Department of Mechanical Engineering - Technician in the Tribology Group

London (Greater)
£33,590 to £41,540 per annum
21 Feb 2014
24 Mar 2014
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a Technician to work in the Tribology Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London.

You will be working with Senior Research staff, Academics and Research staff within the Tribology Group and also assisting the undergraduate students. You will provide and maintain a professional research laboratory service, enabling the pursuit of experimental research in Tribology and to ensure the safe and effective working of the Tribology research laboratory.

The primary function is in providing support for the experimental laboratories within the group covering metrology (e.g. CMM, Talysurf), microscopy, interferometry, spectroscopy, indentation, rolling contact fatigue, and in-house and commercial tribometers, assisting with designing and running experiments, and using PC based data acquisition and logging equipment.  You will also be required to organise and arrange the periodic maintenance and calibration of the laboratory and test equipment in order to maintain experimental quality. Discussing hardware and software requirements with the academic staff, proposing equipment updates and liaising with the equipment providers are other important aspects of the role.

You should be educated to a minimum of BTEC/HNC in Engineering (or equivalent), and have graduate-level knowledge of conventional tribological testing methods and the required equipment and instrumentation knowledge. You should also have advanced knowledge of surface and lubricant characterisation techniques. 

Informal e-mail enquiries may be made to Dr Daniele Dini at and/or Mr Graham Gosling at

Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number, EN20140056RLB, into “Keywords”).   Please complete and upload an application form as directed. 

Please note you must submit an application form for our posts not just a CV, if you do not fill in an application form, your application will not be considered. 

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please contact Ms C Soulal, Academic Administrator at: to request an application form, quoting reference EN20140056RLB.  

Closing date: 24 March 2014 (Midnight GMT).

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