Graduate Physicist

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Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Reading
Salary
25000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual
Posted
07 Jul 2021
Closes
04 Aug 2021
Specialism
IT
Start Date
Immediate
Duration
Permanent
Bentham is a small but well-established (almost 50 year old) company that designs and manufactures bespoke light measurement solutions for customers across the world. Our instruments can be found in laboratories worldwide, on mountain tops and even the arctic.

This particular advertisement is for a graduate physicist to join our research and development team in a varied role that will handle novel and interesting customer requirements. Join us and use your development skills to build software to drive experiments or analyse scientific data, or even contribute to the firmware that is embedded in our devices. Work in our optics laboratories to perform experiments towards the development of prototype hardware.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop scientific control or analysis software and firmware, both customer-facing and internal, to meet set requirements using modern programming languages
• Trial your software on prototype hardware in an optical laboratory setting.
• Design, setup and perform optics laboratory based experiments and measurements
• Develop experiment-specific scipts to perform and evaluate optical experiments and measurements
• Further develop or amend existing software using a variety of programming languages (e.g. C, C++, Python, JavaScript, Delphi)
• Collaborate with other develpers via version control tools such as git/github
• Contribute to the design of new products and measurement techniques.

Experience / Qualifications
Candidates must have:
• a degree in Physics (2:1 or above)
• expertise in programming at least one of Python or C++, and some programming experience beyond a programming course. University and personal projects are considered, as are open source contributions.
• excellent communication skills
• experience in working in an optics laboratory is preferred
• ability to work safely in a laboratory environment

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