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Computational Physicist

  • Sharnbrook (Bedfordshire)
  • IT development

Job description

Job Title: Computational Physicist
Salary: £36,800 to £46,000
Location: Colworth
Function: Research & Development
Terms: Local
Scope: Local
Travel: 10% Travel

The job holder will be a member of the Product & Process Science team within Foods & Refreshment Science & Technology at Colworth Science Park. The team is concerned with developing technologies which improve the sensory properties, physical properties and stability of food products – primarily through design and control of product microstructure.

Main Job Purpose
The job holder will lead the numerical simulation and modelling activities within Science & Technology, building capability in key technical areas and providing an underpinning theoretical framework for experimental programmes.

Key Accountabilities
· Develop numerical simulations in key technical fields of relevance to food products and processes
· Work within multi-disciplinary project teams to bring new insights and understanding based on numerical simulation
· Engage with experimentalists to complement and guide their experimental programme with a theoretical framework
· Contribute to programme evolution by bringing new thinking, based on results of numerical simulation
· Express clear conclusions from complex data
· Act as a champion for computational physics and process modelling within Refreshment R&D community
· Communicate and defend own agenda to internal stakeholders
· Align own activities to key business drivers and needs

Key Requirements & Experience
· Degree in physics, mathematics or similar, with significant experience in developing mathematical simulations of physical systems. This experience could have been obtained through employment or within a PhD project.
· Ambition to develop specialist expertise in the mathematical simulation of food systems and processes
· Translation of physical transformations into mathematical expressions based on underlying theoretical framework
· An ability to apply numerical simulation in a manner that links theory and experimental results
· Track record of delivering tangible conclusions and recommendations based on mathematical simulation
· Evidence of delivering project work in an organised and timely manner

· Experience in communicating science/technology in a relevant way to a non-technical audience

Key Interfaces
· Product & Process Science team in Science & Technology
· Digital R&D group
· Academic partners

Unilever is a global Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company in the UK and Ireland. We are already on target to achieve our huge ambition to double the size of our business globally whilst reducing our environmental impact. We are growing our business and also doing what is right for our consumers, community and environment. We are developing brands for people's lives today and for the changing environment tomorrow - making sustainable living commonplace.

Working at Unilever means that you get to take part in this exciting journey and work with amazing people who are really passionate about our large portfolio of famous brands. We want to improve billions of lives and you too can join us in making a sustainable difference.

Standards of Leadership:
· Bias for Action
· Building Talent and Teams
· Growth Mindset
· Consumer and Customer Focus
· Accountability & Responsibility

Online Application >> Digital Interview >> Face to Face Interview >> Job Offer

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How to Apply
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