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Technician (Fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Engineering

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £22,149 to £24,948 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2022
Closes: 17th October 2022
Job Ref: ENG386722

This is an exciting opportunity to join our diverse team which is internationally renowned for research in Microwave Processing of materials. We are looking for an enthusiastic, practically minded individual to contribute to the successful delivery of a variety of exciting research projects. 

Our research is centred around the development of microwave-heating based platform technologies with the potential to access a wide range of markets across sectors as diverse as steelmaking, nuclear, food, catalysis and energy. You will assist with test work on a variety of evolving process rigs across a range of applications which feed directly into both pilot plant and industrial scale work across a range of end-users. 

We are seeking applications from people with an interest in working in a research or laboratory environment, enjoy solving technical problems and whose backgrounds, experience and identity broaden and enhances the diversity of our existing team. Our Faculty is committed to creating opportunities for people traditionally underrepresented in Engineering. 

The Role 

Provide technical support in the operation of bespoke microwave process rigs and conduct high quality test work whilst recording and interpreting results. Plan and prioritise your own work within the required deadlines whilst staying responsive to changing priorities.

Your Experience 

  • 2 A-levels in relevant subjects or equivalent vocational qualifications (NVQ, City & Guild etc.). 
  • Experience in a relevant technical/scientific role. 
  • Some experience working in a teaching/research laboratory environment or industrial environment. 
  • Good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Some experience using tools and maintaining equipment/machinery. 

This role is initially offered on a fixed term contract for 6 months. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours); however, applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 18.5 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Matt Nicholls, email matthew.nicholls@nottingham.ac.uk Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Further details:

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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