- Farnborough, UK
- Closing date
- 24 Mar 2023
- Computational science & software engineering, Materials science
- Job type
- Industry & business
Full benefits package includes – Contributory pension scheme, share incentive plan, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, childcare vouchers, holiday vouchers, other leisure discounts etc.
About the role
QinetiQ is currently recruiting a Materials Scientist to be based in Farnborough on a permanent basis.
We are seeking an experienced Materials Scientist for our Advanced Services and Products team. This role supports key innovation and technology programmes for Global R&D in the field of advanced materials and devices.
This is a great opportunity to join QinetiQ - a Global Leader in the defence and security industry with a world class reputation – in a fast-paced and challenging role, with a high level of responsibility and chance for significant career progression.
What do I need?
- The Materials Scientist must have expertise in ceramics area and ceramics processing;
- It is desirable that you also have Leadership experience.
Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.
What will I be doing?
- The Materials Scientist will support, lead and drive R&D initiatives/ projects by designing/ selecting advanced materials such as ceramics, metals, 2D materials, thin films, particles etc. from the initial concept stage to production. Projects are executed in-house and in collaboration with research institutions or suppliers. Furthermore the role may require assisting collaborators in optimising manufacture and processing;
- You will drive the development of new work and research opportunities and generation of new business;
- The Materials Scientist will set-up and maintain strategic R&D collaborations supporting key QinetiQ technology development initiatives;
- You will evaluate and test new materials and technology concepts at QinetiQ’s laboratories and when necessary at 3rd party labs and facilities. This involves component performance tests and material characterisation evaluation using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM, FTIR and XRD among others).
Why Join QinetiQ?
As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.
You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.
Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits. You’ll receive highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more.
As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.
QinetiQ is a company of scientists and engineers committed to listening, understanding and responding to our customers’ needs. This enables us to use our depth of experience, and our unique science and engineering expertise, to equip customers with powerful solutions to their most pressing challenges.
Why work for us
We understand that people want diversity from a career, so we’ve created a flexible working environment, where we offer opportunities to work on different projects and give people the freedom to innovate and try new things. Our peoples’ depth of expertise and their passion for defence and security makes the critical difference for our customers. We constantly encourage staff to think and do things differently, to always look for enterprising, agile ways to create real benefit. Collaborating with and learning from our world-renowned experts makes QinetiQ an exceptionally rewarding place to work; where no two days are the same.
Training and development
We encourage our people to challenge themselves, realize their full potential and to be proud to deliver outstanding performance for our customers. The QinetiQ Academy provides opportunities for further growth, and everyone are encouraged to develop technical skills and complete professional training.
Our two-year Graduate Development Programme gives graduates access to more than 250 rotational placements, unique facilities and a strong support network to help develop their career.
What we are looking for
We’re looking for outstanding technical people, creative and analytical thinkers, decision makers, influencers and excellent communicators. Working at QinetiQ is more than just a job – we’re making a difference in addressing some of society’s biggest technical challenges. Our purpose is to “save lives, protect sovereign interests, deliver where others can’t”. This is why we exist and the reason why we all get out of bed in the morning.
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Desired degree disciplines/class
Science degree or equivalent
Eligible to work in the UK or one of QinetiQ’s global businesses
How to apply
All year round
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