National Physical Laboratory
14 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

The Management Support Unit (MSU) is a dynamic team within NPL, administering a large-scale European metrology research programme on behalf of EURAMET. You will play a role in all aspects of programme management from developing calls for funding, through project evaluation and grant negotiation to project monitoring and closure. You will work closely with the programme manager and assist the research community supported by the programmes. Specifically, the MSU Project Officer executes all actions necessary for the preparation of call documents, publications of calls, preparation of evaluation documents, organisation of selection of experts, organisation of evaluations, preparation of Project and Researcher Grant documents, negotiation of Projects and Researcher Grants, monitoring of Project and Researcher Grant reporting documents and general follow up of downstream contracts, and contributing to the upstream reporting to the European Commission.

NPL hosts EURAMET's Management Support Unit for its large-scale European metrology research programme jointly funded by the European Union and participating countries within EURAMET eV. The programme will run until 2024 and supports large pan-European collaborative research projects in measurement science.

About You

You'll need to be articulate, numerate and a great team player with excellent communication skills in spoken and written English. You'll have some project and budget management experience and some knowledge or experience of commissioning projects under the EU Framework Programmes, Horizon 2020 or similar national schemes. As an experienced officer you will have a degree and be able to manage your workload, communicate effectively and have good interpersonal skills. Understanding of the grant application process and a background in science or engineering is desirable but not essential.

About The Company

We're transforming. As a national laboratory, we're exploring even more commercial routes to market and that's presenting us with greater opportunity - for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field.This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person's work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well being of our employees.Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefits(see our careers website for more information).

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we're always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process