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Radiation Detection Scientist at AWE

Radiation Detection Scientist

AWE Reading, Berkshire Full Time

Working at AWE

What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special? What if your role was mission critical?

For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent – Trident. We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.

It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

Would you like to use your skills to play a key role in the detection and characterisation of radioactive materials in a wide range of challenging scenarios? If so, the Radiation Detection Group have an exciting opportunity available for a Radiation Detection Scientist.

What we do is unique and so are our people

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    For 70 years we've been part of the defence and security for our nation.

    Purpose of role

    Applying your expertise, you will improve the understanding of radiation detection systems and their components as well as the fundamental physics processes. This role will entail assessing the processes that occur within detection technology and systems through experimental testing, the use of models, developing new systems and methodologies, and reporting/presenting results to internal and external customers.

    We would love to hear from individuals with the following:

  • Degree level knowledge of a scientific discipline or equivalent science-based experience.
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of radiation detector technologies and theory.
  • Ability to plan and manage the delivery of own work or that of a small technical team.
  • Able to provide technical input within own field of expertise that can influence project or team activity. 
  • Ability to manage specialist equipment and develop and define specialist research processes to deliver solutions to technical problems.
  • We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with experience or knowledge in the field of radiation detection and detector systems, associated data acquisition and relevant mathematical/numerical modelling.

    AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme.
  • Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time.
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply).
  • Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.

    Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role at AWE.


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