Graduate Physicist

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

We are currently recruiting for a Graduate Physicist to evaluate performance of X-ray inspection sub-systems including X-ray generators and detectors. The Graduate Physicist will apply the scientific method to design, conduct and analyse the results of experiments.

The Graduate Physicist will maintain the competitiveness of the company’s X-ray detection solutions through benchmarking, awareness of market trends, emerging opportunities and supplier engagement. 

Key accountabilities include:
  • Evaluate performance of X-ray inspection sub-systems including X-ray generators and detectors.  
  • Design and execution of experiments to determine the performance and reliability of X-ray generators in X-ray food inspection systems
  • Acquire and evaluate 3rd party hardware (competitor / open market), document results and share critical appraisal of pros and cons vs SLXR’s current offering
  • Raise opportunities for generating and protecting new intellectual property within the scope of x-ray generation and detection.
  • Maintain long-term relationships with X-ray detector and generator suppliers to give SLXR market insight and allow early assessment of emerging detectors and generators.
  • Capture sufficient knowledge to lead sub-system technology roadmaps for x-ray generators and detectors.
  • Provide recommendations to supply chain in support of second sourcing activities and make / buy decisions.
  • Work closely in conjunction with other teams (Electronics, Mechanical, Software, Product Marketing, Applications and Service).

What You Need to Succeed

  • Good first degree in Physics, Materials Science, Engineering or similar 
  • Knowledge of electromagnetic radiation and in particular X-rays is desirable
  • Experience in a related industry (X-ray, imaging, spectroscopy, inspection equipment etc.) would be beneficial
  • Excellent understanding of how to evaluate and compare competitor products in relation to customer value and cost
  • Experience working with external system / technology suppliers to provide or develop new products would be beneficial
  • Experience in using data analysis tools e.g. Excel, Matlab

Our Offer to You

  • Competitive Salary
  • Employee bonus scheme
  • Life assurance
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

About Mettler Toledo

METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. We are recognized as an innovation leader and our solutions are critical in key R&D, quality control, and manufacturing processes for customers in a wide range of industries including life sciences, food, and chemicals. We operate throughout the world with a culture shaped by innovation and international flair.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We promote equal opportunity worldwide and value diversity in our teams in terms of business background, area of expertise, gender and ethnicity. For more information on our commitment to Sustainability, Diversity and Equal Opportunity please visit us here

For those who prioritize precision, Mettler Toledo is precisely where you belong.




East of England

Royston (Cambridge)




Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-Ray Limited

Greenfield, Royston Business Park
Royston SG8 5HN
United Kingdom

+44 1763 257 900