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Senior Technical Officer - (Computer Science - Robotics Research)

University of Hertfordshire - School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £27,181 to £27,979 pa (or pro rata if applicable) dependent on skills and experience with progression to £30,487. UH5
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th February 2024
Closes: 12th March 2024
Job Ref: 057640

FTE: 1.0fte (working 37 hours per week) although job share and 0.8fte (29.6 hours per week) would be considered

Salary: UH5 £27,181 - £27,979pa (or pro rata if applicable) dependent on skills and experience with progression to £30,487.

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, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

The School of Physics, Engineering & Computer Science (SPECS) is seeking to appoint a Senior Technical Officer into an exciting Technical role. SPECS is in a thrilling period of expansion with an imminent new £100M Building "SPECTRA" and a multimillion pound research grant. We offer a wide range of degrees including Physics, Robotics & AI, Computer Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering and in terms of size for those disciplines, we are the Number 1 HEI in the UK. Whilst the role will primarily be supporting Energy and Sustainable Design research, you will also have the opportunity to support other areas of the School. This dynamic position will cover a multi discipline research laboratory with the potential to utilise your talent to make it your own.

Main duties and responsibilities

This role entails the preparation of materials and equipment for practical, commercial and short course classes as required in one or more areas of the School. On a day to day basis you will be involved in ordering of materials for research purposes, assisting with general management and housekeeping of labs, demonstration of specialist skills to students and academics and assisting, where possible, with consultancy work and research within the school. This position will deal heavily in robotics and computer science research.

Skills and experience required

You will need proven programming experience, ideally with in electronics platforms such as Arduino or FPGS’s). We expect that that you will also have a keen interest in PC hardware and mechatronic systems as well as a good understanding of analogue and digital electronics and experience of building and testing circuits down to component level. Experience in 3D printing is a plus.

As we work both independently and within a team, you’ll be flexible in your approach and attitude, with a client-oriented approach and able to prioritise to meet deadlines. Good communication and interpersonal skills are key.

Qualifications required

You will hold a minimum of A-levels or equivalent qualifications or have equivalent proven experience. A recognised qualification in an appropriate subject at degree or HNC/HND level or equivalent is desirable.

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.

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

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

Closing Date: 12 March 2024

Interview Date: To be Confirmed

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