National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

Higher research scientist - biometrology

NPL - National Physical Laboratory

Teddington, Greater London, United Kingdom

About the Role

You’ll plan and deliver a number of technical activities to take our research to the next level. As we’re pushing boundaries all the time, we’ll expect you to acquire new knowledge to find solutions to advance our research. It’s your responsibility to share your learnings so that we all benefit, mentoring those with less experience than you. Equally, if commercial opportunities arise from your work, you’ll need to flag these – as this is how new products and services are born. The same can be said for developing partnerships to strengthen our capability. You’ll also act as an ambassador for our work externally and be willing to promote what we do. And, as an expert in your field, we’ll also seek your technical support for any bids we may be undertaking.

Applications are welcomed by individuals at a postdoctoral level.

About You

With a chemistry-related PhD or equivalent work experience, you have a solid background in peptide and/or organic chemistry especially solid phase bioorganic synthesis. You will ideally have previous experience in operating automated peptide synthesisers and must be confident to use analytical techniques such as LC, Maldi-ToF and LC-MS.

You need to have experience of planning and delivering tried and tested research methods following standard operating procedures as well as health and safety regulations. The technical expertise needs to be complemented by excellent communication skills including report writing, and a customer focused attitude ensuring timely delivery of research contracts for industrial and academic clients. You will provide laboratory support, including equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, across different projects.

At NPL we learn from each other, respect each other and work together to do better for ourselves and for our customers. You are able to work alone and collaboratively as part of a team. And whilst we’re always looking for improvement, we don’t make things more complicated when there’s no need.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30th July and Thursday 1st August. We will be reviewing applications prior to the closing date.
About The Company
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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