Ultrasound Scientist/ Engineer at NPL

National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

Ultrasound and Underwater Acoustics Group

Teddington, London

Contract Type

On application

Closing Date
25 February 2022

Interview Date
On application

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Vacancies for Ultrasound Scientist/ Engineer at NPL

You will contribute to a number of projects that involve applying leading-edge
measurement techniques and instruments to research healthcare challenges. These
include hydrophone-based systems, techniques for measuring ultrasound power,
acoustic properties of materials as well as direct work for customers on 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. A track record in the area is beneficial, together with
experience in publishing in scientific journals.

At NPL we recognise that our success comes from attracting committed people. The
self-cultivated atmosphere of support and collaboration is one we are justifiably proud
of and at every level, in every area of our business we seek to nurture and respect our
people to support each other to grow, succeed and enjoy work. The successful
candidate will be proactive and will have a PhD level qualification in Physics, Medical
Physics or BSc/MSc with equivalent experience. A good working knowledge of the
operation of the various types of ultrasound systems, with direct experience in
developing or using measurement systems to acquire, analyse and present data, are all
advantageous. Software skills should include MATLAB and/or LabView and/or Python.
In addition, experience with lasers and optics experience would be desirable.

The role primarily involves experiment-based practical research, requiring a careful,
methodical approach with attention to detail. The ability to think critically, problem solve

and propose appropriate solutions, along with an understanding of the underlying
physical principles is critical. Experience and skills in developing proposals and winning
and delivering new project work will be beneficial. Experience in employing theoretical
models to better understand measurements would be very useful.

In order the 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 a track record delivering to deadlines, and meeting contractual
commitments are all prerequisites for the role.

About NPL:
Put simply, 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. At NPL, we touch ordinary lives in extraordinary ways and you could too.

Research sits at the very core of our business. This is your chance to make an impact to
our ground-breaking work as you apply your established knowledge and solutions to a
range of technical activities. As we’re always looking to stretch our capabilities, we’ll
look to you to spot potential commercial opportunities and to help raise our profile as
and when you can. We work as a team here, so any learnings you do make, we’ll expect
you to share to support in our continued development (you might also turn your hand
to mentoring more junior members too). Naturally, you’ll keep your technical
knowledge up-to-speed with the latest advances and take responsibility for completing
your work to the highest standards, on time and within budget.

For more information please see: https://jobs.npl.co.uk/vacancies/1192/higher-research-scientist.html