GRADUATE Electronics/NPI ENGINEER£24,000 to £28,000 per annumTowcester, NorthamptonshireOptoelectronics/Photonics/Semiconductor A fantastic Graduate opportunity has arisen in Towcester for an NPI/R&D Engineer for a leading electronics organisation! This is a great chance to be a part of a growing and enterprising company who are at the epitome of fibre optics.As an NPI/R&D Engineer, you will be working with a team of other talented scientists/engineers developing state of the art photonics technology, devices and systems for the telecommunications industry. This is an exciting opportunity to work with some established professionals in the industry from a wide range of backgrounds, to learn and progress within this field.Essential Requirements:QUALIFICATIONS:+ Honours/Masters degree, in physics, electrical/electronic engineering, materials science or a related discipline+ Experience in modern optics, optoelectronics, semiconductor technology, solid state physics, electronics or telecommunications are welcome but not essentialKNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:+ Background in physics, electronic/electrical engineering or a related discipline+ Ability to use scientific and engineering reasoning in a wide range of situations+ Specialised knowledge and skills (experimental or theoretical) in relevant areas (eg device physics, design, testing, electronic design, software development) are welcome and will be taken into account in deciding the level of the appointment.EXPERIENCE:+ Posts are available for candidates who have recently graduated with a bachelor's degree and those who have up to 2 years post-graduate experience.Role Overview:+ Provide experimental characterisation and performance investigation for: - Product development of new and improved photonic devices and photonic integrated circuits, for coherent detection and direct detection systems above 100 Gb/s. - Research and development of photonic III-V semiconductor device technologies, design methodologies, fabrication techniques and systems applications - Including experimental evaluation of prototypes, reliability trials, and design verification+ Opportunities to evolve into device design are possible as part of career enhancement.