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Technical Support Officer - TERRA - QMUL16309

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £33,615 - £35,459 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16309
Date posted: 16-Oct-2018
Closing date: 16-Nov-2018

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The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science is seeking to appoint a Technical Support Officer for its new EPSRC national research facility TERRA (Thz antEnna fabRication and measuRement fAcilities). 


This new facility, which is currently being built, is to be housed in the Antenna Measurement Laboratory, a state-of-the art research facility integral to the Schools internationally recognised Antennas and Electromagnetics research group.  The Laboratory consists of 7 major facilities in a 4-storey complex and represents an investment value of £3million in respect of equipment and infrastructure. It has wide range of test facilities operating from 100MHz to 5THz. The unique £1.5m TERRA facility will combine a state of the art millimetrewave spherical near-field antenna measurement system with a state-of-the-art sub-micron resolution 3D printer to provide rapid prototype fabrication and test of antennas and devices up to 500GHz.


The responsibilities of the role include support and strengthen the operations management of the TERRA facility for both internal (to QMUL) and external users. In the first year, the role will include, but not be limited to, installing, commissioning and testing of the TERRA equipment, and then subsequently to extend the operational planning promoting the effective exploitation of TERRA for direct research and research support. The post holder will also engage with the training and support for the internal and external users of the facilities (academic and research staff, postgraduate students and industrial users). 


Applicants should have an Undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering, Physics or closely related disciplines and should have significant postgraduate research experience in the field of antenna measurements.  Applicants will be expected to have knowledge of: a wide range of antenna measurement techniques; state of the art microwave & millimetrewave test equipment; experience in designing antennas for manufacture. Industrial experience of antenna measurements, use of 3D Printing in antenna design as well as a PhD in the area of antenna measurements would be desirable.


This is a full-time post, for 3 years or until 31/08/21 whichever is shorter, (with the possibility of an extension subject to additional funding). Starting salary in the range of £33,615 - £35,459 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Max Munoz Torrico at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 5221


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Candidates are kindly requested to upload documents totaling no more than 10 pages.

Please note large documents, e.g., PhD thesis/Research papers, are not forwarded to the interview panel.


The closing date for applications is 16 November 2018.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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