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Company: Photon Design, Oxford, UK


Location: Oxford


Job Title: Computational Physicist (Photonics/Semiconductors)


We are looking for an exceptional physicist or applied mathematician to join our software development team. You will join our photonics models development project developing simulation tools for design of active and passive photonic components such as optical waveguides and semiconductor optical amplifiers. The role will involve the development of both algorithms and professional graphical interfaces to the algorithms. This is a very challenging role and you will need to be able to think creatively to solve numerical, mathematical and programmatic problems. An exceptionally capable candidate would have the opportunity to advance to a senior role in the company and take on substantial product responsibilities. 



You should be able to fulfil at least 2 of the following 5 requirements below. 

  • An excellent first degree in Physics or Maths (1st/2.1)

  • A PhD in a computational physics/electronics or related discipline

  • Proven object oriented software skills in C++

  • 2 or more years of postdoc or commercial experience in numerical techniques

  • Specific knowledge of electromagnetism, semiconductor device physics or more direct photonics experience  


Starting Salary



Who are We?

Photon Design is a small but dynamic company developing and selling highly technical physics/maths based CAD software to 30 countries around the World in the exciting and highly dynamic field of telecommunications and photonics. We have some exciting new projects starting in the next year - and we need the talent like you to help us!  


Application procedure

Please email CV to Dominic Gallagher at