Vacancy: Electronics Technician, ISAR Project at the University of Southampton (CLOSED)

By 14th November 2022 November 21st, 2022 Closed Vacancies

Electronics Technician, ISAR Project

School of Ocean and Earth Science
Location: National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Salary: £25,627 to £30,497 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 1736922HN-2R

The School of Ocean and Earth Science seeks to provide a better understanding of our dynamic planetary system and address key societal challenges in the ocean and Earth sciences. This post, based at the Waterfront Campus, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS), will support those aims by providing specialist electronic engineering support to the ISAR project.

ISAR is an Infrared Sea-surface-temperature Autonomous Radiometer developed at the School of Ocean & Earth Science. The instruments are primarily used for validation of satellite sea surface temperature data. More information can be found at

Working alongside the existing Project Technician and reporting to the Technical Manager, the post holder will provide support by developing, constructing, testing and calibrating a range of instruments and electronics. In addition, a small proportion of time will be allocated to assisting with instrument installation in various locations including aboard ships of opportunity.

The post holder will be resourceful in the delivery of support and have good communication skills. They must have well developed analytical and problem-solving skills in the field of electronics/instrumentation, with good computing and basic mechanical skills.

You will have an HND, or equivalent, in Electronic or Instrument Engineering, or related subject, with experience acquired in a relevant technical role. Experience of firmware development is desirable. Training and job shadowing will be provided for the successful candidate.

This is a full time or part time (≥0.6 FTE), permanent position.

We offer some fantastic benefits including generous annual leave (plus an additional 6 University closure days and bank holidays), company pension scheme, discounted private health and dental care, company sick pay, options for flexible working, excellent family leave arrangements, a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants and service providers.

We will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Pension Scheme, and subsidised health and fitness facilities. Furthermore, Southampton is a fantastic place in which to live, work and socialise – so regardless of what life or career stage you are at, you will find a dynamic and vibrant city that caters for all.

Informal enquiries can be made to Mr Gary Fisher, Technical Manager on 023 8059 6172, email

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 Sian Gale (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 1736922HN-2R on all correspondence.