Science and Research Advisor – Transport Security

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
£33,990 - £ £36,880 + excellent benefits
07 Feb 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Science and Research Advisor – Transport Security

Department for Transport

£33,990 - £ £36,880 + excellent benefits



This is a unique opportunity to join an internationally respected team, influencing transport security policy through science and technology.

The Department for Transport is bringing Britain closer together and boosting economic growth and opportunity by improving journeys and ensuring safe, secure and sustainable transport. Working closely with partners across Government, the transport industry and internationally, our Transport Security Coordination and Operational Response Directorate is instrumental in improving transport security, and delivering the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.

We are looking for two exceptional scientists to join the National Security Science and Research Division We provide scientific and technical advice across a wide range of disciplines, from physics and chemistry to engineering, human factors and ergonomics and look for new solutions to transport security challenges. In these roles you will be a key part of a team which provides technical advice on security measures.  You will lead on areas of research within the Divison’s programmes where you will need to analyse and/or commission research to support decision-making or deliver testing and trials which result in high quality evidence. You will work with UK and international partners to ensure the evidence is of high quality and provide advice to policy teams on the effectiveness of solutions in meeting security requirements.

While you undoubtedly have strong technical skills, we do not expect you to have expertise specific to transport security science and technology and we can provide relevant training. What matters most is your ability to understand and use new science and technical information, twinned with your ability to effectively manage projects. You will also need the ability to respond quickly to changes in priorities and urgent commissions. It is your way with people that really sets you apart. With a flair for managing stakeholders across multiple organisations, you are adept at communicating complex scientific and technical concepts clearly and persuasively to non-specialists and experts alike.

Closing date: 16 March 2018.