UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND

Senior Technician – Institute of Thin Films, Sensors & Imaging

Location
Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
Salary
£30,497 - £36,382 (Grade 5)
Posted
23 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
Senior Technician – Institute of Thin Films, Sensors & Imaging
Requisition Number: REQ001294
Location: Paisley Campus    
Salary: £30,497 - £36,382 (Grade 5)
Full time and permanent post, 35 hours per week

The School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland offers a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in engineering, physical sciences, and computing, and has a number of active research programmes in these areas.  It is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary academic centre and the winner of the Times Higher Education’s Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year, 2020. 

We are presently inviting applications for the post of Senior Technician – Institute of Thin Films, Sensors & Imaging (TFSI), which will primarily provide technical support to TFSI whilst working across the School as required. The role is a full-time permanent position located on the Paisley Campus. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for the provision of technical support ensuring effective and efficient operation of various manufacturing processes including vacuum deposition and laboratory operations including project management to achieve business and commercial related goals.  The post holder will be required to work closely with academic and research staff and will be required to supervise & support external contractors and train post graduate staff and student members.

The post holder will also have budgetary control for small projects and student work as directed by the Director of the Institute of Thin Films Sensors and Imaging.

Applicants will be educated to degree level in Physics or Electronic/Electrical Engineering or with equivalent industrial experience.  It is preferred that you have specific process and characterisation experience in vacuum deposition of semiconductor, optical and engineering thin films. 

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to provide a supportive and inclusive working environment.  We are working to improve the gender balance in the School and, as such, we particularly welcome applications from women. 

Informal enquires should be directed to Professor Des Gibson, Director of the Institute of Thin Films Sensors and Imaging, by telephone to 0141 848 3610 or by email to des.gibson@uws.ac.uk.
 
Further information, including details of how to apply is available at https://jobs.uws.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications: 17th October 2021
Interview date: Will take place in the week commencing 1st November 2021 

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.