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Experimental Officer, Fluid Dynamics and Ecohydraulics

Technician Group

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 09 December 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 13 February 2020
Reference:  1164019DA-R

Applications are invited for a full time permanent role as an Experimental Officer at the University of Southampton. You will join our interdisciplinary team to provide technical support for research in Hydrodynamics and Ecohydraulics. This encompasses working on the Highfield, Boldrewood and Chilworth Campuses (all close to the centre of Southampton) and some off site field studies.

You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualification in Engineering, Physical sciences or a related discipline. You will be responsible for managing activities in the testing facilities where cutting edge research work is conducted.

A key part of the role will be the strategic development of the facilities, designing, developing and building specialist experimental apparatus and liaising with the Home Office with respect to the maintenance of our fish holding facilities. Maintaining and ensuring safe operation of the facilities on all sites. You will be comfortable with using electrical / electronic systems along with experience of using a wide range of transducers and sensors.

You will be the Named Animal Care and Welfare Officer for activities within the Group and responsible for ethics and all training and health and safety aspects for students and staff using the facilities, as well as engaging in consultancy and teaching activities. Ideally you will have a full UK driving licence to enable the use of University transportation but this this not essential as alternative arrangements could be made.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1164019DA-R on all correspondence.

Technician Commitment

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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