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Specialist cryogenic & vacuum Technician

Salary:   £28,756 to £40,927
Closing Date:   Friday 15 July 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A3758

The Physics Department is looking to recruit a new member to the technical support team in the role of cryogenic specialist. You will be a key member of the team running the helium liquefier and liquid nitrogen delivery systems, providing a consistent, high-quality supply of cryogenic liquids to support the world-class research and teaching activities of the department. You will work with research, technical and academic staff as well as students, giving advice and safety training as required. Specialist training in running the liquefier, use of cryogenics and compressed gases will be provided. You will already have mechanical skills, be computer literate, be committed to high standards, able to prioritise your work and work on your own initiative. You should hold GCSE grade 4/C or CSE grade1 or above in Maths and English.   

This role is being offered as a career grade role, spanning grade 6 and grade 7 of the University pay scale. Applications are invited from those meeting the requirements for either grade. If appointed to a grade 6, you are expected to undertake a programme of development to enable you to carry out the role at the higher grade.   

We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.   

Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to:  

  • Shonah Ion (Departmental Superintendent),  

  • Graham Chapman (Head of Mechanical workshop)  

    General information about the Department can be found at Physics and we welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.  

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We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.


We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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