Higher Scientist - Medical Ultrasound (National Physical Laboratory, Department of Acoustics, Teddington, UK)

Application deadline: Sun 04 Jun 2023

About the Role

A permanent vacancy exists for a Higher Scientist/Engineer to work within the Medical Ultrasound area of the Ultrasound and Underwater Acoustics Group. The candidate will contribute to projects that involve applying leading-edge measurement techniques and instruments to research healthcare challenges. These include hydrophone-based systems, techniques for measuring ultrasound power, ultrasound field characterisation, acoustic properties of materials as well as direct work for customers delivering measurement services and consultancies. The novel research will contribute to projects addressing the development of standardised characterisation methods to evaluate the performance of medical ultrasound imaging systems, impacting on existing and emerging clinical applications such as ultrasound computed tomography, elastography and photoacoustic. A track record in the area is expected, together with experience in publishing in scientific journals.

The successful candidate will have strong personal motivation and a track record of working effectively as part of a team on a variety of research projects. They will have a graduate or post-graduate qualification in Physics/Medical Physics/Acoustics or equivalent experience. A good working knowledge of the operation of the diverse types of ultrasound systems, with direct experience in developing or using medical ultrasound measurement systems to acquire, analyse and present data is essential. Software skills should include MATLAB and LabView. Python would be advantageous.

The role primarily involves experiment-based practical research, requiring a careful, methodical approach with attention to detail. The ability to problem-solve and propose appropriate solutions, along with an understanding of the underlying physical principles is critical. Experience and skills in developing and employing theoretical acoustic propagation models to better understand measurements would be especially useful.

In order to support professional development, NPL encourages its staff to publish and present at international conferences. Accordingly, good communication skills with the ability to interact and network with collaborators, science peers and future customers, business awareness and an ability to deliver to deadlines are all prerequisites for the role.

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 full time, part time or flexible options, we will try to make this work where it is business possible. In addition, there is a wide range of Benefits available to you as an NPL employee.

About You

To be successful in this Higher Scientist role, you should have a science-related degree and be an expert in your field. You should also be used to leading, planning, and delivering complex research projects from conception to fruition. Beyond that, we're looking for someone who'll thrive in an environment like ours.

In return for your knowledge and expertise, you'll receive a favourable salary and benefits package.

If this full-time Higher Scientist job in Teddington sounds like the right fit for you, please apply today.

At NPL, we set the standards by which everything is measured. In doing so, the National Physical Laboratory is helping to combat issues on a global scale such as climate change, curing diseases, and the development of cutting-edge communications technology. Our role is to research, create and deliver the measurement infrastructure which underpins the UK's prosperity and quality of life across many fields of industry.

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.

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About Us

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is a world-leading centre of excellence that provides cutting-edge measurement science, engineering, and technology to underpin prosperity and quality of life in the UK.

NPL and DSIT 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 and 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.

At NPL, we believe our success is a result of the diversity and talent of our people. We strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, as part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we hold memberships and accreditations to ensure we’re creating an environment where all our colleagues feel supported and welcome, please see our Diversity & Inclusion page.

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. Our values are at the heart of what we do, and they shape the way we interact, develop our people, and celebrate success.

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