Scientific Consultancy

Scientific Consultancy Opportunity

We are currently recruiting and are interested in hearing from both recent post-graduates and experienced candidates with confidence in their abilities, who would relish the challenge of a multi-faceted role within our company.  You will have an MSc or PhD in quantitative earth sciences, applied mathematics, physics, chemistry or engineering, or equivalent experience, and will be able to demonstrate:

  • excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • an aptitude for applied problem solving;
  • self-motivation and initiative;
  • successful teamwork; and
  • an ability to deliver high quality work to tight timescales.

Experience in one or more of the following areas would be advantageous:

  • relevant work in the nuclear industry;
  • modelling experience, particularly with respect to geological characterisation, groundwater flow processes, gas and contaminant transport through geological media;
  • radiological risk assessment; or
  • nuclear safety case development.

You will quickly be given responsibility and will be expected to contribute to the development of a small and dynamic company. You will work on a wide range of industry, regulatory and policy projects in the UK and overseas and be given a unique opportunity to develop all-round experience in the nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management industry.

We offer a competitive employment package and flexible working conditions. Our head offices are located in a pleasant market town in the East Midlands; there is an option for experienced candidates to work in our Harwell or Bristol office, or in other parts of the UK.

To apply, please submit a full curriculum vitae, covering letter and confirmation of right to work in the UK, to: Mrs Sue Burdell/ Mrs Sara Glover-joint Office Manager, Galson Sciences Limited, 5 Grosvenor House, Melton Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6AX.

Background Information

The UK nuclear industry is experiencing renewed interest, both for the construction of new nuclear stations and for the decommissioning of the existing nuclear infrastructure and the disposal of resulting wastes. Overseas, radioactive waste disposal programmes are underway in Belgium, Finland, France, Sweden, Japan and the United States, amongst others.  Galson Sciences Limited is active in all of these areas, with work encompassing support for the development of geological and near-surface disposal facilities, safety/performance assessment, development of decommissioning and waste management strategies, regulatory and licensing support, options studies, nuclear safety, criticality safety assessment and geosciences research.