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Laboratory Technician Ion Beam Centre

Surrey, United Kingdom
£36,024 to £44,263 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
1 Apr 2024

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ATI Electronics (ATI EE)

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £36,024 to £44,263 per annum depending on experience
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 06 March 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  009524

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research.

We have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively, and individually, make a real difference.  

About us

The Ion Beam Centre (IBC) at the University of Surrey is a national facility supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). We have an international reputation in the fields of ion beam applications for materials modification and analysis and house three accelerators for ion beam analysis, ion implantation and ion irradiation purposes. 

About the Role

Within the IBC, you will be responsible for the critical operation and maintenance of our advanced ion implanters, upholding the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and performance. You will play a key role in supporting innovative research across diverse disciplines, contributing to the University's mission of scientific excellence.


  • Master the operation and maintenance of a range of sophisticated ion implanters, ensuring optimal performance and uptime.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to design and implement modifications to enhance experimental capabilities.
  • Provide expert guidance and training to research assistants, PhD students, and researchers on the safe and effective utilization of the accelerators.
  • Identify and troubleshoot operational issues promptly, employing your technical expertise to devise effective solutions.
  • Maintain accurate records and inventories of equipment and spare parts.
  • Adhere to all relevant safety regulations and University policies, contributing to a positive and secure working environment.

About you

  • Hold a minimum of an HND, Degree, or equivalent qualification in Electronics, Instrumentation, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Possess demonstrably strong experience in operating and maintaining complex scientific equipment. (We offer comprehensive training for the role.)
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of chemical and/or electrical equipment safety regulations.
  • Have excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, coupled with a keen attention to detail.
  • Exhibit a collaborative and supportive approach to teamwork and communication.

Additional desirable skills:

  • Experience working in a cleanroom environment.
  • Knowledge of vacuum systems and radiation regulations.

Benefits of Joining the IBC:

  • Work at the forefront of scientific exploration with state-of-the-art ion beam technology.
  • Contribute to impactful research with global reach across various disciplines.
  • Collaborate with a supportive and highly skilled team of researchers and engineers. 
  • Benefit from comprehensive training and development opportunities.
  • Enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package offered by a leading research institution.

To apply

To apply please attach your CV and a cover letter explaining your suitability for the role and why you are interested.

Security clearance is required for this role. 

Further details:    Job Description    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

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.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

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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