At Scientific Magnetics, we are an innovative and open-minded team, always working collaboratively to develop new solutions. We are passionate about working closely with our customers, focusing on providing an excellent and tailored service to meet their specific needs.

We are always on the lookout for talented and like-minded individuals who can positively contribute to our company culture. Join us and help be part of the solution.

In line with our exciting expansion plans, we are hiring across several business-critical functions. To compliment and reinforce our existing team of highly experienced engineers, technicians and support staff, we would be interested in hearing from candidates to fulfil the following permanent vacancies:

Current Vacancies: Listed (If applicable)

Job Title:

Senior Physicist / Magnet Engineer

Reports to:

Technical Director




15th February 2021


  • Design and development of cryogenic and cryogen-free superconducting magnet systems.

  • Modelling of magnetic (mainly superconducting) systems using industry standard tools including OPERA, COMSOL Multiphysics and other analytical tools.

  • In depth understanding of the mathematics and formulae which underpin the superconducting magnet industry, including areas such as thermodynamics, shimming and mechanical stresses. Ability to act as a point of reference to other members of staff for such technical matters.

  • Project management of projects and parts of major projects, development of plans and budgets.

  • Fostering relationships and links with existing customers and suppliers, and with potential new customers in academia and industry.

  • Dealing with enquiries from customers and collaborators, supplying information in the relevant format in a concise and timely manner.

  • Keeping up to date with relevant technology and disseminating information within the Company.

  • Generation of line-up information for the drawing office; checking and approving of detailed drawings.

  • Generation of working instructions and procedures in accordance with the Company’s ISO9001 Quality Assurance policy.

  • Generation of technical reports for internal use and external publication.

  • Specifying and conducting tests in the workshop; recording and interpreting results in accordance with quality and health & safety policies.

  • Liaison with partners and suppliers in all parts of the world as required.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Degree qualified (possibly to PhD level) in a physical science or relevant engineering discipline.

  • Multiple years’ experience and knowledge of a subset of the following:

    • Superconducting magnet design

    • OPERA 2D / 3D – Static magnetic and transient analysis

    • COMSOL Multiphysics simulation software package

    • Cryogenic vessel heat load calculations

    • Mechanical design of superconducting magnets.

    • Superconducting joint design

    • Quench protection design

    • Persistent switch design

    • Impregnation techniques for magnet designs

    • Labview programming

    • Project management including MS Project

Further Requirements

The post requires the following skills:

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently as part of a fast-paced team

  • Effective problem solver

  • Good interpersonal communicator.

  • High standard of spoken and written English


  • Line manager is the Technical Director, who will be generally responsible for technical supervision and allocating work.

  • You will be expected to aid the sales team in responding to customer enquiries

  • Provide support to the workshop during build and test of systems


Please send your CV and covering letter to

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