Laboratory Technician

Surrey, United Kingdom
£27,924 to £32,344 per annum
29 Apr 2022
End of advertisement period
19 May 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Civil & Enviromental Engineering

Location: Guildford
Salary: £27,924 to £32,344 per annum
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Thursday 19 May 2022
Reference: 010022-R

The post holder will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Mechanical Testing Facility (MTF), will support associated activities in the Civil Engineering Laboratories, and may be required to support other experimental projects at all academic levels, as circumstances dictate and as requested by the managers.

The post holder will undertake mechanical testing using Instron hydraulic and electromechanical testing, as well as prepare, develop and install arrangements specific for different testing configurations. S/he will also be responsible for maintaining the testing equipment in excellent working conditions and for the professional upkeep of the laboratory spaces.

The post holder will participate in the research activities of the staff and students using the MTF, and communicate effectively providing proactive support to lab user enquiries. S/he will work closely with other technical staff to ensure the safe and efficient running of laboratories, and to showcase the experimental activities of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Sciences in relation to external sponsors/clients.

The post holder will maintain the Concrete and Mechanical Testing laboratories, and set up and run laboratory tests. S/he will have good communication and IT skills. A qualification in Mechanical/Civil/Structural Engineering, or similar discipline, is essential. Some relevant work experience in the above fields related to mechanical testing is desired, but not essential.

The University of Surrey signed the Technician Commitment led by the Science Council, to ensure greater visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians across all disciplines. This position will provide opportunities to work alongside an experienced technical team, attend research seminars and build professional contacts across the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Dan Bompa ( or Dr Iman Mohagheghian ( For further information on the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Sciences at Surrey visit

Please upload your CV and a Covering Letter with your application.

Further details: Job Description

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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