Scientist – Noise / Vibration


This is a brilliant opportunity for a high-calibre scientist with experience carrying out assessment or research in the field of human exposure to noise and/or vibration to join our essential organisation.

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 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 £32,802 - £36,625 per annum
- Learning and development tailored to your role
- An environment with flexible working options
- A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
- A Civil Service Pension
- We invest in our people with;
- Competitive rates of pay
- Access to the highly competitive Civil Service Pension Scheme to which HSE contribute 27.1%, far more than in the private sector.
- Family friendly policies and working hours to help balance your home life and career
- Carer friendly policies to help create a supportive working culture
- 25 days annual holiday increasing to 30 days after 5 years' service, plus bank holidays and 1-day Civil Service privilege leave
- Parental leave benefits

As a member of HSE, you will gain access to a wide range of fantastic benefits that you can take advantage of such as the Cycle to Work Scheme, E-Gift Cards and Vouchers via our partner EdenRed.

This is a brilliant opportunity for a high-calibre scientist with experience carrying out assessment or research in the field of human exposure to noise and/or vibration to join our essential organisation.

Your expertise will contribute to our vital mission of reducing ill health across the UK, protecting people and places and helping everyone lead safer and healthier lives.

Plus, you’ll have the chance to work in our internationally renowned scientific facility alongside a whole host of scientific, medical and technical specialists.

So, if you’re ready to dive into innovative and engaging research and scientific support, we want to hear from you!

The Role

As a Scientist, you will specialise in human exposure to noise and vibration in the workplace in order to reduce the ill health that this causes.

Delivering a range of research projects and scientific support activities across our organisation, you will provide data and evidence on noise and vibration exposure in humans that underpins HSE’s guidance and regulation.

You will collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders, scientific peers and regulatory and policy professionals, as well as applying your knowledge in other technical areas that we work in. These may include health risk management such as aerosols, ventilation and RPE.

Travelling to sites across the UK for inspections and meetings, you will also attend conferences, ensuring that your specialist knowledge is up to date with developments in the scientific community.

About You

To be considered as a Scientist, you will need:

- Practical experience of carrying out assessment or research in the field of human exposure to noise and/or vibration. Experience within the workplace, environmental, product safety or other contexts will be considered.
- Experience of developing singular projects from initial idea to final delivery.
- The ability to work both as part of a multidisciplinary team and autonomously across boundaries.
- Experience of collating, managing, analysing and interpreting data, with attention to detail, quality and accuracy.
- The ability to present research findings and data to a wide and varied audience.
- Good communication skills enabling you to collaborate effectively, maintain & develop positive professional working relationships and engage with others at all levels, both within HSE and with external collaborators/stakeholders.
- Good organisational skills for planning, scheduling and undertaking a varied workload. Including the ability to work on multiple projects at any one time to maximise productivity and ensure delivery to time, cost and quality.
- Degree (BSc/MSc) 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 on the 8th April 2024.

Other organisations may call this role Scientific 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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