Vacancy: Research Technician at The University of Sheffield (Closed)

By 4th April 2023 May 2nd, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Research Technician


Location:  Sheffield

Faculty/Service: Science

Salary:   Grade 6 £29,762 to £34,314 per annum, with potential to progress to £37,386

Contract: 50% FTE, Fixed term until 31 August 2024

Closing Date:  28th April 2023

Reference:  UOS036844


Are you interested in working for a world top 100 University? 

A position is available for a part-time (50%) Physics Research Technician, who will provide support to key projects in the Electronic and Photonic Molecular Materials group (EPMM) in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. 

The EPMM group runs world-leading research activity with a number of academics, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, providing a rich and exciting environment for applied-physics / materials-science research. Working as a technician in the group, your task will be to maintain the smooth operation of our clean room facility and research labs. 

You will be expected to become an active member of the research team, to support the staff and students in running of the laboratories and helping to find solutions to a wide range of technical challenges as they arise. We envisage appointing an individual with a background in physics, material science, mechanical engineering, basic electronics and chemistry or similar. Experience of working with vacuum and deposition systems would be an advantage. 

We are committed to enabling our employees to work in a hybrid model with flexibility over when, where and how to achieve the required outputs, in discussion with your manager. We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University. 

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. 

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. 

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