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HARMONI Spectrograph Assembly, Integration and Test Technician

University of Oxford - Department of Physics

Location: Oxford
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum, Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th August 2022
Closes: 5th September 2022
Job Ref: 159750

Department of Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford

Applications are invited for two posts for assembly, integration and test (AIT) Technicians who will be responsible from the smooth day-to-day running of the AIT of the spectrograph units in two different ISO 7 Class Clean Rooms.
 
The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 4 years subject to project completion timescales
 
The European Southern Observatory’s Extremely Large Telescope (ESO ELT) will be the world’s largest visible/infrared telescope (  https://elt.eso.org/ ). With a primary mirror diameter of 39 m, it will have nearly as much light collecting area as all the world’s telescopes built to date, combined. HARMONI ( https://elt.eso.org/instrument/HARMONI) is the first light spectrograph for the ELT, providing near-infrared integral field spectroscopy, assisted by laser star and natural star adaptive optics.
The successful candidate(s) will assist with integration and testing of spectrograph modules at ambient and cryo temperatures (130 K), followed by alignment and performance verification of entire spectrograph units (approx.. 2m x 1m x 1m) in a cryo test chamber. Four identical units comprising of mirrors, gratings and lenses will be assembled, aligned and tested. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to maintain mechanical equipment and the cryo-vacuum chambers in the laboratory and coordinate and organise external support where necessary.
 
Applicants should possess a HND, NVQ4, BTEC Advanced Award or a degree in Engineering or have equivalent experience. In the latter case, two professional references are required which specifically detail the applicant’s experience and expertise and explain how these are considered equivalent to the qualification in question. Candidates should have the ability to work well on their own or as part of a team and have excellent communication, organisational and technical skills. Ability to interpret technical sketches and engineering drawings is essential.
 
Further details of the responsibilities, essential and desirable criteria can be found in the Job Description.
 
Previous experience as a clean room technician and/or an engineering background will be an advantage.
 
Further details of the responsibilities, essential and desirable criteria can be found in the Job Description.
 
Candidates are expected to demonstrate experience of working in a laboratory and/or clean room environment, assembly of opto-mechanical systems, cryogenic vacuum chamber use & maintenance.
 
Further details of essential criteria can be found in the Job Description.
 
Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Niranjan Thatte (niranjan.thatte@physics.ox.ac.uk)
 
Only applications received before midday 5 September 2022 can be considered. You will be required to upload a letter of application/supporting statement, CV and details of three referees as part of your online application.
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