Optical Reserach Scientist at Fluidic Analytics
Cambridge, GB

Working from our Cambridge headquarters and reporting to the Head of R&D, you’ll push our detection capabilities to single molecule level, building and testing cutting edge optical systems for incorporation into our world-leading protein analysis instruments.



  • Design and build optical systems for single molecule detection
  • Confocal and surface-based techniques
  • Carry out simulations of illumination and detection configurations using suitable software
  • Develop prototypes using off-the-shelf and custom parts as required, on time and meeting budgetary restraints
  • Monitor developments in technology and assess for viability
  • Maintain an overview of how prototype systems could be translated into viable commercial products
  • Design and execute experiments to demonstrate and validate technologies
  • Generate proof-of-principle data based on which further development can be executed
  • Record and report results to the team 
  • Efficiently evaluate options and focus effort accordingly
  • Rapidly iterate designs based on experimental evidence
  • Perform signal processing and implement statistical methods for single molecule data processing
  • Translate raw data into meaningful results for the Company’s customers
  • Implement efficient algorithms for data processing and interact closely with our in-house software team to integrate into the Company’s code
  • Develop innovative solutions to improve the Company’s products
  • Proactively search for and identify new technologies and strategies to help the Company realise its long-term product development goals
  • Play an active role in blue-skies activities to open new avenues for future product development
  • Continuously identify means to improve the reliability and sensitivity of the Company’s product pipeline
  • Lead IP capture for patents involving single molecule detection and contribute to freedom-to-operate assessments


The successful candidate will be:

  • PhD educated in physics, biophysics, photonics or nano-optics/photonics essential; postdoctoral experience preferred
  • Experienced with microscopy and single molecule detection
  • Strong hands-on experimental skills
  • Goal oriented
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for product development
  • Aware of the roles of timing, documentation and commercial considerations
  • Uphold our core values: competence, integrity and communication
  • Experienced with image processing beneficial
  • Able to work effectively in a small, fast paced company environment.


What you can expect from us:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday
  • Flexi hours
  • Pension scheme
  • Share option scheme
  • Group Income Protection
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Cycle to work/ Tech schemes
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • An inclusive team environment where your contribution will truly make a difference

Interested to know more? Please send us a copy of your CV to careers@fluidic.com and we'll be in touch shortly.