Experimental Officer - Photon Science Institute University of Manchester, Photon Science Institute United Kingdom

Experimental Officer - Photon Science Institute

Closing Date : 10/05/2018

Employment Type : Permanent

Duration : available asap

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering

School/Directorate : Photon Science Institute

Division : Photon Science Institute

Hours Per week : full time

Salary : £31,604 to 38,833 per annum

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester

Job Reference : S&E-11794

The Photon Science Institute (PSI) is a multi-disciplinary research centre in which physicists, chemists, engineers and material scientists use light to enable science as well as to develop new ways of generating, manipulating and detecting it. We are based in a state-of-the-art; purpose-built facility and benefit from a comprehensive suite of laser sources covering a wide range of wavelengths, energies and pulse durations. The PSI houses a number of research facilities and centres which includes the EPSRC National EPR Service and the Henry Royce Institute.


Reporting to the PSI Technical Services Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the effective delivery and maintenance of the PSI ultrafast spectroscopy facility, supporting users in facility use, and undertaking contracted services.


You will have a degree, or a relevant equivalent qualification, in a physical sciences or engineering discipline. In addition you will have (or expect to shortly receive) a PhD involving the use of ultrafast lasers. Demonstrable experience of using, aligning and maintaining equipment used for ultrafast laser science, and of using ultrafast pump-probe laser spectroscopic techniques, is required. You will also have excellent analytical and IT skills, and experience in analysing data using for example: LabVIEW, MATLAB/ Mathematica/ Origin and Excel.


As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies


Enquiries about the vacancy:

Name: Professor Richard Curry, PSI Director

Email: Richard.curry@manchester.ac.uk


Enquiries about the shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Elizabeth Gardner, Head of Operations

Email: Elizabeth.gardner@manchester.ac.uk


General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 275 4499


Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel: 0161 850 2004


This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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