Applied Physicist

Opportunity Details:

Springboard is a technical consultancy which develops technologies for multinational companies in a diverse range of markets including medical, fluidics and advanced consumer products. We are seeking a diligent client-facing physicist with a passion for learning to be part of our rapidly growing team.

Your opportunity for advancement

This role is for those who have completed a postgraduate degree or have worked for a company in a project environment. Working collaboratively within project teams and coached by experienced staff, you would build relationships with senior business leaders at our client companies, interpreting the business needs and creating solutions to important technical development programmes. This role has the potential for rapid career progression in leadership, commercial, management, or technical expert roles.

Springboard believes in improving people’s lives and being a good employer. We support the career development of staff through mentoring and personal training budgets. We have an ethical policy to ensure that our work is satisfying and there is opportunity to travel to clients and manufacturing companies. There is an exciting bonus package to reward hard work and the achievement of company performance targets.


The Applied Physicist role

  • Identifying the fundamental engineering-science behind a multitude of technical problems
  • Carrying out experiments in our laboratory and analysing data to enhance understanding
  • Building first-principle calculations or advanced models to guide product design work
  • Presenting to clients in a way that clearly interprets the science for their needs
  • Building proof-of-principle test rigs to demonstrate a solution
  • Opportunities to lead projects, manage people and generate new business


  • Able to investigate a problem and develop a practical solution which benefits people
  • Good at contributing to a team and communicating your work to clients and colleagues
  • A first or 2:1 in physics from a leading university (UK top 10 or equivalent) and A-levels minimum AAB or equivalent including maths and physics
  • A PhD or equivalent additional physics experience
  • Eligibility to work in the UK. We are unable to sponsor work permits

How to apply

If you want to use practical engineering and science to make the world a better place, please send a CV and covering letter explaining how you can contribute to our team via

Agencies: Springboard does not accept candidates from recruitment agencies. Please do not contact us about recruitment.

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    Agencies: Springboard does not accept candidates from recruitment agencies. Please do not contact us about recruitment.