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Principal Electromagnetic Scientist

Date: 21-Jun-2022

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Principal Electromagnetic Scientist



QinetiQ are recruiting for a Principal Electromagnetic Scientist to join the growing Applied Sciences team, the successful applicant will be part of a dynamic team in a multidisciplinary research environment comprising of Engineers, Physicists, Vision Scientists and Chemists. You will provide high level scientific expertise (both theoretical and practical) and make increasing contributions to the strategic direction of this exciting team.


The Role


You will be a part of the Electromagnetics Group supporting our Advanced Services & Products Business, using your experience of Electromagnetics across a wide range of disciplines including metamaterials, stealth technologies and antenna design. Your technical credibility and business acumen will support the Business in winning and delivering new programmes of work and in the development of innovative technologies and products. Key areas of focus will include:


  • Undertaking electromagnetic modelling of complex interactions on internal/external programmes
  • Advising and establishing capabilities for EM modelling with applications focus
  • Providing subject matter expertise in an area linked to the core business of the Electromagnetics Group – e.g. metamaterials, Antennas, Radar absorbing materials etc.
  • Advising on the exploitation of technologies in commercial, civil and defence and adjacent markets, eg space, IoT, 5G, mobility, satcomm etc.
  • Outreach/networking activities nationally and internationally, SMEs, academics etc.
  • Undertaking bid development and bid writing to expand footprint in an area of personal subject matter, expertise across a wide range of markets (e.g. nationally, internationally, MOD, non-MOD, defence, non-defence & consumer markets)


The Fit


We are seeking Degree qualified candidates, potentially to PhD level with a strong understanding of: 

  • Electromagnetic modelling
  • Electromagnetic measurement techniques
  • Relevant materials understanding and incorporation of technologies in products
  • Bidding for projects with scientific and technical customers
  • Technical team leadership.

Key Requirements


British National

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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If you feel you meet the criteria for this position and would like to be considered, please apply with your CV and a brief cover letter and we will be in contact.





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. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is 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, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role.