Particle physics laboratory

Compact atomic clock scientists / engineers employed with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

About the role

If you are looking for a scientific research position in Teddington, we have the perfect opportunity for you. NPL is seeking a full-time Senior Research Engineer in Teddington, and the position comes with an attractive salary and benefits. You will join an exceptional team of experts and use this Research Engineer position to take NPL’s cutting-edge research on compact atomic clocks to the next level. Your work will have a real impact on our business and the UK as a whole.

As an engineer at NPL, you will be:

● Share your expertise and knowledge so that we all benefit, by sponsoring those who have less experience than you

● Develop partnerships to build the capacity of NPL – as an expert in your field, we will seek your technical support for offers

● Enabling business opportunities by helping to develop new products and services

● Act as an ambassador for NPL’s work externally and promote what we do

About you

If you have a background in science and research, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. NPL is looking for talented Scientists / Engineers to join our dynamic team which establishes and develops the UK Compact Atomic Clock industry. This full time position is based in Teddington.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of our collaborative and highly skilled group of Atomic Clocks and Sensors (ACS) seeking to train and develop truly passionate scientists and engineers. As a member of this team, you will contribute to the development of state-of-the-art atomic clock systems and subsystem prototypes at the NPL, suitable for production and commercialization.

The requirements of this laboratory role include:

● Very ambitious and keen to learn more about compact atomic clock systems

● Good understanding of one or more of the following elements: electronic design, laser physics, atomic physics, embedded software programming, systems engineering.

● A demonstrative drive to expand capabilities, services and products through an instinctive business awareness

● Effective written and verbal communication skills

To be successful in this role, it is also desirable that you hold a doctorate in engineering / physics or a related field. In addition, experience in the atomic clock industry and / or knowledge of different types of commercial atomic clocks and their applications is also advantageous.

If this Commercial Miniature Atomic Clock Scientist / Engineer job in Teddington sounds like a challenge you are looking for, please apply today.

Please note that applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this announcement, so we may advance the closing date at any time. We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.

About the company

NPL and BEIS have strong commitments to diversity and equal opportunity, and welcome applications from applicants regardless of their origin, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or age, provided they meet the criteria required. Applications from women, people with disabilities and BAME applicants in particular are encouraged. All applicants with disabilities (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who meet the minimum criteria for the position will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confid Scheme..

We transform ourselves. As a national laboratory, we are exploring even more trade routes to market and this offers us greater opportunities – for you and for us. Our success is built on the diversity and talent of our employees, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure that everyone feels valued and supported to excel in the field of their choice. This value is at the heart of our organization.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own merits and abilities, regardless of their own or perceived identity, background, or any other factor unrelated to a person’s work. At NPL, we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible work and social activities are ingrained in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, as well as a wide range of advantages. NPL values are at the heart of what we do and shape how we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we have joined the Institute of Physics’ Juno project in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL was proud to have achieved Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stone wall as a diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for LGBT + Community Equality at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of Disabled People’s Forum and joined the disability insurance scheme as a level 1 committed employer.

To make sure everyone has an equal chance, we are always ready to make reasonable adjustments to the recruiting process. If you want to chat, contact us.


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