Scientific Analyst

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Spectroscopy Products Division


An opening has arisen in Renishaw Spectroscopy Products Division for a highly-motivated individual to develop the Raman instruments and software that are used by research scientists, forensic scientists, biologists, gemmologists, materials scientists and semiconductor researchers the world over.


Renishaw is a world leader in the design and manufacture of Raman spectroscopy and imaging instrumentation for research, with a strong emphasis on innovation, new technologies and customised solutions to satisfy the most demanding applications.


Over the last decade, Raman spectroscopy has evolved from use in highly specialised research applications to become a general analytical technique used routinely in many fields of research and industry.  It is increasingly the expectation of our customers that our leading-edge instrumentation is coupled to powerful, flexible, and easy to use software that allows them to analyse their data using the very latest chemometric and analytical methods. 


• Interface with internal and external data analysis experts, from a variety of teams and disciplines, to identify and implement data analysis methods for the next generation software
• Support the analysis of complex spectral data and images arising from within Renishaw and from external collaborations
• Implement and test analysis techniques to determine those of most potential benefit to the domain
• Develop software tools to allow internal and external evaluation of proposed analysis techniques
• Develop the enabling software through to release


Key requirements


• Degree qualified in a relevant scientific or mathematical discipline
• Strong mathematical and analytical skills
• Programming ability in a high-level language (ideally C#, C++, .NET)
• Experience in implementing and using image/spectral data analysis algorithms
• Proficiency in MATLAB or an equivalent mathematical language


Desirable requirements


• Software engineering knowledge and skills
• Experience in the production of software applications for third-party use
• Experience of implementing or using chemometrics, particle distribution statistics, signal and imaging processing
• Experience of using vibrational spectroscopy, particularly Raman spectroscopy
• Knowledge or application of other spectroscopic and imaging techniques

Person specification

the post could suit a candidate with a background in applied spectroscopy and demonstrated coding ability, who wishes to apply their data analysis skills to the applications of vibrational spectroscopy in research and industry.  Alternatively, it may suit a software engineer with a physical sciences background, who wishes to focus their algorithm development experience on spectroscopic and imaging analysis problems. 


The post requires an individual with an innovative approach and good grasp of complex mathematical algorithms. They should be both organised and highly analytical in their thinking.  This pivotal position requires well developed two-way communication skills to generate clear requirements by gathering information from within our teams and from external collaborators, and to keep these stakeholders involved as the solutions are developed.




When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable, including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus and pay reviews, subsidised onsite restaurant, free parking and sports and leisure societies. Of course, we appreciate there’s more to work than the office, so we also offer 25 days holiday, Life Assurance and BUPA Renishaw Health Trust.


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