Technical Officer (SPARC II)

Swansea University - College of Engineering

This is a fixed term position to 31st December 2020.

The post requires an experienced and resourceful technical officer to provide a well maintained specialist materials laboratory on the Solar Photovoltaic Academic Research Consortium (SPARC II) European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Operation. SPARC II is a £5m programme over 5 years to build research capacity in solar photovoltaic (PV) research. The Operation is led by Swansea University with partners from Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities. The participating research centres cover a wide range of expertise in cutting edge solar PV research from new PV materials through to power electronics. SPARC II has close ties with industry and will be partnering with businesses from start-up SMEs to multi-national businesses in applying for further research funding. The SPARC II consortium will be managed by the Centre for Solar Energy Research (CSER) within the College of Engineering but located initially in North Wales at the OpTIC technology centre. Close links will be maintained between the SPARC II Operation and other major projects within the College of Engineering such as SPECIFIC, Sêr Solar, IMPACT and ASTUTE. The post holder will be responsible for a range of technical support of the world class materials and solar cell characterisation facilities at CSER. The role will encompass the ability to contribute to the research effort through the operation of thin film deposition equipment and the characterisation of thin film solar cells.

Informal enquiries to Professor Stuart Irvine at

To apply please go to

Closing date: Midnight, Thursday 8th December 2016.

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and particularly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

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