Closing date: 22 September 2022.

The Electronics Technical Specialist role is a key position within the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham and represents an exciting opportunity to help support our experimental research and teaching activities.

The purpose of the role will be to design, manufacture and repair bespoke, high quality electronic and electrical equipment and to provide specialist technical support and advice to researchers, academic and teaching staff within the School.

We have a broad research portfolio encompassing Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Condensed Matter Physics, Cold Atomic Physics, Particle Theory and Astronomy and are also one of the largest departments in the UK with over 600 undergraduate students. Our complex and challenging research relies on novel and innovative technical solutions delivered by highly skilled and experienced staff with specialist relevant training.

You will have specific expertise in high-accuracy, low-noise analogue, digital and mixed signal circuits and experience with embedded systems.  This will include circuit design, simulation, PCB layout, fabrication, assembly and some code development. You will use your specialist technical knowledge to conceptualise and interpret the operational requirements of research groups and develop these into effective working solutions, which will often be novel and unique to a particular research challenge. You must be able to adapt to changing requirements as research projects progress.

As a University, we are committed to providing generous employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help you reach your full potential. As a University employee, you will have an excellent choice of benefits and rewards, including access to fitness and health facilities, staff discount and travel schemes, along with 30 days’ holiday allowance (plus additional University closure days) and a highly attractive pension scheme.

This role is available on a permanent basis. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK.