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Field Scientist - 12 Month Ftc, London

Last update 2024-06-19
Expires 2024-06-18
ID #2183045606
Field Scientist - 12 Month Ftc, London
United Kingdom, London, London,
Modified June 5, 2024



We have an exciting opportunity here at Smiths Detection for an experienced Field Scientist to join our Science & Technology Projects team on a 12 month FTC.

This field based role will have mixture of being site based at our Hemel Hempstead Production site, but also visiting 3rd party sites to gather and analyse essential data as and when required. Travel could be up to 50%

Ph D in Physics or Chemistry as well as working knowledge in Trace Detection within Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or high yield Explosives.

Analytical Instrument Design knowledge, ideally ion mobility spectrometry.

This really is a fantastic opportunity to join an R&D team where you will play an integral part in providing scientific expertise and support focusing on the current/future state of our flagship trace detection product that is pivotal in detecting harmful chemical, explosives and narcotics.

You will also be instrumental in the planning and execution of experiments, analysis of data and instrument/experimental design.

Educated to PHD level, you must have proven ‘hands-on’ experience in the lab. You will work in close collaboration with the scientific community within Smiths Detection and with engineering and product manufacturing functions as and when required, liaising with Project Management and other business functions as necessary. Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with colleagues at all levels is essential.

Due to the sensitive nature of the projects you will be working on and the timescales needed for onboarding, we can only consider applications from those who have lived and worked in the UK for a minimum of 5 years to ensure they meet the security clearance process.

Join us and we’ll help build your career, offering excellent opportunities for career growth across the business, both locally and globally. You’ll experience an inclusive environment, with strong leadership and a focus on safety and wellbeing. You’ll also have the flexibility to choose from a wide range of benefits to suit your lifestyle, offering you and your family support from a health and wellbeing, financial and lifestyle perspective.

Duties and Responsibilities
Analysis of Data (onsite and offsite)
Formulation and presentation of conclusions
Provide scientific input to the design, build and testing of experimental equipment.
Plan and conduct original research for the purposes of design and performance enhancement.
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.
Manage own time and work with a high degree of autonomy. May lead work of a technician.
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.


Diversity & Inclusion
At no time during the hiring process will Smiths Detection, Smiths Group, nor any of our recruitment partners ever request payment to enable participation – including, but not limited to, interviews or testing. Avoid fraudulent requests by applying jobs directly through our career’s website

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Field scientist - 12 month ftc

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