Electronics and Instrument Technician

Aberystwyth University - Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

To promote a flexible workforce, the University will consider applications from individuals seeking full time, part time, job share, or term time only working arrangements.

Applications are invited for a full-time, permanent post as Electronics and Instrument Technician based in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences (DGES) at Aberystwyth University. The successful candidate will be part of a busy and vibrant department that is recognised internationally for the quality of its teaching and research.

This is a technical role supporting a large volume of varied activity, essential to the smooth running and support of DGES’ teaching and research activities.

The role holder will provide technical support and assistance for undergraduate and postgraduate students and academic staff in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences (DGES), supporting the taught laboratory curriculum and dissertation work for undergraduate students, and research work for postgraduates and academic staff. The primary areas of support will be for the maintenance and repair of scientific equipment and instrumentation, the development of new pieces of equipment in collaboration with members of academic staff, and the provision of specialist IT support for computer-controlled instrumentation and specialist applications in the field and laboratory. The role holder should be qualified to at least NVQ3 or BTEC National Level (or equivalent) in a science subject, and have relevant abilities and experience in the fields of electrical and/or electronics engineering, and some experience of working with IT. Additionally, good literacy and numeracy skills, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to to be creative and show initiative in problem-solving is essential. The role holder is required to primarily work unsupervised, although they will also work alongside other scientific staff and undergraduate and postgraduate students, and will form part of a team of scientific staff.

Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to the Head of the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Professor Rhys Jones (raj@aber.ac.uk).

To apply for the post, please complete the Aberystwyth University application form accompanied with a CV and covering letter. Candidates must clearly indicate how they meet each of the essential (and preferably the desirable) criteria listed in the person specification.

Closing Date: Midnight, 23 October 2016

Interview Date: Week commencing the 7th of November 2016

For information and application forms please go to https://jobs.aber.ac.uk/en/home.html  

We are a Bilingual Institution which operates a Welsh Language scheme and is committed to Equal Opportunities.


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