Scientist

Recruiter
Adaptix Ltd
Location
Oxford area
Salary
Competitive
Posted
24 Aug 2021
Closes
23 Sep 2021

Want to be part of a team transforming healthcare?

We are looking for a Scientist to join our R&D team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation and execution of experimental tests to address key research questions set by product specification requirements.  They will take an active role in specifying and maintaining equipment and instrumentation required for the experiments. 

The Company

Medical imaging helps patients by enabling early and accurate diagnosis.  However, 2D X-rays can be inconclusive as they give a fundamentally limited view of our 3D bodies. 3D images are possible with CT scanners but these are much expensive, give a high dose of radiation and moving a critically ill patient to a scanner can be labour-intensive and risky.

At Adaptix we are helping make 3D imaging more accessible to the people who need it by producing  mobile flat-panel X-ray systems that can be brought to patients giving low-cost, low-dose imaging.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Implement experimental tests to validate key research goals. This typically involves literature review, liaising with senior members of the Science, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering teams in the design of the tests, and planning and conducting experiments. Examples include:
  • Working with and setting up ultra-high vacuum chambers
  • High voltage experiments
  • Performing X-ray spectrometry & imaging
  • Operation and testing of the company prototype devices which consist of a variety of subsystems
  • Data collection and presentation of results internally
  • Specification, maintenance/upgrade and purchasing of lab equipment as needed
  • Generate Intellectual Property for the company

Essential skills and experience

  • Masters Degree in Physics or Material Science, or equivalent experience.
  • Analytical thinking and experimental planning - ability to understand physical systems and design and carry out experiments to meet objectives
  • Execution of benchtop experiments including building experimental rigs, experimental set-up and electrical/optical circuits and connections
  • Experience of carrying out experiments independently (e.g. during degree/research placement, or work)
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a small team
  • Aptitude for analysis, organisation and planning and ability to manage own workload
  • Detail focus with the tenacity to see tasks through to their successful completion

Desirable skills and experience

  • Ability to perform literature reviews and inform experimental progress by critical thinking
  • Basic understanding of programming and engineering
  • Basic data analysis
  • One or more of the following technical skills:
    • Understanding of ultra-high vacuum principles
    • Understanding of high- voltage principles
    • Previous experience with X-ray imaging
    • Understanding of electron field emission and semiconductor physics
  • Experience of working in High-Vacuum / ultra-clean environments
  • High-voltage design and experimentation
  • Experience of working in ‘start-up’ environments with a culture of fast decision making
  • Communicating technical and scientific results internally

Apply Now:

This is a permanent full-time role based at our R&D and commercial site in Begbroke Science Park, Oxfordshire. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

The closing date for applications is 17th September 2021, however should we find a suitable candidate before this date, the position may be filled earlier.  Please note that we are unable to provide sponsorship for visa applications for this role.