OXFORD INSTRUMENTS Vacancy: Senior Cryogenics Engineer

Oxford UK,
Closing Date 3rd May 2021

Closing Date:  03 May 2021


Oxford, GB

Job Function:  Technical

Business Unit:  NanoScience

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. Our customers use our NanoScience ultra-low temperature and high magnetic field environments to go beyond what was once thought possible, whether that’s creating Nobel Prize winning materials or developing quantum computers to solve the world’s most complex problems.

At Oxford Instruments, we provide high technology instrumentation products and services to the world's leading industrial companies and scientific research communities. We have a rare and exciting opportunity for an experienced Cryogenics Engineer to join our team.  If you are looking for an opportunity to develop your experience in cryogenics and work with more complex systems, then this is the role for you!

The opportunity

In this role you will be responsible for leading the development and validation of cryogenic systems, ensuring that they meet with customer requirements and specifications. This includes concept costing, leading safety assessments, as well as identifying technical and feasibility risks. You will need to generate an in-depth understanding of market applications and produce concept designs to meet those applications.  As part of the position, you will provide technical support to manufacturing, sales, and service teams.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will need to have prior experience in cryogenics and ultra-low temperature systems and understand the applications and design features of complex integrated systems.  It is likely that you will have a degree or PhD in a relevant engineering or science discipline.  It is essential that you have proven experience in cryogenic design, ideally with an in-depth knowledge of helium-3 and dilution refrigerator systems.  Experience of analysing complex cryogenic systems, developing design and product specifications is also essential, together with the ability to develop software for instrumentation control.  It would be ideal if you were experienced in the use of some FMEA, risk analysis and HazOp.  Your ability to work well in a team, explain complex principles in more simple terms and work well to deadlines will be a real asset.


In addition to a competitive starting salary, Oxford Instruments offers flexible working hours and a half-day on Fridays. We also offer 25 days annual leave, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan, and a flexible benefits package that you can tailor to your own requirements. We also invest in our talented employees by supporting them in their ongoing career and development so that they reach their full potential. We care and work hard to provide a workplace where you can grow and learn.

Closing date – 3 May 2021

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.

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