Teaching Laboratory Technician

University of Oxford - Department of Physics

Applications are invited for a technician to support activities in the Teaching Laboratories based in the Physics Department. The post is permanent and part-time (0.8 FTE). The post holder will be expected to work full-time hours during University terms and variable hours during vacation weeks by arrangement.

The post holder will be expected to support both the term-time operation of the teaching labs and occasional special events, often associated with outreach. The teaching laboratories comprise areas, each dedicated to one area of physics, broadly covering optics, solid state physics, electronics, electrostatics and magnetism, atmospheric physics, astrophysics, particle physics and biophysics. We seek a versatile member of staff who will have particular responsibility, with minimal supervision, for the routine operation of one or two of the teaching laboratories in term-time. The post holder will provide advice and assistance with equipment and experiments to students, visitors, academic and other technical staff.

Applicants should hold a qualification in a relevant subject such as engineering to level 4 in the National Qualification Framework (e.g. NVQ level 4/BTEC/HNC/HND), or equivalent experience. They should be able to demonstrate effective troubleshooting skills, the ability to implement safe working practices, and knowledge of IT relevant to the role. In addition to the strong technical skills needed, the post holder will need to interact with a wide range of people on a day-to-day basis, work in a team, and be able to manage their time effectively. Previous experience of an educational laboratory environment and/or outreach work would be an advantage.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Karen Aplin (karen.aplin@physics.ox.ac.uk).

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 8 January 2018 can be considered.


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