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Technical Specialist - Commercial - Physics and Material Science

Nottingham Trent University - School of Science and Technology

Location: Clifton
Salary: £27,830 to £32,236
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th November 2018
Closes: 25th November 2018
Job Ref: S4595

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified, motivated and enthusiastic Technical Specialist to support the application and delivery of commercial technical projects within the general area of Imaging and Material Science. You will liaise with the Business Development Manager and academic specialists to support the successful specification and delivery of work to industrial clients. You will be part of a team of research technicians reporting to the Technical Team Leader for Research.  This hands-on role will suit your well-developed technical skills and practical scientific background, as well as your excellent communication skills and willingness to engage with customer enquiries. Familiarity with Health and Safety procedures within a laboratory environment are essential. A range of opportunities for career development will be available.

Duties will include liaising with external customers and academic researchers in the specification and delivery of projects utilising a range of equipment and facilities within the area of imaging, materials processing and analysis. This may include techniques such as MRI, electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, thin film technology, laser processing and RF magnetron sputtering.  An understanding of the use of high end equipment is essential along with an appreciation of the maintenance and servicing schedules.

You will possess a good standard of general and technical education to NVQ Level 3, City and Guilds level 3, A levels, ONC/OND or equivalent plus extensive practical experience in imaging or material processing and analysis obtained in a HE environment or similar.  It is desirable that you hold a relevant degree or are a registered Scientist or Science Technician (RSciTech).

Nottingham Trent University is a great place to work.  We take care of our staff with flexible packages, career progression and opportunities. We value all our staff because we know that it takes a strong and diverse workforce to maintain the kind of success we have achieved.  This has been a year full of publicity and recognition for the NTU community, following our receipt of the prestigious University of the Year award in 2017. Along the way, we’ve recorded some of the highest student satisfaction levels in the country in the 2018 National Student Survey, and achieved the TEF gold standard for the quality of our teaching. We are also extremely proud to have been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The School of Science and Technology at NTU has state of the art facilities in Biosciences, Chemistry, Computing, Engineering, Physics, Forensics and Sports Science. We pride ourselves on our strong multi-disciplinary ethos and our cutting edge research across the subject areas, attracting substantial external funding to underpin our research programmes.

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Closing Date - 25/11/18

Interview Date - Week beginning 10/12/18

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