Vacancy: Technician – Marine and Terrestrial Geophysics at the University of Southampton (Closed)

By 31st January 2023 March 1st, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Technician - Marine and Terrestrial Geophysics


Location:  National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Salary:  £33,314 Per Annum

Contract: Full Time Permanent

Closing Date:  28th February 2023

Reference:  2152023HN

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Technician in Marine and Terrestrial Geophysics to support research and teaching activities. The role would specifically involve maintenance of geophysical equipment for research projects and for teaching, operation of equipment both offshore (nearshore and coastal environments) and onshore for taught field courses in geoscience and oceanography, participation in data collection for a range of cutting-edge research projects in marine geophysics, and development of equipment where needed.

Applicants will have qualifications and/or experience to a skill level equivalent to a degree in a relevant subject area (electronics, engineering, geology, geophysics, oceanography). Applicants will have a track record of working with electronic equipment and proven experience of fault-finding and repair. They will ideally have experience with maintenance and repair of marine instrumentation and experience conducting marine and terrestrial geophysical surveys. Knowledge and experience of design and manufacture of custom instrumentation, ideally in marine or terrestrial geophysics, would be desirable.

This is a full time, permanent post starting on 1 April or as soon as possible thereafter.

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days, we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.

The University of Southampton is a signatory of the Technician Commitment and a partner affiliate of the National Technician Development Centre (NTDC). We are committed to supporting our technical staff and offer a wide range of opportunities including networking, mentoring, training, professional registration and career development. We really value all our technical staff and recognise the broad range of skills they have in support of education, research and enterprise activities. By joining Southampton you will be part of a bigger technical community, offering support and guidance.

 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 Anjali Mavi (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 2152023HN on all correspondence.