Radiation Detection Scientist

Berkshire, England, West Berkshire
£33000 - £45000 per annum
17 Nov 2021
15 Dec 2021

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.


Location - Reading area

Package - £33,000 - c£45,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)


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, including 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)


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 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.


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


Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.


AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.


AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and disabled people.


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