Senior Scientist in Smiths Detection 2022 at HemelHempstead,England,UnitedKingdom

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About the job


We currently have an exciting opportunity here at Smiths Detection, to join our leading Products & Technology Department, working within a team of knowledgeable and motivated scientists, technology experts and project leaders, driving forward product development and support for current and future chemical, explosives and narcotics detection products. This is a permanent role, site based in Hemel Hempstead, offering flexible working as and when possible.

You will provide scientific expertise and support, ranging from instrument and experimental design, planning and execution of experiments, analysis of data and modelling to the formulation and presentation of conclusions and report writing.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide scientific input and guidance to the design, build and testing of experimental equipment.
  • Plan and conduct original research for the purposes of design and performance enhancement of detection products.
  • Critically appraise experimental data and theory and provide guidance based on interpretation of data.
  • Identify gaps and propose additional work.
  • Contribute to project planning and review activities.
  • Support scientific aspects of products throughout their lifecycle.
  • Lead scientific work packages.
  • Supervise the activities of other scientists. Previous experience advantageous.
  • Manage own time and work with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Provide support to off-site trials and tests.
  • Work in accordance with local company policies and procedures.
  • Provide hands-on support and up-to-date technical advice to Technical Authorities, Programme and Product Managers, at proposal, design specification, development, testing and production stages and assist in bid preparation.
  • Have a detailed knowledge of relevant Smiths Detection Products and related technologies and an understanding of other detection technologies and products

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

The Individual

Ideal candidate must have a degree in chemistry or physics, or a closely related subject. A relevant PhD is highly desirable but not essential. This role is suitable for someone who is passionate about what they do, with an inquisitive, practical and hands on approach.

  • Experience of analytical instrument design desirable.
  • Knowledge of ion mobility spectrometry advantageous.
  • Experimental scientist with excellent data analysis skills.
  • Ion chemistry knowledge is advantageous.
  • High level of innovation and original research.
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to interact effectively with colleagues at all levels.
  • Must be a motivated and self-starting individual capable of driving themselves and others to succeed in project goals as part of a multi-disciplinary project team.
  • Able to successfully carry out projects/assignments of significant scope.
  • Independently determines general approach and specific solutions to technical problems
  • Working knowledge of other related disciplines and the ability to develop nonstandard and innovative approaches to work
  • Understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field.
  • Provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems

About Smiths

At Smiths we apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver market-leading innovative solutions that meet our customers' evolving needs, and touch the lives of millions of people every day. We are a FTSE100, global business of around 14,600 colleagues, based in 50+ countries. Our solutions have a real impact on lives across the planet, enabling industry, improving healthcare, enhancing security, advancing connectivity and supporting new homes. Our products and services are often critical to our customers’ operations, while our proprietary technology and high service levels help create competitive advantage. We welcome colleagues with a curious mind, who are happy with responsibility, enjoy a challenge and are attracted by the idea of working at a business with a 170+ year history of innovation, and five global divisions, all experts in their field.

About Smiths Detection

Smiths Detection is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, urban security and defence. With more than 40 years of field-tested experience, we deliver the solutions needed to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics. Every minute of every day our technology and our people make the world a safer place. Smiths Detection is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies to markets in threat as well as contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.

Company: Smiths Detection
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: HemelHempstead,England,UnitedKingdom
Application Deadline: N/A

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