About the Role

NPL is the UK`s National Measurement Institute providing the measurement expertise that underpins UK prosperity and quality of life. We are a world-leading research facility, bringing together scientists and engineers from almost every field to help save lives, protect the environment and enable citizens to feel safe and secure as well as support global trade and innovation. 

We are investing in Data Science to address scientific challenges within the application areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Energy & Environment, and Life Sciences & Health and to deliver tangible impact in line with significant organizational growth and transformation plans.

The Department of Data Science is looking for a senior researcher to shape our thinking around machine/statistical learning and AI and deliver research in Explainable, and Trustworthy ML/AI algorithms including uncertainty propagation. You will be undertaking research that underpins NPL activities such as:

·       Autonomous Vehicles

·       Earth Observation

·       Healthcare Imaging

About You

We are looking to appoint an established scientist who will bring the following knowledge and skills to the role:

Essential Experience

  • A degree/PhD in a relevant subject such as Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics etc.,
  • Extensive research experience developing machine learning/AI algorithms and a fundamental understanding of the underpinning mathematics and statistics
    • Machine Learning/Deep Learning
    • Signal Processing
    • Optimisation
    • Bayesian inference
    • Markovian sampling algorithms
  • Skills in programming in a high-level language such as Python or MATLAB

Desirable Experience

  • Uncertainty Evaluation 
  • Promoting good practice in software development
  • Experience in applying ML/AI in real-world applications
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 practical
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 and BAME 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 benefitsNPL’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.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.