Scientific Officer, The University of Manchester

Scientific Officer, The University of Manchester
Scientific Officer, The University of Manchester

19 February, 2016

Closing date : 21/03/2016
Reference : E&PS-07754
/ Organisational unit : & Physical Sciences
School / Directorate : School of
Employment type : Fixed Term
Duration : Available to 31 January 2017
Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Salary : £30,738 to £37,768 (pro rata) per annum
Hours per week : 0.80 FTE


You will be a suitably qualified and highly motivated individual as for the Centre for Matter Under Extreme Conditions (CMEC) based at the University of Manchester. CMEC is developing loading and imaging technology as well as theory for materials’ engineering in conditions of high pressure or temperature.  This is a part time one year contract with the possibility of extension and increase to a full time position depending on the operational priorities within the Facility.

You will be actively involved in installation, commissioning and development of maintenance procedures for the equipment; and be responsible for training technical staff to construct and maintain the facility to the standards agreed between the university and BAE systems and ensure competency in setting up experiments and interpretation of data.  You will also be responsible for ensuring that appropriate and Safety procedures are in place, an equipment inventory is maintained and that all other relevant administration associated with the installation of the equipment is completed. You will work with the Head of Centre to develop industrial contacts, new laboratory projects and funding from other sources outside BAES agreed programmes to support the Facility once the equipment has been installed.

You should have a degree in science and engineering or other appropriate qualifications as well as strong experience in a relevant technical or scientific role.  You will have excellent interpersonal skills (both written and verbal) with the ability to explain/present complex information to non-experts.  You should also have an understanding of health and safety regulations and procedures pertinent to pressure safety and dynamic materials behaviours with a commitment to ensuring the highest possible standards are maintained.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Bronze Award in 2013 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Nicky Snook, Head of School Administration


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website – click here to find out more.

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