actinide metals? If so, the Materials Characterisation Team have a range of exciting opportunities available in instrumentation design for experienced hires.

Applying your expertise, you will work alongside materials experts, identifying areas where materials knowledge gaps exist and then develop and implement bespoke equipment and software that enables new data to be obtained. This role will also entail assessing the current materials characterisation process that are performed within Materials and Analytical Science, identifying opportunities to improve data quality and experimental throughput through automation.

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with experience or knowledge in the field of control and instrumentation, automation, data acquisition and sensors.

It is desirable that you can demonstrate the following:

  • Degree level knowledge of a relevant scientific / engineering
  • discipline or equivalent science / engineering experience
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Experience in designing and assembling scientific equipment/instrumentation
  • Experience in automation and programming of equipment using
  • LabVIEW, C++ etc
  • Experience in process development and process improvement

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role, be willing and able to work in designated areas to working patterns.

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and disabled people.

We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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