Electronic Engineer Officer

Queen Mary University of London - School of Physics & Astronomy

Queen Mary University of London is a leading university in the UK, with a breadth of excellence across Science and Engineering, Medicine, and Humanities and Social Sciences. The School of Physics and Astronomy maintains a tradition of outstanding research in ground-breaking fields with staff working in dedicated Research Centres in Astronomy, Condensed Matter Physics, Experimental Particle Physics and Theoretical Physics.

Research in experimental particle physics in the School is concentrated in the Particle Physics Research Centre (PPRC). Members play leading roles in major international experiments including ATLAS (operating at the CERN Large Hadron Collider), Hyper-K, T2K and SNO+, as well as hosting a major component of GridPP, the Computing Grid that provides the computing resources for the LHC.

The School seeks to appoint an Electronic Engineer Officer to support the research undertaken by academics and research staff in PPRC. The post-holder will provide full engineering support to PPRC including the design, specification, testing and commissioning of precision components, specialised test equipment, prototypes and final particle physics detector systems.

Our laboratories and cleanroom have a range of equipment for the manufacturing, experimental testing and characterisation of silicon sensor devices and photosensors. Equipment includes manual and semiautomatic probe station, automatic wire bonder, optical/laser and mechanical CMM machines. Some equipment requires the use of cryogenic liquids and compressed gases. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to operate this equipment. All necessary training will be provided. The successful candidate will also be responsible for maintaining the group’s electronics laboratories and equipment. Undergraduate degree in a science or engineering discipline and/or some professional experience in the field is essential. Knowledge of readout and trigger electronics, data acquisition systems for high energy physics detectors and hands-on experience in developing, building and commissioning such systems would be an advantage. The role might include travel both within the UK and internationally.

The post is full time and fixed term to 30 September 2019. Starting salary will be in the range £32,956 – £38,709 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave per annum, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Karen Hayrapetyan at k.hayrapetyan@qmul.ac.uk

Information about the School is available via: http://www.ph.qmul.ac.uk/

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The closing date for applications is 17 December 2017. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

QMUL values diversity and is committed to equality. The University holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and the School of Physics and Astronomy holds IoP JUNO Champion status and Athena Silver status. As part of the School’s participation in the JUNO programme we strongly encourage applications from women.

Further information can be found at: http://ph.qmul.ac.uk/engagement/project-juno-and-school.

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