Technical Specialist - Chemical & Environmental Engineering
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, England
14d ago

The purpose of this role is to provide a high level of specialist technical support to the Chemical & Environmental Engineering laboratories and the Faculty Fluid Mechanics teaching laboratory.

The role holder will play an integral part in the supervision of research and teaching laboratories within the Faculty, as well as ensuring that core infrastructure is maintained through liaison with the Estates department.

The Faculty of Engineering at The University of Nottingham is renowned for its excellence in teaching and world-class research.

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us.

Applications are invited for this permanent post in the Faculty of Engineering, with responsibility for co-ordinating and supervising technical support for activities within the undergraduate teaching laboratories and research laboratories.

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering is top 10 for Chemical Engineering in the Guardian University Guide and the University of Nottingham was awarded Gold in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework.

Within this inspiring environment you will organise and supervise the highly utilised laboratories. Responsibilities will include maintenance of equipment, liaising with academic staff on the design and content of Masters Level research projects, and design of new laboratory experiments for both teaching and research activities, with the support of the other technicians across the Faculty.

You will have a key role in ensuring a safe working environment for all personnel working in the laboratories and you will support the wider department in compliance with University Health and Safety policies.

We offer exceptional opportunities to develop your professional skills and knowledge, and a supportive environment in which to explore, develop and deliver world-

class learning and teaching. If you have the right skills, knowledge and experience, coupled with a desire to develop the next generation of engineers, you could be the perfect fit for our team.

Applicants will require a degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering and have prior experience of working within a laboratory environment.

Candidates must have the ability to learn new techniques and transfer knowledge of theory and practice to others at a high level, capacity to understand and identify the technical / experimental needs of staff and students, ability to work autonomously and with initiative and also excellent computer skills.

Training will be provided where required, a willingness to learn and develop skills and responsibilities will be encouraged and expected.

Possession of a health & safety qualification and prior experience of working in a teaching environment would be an advantage, while strong general technical skills are essential.

This is a full time, permanent position. Job share arrangements may be considered.

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