Mechanical Engineer (fixed term)

Closing Date
Wednesday, 26th May 2021
Job Type
Technical Services
£30942 to £40322 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

We seek to appoint a Mechanical Engineer to support cutting-edge research at the University of Nottingham.  

Metal Atoms on Surfaces and Interfaces (MASI) is a large-scale multidisciplinary project spearheaded by four UK universities (Nottingham, Cardiff, Cambridge, and Birmingham) simultaneously addressing two grand challenges: sustainable use of metals and low-carbon technologies. The project is motivated by natural (limited resource of critical metals) and anthropogenic (overpopulation, global warming) threats rapidly beginning to impact society. The multidisciplinary holistic research methodology of MASI will stimulate innovation across different sectors and accelerate the translation of fundamental discoveries for clean technologies, thus realising the Productive Nation, Resilient Nation and Healthy Nation EPSRC ambitions. The project is funded by the EPSRC Programme Grant for a period of five years. 

The Mechanical Engineer will support the successful delivery of MASI by providing engineering expertise, advice and skills to design, develop and manufacture unique scientific equipment required to implement the research programme. The successful candidate will be joining the School of Chemistry workshop team, which support the Schools research and teaching activity, offering a comprehensive range of electrical and mechanical engineering, IT and glassblowing expertise and services. The workshop is staffed by a team of 11 specialist technicians which work closely with the Schools research and teaching technicians to deliver a comprehensive technical service.  The School of Chemistry provides excellent dynamic working environment and rich opportunities for technical and professional development and growth.

This is a full-time (36.25h per week), fixed-term appointment of 2 years available from 02 August 2021. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof. Andrei Khlobystov, email: or Martin Dellar, e-mail: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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