Technical Specialist (fixed term)

Closing Date
Wednesday, 2nd June 2021
Job Type
Technical Services
Physics & Astronomy
£30942 to £40322 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The Specialist Engineering Support Technician role is a key position within the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham, and represents an exciting opportunity to help support our experimental research activities.

The purpose of the role will be to design/build equipment and provide specialist technical support and advice to researchers in a new initiative in Quantum Technology. 

The School has a broad research portfolio encompassing Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Condensed Matter Physics, Cold Atomic Physics, Particle Theory and Astronomy.  It is also one of the largest departments in the UK with over 600 undergraduate students. The complex and challenging research within the School relies on novel and innovative technical solutions delivered by highly skilled and experienced staff with specialist relevant training.

The role holder will design, build and test bespoke systems from new and novel research ideas that are often peculiar and unique to a specific research challenge.  The role holder will use their specialist technical knowledge to conceptualize and interpret the operational requirements of the research group and develop these into effective working solutions.

The post is offered on a full time (36.25 hours per week), fixed term contract until 30 April 2024. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to to Dr. Nick Botterill, Tel: 0115 9515194, or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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