Job Description

As part of Renishaw’s Spectroscopy Products Division continued growth, we have openings for scientists to develop new cutting-edge Raman spectroscopy products. We are looking for recent graduates that have demonstrable skills in optical systems use, design and development. These roles are ideal for applicants wanting to move from the academic world to a commercial one, whilst still working in the scientific arena. 

Successful applicants will support Renishaw’s existing Raman systems and work with the application and design teams to develop new cutting-edge products, deliver custom solutions, and conduct continued product engineering.

Based at our Innovation centre set in beautiful Gloucestershire, you will have a fantastic working environment whether you want the hustle and bustle of nearby Bristol, or the calm of the Cotswolds. The role allows for hybrid working, provides a competitive salary plus benefits, and includes full training as required.


  • Working with the design team to develop and test new cutting-edge Raman instrumentation
  • Defining and conducting system and sample testing
  • Planning and conducting experiments as part of the instrument design process
  • Providing technical content for marketing literature, including videos, webinars, and written literature

Key requirements

  • A good working knowledge of optical physics and/or Raman spectroscopy
  • Degree in physics, or relevant scientific / numerate discipline

Desirable requirements

  • MSc or PhD in Optics / Photonics /Physics / Raman spectroscopy
  • Experience using Raman spectroscopy or other spectroscopy equipment and software

Person specification

The ideal applicant will be self-motivated, organised, and have an attention to detail in their work. They must be able to multi-task, prioritise, and deliver to deadlines. Good problem-solving skills, numeracy and computer literacy are essential. They require good communication skills and must be able to engage in technical/scientific conversation with team members and customers.


When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable; including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus, *subsidised onsite restaurants and *coffee shops, free parking, *car sharing scheme and *24 hour fitness centres. (*not available at our Castle Donington, Exeter, York & Edinburgh sites).

We also want to promote a healthy work-life balance as much as possible, so we have introduced a hybrid working policy which allows for a combination of home and office based working depending on the nature of your role. We also offer a variable working programme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Life Assurance policy of 12 times annual salary, Cycle to Work scheme, enhanced maternity pay subject to qualifying criteria, Health Cash Plan, the option to join BUPA Renishaw Health Trust and an Employee Assistance Programme for employees and family.

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At Renishaw we believe that our success is powered by welcoming a workforce of diverse and talented people. Through encouraging an inclusive culture, where all our employees are free to be themselves, we can achieve our core values: Innovation, Inspiration, Integrity, and Involvement.
If you are excited about the role but feel as though you don’t meet all the requirements, we would encourage you still to apply. You might just be the right person for this role or another opportunity at Renishaw.
We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, or require any reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team on 01453 524600 or recruitment@renishaw.com.

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Employment Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Requisition Number:

R7096 Optical Design Engineer (Evergreen) (Open)


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