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Specialist Technician

University of Essex - School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Location: Colchester
Salary: £32,348 to £35,333 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 11th January 2023
Job Ref: REQ06890
 

The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) is a multi-disciplined School with hardware and software elements.

An opening for a technical Grade 7 technician has arisen to assist with the day-to-day running of the School and laboratories.

Duties of the Role

The successful applicant shall be highly motivated and self-disciplined, exhibiting self-guidance skills in a dynamic learning environment. 

The post holder will be servicing duties within the School's teaching facilities, mainly within the School's Robotics, Mechatronics, Intelligent living space, and Intelligent Games laboratories. Duties will include hardware and software support of bespoke and commercial robots, project support, maintaining a wide range of research and teaching resources, supporting various embedded systems, setting up experiments, and capturing experimental data.

You will provide technical support, teaching, and research assistance to undergraduate/post-graduate students and external research associates. The School also has several research laboratories where you will be active in supporting, maintaining, and serving health and safety aspects. 

Furthermore, outside term time, you will undertake tasks such as updating and developing departmental hardware (for teaching and research) and maintaining laboratory infrastructure. There will be a requirement to carry out Health and Safety duties throughout the School, inspection and testing of electrical appliances, and other aspects of Health and Safety. Training will be provided.

Skills and qualifications required:

The successful candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems. You must be able to configure hardware and software, install drivers and resolve package conflicts. Good programming skills are essential, and Python or C are desired programming languages. Furthermore, basic knowledge of electronic components and bench test equipment is advantageous but not essential.

Please note that interviews and the shortlisting procedures will be held within the School on campus.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

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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