Acoustics/Electronics Technician

University College London - UCL Ear Institute

The UCL Ear Institute and the National Institute of Health Research University College London Hospital Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR UCLH BRC) Deafness and Hearing Problems Theme seek to appoint an Acoustics / Electronics Technician for one year in the first instance, with opportunity to renew the appointment for up to four years.

The postholder will be based at the UCL Ear Institute, a state-of-the-art research institute within UCL's Faculty of Brain Sciences, which brings exceptional discovery scientists and excellent clinicians together on one site with a unified goal of understanding hearing and fighting hearing loss. Duties and responsibilities of the post include calibration, organisation and maintenance of acoustics and electronics equipment; management of shared acoustics and electronics research facilities; and provision of training and technical support to both students and staff to ensure the proper use of specialised acoustics and electronics equipment and related computer hardware and software.

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate qualification in a subject relevant to acoustics engineering or electronics engineering; previous experience in acoustic and electro-acoustic calibration, good understanding of sound recording and reproduction, experience in computer programming; and excellent verbal and written communication skills. In addition, the ideal candidate will be pro-active, highly motivated, well-organised, and capable of analysing and improving working practices or procedures within a group or team.

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,635 - £36,549 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

UCL vacancy reference: 1701381       

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process please contact Dr Jennifer Linden ( ), Interim Co-Director of the UCL Ear Institute.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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