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Senior Research Scientist In Gas Metrology



About the Role
The Gas Metrology Group within the Atmospheric Environmental Science Department carries out world-leading measurement science research, disseminates best practice and delivers traceability and calibration of gas measurements, from the highest point of reference in the laboratory to application in industry. The group provides this range of scientific services to a wide variety of stakeholders including industry, regulators, government and research communities. It delivers the metrology required for current and future ambient air, atmospheric composition and emissions monitoring science and develops new methods and reference materials to underpin gas measurements in emerging science areas such as breath analysis for disease diagnosis and stable isotope metrology for source apportionment of greenhouse gas emissions.

We are looking for a Senior Research Scientist to join NPL’s gas metrology group to provide technical leadership in Environmental and Industrial gases within the group and to complement the existing senior science team in managing the groups delivery and output of scientific excellence.


About You
The successful candidate will be required to provide technical leadership within the Environmental and Industrial gases science area of NPL’s Gas Metrology Group.

This role will involve a balance of planning, conducting and supervising experimental work in the laboratory with data analysis, scientific paper, report and proposal writing, project management, business development, strategic planning and customer facing activities.

You will have a PhD in a relevant science or engineering field with extensive experience (at least 5 years) working within a laboratory environment and will be comfortable delivering scientific work to a very high standard whilst supporting junior members of the team to do the same.

For this Senior Research Scientist position the following are required to successfully deliver the role:

Knowledge of analytical chemistry and gas analysis techniques such as gas chromatography and spectroscopy
Good knowledge of gas measurement requirements or UK / EU regulations for air quality (ambient/indoor), medical or industrial gas processes
Demonstratable experience of planning and leading a team to deliver research activities
Examples of networking, developing and maintaining external collaboration leading to new commercial work or funded projects
Experience of developing strategies for a research them
A track record of peer-reviewed papers and conference presentations
Experience with managing staff
You must be able to work independently and as part of a team to achieve goals to advance innovation in the laboratories. Great communication skills and an enthusiasm for science are essential and you will be challenged to think for yourself.

You can expect opportunities to solve real-world science and engineering problems in the laboratory. Beyond that, we’re looking for someone who’ll thrive in an environment like ours. These are lab-based positions, at our laboratories in Teddington and you will be expected to work mainly on-site.

Please note: Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward. We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.

About The Company
NPL and BEIS have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applicationsfrom candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexualorientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applicationsfrom women, disabled and BAME candidates in particular are encouraged. Alldisabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy theminimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under theDisability Confident Scheme.

We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefits. NPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.


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