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Senior Research Scientist - Signatures

Senior Research Scientist - Signatures

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    Dorchester, Dorset

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    Vanessa Theobald

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  • Published:

    9 days ago

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  • Client:

    Atlas Elektronik UK

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK develop, supply and support cutting-edge maritime technology for customers worldwide. Based in Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset, they work closely with the UK Royal Navy and global customers to create products which protect lives at sea.

Due to continued success we are currently looking to recruit a Senior Research Scientist - Signatures to support and lead R&D programmes within the field of naval platform signatures.


Understanding the sources, propagation and detection mechanisms of a naval platform's acoustic and non-acoustic signature are key to realising the platforms vulnerability to attack.
The AEUK Signatures team undertakes research and development within this domain to support national and international customers.
Experienced scientists are required to join the team, providing support to, and to lead, research and development programmes covering topics including:

Signal processing, image analysis, automated detection
Statistical modelling, data science, machine learning and
data visualisation
Modelling signatures of naval platforms
Naval platform design aspects
Numerical simulation of complex phenomena and
computational fluid dynamics
Remote sensing and numerical simulation of ocean
Laboratory experiments

The successful applicant would be expected to have experience
within at least one of these domains and an ability to lead
research projects crossing them all.
Applicants are expected to be dynamic, innovative, resourceful,
committed and have a track record of successfully planning,
coordinating and delivering research programmes.
AEUK's platform signatures research programmes are varied in
scope and discipline so we are considering applicants with a
variety of skills. An ability to adapt to evolving needs is highly

Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required
PhD/Degree level physics, mathematics, or related degree
Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the areas listed above
Use of scientific computational software such as Matlab or Python
No specific knowledge of the maritime defence domain required

Working collaboratively with specialists from a variety of disciplines
Working with stakeholder from across the business to support development and delivery of
customer solutions
Communicating technical findings and concepts to a range of expert and non-expert
stakeholders within AEUK and the customer community
Assimilating output from technical analysis to form clear and coherent advice to inform
stakeholder and key decision makers
Providing technical leadership on multi-disciplinary research projects
Actively supporting the professional development of junior staff members accountabilities

Behavioural requirements
Highly self-motivated, innovative thinker, with determination to succeed
Thorough and conscientious
Flexible and adaptable
Keen and quick to obtain, develop, extend and apply skills and knowledge
Identifies opportunities and understands how expertise can be more widely applied

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