Research Technician

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Short info about job

Company: University of Oxford

Department: Department of Engineering Science

Salary: £28,098 to £33,518 Grade 6 p.a.

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1298 3053619

Fax: +44-1360 8158691

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Research Technician. Terms and conditions vacancy

The Turbomachinery and Hypersonics Research Groups at Southwell Laboratory (Osney, Oxford) are seeking a full-time Research Technician. You will be working with some of the most sophisticated turbine and hypersonics facilities in the UK with a research group which includes internationally recognised experts. This position is permanent.

You will manufacture the complex instrumentation and experimental equipment for use in our world class research lab and your work will be a key part of the group’s activities. You will install state of the art instrumentation e.g. liquid crystals, miniature velocity probes, pressure sensitive paints & thin film heat transfer instrumentation on experimental rigs as well as undertaking general machine shop and design engineering tasks. You will provide technical guidance and expertise to academics and researchers on the design, manufacture and installation of instrumentation.

You will possess a formal qualification, e.g. HNC, BTEC, City and Guilds award or equivalent in an appropriate subject such as mechanical engineering along with experience in a workshop environment with standard equipment. You will be able to work as part of a team with good attention to detail and time management skills.

If no suitable applicants are identified on Grade 6 an appointment on Grade 5 (£24,983 - £29,799 p.a.) with an appropriate adjustment in the duties may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Matthew McGilvray, [email protected]

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement (including a statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on 11 September 2017 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

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