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Assistant Research Technologist

Met Police
Southwark, London (Greater)
£37,744 to £42,631 plus a Location allowance of £1,721.
Closing date
12 Dec 2022
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Assistant Research Technologist

£37,744 to £42,631 plus a Location allowance of £1,721. You will receive £37,744 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £42,631 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Southwark

We are leading advancements in emerging technologies to deliver bespoke solutions to niche and specialist areas of the Met. The only way you can appreciate our sophisticated technologies, and how we’re using them to protect the public and fight crime across London, is to see them for yourself.

This is a unique opportunity for an Assistant Research Technologist who wants to develop and progress their research skills by working in an exciting engineering and science environment, offering excellent employee benefits, delivering concept demonstrators of technology solutions that will make London safer.

About us

The Technology, Research and Innovation (TRI) team keeps the Met at the cutting-edge of technology. Our work is highly innovative and no two projects are ever the same. Some initiatives involve undertaking research with academia or exploring new off-the-shelf technologies. Others involve modifying commercially available products or developing our own software and electronic solutions. Delivery of our solutions involves the complete lifecycle from capturing requirements with customers, producing designs, and turning these designs into a proof-of-concept or a fully functional system for operational use.

The role

As an Assistant Research Technologist, you will be part of the Research team who liaise with academia and research-based industries to create and test concept demonstrators of emerging technology. These pieces of technology will be focussed towards making London safer and delivering the requirements of our customers. Your main role will be to perform rigorous, scientific testing of equipment and algorithms in a lab-based environment, following a defined test strategy.

Under the guidance of the Research Technologist, your role will involve working effectively as part of a team in the laboratory or working individually to complete testing. You will also assist the research technologist in determining the tests required, including control samples. Once the testing data is collected, you’ll also assist in performing basic statistical analysis and visualisation techniques. You’ll also be involved in setting up and configuring technical demonstrations to both customers and senior members of the Met. You will also assemble any apparatus required to perform the testing or the concept demonstrators provided by academia. You’ll be co-operating and collaborating with members of the IT and Electronics development teams in order to leverage their expertise. We give you the time and space to nurture your interests, and you’ll be surrounded by a warm and inclusive team who will share your enthusiasm for technology.


This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Security Check (SC) level before taking up the post.

Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:

Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form. Your personal statement should be a maximum of 2 sides of A4, outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 12 December 2022.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.


London covers 620 square miles and is home to millions of people speaking over 300 different languages. In this most vibrant and complex of cities, this presents an ever-evolving challenge for the Met when fighting to reduce crime - and the fear of crime.

Forging close relationships, building trust and understanding the issues within London’s different communities all form part of the fundamental platform on which effective, credible policing is built.

As a result, we must continue to recruit the brightest and the best people from every background and use the full spectrum of their skills, knowledge and experience to make London safer for everybody.

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