Full time (37 hours per week)
Based in UKCEH Edinburgh, Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0QB
Fixed term for 3 years
Closing date for applications is Thursday 13th January 2021
Interviews to be held on Thursday 4th February 2021
The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is an independent, not-for-profit research institute carrying out excellent environmental science across water, land and air. At UKCEH there are various career paths open to first-class scientists and support staff. We have around 500 scientists and students supported by experts in the fields of IT, commercialisation, finance, communications and HR based across four sites (Wallingford, Bangor, Edinburgh and Lancaster). Our world class research is delivered via state-of-the-art laboratories, controlled environment facilities and unique monitoring sites across many different habitat types. Our students and employees gain from working in a stimulating environment incorporating multidisciplinary research that is enriched through our international collaborations with many universities and institutes.
For further information, please visit the UKCEH Website.
A three year training programme to develop and support building of bespoke measurement systems for environmental sampling including engineering drawing, electronics design and field-deployed units.
The engineer will join the UKCEH Edinburgh Field team which includes maintaining the Auchencorth Moss Air Quality Supersite and overseas field work.
Main Responsibilities/ Activities
The role will support the workshop-based development, production and maintenance of bespoke scientific instruments, the installation of new long-term and temporary field measurement sites in the UK and overseas, technical support for the routine operation of UKCEH long-term environmental observations.
The successful candidate will work in a scientifically diverse team delivering on many projects. They will be expected to support projects by having strong technical skills including advanced electronics, CAD design and/or electrical engineering.
Some main responsibilities of the post will include:
Over the 3 years you will gain skills in:
Knowledge & Qualifications
Experience/Proven abilities related to the position
Technical experience post qualification
Core Behaviours & Values
Other Requirements - DBS, Driving licence, Overseas travel etc
What we offer
To find out the benefits of working with UKCEH, please follow the link below for a summary. https://www.ceh.ac.uk/sites/default/files/UKCEH-Terms-and-Conditions-Summary.pdf
About the Research Associate Programme
The initial appointment for Research Associates will normally be for a three-year term, however they are able to apply internally for permanent vacancies at any time. Subject to the Research Associate's performance and long term skills needs within their Science Area, appointments may be reviewed and considered for open ended positions. There is an expectation that RA will be appointed at the bottom of the salary scale and will automatically progress to the next pay point at the anniversary of their appointment.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, click the link below. As well as a CV, please provide a covering letter detailing why you may be suitable for the role.
Long term flexibility available for these posts.
UKCEH is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities. We have a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants with disabilities. UKCEH is an Investors in People organisation.
|Salary:||£25,150 to £26,500 Band 7 (depending on skills and knowledge)|
|Placed On:||18th December 2020|
|Closes:||28th January 2021|
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