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Experimental Officer (Vibration Engineering)

University of Exeter - Technical Services

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £39,745 to £42,155 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th November 2022
Closes: 3rd January 2023
Job Ref: R84087

This new full-time post is available immediately on a fixed-term basis until 31st May 2025 (2.5 years).

Summary of the role
Working as part of an integrated Technical Support team, the primary role of this post is to contribute to the day-to-day and planned future support for activities required by both the Vibration Engineering Section (VES) and the new VSimulators experimental facility. You will be expected to provide flexible support to the group especially during peaks of work. You will provide software, electronics, instrumentation and IT solutions to support the activities of the group.

This post is primarily to support research activities in the area of the Vibration Engineering Section as well as VSimulators. There will be UK domestic and international travel on occasion.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification (available on the university's website, accessed by the apply button).

The duties set out in the job description constitute the primary role of the post holder but there is a clear expectation that the post holder will support other defined areas within the group.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Benefits
We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campuses and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Technical Services
We are research and teaching technical staff within all the universities new Faculties. We work in specialist areas across the University and beyond, theoretically-informing field-based approaches whilst promoting compliance and best practice.

The reality of the requirements to join the University in a scientific role is often very different to the perception. We need a team of talented individuals to support our teaching and research, and in training the next generation of top scientists. Our technical roles which include experimental officers, laboratory technicians and research technicians all focus on different aspects of science - from mechanical/electrical engineering to cutting edge research, but all benefit from the same investment in science here at the University of Exeter.

Further information
Please contact Steve Spaull, s.r.spaull@exeter.ac.uk; Professor James Brownjohn, j.brownjohn@exeter.ac.uk or James Bassitt, j.bassitt@exeter.ac.uk.

This role may be subject to additional background screening. The University of Exeter is a proud supporter of the Technician Commitment, a charter focussing on the visibility, recognition and career development of our technical staff. For further information please see our website.

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