Scientist – Noise / Vibration


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 Health Group on a permanent, full-time basis. The Health Group’s purpose is to prevent worker ill health caused by exposure to physical, chemical and biological hazards. 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
- 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 have experience of delivering laboratory, workplace or environmental-based scientific support or research on noise or vibration exposure and a strong scientific grounding, 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 have the chance to work on a wide array of projects and initiatives all designed to make workplaces healthier and safer places to be. This, alongside tailored learning and development plans, means that you’ll be taking on a varied, engaging role.

The Role

As a Health Group 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 Health Group Scientist, you will need:

- Relevant and recent practical experience of delivering laboratory, workplace or environmental-based scientific support or research on human exposure to noise and/or vibration
- Experience of developing projects from initial idea to final delivery
- Experience of collating, managing, analysing and interpreting data with attention to detail, quality and accuracy
- The ability to work both as part of a multidisciplinary team and autonomously
- A 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 on the 2nd February 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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