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Senior Technical Officer (Telecoms Research)

University of Hertfordshire - School of Physics, Engineering, and Computer Science/Technical Services Group

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £27,181 to £27,979 pa with potential to progress to £30,487pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience. UH5
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th February 2024
Closes: 3rd March 2024
Job Ref: 057656

FTE: 1.0 fte (working 37 per week)

Salary: UH5 £27,181pa to £27,979pa with potential to progress to £30,487pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience.

Annual Leave: 25 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield

Main duties and responsibilities

The Senior Technical Officer (Telecoms Research) will support the ongoing telecommunications research in the electronics engineering department. Under the direction of the PTO, you will liaise with Estates and contractors regarding management and maintenance of the demonstration and experimental areas for undergraduate and post graduate students, ensuring that the work undertaken is in line with the School requirements. You will also demonstrate the safe use of testing kit, technical equipment, and specialist skills to all groups of staff, students, and researchers, and provide specialist and general assistance to students to enable them to carry out their work. You will assist in the preparation of the laboratories and workshops for Short Courses and other activities, and provide technical support when needed, as well as assisting with consultancy work and research within the School. You will aid in the continual development of new practical sessions for teaching and short courses, and instigate the ordering and maintenance of stock levels and minor equipment as required for practical sessions in consultation with the Program and Module Leaders and other academic staff.

Skill and experience required

Specialist skills in RF modelling and assembly are essential to the role, as well as proven use of MATLAB and associated RF modelling packages. The role requires experience and knowledge of electronics platforms (such as Arduino, microcontrollers, and FPGA) to include programming of these devices, as well as professional experience of managing and/or maintaining an efficient technical operation.

Experience of working in Further or Higher Education and practical experience using, maintaining, and developing electronic/communications/digital systems equipment, instruments, and software packages is preferred.

Qualifications required

Minimum of A Levels, or equivalent, or proven experience is essential, as well as an up-to-date knowledge of current legislation and health and safety regulations relevant to this area. A recognised qualification in an appropriate subject at degree or HNC/HND level or equivalent is preferred.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Alex J Kingstrom, Technical Manager, a.kingstrom@herts.ac.uk

Closing Date: 03 March 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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