Ventilation Scientist (SD Band 4/HEO)


Ventilation Scientist (SD Band 4/HEO)

Buxton, Derbyshire

£31,663 – £35,906

At the Health and Safety Executive, we believe everyone has the right to come home safe and well from their job. That’s why our mission is to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health.

We don’t just inspect workplaces and investigate incidents, we campaign for better Health & Safety practice, we develop and review guidance and regulations, we provide specialist products and services both here and overseas, and we produce crucial research and statistics, all towards our goal of helping Great Britain work well.

You will be based at our Science & Research Centre in the spa town of Buxton, nestled in the centre of the beautiful Peak District, Derbyshire. The Centre is an internationally renowned scientific facility for health and safety, employing scientific, medical and technical specialists in a purpose-built laboratory at our 550-acre site.

We have an exciting and varied opportunity for a motivated individual with a degree in physics, physical chemistry or engineering, looking to develop a career in the field of ventilation science. You will join the Exposure Assessment & Control (EAC) capability, within the Health Capability Group (HCG). EAC is a multidisciplinary team comprising expertise in occupational hygiene and allied specialisms in the disciplines of noise, vibration, aerosols, respiratory protection and ventilation.

You will develop and lead research projects for HSE and commercial customers; engaging with Senior Scientists in the EAC portfolio, other stakeholders in HSE and commercial customers. The work will provide innovative support to both industry and HSE research projects, with the aim to prevent death, injury and ill-health of workers and those affected by work activities. Contribution to incident investigations may also be required.

There will be occasions when you will be expected to travel for field based activities, site visits and meetings, as well as the opportunity for attendance at conferences/seminars both within and occasionally outside the UK. You will be encouraged to share the outcomes of your work both internally and with the wider scientific community through peer-reviewed publications and presentations.


You will have:

  • Demonstrable, relevant and recent practical experience of delivering research and other laboratory or workplace based scientific work in ventilation or allied technical area.
  • The ability to undertake or contribute to scientific work or research in technical areas outside your area of expertise.



First Degree (BSc) or equivalent in Physics or allied relevant scientific area.


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