Research Technologist

Recruiter
Location
Southwark, London (Greater)
Salary
£44,358 to £49,658 plus £3,216 location allowance
Posted
22 Sep 2017
Closes
13 Oct 2017

Research Technologist

Salary: £44,358 to £49,658 plus £3,216 location allowance. You will receive £44,358 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £49,658 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Southwark

With your help, we can be the most hi-tech police force in the world

At the heart of the Met lies a key team that’s transforming the way we fight crime. Technology, Research and Innovation (TRI) uses cutting-edge technology to create new solutions to help us combat criminals and keep London safe. No other force in the UK has this kind of a function

As crimes and threats evolve, the Met must stay ahead. So we’re exploiting the latest technology to create new capabilities. In fact, our aim is to become a world leader in technology research by working with UK academics. With your help, we can deliver new solutions that no other police force in the world has considered

As a Research Technologist, you’ll be at the very forefront of this cutting-edge work. In this newly created role, you’ll work  with UK academic researchers to produce highly innovative new operational capabilities. . The first step will be to gather requirements by engaging with frontline officers. You’ll then identify academic partners and design a research plan. Once a prototype has been created, you’ll demonstrate it to senior officers, meaning you’ll experience the whole research lifecycle, beginning with horizon scanning.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an innovative thinker to pioneer exciting new solutions. To succeed, you will need a degree (or equivalent) in an Engineering subject or a postgraduate qualification in Engineering-related investigation. Ideally, you’ll have developed solutions insome of the following areas:

  • Audio, communications and RF systems
  • Electronics Systems
  • ICT, architecture and systems
  • Analysis and hosting of data

At the same time, you’ll bring good staff, project and contract management skills. Above all, you’ll be articulate and able to talk to stakeholders at the highest level. Adept at technical consultancy, you’ll be comfortable talking to suppliers, engineers and academics.

Please note that this role is subject SC clearance and will eventually lead to DV clearance.

Ready to help transform the Met into a world-class research facility?

To apply, please visit our website to download a role specific information pack and application form.

Completed applications must be returned by 13th October 2017.

Please note we are only able to review the first 50 applications received.