About the Role

NPL sits in a unique position between scientific discovery and real world application. The company`s quest is to impact on quality of life, innovation and competitiveness for not only UK citizens and businesses but globally too.

NPL hosts EURAMET’s Management Support Unit for its large-scale European metrology research programme jointly funded by the European Union and participating countries within EURAMET eV. The programme will run until 2024 and supports large pan-European collaborative research projects in measurement science.

The Management Support Unit (MSU) is a dynamic team within NPL, administering a large-scale European metrology research programme on behalf of EURAMET (the European network of national metrology institutes). As a Science Writer –Communications, you’ll manage the communication of the programme outputs in liaison with EURAMET head office (newsletter, website, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.).More specifically, you will proof and edit your own and other’s material, review projects, develop, prepare and deliver promotional material in accordance with the EURAMET communication policy.You will use a flexible writing style, adjusted to different communication types and media and convert scientific outputs into written materials suitable for specialists and non-specialists.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Science Writer to join an expanding sector of the business and closely interact with a world-class scientific community of 500+ metrologists. Moreover, this role will provide you with a broad exposure to a diverse research organisation, producing technical and non-technical written material for a variety of channels.

As a Science Writer you will be able to understand complex scientific knowledge and translate it into scientific communications and educational materials.

About You

You’ll need to be a Science or Scientific Writer, who’s able to take the complicated and make it easy to understand. Great communication skills are essential, as is a good portfolio of work for us to look at. Online, social media and printed publications experience is essential,and you must be adept at creating, interpreting, consolidating, structuring and presenting scientific information in a concise and effective manner. You should have a flair for writing captivating and convincing text, understanding of publishing styles (online and printed) and different media/formats.

About The Company

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 benefits(see our careers website for more information).

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.