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Senior Development Physicist

Date:  12-Jan-2022

Oxford, GB

Job Function:  Technical
Business Unit:  Magnetic Resonance

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. Our Magnetic Resonance instruments are used in a range of industries where rapid and accurate analysis is essential, helping to ensure the safety of the food we eat and stopping pollutants being released into the environment.



This is a newly created role, working in a small, diverse team that will allow you to be involved with product development from concept through to production for NMR instrumentation.  Working with exciting technology you will be immersed in a creative environment that will continue your technical development. 


If you have a background in physics, experience of developing scientific instrumentation and are passionate about science and engineering, then we would love to hear from you.



The opportunity


Working as part of a multiskilled product development team, you will be developing targeted leading-edge technology, delivering new products and features inline with the roadmap and enabling and implementing experimental capabilities for application scientists. The role will involve developing features for new and existing NMR instruments, understanding instrumentation functionality, working to deadlines and undertaking experimental design, including documenting the data. You will also be required to identify where intellectual property is arising and capturing at the appropriate stage.


About you


It is likely that you will have a PhD in Physics or Engineering (or the equivalent in work experience), as well as experience in scientific research and development. Your understanding of physics and prior experience of working on scientific analytical products such as NMR, Raman or X-Ray, together with your creative and practical approach to problem solving will make you the ideal candidate for this opportunity.  It would be desirable if you had experience of script writing in python, however training will be provided.





In addition to a competitive starting salary, Oxford Instruments offers flexible working hours and a half-day on Fridays. We also offer 25 days annual leave, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan, and a flexible benefits package that you can tailor to your own requirements. We also invest in our talented employees by supporting them in their ongoing career and development so that they reach their full potential. We care and work hard to provide a workplace where you can grow and learn.  #LI-JR1



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.