Project Scientist / Engineer

Instrument Design Technology Ltd

Based in Cheshire, instrument design technology is an expanding high technology company providing mechanical instrumentation and professional engineering services to the worldwide scientific community specifically in Synchrotron Radiation.

Further information about the company; see our website at We are currently looking for a Project Scientist / Engineer

The position will typically involve the design of precision optical mechanisms for use within a UHV (Ultra High Vacuum) environment.

Candidates should hold an MSc or PhD preferably with a background in experimental Physics or closely related Physical science and have experience in 2D & 3D design, from conceptual design phase. The right candidate could eventually take on the role of Project Scientist /Engineer; taking a project from enquiry through to final design, manufacture and commissioning involving factory acceptance testing using a wide range of metrology instruments, typical projects will involve complex ‘opto-mechanical’ precision mechanisms subjected to high heat loads in a UHV environment. The international nature of the market means the individual would be required to work overseas for short periods.

Experience of modern particle accelerator technologies would be welcome but is not a pre-requisite. IDT use Solid Works as their principal design tool formal training will be given to the right candidate.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Phd Post Doc to join an innovative high technology company.

Applicants are invited to submit a full CV along with current salary details to :- Instrument Design Technology Ltd, Unit2 Turnstone Business Park, Mulberry Avenue, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 0WN, UK

Closing date for applications 4th March 2018

Please apply early by email: 

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