Experimental Support Technician

Southampton, United Kingdom
£28,929 per annum
06 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Civil, Maritime & Environmental Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £28,929 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 12 months
Closing Date:  Monday 03 July 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2326023DA

Applications are invited for a post at the University of Southampton working on the Future Transport Zone (FTZ) programme, a £28.75 million project funded by the Department for Transport to trial innovative and sustainable ways to move people and goods. This is a multidisciplinary project in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth and Solent Transport, comprising Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council, Isle of Wight Council, and Hampshire County Council. The research project started in January 2021 and will complete by the end of June 2025. The University of Southampton will develop and test a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) App in collaboration with a MaaS provider (Trafi) and investigate travel behaviour change to reduce private car usage, making travel journeys smarter and greener within the Solent sub-region. The University will also undertake monitoring and evaluation to assess the extent that the programme will change travel behaviour, reduced congestion, improve air quality, tackle climate change and transform the Solent sub-region into a better place to live and work.

To be successful you will have a minimum skill level equivalent to the achievement of HNC, A-level, NVQ3 with proven work experience acquired in relevant experimental support roles or job-related training. In addition, it would be an advantage have experience in at least one of the following: psychology, human factors and ergonomics, statistical data analysis or interface design. You should also have the ability to work effectively within a research team.

This post is fixed term, initially for a period of 12 months.

For informal enquiries please contact Joy McKay –

Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break.

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*subject to qualifying criteria

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