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Senior Experimental Officer (P-Name Facility)

The University of Manchester - Science and Engineering

Location: Manchester
Salary: £41,526 to £51,034 per annum, depending on relevant experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st September 2020
Closes: 21st October 2020
Job Ref: SAE-015714

Job reference: SAE-015714

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date: 21/10/2020

Salary: £41,526 to £51,034 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Photon Science Institute

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: Starting as soon as possible for up to 3 years in the first instance

The Photon Science Institute (PSI) is a multi-disciplinary research centre in which physicists, chemists, engineers and material scientists use light to enable science as well as to develop new ways of generating, manipulating and detecting it. We are based in a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility and benefit from a comprehensive suite of laser sources covering a wide range of wavelengths, energies and pulse durations. 

The PSI has recently commissioned an advanced system for fabrication of quantum devices and advanced materials using deterministic single ion implantation. The ‘Platform for Nanoscale Advanced Materials Engineering’ (P-NAME) integrates state-of-the-art FIB and electron beam technologies and has recently been commercialised as the ‘Q-One’ by Ionoptika Ltd. It is now established within the PSI following significant investment by the EPSRC, Henry Royce Institute and the UoM itself. 

We are seeking a highly skilled and ambitious individual to manage and deliver internationally-leading research on the P-NAME in collaboration with users at the UoM, from UK academia and industry, and with international partners. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the effective operation of the facility. 

You will have a degree (or a relevant equivalent qualification) in a physical sciences or engineering discipline and a postgraduate degree (or equivalent), and/or significant practical experience, in using an ion-beam technology for material doping, material modification or analysis. A track record of working on complex, multi-disciplinary research projects with multiple partners in academia or industry is required, as is experience of preparing technical reports.  You will be self-motivated, flexible and able to manage their own workload, work to deadlines, and to solve operational problems through the use of initiative and innovation. Experience of running a user facility is desirable. 

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Richard Curry, Director of the Photon Science Institute


Name: Catherine Davies, Technical Services Manager

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button above to find out more

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