Application Physicist

Sedgefield, UK

We are currently recruiting for an applications physicist to join our x-ray security team. The successful candidate will be an open, strong communicator, focused on finding the best solutions to real-world problems by applying mathematics and physics knowledge in a software approach to a physical problem. They will focus on identifying and mitigating project risk and tuning the solution to achieve high performance in the final product. This position will be based at our headquarters in Sedgefield and will require some travel overseas. The job will involve close guidance from teammates. Highly capable graduates are welcome to apply.


  • Implement physics-based algorithm and hardware solutions to tackle problems of material identification for x-ray security screening.
  • Be responsible for identifying and applying the appropriate mathematical and software methods to deliver a robust system that is effective with the available hardware.
  • Deliver algorithms for image and material analysis based on complex data. The candidate’s focus will be on the practical aspects of delivery into robust final implementations.
  • Be responsible for final system quality and efficacy.
  • Operate as part of a small team to deliver working products to the customer.


  • BSc/MSc in physical sciences or mathematics (essential).
  • PhD in physical sciences or mathematics (desirable).

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Scientific programming skills, preferably with experience of Python/C++.
  • Ability to organise, manipulate, analyse and present scientific data.
  • Able to communicate and co-operate effectively in a small team, presenting work, exchanging ideas and keeping colleagues appraised of progress.
  • Ability to apply fundamental scientific knowledge to propose practical solutions to real-world problems.
  • Strong applied mathematical skills.
  • A clear understanding of how to translate mathematical solutions into practical software.
  • Good organisational skills.

Application Physicist

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