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Awerian Ltd
Cambridge, UK
Posting live until
12 Oct 2023

Job Details

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits

Breakthrough technology is vital for strengthening the UK’s Defence and Homeland Security. As a Physicist at Awerian, you will be at the forefront of this innovation race to defend and protect the UK from the latest technological and cyber threats.

Your work will have a real-world impact. You will get to explore pioneering concepts by collaborating with elite multi-disciplinary teams of highly educated and skilled scientists, engineers, and designers. It’s a fantastically challenging, varied and agile role.

You will see ideas become a reality through the development of prototypes using Awerian’s rapid approach to design and implementation. This will involve all aspects of technology and product development – from invention, analysis, and computational modelling through to prototype design and the transfer to manufacturing.

Whether you’re working to solve complex problems or enjoying a eureka moment – your work will make an immediate impact on our widely varied projects. You will approach challenges by getting to the heart of the problem and using your deep physics knowledge to search for solutions. If you have an insatiable curiosity and demonstrable skills in applying fundamental physics to real-world scenarios, you will thrive here. You will be kept busy generating theoretical models and collecting empirical evidence through research, modelling and hands-on experimentation.


The projects and typical work will cover areas such as:

  • analytical, numerical, and finite element simulation;
  • thermal systems, including aviation and maritime, as well as chemical and materials processes;
  • optics, including propagation, imaging systems, fibre optics, lasers, fluorescence imaging and interaction of light with real-world surfaces;
  • electromagnetics, including propagation, penetration, interference and interaction with electronics;
  • acoustics, including haptics and acoustic communications;
  • fluid analysis, including droplet and aerosol formation, particle dispersion, fluid flow and microfluidics.

An interest or experience in Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning is also welcome.

You will have a track record of academic excellence, hold a relevant degree, and have proven technical capabilities with relevant professional experience as a Physicist.

We are keen to hear from Physicists with experience in any sector.

Why Awerian?

Awerian is no ordinary research and development consultancy. The organisation is an employee-owned business; you will work at our smart and well-equipped offices and laboratories based just outside of Cambridge. Immediately you will be encouraged to share and implement your ideas - there’s no ‘newbie’ status, and you’ll benefit from our culture of freedom.

TTP Group is an employee-owned trust. With little hierarchy, there are no corporate hoops to jump through. This, along with our flat structure, encourages mutual support, teamwork, and innovation. It also creates unique opportunities to develop skills in project leadership and client management to keep your professional development on track.

Awerian are continuing their rapid growth plan, making this a great time to join our multi-disciplinary team. You will be part of building on our successful track record and develop your career at the cutting edge of technology. You will be supported by our team of experts. We’re a business of individuals – however, our curiosity brings us together and it drives what we do. Whether you’re leading a project or part of a team, the whole structure of Awerian is designed to help you connect, thrive, develop your expertise and career.


Joining Awerian means you’ll enjoy our fantastic employee benefits including:

  • Lunch, snacks, and refreshments provided;
  • Employer pension contribution of 12% (of pensionable salary +3% personal contribution);
  • Private medical insurance for you and your family & Life insurance;
  • 25 days annual holiday plus bank holidays;
  • A comprehensive relocation package is available, if applicable;
  • Electric Vehicle leasing & Cycle to Work scheme;
  • Access to TTP Group social and sport clubs;
  • Discounts and memberships to local sports facilities and the theatre.

So, if you’re ready to create the extraordinary at the forefront of UK homeland security; apply today.

Please note:

You will need to be eligible for UK security clearance

This role is not eligible for UKVI sponsorship visa scheme

All applicants will receive a response.

Our business revolves around collaborating with one another to tackle genuinely hard problems. Equality and diversity in the workplace are some of the most challenging problems facing society. We continuously strive to do better, and we fundamentally believe in the power and importance of diversity – both for our community and for the overall success of our business.

We therefore encourage applications from all individuals. Whatever your background, whatever your identity: we would love to hear from you.


Awerian profile

Awerian provides research and development services that extend and enhance the ability of the UK to defend themselves and protect the future prosperity of their citizens. This encompasses ideas generation to address challenging problems, rapid design and implementation of technology demonstrators, through to complete product design and transfer to manufacture.

Why work for us
Awerian is no ordinary research and development consultancy. We are part of TTP Group, which is an employee-owned trust. With little hierarchy, there are no corporate hoops to jump through; this, along with our flat structure, encourages mutual support, teamwork and innovation. It also creates unique opportunities to develop skills in project leadership, client management and a variety of technological work, problem solving and innovation.

Training and development
Awerian consultants follow their own path, not a one-size definition of progression, our learning and development is centered around the individual. You follow the direction that you’re passionate about. We are employee-owned. This means that we all have a say in our future and we have the freedom to do the right thing by our clients, employees and business.

Graduate schemes
We recruit a cohort of graduates, post-graduates, post-doctoral and early
careers annually. Early careers joiners are a consultant on day one, working alongside experienced colleagues on client projects.

What we are looking for
If you are an experienced engineer or scientist working in industry, academia, or as a consultant already and looking for your next challenge, we would like to hear from you. We currently have open roles so we are interested in hearing from people with a background in the following areas:

  • Experimental physics
  • Computational physics
  • Applied mathematics
  • Physical sciences research
  • Electronic engineering (including software, firmware and hardware)
  • Algorithm design
  • Machine learning and AI 

Cambridge, UK

Number of employees
Awerian: 35+
TTP Group: 450+

Main areas of research
Physics, electronics, cyber, software, engineering, artificial intelligence/machine learning 

Positions recently recruited for
Physicist, electronics engineer, software engineer, artificial intelligence/machine learning engineer, firmware mechanical engineer

Desired degree disciplines/class
Physics, mathematics, other physical science, or engineering with a postgraduate degree in physical science.
Excellent academic track record required

Eligible to work in the UK

How to apply

Closing date
All year round

Tel +44 (0)1763 262626

Company info
Awerian Ltd
Melbourn Science Park
Cambridge Road

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