Specialist Technician, Research Rapid Prototyping

Bristol, United Kingdom
£25,728 to £28,936 per annum
28 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School Engineering Faculty Office
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £25,728 to £28,936 per annum
Closing date for applications 11-Nov-2018

Do you have a passion for supporting cutting edge engineering research? Do you have experience of developing engineering ideas from concept to build in a short space of time? Do you enjoy running and maintaining an exciting and dynamic engineering research laboratory? Do you enjoy training academic staff and students? The University of Bristol has the job for you.

The Faculty of Engineering seeks a laboratory technician with experience in rapid prototyping and first principles implementation of mechanical and electrical concepts. You will manage the 2.16 Research Laboratory in Merchant Venturers Building supporting practical based research projects across the departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Engineering Mathematics.
The 2.16 Research Laboratory contains soldering facilities; a laser cutter; fabrication tools and work areas for researchers. You will run and maintain the 2.16 research laboratory whilst providing support and advice to researchers using the facilities there. Alongside experience of running and facilitating a similar environment, experience of the rapid but safe prototyping of novel concepts (e.g. 3D printing and/or mechanical and electrical systems from first principles) and of training and teaching laboratory users, would be an advantage. Your skill will lie in enabling and supporting the development of ideas the laboratory.

This is an exciting and varied role. Day to day it may include: advising researchers on how to go from the theoretical to first proof of concept systems, assisting to fabricate parts for research projects, providing training on laboratory equipment and tools… and many other things!

This this post is offered on a full time, permanent contract. For the right candidate: job sharing; flexible working would be possible. The university offers a generous leave entitlement.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place shortly after the closing date.

For informal discussion about the posts, you are welcome to contact:
Greg Kemble, Faculty Technical Services Manager:
Matt Finch, Faculty Workshops Manager:

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.