Henry Royce Institute - Senior Technician in Advanced Materials Characterisation

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Engineering - Department of Material Science and Engineering

Contract Type: Fixed term with a start date as soon as possible, and an end date of 31st March 2020
Location: Royce Discovery Centre
                 Portobello Street
                 S1 3JD


If you are interested in being part of a new world-leading facility for the discovery of new materials within a world top 100 University, then this is a great opportunity for you.

The Sheffield Royce Institute is a~£34M project based in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Sheffield is part of the national Henry Royce Institute (with the main Hub in Manchester) which aims to grow the UK world-leading research and innovation base in advanced materials science, fundamental to all industrial sectors and the national economy. The Royce@Sheffield focuses on Advanced Materials Processing and will be delivered through two centres - the Royce Discovery Centre (RDC) and the Royce Translational Centre (RTC). These state-of-the-art facilities will allow materials discovery, materials manufacturing and prototype production and will act as an open access centre of excellence for the UK.

The Senior Engineering Technician will have technical knowledge of materials characterisation with practical experience in a range of methods commonly used to characterise metallic, inorganic and/or organic materials. These include, for example; thermal analysis; particle size distribution and surface area analysis of powders; rheology; spectroscopic techniques (such as, ir and uv); X-ray diffraction. You will provide advice and guidance on a broad range of technical issues to support characterisation work and have a proven track record of Health and Safety and safe working practices. You will provide training and demonstrations on the operation of technical equipment and safe working practices, ensuring appropriate records are maintained. In addition, you will undertake calibration and maintenance of the equipment, where appropriate and provide administrative support tasks, for example, order materials, replacement parts and invoicing.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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