Physicist – Consultant


Job Title:        Physicist (Experienced)

Location:        Cambridge, United Kingdom

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. 


Previous projects have covered areas such as:

thermal systems, including aviation and maritime, and materials processes,

optics, including propagation, imaging systems, fibre optics, high power and ultrafast lasers, fluorescence imaging and interaction of light with real-world surfaces,

electromagnetics, including propagation, penetration, interference, and interaction with electronics,

acoustics, including ultrasound and acoustic communications,

fluid analysis, including particle dispersion, fluid flow and microfluidics,

quantum technologies, including sensing, position navigation & timing and communications,

Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, autonomous systems and, edge processing.


If you have an interest or experience in any of the above areas, we would like to hear from you.

You will have a track record of academic excellence, hold a relevant post graduate degree or a PhD, and have proven technical capabilities with relevant research or 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.



Apply now.

Interested in applying for this role?

Applying to TTP

We’re always recruiting

We never close our applications, because we never stop looking for people to join us. Our internships can be competitive though, so the earlier you apply the better.

We can sponsor working Visas

If you’re a foreign national that meets the Home Office criteria.

There’ll be a couple of stages to your interview

There are two stages to our interview process for graduates, and one stage for interns. For both of those roles, there are usually a number of one-to-one interviews with our consultants. We focus on your technical abilities and consumer awareness and use our interviews to see how you’d fit into TTP.

We hold our interviews at TTP Campus in Melbourn

On the outskirts of Cambridge. The interview process is usually around a couple of hours and it’ll include technical problem-solving style questions.

We’ll cover expenses for your interview

Which includes cost of your return travel to the interview. If you need to stay overnight in Melbourn, let us know in advance and we can organise something.

After the interviews, you’ll hear back from us in a few days

It’ll normally take a few weeks to finish the interviews, but this can sometimes take a little longer depending on how busy we are.

If you fit the criteria, we can cover relocation costs up to £20,000

But before you start, we’ll discuss this together to see if you fit the criteria.