Senior Technician

University of Reading - Technical services

Technical Services is seeking to appoint a full-time Senior Teaching and Research Technician to join a small local team of technical staff predominantly based in the Department of Meteorology.

The Department is part of the School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences (SMPCS), and is staffed by world-leading meteorologists, oceanographers and climate experts. We are internationally renowned for our excellent research and teaching in atmospheric, oceanic and climate science.

The successful applicant will provide a range of technical support for undergraduate and postgraduate student experiments and projects in our physical teaching / research laboratories and Atmospheric Observatory.

You will have:

  • A HND, Degree, NVQ4 or basic professional qualification in relevant field (Physics based sciences)
  • A commitment to being part of a weekend working rota; to make routine meteorological measurements (total 3hrs / month)
  • Experience of making measurements with manual and part/fully automated environmental monitoring instrumentation
  • Up to date knowledge of Meteorological / Environmental monitoring instrumentation and data logging / measurement techniques
  • The ability to design, set up and run instrument trials, calibrations and experiments
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a small local team of technicians
  • Good Problem solving skills
  • Good IT skills including data recording and basis data analysis
  • Good communications skills to facilitate hands on training of students and colleagues in the use of meteorological / environmental monitoring equipment.

Informal contact details
Contact role: Technical Manager
Contact name: Mr Andrew G Lomas
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 7993
Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role: Associate Director, Technical Services (SAGES, SAPD, SMPCS)
Contact name: Dr Karen Wicks
Contact phone: +44 (0) 118 378 7758
Contact email:
Closing date: 11th February 2018

Interview date: 26th February 2018

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

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