Radio Telescope Technician × 2

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Deadline: 21 Jul 2017

The Department of Physics is looking to recruit 2 Radio Telescope Technicians to join the team at the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory, Lord's Bridge, Barton, Cambridge, CB3 7EX.

The role holder is based in the Astrophysics Group which is the largest of the research groups, consisting of about 100 people working on projects in three broad kinds of astronomical research: observation, theoretical modelling and instrumentation technology.

The observatory is home to the Arcminute Microkelvin Imager (AMI), as well as prototype antennas for the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) and HERA (Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array).

The role holders will work within a team of four technicians based at the observatory site, carrying out day-to-day maintenance and repairs to the existing radio telescopes as well as construction, installation and testing of new radio telescopes and other astronomical instrumentation. Each team member has their own particular specialism, but also deploys a wide range of engineering and technical skills as required for the work in hand. Further training will be given as appropriate. Applicants will have a Level 3 NVQ (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and be skilled in construction and the testing of electronic components and sub- systems.

Applicants will be required to work heights of up to 25m and have a current driving licence.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr John Young via email:

Please quote reference KA12604 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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