Research Technician

Location
Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol (GB)
Posted
16 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Research Technician
6 months fixed term contract
£28,452 - £32,004 (pro rata if part time)

The technician will be based at the Bristol BioEnergy Centre, under the direction of Professor Ioannis Ieropoulos. The work will support the University of New Mexico project to investigate the capabilities of microbial bio-electrochemical systems that can play a central role in water quality and sanitation management.

The post holder shall be required to design and develop microbial fuel cells (MFCs) to test different materials. The post holder shall also be required to construct structures for supporting multiple MFCs as stacks, primarily for an urinal/toilet application and other practical applications.

You will have: 

Qualifications:
Essential:
Good B.Eng (Hons) degree (1st or Upper 2nd) or equivalent (i.e. B.Sc) in Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering or Computer Science related subject

Desirable:
HND or similar qualification in an Engineering or Computer Science related subject.

Experience:
Essential:
1. Electrical engineering or mechanical engineering or robotics in addition to 3D design
2. Good engineering laboratory practice
3. Knowledge of mechanical design and production

Desirable:
1. Rapid prototyping (3D printing) or electrochemistry
2. Industry related
3. Fluid dynamics

With an exceptional learning, teaching and graduate employment record UWE recognises the importance of preparing graduates for the world of work.  Our connections with employers and emphasis on developing skills provide students with a wealth of opportunities.

Committed to enhancing the student experience UWE is continuing with an ambitious £200m planned investment in our estate infrastructure and staff to further advance our learning, teaching, scholarship and internationally recognised practice-led research.

With students from over 140 countries worldwide, we’re proud to call UWE a truly international community. Our internationally renowned research informs our teaching and our research has impact in the real world.

You can look forward to joining a thriving academic community.

Closing date: 30 November 2016.

UWE is committed to equality and values diversity; to work for an employer that aspires to achieve excellence through inclusion. To apply, lease visit: uwe.ac.uk/jobs  using reference: 1610364.