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DMS and STEM Technician

University of Essex - Department of Mathematical Sciences (DMS)

Location: Colchester
Salary: £31,406 to £34,304 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st September 2021
Closes: 13th October 2021
Job Ref: REQ05111

Department of Mathematical Sciences

The Department is a growing and vibrant department in the Faculty of Science and Health. The Department is internationally known for its research in a range of areas and offers an excellent education to its students. 

Our ambitious Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre has transformed Square 1 into a dedicated science square with new collaborative learning spaces and interdisciplinary teaching facilities.

The £13.2m teaching centre includes a 200-seat IT-rich exploratory learning space to help students from across the Faculty of Science and Health work collaboratively. The building will also include social space and a café, for students, business meetings and for outreach with schools.

The Department is now looking to appoint a Technician to support hardware and software specific to departments in DMS, CSEE and Psychology, and provide a technical link with ITS, who are responsible for STEM AV and IT equipment.

Duties of the Role

The successful candidate will be part of the team responsible for managing the day-to-day running of the STEM computer laboratories and the management and supervision of technical staff as required by Systems Manager. 

You will be required to maintain the STEM hardware infrastructure and develop software needed to support the leading-edge education provided by the Faculty. Providing advanced technical support to academic staff and students, you will be required to work closely with DMS staff and students and IT Service to ensure lab facilities are run efficiently and smoothly, and problems are resolved in a prompt and timely manner.

Furthermore, the post holder will be required to provide IT support to the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

A full list of duties can be found within the job pack attached.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will have working knowledge of at least one programming discipline (MATLAB, R or Python) and in-depth knowledge of any other programming discipline and be familiar with both Windows and Linux operating systems. The candidate must be able to diagnose PC hardware faults and liaise with suppliers to ensure faults are resolved promptly.

Experience should span hardware and software installation and configuration. The candidate will work as part of a vibrant academic department and must therefore possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a larger team.

First degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent experience is essential for this post.

Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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