Principal Electro-Optic Scientist
YOU MUST BE BRITISH BORN TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION DUE TO SEURITY CLEARANCE
At QinetiQ we’re dedicated to defending sovereign capability, protecting lives and securing the vital interests of our customers.
We are a company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise that helps our customers protect, improve and advance their vital interests.
We provide technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests.We provide technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests.
Working across every aspect of the life cycle of critical equipment and infrastructure, providing services and products that address our customers' most pressing challenges; our breadth and depth of experience spans many markets and industries.
Purpose of the role:
QinetiQ has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Electro-optic Scientist to support the growing Electro-optic Sciences Team to develop novel technologies and conduct research and experimentation into the areas of electro-optical and infrared control.
The successful applicant will be part of a dynamic team in a multidisciplinary research environment comprising of Engineers, Physicists, Vision Scientists and Chemists. You will provide high level scientific expertise (both theoretical and practical) and make increasing contributions to the strategic direction of this exciting team and be responsible for the design, execution and delivery of complex and innovative research programmes in the area of EO/IR materials, measurements and devices. The role is based at our site in Farnborough Hampshire with opportunities for field work across the UK and occasionally abroad
You will be a part of the growing Electro-optic Sciences Team within Engineering and Operations and be actively involved in developing bespoke solutions for novel applications across the breadth of QinetiQ. Your responsibilities will include:
Take responsibility for, independently deliver and lead technical tasks relating to EO/IR materials, devices and measurements in line with contracted activity.
Contribute to and support team management.
Author and provide advice and consultancy for internal and external technical programmes and bids.
Oversee the prototyping and implementation of our technology and products
Prepare, design and participate in the setup of EO/IR and RF experiments and trials
Be accountable for managing your own time and technical progress in order to meet agreed goals and deadlines.
Keep detailed technical records and logs.
Requirements & Essential Qualifications:
A PhD or other higher degree in Chemistry, Physics or relevant scientific discipline.
Recognised expert in your field.
Minimum Four years’ experience in either a relevant industrial or academic position
Problem-solving and innovative mindset
Good understanding of electromagnetic radiation and material interactions
Expertise in using EO/IR metrology equipment.
Experience of research programmes involving modelling, materials testing or trials.
Experience of writing technical proposals, reports or papers and of technical communication.
Experience of a research and development environment.
Desirable - Experience of matlab, mathematica or similar for producing technical data.
We look for outstanding technical people, creative and analytical thinkers, decisions makers, influencers and excellent communicators. Join us today.
Apply at https://www.qinetiq.com/Careers