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Technical Officer SEM (Core Facility Microscopy)

Manchester Metropolitan University

Location: Manchester
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th December 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: eArcu-6684

Manchester Metropolitan University is seeking a Technical Officer to join our Core Facility team. This is an exciting opportunity to use your specialist skills to support the research and teaching taking place in the Department of Science and Engineering.

The Role:
As a Technical Officer, you will:

  • Work independently in a specialist area, taking responsibility for a designated workspace and the provision of an effective service.
  • Be responsible for the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and general maintenance of specialist equipment in your area.
  • Devise innovative solutions to complex technical problems.
  • Train service users in the use of specialist equipment and software.

About you:
To succeed in this role, you will possess:

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships.
  • Excellent analytical/technical skills in your specialist area and be flexible and capable of learning new techniques/applying your skills to different applications to support service users and technical colleagues.
  • Have the ability to work with your initiative and demonstrate a willingness support technical colleagues.
  • The ability to work under pressure and juggle competing priorities effectively.

The Team:
You will be part of a large and diverse Technical Team that works in specialist laboratories, workshops, studios and IT facilities. Our technical team plays a key role supporting, guiding, and advising across our university, from sciences, engineering, art, design and technology through to sports, ceramics, nursing and physiotherapy.

We offer a creative working environment that inspires our staff to fulfil their potential and offer training to further develop your skills and expertise.

How to apply:
Please upload a cover letter and your CV detailing how you meet the essential criteria in the Job Description (available on the university's website, accessed by the 'Apply' button).

If you would like more information about this post, please get in touch with Dr Claudio Dos Santos at c.dos.santos@mmu.ac.uk.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and well-being of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

Interviews for this position will be held in person at Manchester Metropolitan University on Wednesday, 15th November 2023.

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