Mill Hill
17 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

UCL Observatory Technician - Ref:1779908

UCL Department: Physics and Astronomy

Location of position: London

Grade: 6

Hours: Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £28,574 - £30,117 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

The UCL Observatory at Mill Hill in North London is advertising a position for a UCL Observatory Technician. This would be an excellent entry-level role for anyone wishing to work within a light engineering environment for a world-class institution. Some pre-existing knowledge in telescope technology, mechanical and electrical engineering is desirable but further in-house training can be given.

The UCL Observatory is a teaching facility associated with the UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy. Teaching, public outreach and research activities are carried out and require a broad range of expertise in the area of telescope technology, electronics, mechanical and electrical engineering. The main duties of the role, which supports all activities include aiding with technical, mechanical and electrical work as well as supporting the educational activities.

This position is funded for two years in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The candidates will have an overall ability to work within a light engineering environment and have a good knowledge of H&S and COSHH regulations.

Knowledge of astronomical equipment is desirable as well as practical knowledge in the dismantling and repair or modification of electrical systems as well as basic electronics, wiring and soldering skills.

The candidate will also be computer literate and possess good communication skills, verbal and written, and have a good disposition in interacting with the public for outreach events.

Further Details

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We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date: 31 Jan 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

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