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 for gas composition measurements. Activities in the group range from provision of highly accurate primary reference materials to the development of new analytical methods and instrumentation. Our stakeholders include industry, regulators, government and research communities.
We are looking for a Research Scientist to join NPL’s energy gases team to support our low carbon energy gases research area which includes development of reference gas standards and measurement methods for biogas, biomethane, hydrogen, hydrogen enriched natural gas and carbon dioxide for carbon capture utilisation and storage.
We are now working in a hybrid way, with a mix of remote and office working. We strive to offer a great work life balance - if you are looking for part time or flexible options, we will try to make this work where business possible. This will be dependent on the kind of role you do and part of the business you work in.
We are looking to recruit a self-motivated scientist to support the growing low carbon energy gases area within the Gas Metrology Group.
You will have a relevant science or engineering degree, and some experience working within a laboratory environment. You will be comfortable planning and delivering your own work and have an understanding of measurement science and uncertainties.
A background working with pressurised gas systems or gas analysis systems (for example gas chromatography or spectroscopy) would be beneficial.
This role will involve a balance of practical experimental work in the laboratory with data analysis, report writing and equipment maintenance. You must be able to work independently and as part of a team to achieve goals set by senior scientists to advance innovation in the laboratories. Good communication skills and an enthusiasm for science are essential. 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. This is a lab-based position, at our laboratories in Teddington and you will be expected to work mainly on-site.
Applications will be reviewed, and interviews will be 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 practical.
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About The Company
NPL and BEIS have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled, black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability 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.