+44 (0) 1580 891521

Location: Staplehurst, Kent

Salary: £25,000K DOE

Hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Due to continued growth and expansion, Magnetic Shields Limited (MSL) are recruiting for an enthusiastic Junior Physicist to join our Research and Development department

MSL are leading specialists in the manufacture of bespoke magnetic shielding. Established for over 50 years, our experience and expertise allow us to adapt to the changing market and provide high quality, complex shielding solutions for emerging and existing applications. Based in Kent, England, our manufacturing facility is fully equipped with the latest technology to provide our customers with the highest level of service and quality. All of our manufacturing processes, including heat treatment, are integrated in our production plant

About the role:

The Junior Physicist role will involve design, simulation and testing of magnetic shielding for a wide range of applications. The successful candidate will also be involved in quality control magnetic testing of final products to ensure adherence to technical specifications and in writing technical reports for customers. The role will involve carrying out test set ups, operations and calibration independently, whilst documenting procedures and results. The role will require communication with customers to provide technical support, which can additionally involve site visits, and will call for the flexibility and self-motivation required to work in a dynamic SME

Work on various Innovate UK funded projects will also be carried out, with a focus on magnetic shielding for quantum sensors including optically-pumped magnetometers (OPMs) and quantum gravimeters. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with a new spin-out company started by MSL and the University of Nottingham, who are providing the world’s first commercial MEG (brain scanning) solution using OPMs

Essential Skills/Requirements:

  • 2:1 Batchelor’s degree in Physics (minimum)
  • At least one year of graduate industry experience
  • Basic programming ability
  • Experience in instrumentation, laboratory work and processing experimental data
  • Technical documentation skills
  • Good communication skills

Desirable experience:

  • Experience in the fields of electromagnetism and solid-state physics
  • Experience in the field of quantum sensing
  • Experience with EM modelling software (i.e. ANSYS, COMSOL Multiphysics, Opera, etc.)
  • Knowledge of instrument automation and data acquisition
  • Experience with LabVIEW programming software
  • Customer-facing experience

Headcorn Road  |  Staplehurst  |  Tonbridge  |  Kent  |  TN12 0DS  |  UK

Tel : +44 (0) 1580 891521  Fax : +44 (0) 1580 893345

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