About the Role

You’ll plan and deliver a number of technical activities to take our research to the next level. As we’re pushing boundaries all the time, we’ll expect you to acquire new knowledge to find solutions to advance our research. It’s your responsibility to share your learnings so that we all benefit, mentoring those with less experience than you. Equally, if commercial opportunities arise from your work, you’ll need to flag these – as this is how new products and services are born. The same can be said for developing partnerships to strengthen our capability. You’ll also act as an ambassador for our work externally and be willing to promote what we do. And, as an expert in your field, we’ll also seek your technical support for any bids we may be undertaking.

About You

The candidate will be both a hands-on scientist performing experiments in the laboratory on 2D materials; working to develop services through the H2020 Graphene Flagship project, and other customer focused projects (e.g. through the Analysis of Innovators funded programme)

 They will be able to demonstrate experience of:
  • Working with graphene and 2D materials, e.g. design and measurements of nanodevices made of these material
  • Experience in nanoelectronics,  specifically in the electrical circuit design, analysis & hardware design simulation.
  • Designing and performing experimental studies
  • Circuit testing, validation and calibration. 
  • Working in close collaboration with large networks and/or with customers
 General requirements
  • An appropriate degree (e.g. Physics, Electrical Engineering) with relevant laboratory experience
  • Understanding and enthusiasm in fundamental and applied research
  • Excellent problem-solving, with a record in innovative research
  • Strong influencing, communication and presentation skills
  • Good level of programming skills (e.g. LabView)
  • Ability to manage own time and to work as part of an interdisciplinary project team.
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 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.