Higher Research Scientist - Medical Ultrasound

National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
31500.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual
05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Higher Research Scientist - Medical Ultrasound

At NPL we recognise that our success comes from attracting energetic and imaginative people, a reflection of our own values. 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. Join us and you'll soon see how thought leadership and imagination inspire all of us to greater things. Its about challenging complexity and bringing clarity and building relationships that make a difference. We are bold and visionary; we believe that anything is possible at NPL.

A permanent vacancy exists for a Higher Research Scientist to work in the Ultrasound and Underwater Acoustics Group within the ultrasound area. The main project focus areas are related to quantitative imaging and elastography, with a strong emphasis on novel research leading to the development of standardised characterisation methods that will support existing and emerging clinical applications. A strong track record in the area is important, together with experience in publishing in scientific journals.

The successful candidate will have a PhD level qualification in Physics, Medical Physics or equivalent, preferably with post-doctoral experience in a relevant field. A good working knowledge of the operation of the various types of ultrasound imaging systems in medical use, with direct experience in developing systems to acquire, analyse and present ultrasound imaging data, and experience of working with tissue mimicking materials are all advantageous. Software skills should include MATLAB and/or LabView.

The role involves practical research, and requires a careful, methodical approach and attention to detail. The ability to problem-solve and propose appropriate solutions, along with an understanding of the underlying physical principles is also important.

Strong personal motivation, good communication skills with the ability to interact and network with collaborators, science peers and future customers, business awareness and an ability to work to deadlines within a team are prerequisites for the role.

Based in a unique, purpose-built research environment, we are located in beautiful surroundings on the edge of Bushy Park, south-west London with a host of onsite facilities. These include a subsidised cr??che, restaurant and free parking.

NPL Management Limited is committed to supporting its people to develop both personally and professionally and is committed to equal opportunities. NPL Management Limited is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter.

Closing date: 31st October 2017