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Specialist Technician - Printed Electronics

Smart Electronic Materials & Systems

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (1 year)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 07 July 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1298120FP-R2

We are looking for a Technician to run the laboratory facilities within the Smart Electronic and Materials and Systems (SEMS) Research Group at the University of Southampton.

These labs have state of the art printed electronics equipment and sensor development and measurement facilities.  We are therefore looking for a dynamic candidate who is interested in pushing the boundaries of new technologies and assist our researchers and students to develop their ideas to reality.

Although this role is for 1 year initially, it is directly linked to the work and funding in the group and therefore is reasonably expected to renew automatically with each new project.

The role includes learning new equipment and understanding it sufficiently to teach new users as well as troubleshooting and maintaining a broad variety of different systems.

You will have a skill or experience level equivalent to achievement of HND, Degree, NVQ4 or basic professional qualification.

We do not expect any candidate to have existing knowledge of these specialist processes. Therefore, full support will be provided, and the first phase of the job will include all training required to carry out the role successfully.

If you have any informal questions you would like to ask about this role before applying then please contact Dr Russel Torah – rnt@ecs.soton.ac.uk or 02380 592600.

The day to day role includes:

  • Maintaining the cleanliness and professionalism of the laboratory.
  • Ensuring supplies are well stocked and replenished regularly.
  • Training of new users.
  • Writing of training, procedures and Health and Safety documentation.
  • Preparing samples for other users.
  • Fabricating samples for projects; following and improving on standard practices.
  • Following and enforcing strict safety rules within the lab.

Requirements: 

  • Good technical skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding and appreciation of the scientific method.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Experience of working in a lab environment is preferred.

This role is full-time, fixed term for 1 year with the potential to extend; it is directly linked with the funding in the group and therefore expected to continue as long as the funding continues.

ECS holds an Athena SWAN bronze award in recognition of its’ continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering. In ECS we take Staff wellbeing and professional development seriously and we have a mentoring scheme for Staff. We will give due consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and job share and to those who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1298120FP-R2 on all correspondence.

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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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