£29k - £33k
Close Date 01-08-2014
This is an exciting opportunity for a permanent position as a research scientist in the Neutron Metrology Group at the National Physical Laboratory.
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is one of the UK`s leading science facilities and research centres. It is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate standards, science and technology available.
NPL occupies a unique position as the UK`s National Measurement Institute and sits at the intersection between scientific discovery and real world application. Its expertise and original research have underpinned quality of life, innovation and competitiveness for UK citizens and business for more than a century.
This is an exciting opportunity for a permanent position as a Scientist in the Neutron Metrology Group at the National Physical Laboratory.
The successful applicant will be involved in the development and delivery of a range of neutron measurement techniques at Teddington making use of our own state of the art facilities. He or she would also be responsible for overseeing an important measurement service for thermal neutron calibrations. Support for scientific research into better and wider-ranging neutron standards and improved neutron measurement techniques is provided by direct government support and opportunities also exist for undertaking contract research projects for industry or the health sector.
Key skills and experience required
NPL is one of a very small number of national metrology laboratories which possess the extensive facilities required to offer a wide range of neutron measurement standards and as such plays an important role in international metrology in this area collaborating in particular with metrology labs in Europe.
Applicants should ideally possess at least a good first degree in Physics. Preference will be given to applicants with relevant post-graduate experience in areas such as applied radiation physics, nuclear physics, or reactor physics.
As part of the Serco Group plc, we offer competitive salaries, a wealth of career opportunities and a wide range of benefits.
NPL is based in a unique research environment, which is located in pleasant surroundings on the edge of Bushy Park in south-west London. We have a host of onsite facilities including a subsidised crèche, restaurant, and a sports and social club.
NPL Management Limited is committed to supporting its people to develop both personally and professionally and is committed to equal opportunities.
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