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Electromechanical engineer in Sensor Research & Development

University of Southampton - Mechanical Engineering

Location: Southampton
Salary: £34,980 to £42,978 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd February 2024
Closes: 23rd February 2024
Job Ref: 2607724DA
 

At the University of Southampton, we are at the forefront of technological innovation in sensor research and development. Our dedicated team is seeking an ElectroMechanical Engineer to join us in pioneering the future of microfluidic-based sensors for nutrient and biomarker monitoring.

The Role:

You will be a key player in developing prototype devices that push the boundaries of sensor technology. Your role will involve:

Capturing Requirement Specifications: Understanding and documenting the needs for prototype devices.

Mechanical Concept Development: Utilizing sketches and SolidWorks to design mechanical components.

Electronic Circuit Boards: Designing and coordinating the outsourced fabrication of electronic components.

Prototyping: Creating prototypes using various methods including 3D printing, machining, micromachining, and soldering.

Testing and Assembly: Ensuring that prototypes meet specified requirements through rigorous assembly and testing processes.

Calibration Jigs: Fabricating and assembling necessary calibration equipment.

Technical Documentation: Maintaining detailed technical files and preparing comprehensive 2D/3D data packs.

Who You Are:

Qualifications: Degree in ElectroMechanical Engineering or a related field.

Experience: Prior experience in sensor development is highly desirable.

Skills: Proficiency in SolidWorks, circuit design, 3D printing, and other prototyping techniques.

Characteristics: A hands-on approach, ability to work independently, and strong teamwork skills.

Innovative Thinker: Passionate about developing cutting-edge technology in sensor research.

What We Offer:

Dynamic Work Environment: Work on groundbreaking projects in a stimulating academic setting.

Professional Development: Opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Competitive Salary: Reflecting the importance and impact of your role.

Collaborative Culture: Join a team that values innovation, collaboration, and diversity.

The University of Southampton is a signatory of the Technician Commitment and a partner affiliate of the National Technician Development Centre (NTDC) and is committed to supporting our technical staff. We offer a wide range of opportunities including networking, mentoring, training, professional registration and career development. We are committed to all our technical staff, recognising the broad range of skills they have in support of education, research and enterprise activities. By joining Southampton you will be part of a bigger technical community, offering support and guidance

There is a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; holiday entitlement of 30 days plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days); subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets, and entertainment.

The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its’ continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering.  We will give due consideration to applicants who wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy**, and onsite childcare facilities.  

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