Research Scientist – Noise


About Us
The Health and Safety Executive is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. We’re dedicated to protecting people and places, ensuring everyone can lead safer and healthier lives at work.

We are now looking for a Research Scientist to join our Exposure Assessment and Control (EAC) Team on a permanent, full-time basis. Part-time working hours are available for this role, for applicants who can commit to working a minimum of 30 hours per week.

The Benefits

- Salary of £40,788 - £46,783 per annum
- 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays and Civil Service privilege leave
- Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27.1%
- Flexible working options
- Family-friendly policies and working hours
- Competitive parental leave benefits
- Learning and development tailored to your role

If you’re a qualified scientific professional with experience of leading laboratory and workplace-based research on noise exposure and an excellent leadership style, this is the perfect opportunity to apply your expertise with our essential organisation.

Joining us in our internationally renowned Science & Research Centre, you'll be at the forefront of cutting-edge research and innovation in health and safety.

What’s more, you’ll receive an amazing array of benefits designed to nurture your personal and professional growth, including tailored learning and development plans and flexible working arrangements.

So, if you want to make a positive impact and help us shape the future of workplace safety and wellbeing, read on and apply today!

The Role

As a Research Scientist, you will lead the development and delivery of a diverse range of applied research and other work in the field of noise exposure and control.

Collaborating with colleagues and external stakeholders, you’ll produce a portfolio of work on noise exposure and control in humans designed to meet the challenges of health risk management in workplaces.

You’ll lead other project teams, developing and managing laboratory and field-based activities, and apply your expertise in the other disciplines of the team, including occupational hygiene, aerosols, respiratory protection and ventilation.

Additionally, you will:

- Lead and develop the technical capacity and professional standing of the science of noise exposure and control
- Support the delivery of innovative research
- Present findings of research to HSE, industry stakeholders and scientific peers

About You

To be considered as a Research Scientist, you will need:

- Significant, relevant and recent practical experience of leading laboratory and workplace-based research on noise exposure
- Experience of including leading, motivating and managing other project team members
- Significant experience of initiating and developing projects from initial idea to final delivery
- Outstanding organisational and preparedness skills
- Good communication skills at all levels
- Degree (BSc/MSc) or equivalent in Physics or allied relevant scientific area
- A full, valid driving licence (however, we will consider any proposals put forward by applicants that would allow them to do the job by another means)

The closing date for this role is Midday on Thursday 30th November 2023.

Other organisations may call this role Researcher, Health and Safety Researcher, Risk Management Researcher, Research and Development Scientist, or Laboratory Scientist.

Webrecruit and Health and Safety Executive are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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