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Mathematical Physicist

Sagentia Innovation
Cambridge, UK
Closing date
31 Jan 2022
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Are you enthusiastic and curious individual who loves using technology to solve complex problems? Are you a passionate learner who is always trying to improve?

We are looking for an exceptional, energetic, hard-working and hands-on enthusiastic Mathematical Physicist join our group of world class employees. If successful you will have the unique opportunity to work with clients from start-ups through to global market leaders. You will have a passion for technology and will use a combination of innovation, flexibility and technical excellence to meet and exceed our customers’ often demanding requirements and tight development timescales.

We are in the midst of an exciting time for the business as we seek to grow within the UK and internationally following substantial investment in new laboratories and our research centres. In growing our business we look for exceptional, hard-working and hands-on candidates who will flourish in a dynamic and stimulating environment. This role is based at our Harston (Cambridge) site.

The opportunity
Sagentia Innovation is seeking a bright and enthusiastic Mathematical Physicist to join our Applied Science team, to advise, create and develop new technologies and support a growing number of projects focussed on sustainability.

We solve complex problems using world-class scientific skills on a range of projects which involve a combination of:

  • Mathematical modelling and algorithm development
  • Creative problem solving and concept generation
  • Feasibility assessment informed by practical experience

The successful candidates will be expected to make a solid contribution to a group with core business in the medical, industrial, consumer and food and beverage, medical sectors.

As a Mathematical Physicist you will have the opportunity to employ and further improve your ability to abstract a physical problem into a mathematical expression, solve equations (numerically and/or analytically), and to translate the theoretical results into real-world explanations and solutions. You will provide mathematical & physics support to the Applied Science group in particular and to the wider company as required. Typical projects will use a talented and collaborative cross-disciplinary team that provides insight into best practice product development in electronics design, mechanical design, and software design. You will be bringing all these disciplines together to deliver world class devices or platforms to our clients. Your work will be predominately be based at our Sagentia offices in Harston. You will enjoy a fast-paced environment in which we solve a variety of problems from different industries.

Experience & qualifications
We expect candidates to have a degree in Physics or Mathematics ideally along with a MSc/PhD and:

  • An excellent working knowledge of Mathematics / Mathematical Physics and a proven ability to apply it to practical challenges
  • Experience in developing mathematical models and using numerical simulation techniques
  • Programming experience in one or more of Matlab, Python, C/C++
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with the ability to analyse a wide range of data, structure thoughts well, draw robust conclusions, and communicate conclusions in a clear concise manner

Career development
We are committed to career development and make a focussed effort to offer bespoke training and mentoring to allow each employee to thrive within their environment and realise personal potential.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.


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Sagentia Innovation is a product advisory and development business offering clients a full range of R&D services. From commercial expertise and market intelligence, through to technical expertise and problem-solving skills, our expertise spans the medical, food and beverage, consumer, industrial systems, chemicals, and energy sectors. Our goal is to help every client identify the best opportunities for growth.

Why work for us
We use our commercial expertise, insight and skills in science and technology to help companies make better R&D decisions. This can involve working with clients in several ways: from identifying areas for innovation and designing new technologies, through to developing products and services and bringing them to new or existing markets.

Working at Sagentia Innovation is both challenging and good fun. The best things are the knowledge that you will gain across a range of sectors, as well as the like-minded colleagues you will work with, creating a great team culture. Our social team organizes events such as go-karting, wine tasting, pub quizzes and sporting events.

Training and development
One of the great things about Sagentia Innovation is that we are small enough for you to make a real difference, while being part of Science Group means we are big enough to have a whole range of opportunities where you can develop your career. We offer:

  • Core training courses to expand graduates’ knowledge.
  • Six monthly career and salary reviews.
  • Technical, commercial and operations career paths.
  • Opportunity to work in multidisciplinary teams alongside experienced technical and market experts.
  • A feedback and support process to allow personal growth and development.

What we are looking for
Our best recruits are smart and curious. Those who thrive here bring a depth of knowledge in their field, relish variety and welcome the challenge working on complex projects can bring. For us this means working with a team of diverse professionals on a broad and constantly changing range of R&D challenges.

Our working environment is creative and innovative with a solid commercial focus. Whether you’re an experienced hire or a graduate, we are always looking for exceptional people to join our team. If you don’t see a vacancy to fit but feel that you could bring enthusiasm and curiosity to our teams, then we are always happy to hear from you.

Harston, Cambridge, UK

Number of employees

Eligible to work in the UK

How to apply

Closing date
All year round

Tel +44 (0)1223 875200

Find Us
Harston Mill
CB22 7GG
United Kingdom
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