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Communications Research Scientist

Date: 04-Apr-2021

Location: Malvern, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

The QinetiQ Ionospheric research team are looking for a scientist/engineer to join their team. This role will include model development, advising customers on system impacts and data analysis.


If you are looking for your next research role within this area, this is an exciting opportunity to work for a leading defence and security consultancy with great career progression. 


You will be working on new capabilities and innovative solutions, the successful candidate will undertake model development, advising customers on system impacts and data analysis.




  • The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, implementing and testing ionospheric models
  • You will show technical leadership of MoD funded research projects/tasks (leading small teams on Complex tasks).
  • The Communications Research Scientist will be mentoring junior members of staff.
  • You will work directly with customers to ensure successful delivery and identify new business.
  • The Communications Research Scientist will have opportunities to support trials (overseas and UK).




The successful candidate will have a PhD or Masters in Physics, Maths or Engineering. You will be able to demonstrate previous experience of statistical analysis and modelling, whilst undertaking Algorithm development using Python or C++ through theoretical development of ideas. You will be able to provide technical guidance and direction for their area of specialisation and to act as a coach or mentor to junior members of the team.


You will be able to recognise and resolve complex problems that do not have routine solutions, highlighting key facts and breaking down complex information to component parts. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate sound judgement based on sophisticated analysis, interpretive thinking and comparison of complex alternatives.




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