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Materials Scientist

Date: 03-Nov-2022

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ


Job title: Materials Scientist                                                                                                                                                                                                       Location: Farnborough


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.


About QinetiQ


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.