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Avalon Sciences is always on the lookout for both fresh and experienced talent to join our growing company working within the seismic exploration industry.

If you think ASL sounds like an exciting place for you to work, please email your CV and covering letter to stating the vacancy you are interested in in the subject line.

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Head of Optical Design (Posted 28/08/2019)
Job Role:

Avalon sciences design and manufacture specialist seismic monitoring tools for the oil and gas industry using fibre sensors.  The tools have to work reliably in high temperature environments.  A vacancy has arisen within the optical department; the ideal candidate will have a broad range of skills encompassing the field of fibre optics.  They will have the ability to design and develop optical architectures for arrays of sensors.  Reporting to the Chief Technical Officer, you will be joining a small but talented team; you will need to be self-motivated, flexible, and a team player.

Skills required:

  • Deep understanding of fibre sensors
  • Understanding of noise sources and ability to generate loss models
  • Broad knowledge of optical components
  • Ability to write and review technical documents


  • Experience/knowledge of electronics
  • Experience/knowledge of embedded software and high level languages

Responsibilities (non-exhaustive list)

  • Assist production with the introduction of new products
  • Support and assist in integration and production testing
  • Provide customer support and problem solve on technical matters
  • Attend and actively contribute at design reviews

Formal degree or post graduate degree in Physics, Engineering or related subject

Min 5 Years Optical Experience


The position will be based in well-equipped modern premises in Somerton, Somerset UK.

We also have bases in Houston, Abu Dhabi, and Singapore where the successful applicant may be expected to visit and support for short periods of time.

Benefits and Life at Avalon Sciences:

Avalon Sciences is a global leader in its field and takes pride in its personnel through training and development.   As an employer, we seek to inspire and motivate our people, and this is integral to our continued success within the global energy market.   As a winner of the Somerset Business Award for Best Exporter we play a key role at home too.  Company pension scheme and healthcare benefits add to a competitive salary.  Relocation assistance is also available where applicable.

 Contact Us:

Please send your CV and covering letter outlining your skills and experience to:

Do not hesitate to contact us for an informal chat to find out more about the vacancies on offer.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.   No agencies please.

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Permanent Careers