Senior Experimental Officer

£34304 - £40927 per annum
20 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Feb 2022
Durham University
Contract Type
Full Time

The closing date for applications is 10/2 at midnight.

When appointing to this role the University must ensure that it meets any applicable immigration requirements, including salary thresholds which are applicable to some visas.

The Department and role purpose:

The Department of Engineering is consistently one of the very best UK engineering departments with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. The Department is ranked 4th in the Guardian and 6th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 in the UK for General Engineering. Ranked in the top five in the UK for Research Impact at REF 2014, this dynamic Department is an excellent place to work. The strategic vision for the Department includes a growth plan of over 50% over the next five years, with a significant enhancement of the research challenge portfolio and a drive to enrich our undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research provision. It is an exciting time to join this expanding Department and make your mark.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, recognising our commitment to diversity in STEM academic and reflecting the supportive and positive environment within the Department.

The post holder will be responsible to the Senior Technical Operations Manager and will be expected to support the research and experimental activities associated with the Engineering Clean Room and related laboratories. The post holder will proactively engage with academic, postdoctoral research and technical support colleagues, as well as students, within and external to the Department, including industry, to ensure that activities are undertaken to an appropriate standard.

The successful applicant will:

  • Engage with users to support their work, including providing specialist training, measurement and fabrication support. Provide expert assistance in the design and implementation of new measurement capabilities (e.g. structural, electronic, and optical) and manufacturing processes (e.g. electrospinning, slot-die coating).

Ensure business continuity in Clean Room operations and associated experimental activity.