Instrumentation technician Job Advert CEH

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Information about Instrumentation technician Job Advert CEH

Published on February 26, 2014

Author: drjongrey



Technical post at Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Instrumentation Technician Based at Lancaster We are seeking an enthusiastic and practical person with expertise in electronics and, ideally, programming to join an active group of environmental scientists at our Lancaster site. The primary roles of this post will be to:  Calibrate and maintain existing electronic field and laboratory sensors  Design, build and deploy new electronic equipment  Use, modify and develop data-logger programs to collect sensor data  Assist in routine lake and terrestrial fieldwork  Horizon-scan emerging sensor technologies for scientific opportunities. Main duties The main focus of the post will be on the application of automated monitoring and sensing technology in freshwater and terrestrial environments. The post-holder will be responsible for the installation, deployment, calibration and maintenance of electronic field equipment, including networks of state-of-theart automated monitoring devices and the CEH Mesocosm Facility. In addition, the post-holder will take part in scientific field work on lakes and remote terrestrial sites, including those in the UK Environmental Change Network. The successful applicant will become part of the Lake Ecosystems Group, one of the largest groupings of freshwater research scientists in the country, based at CEH's Lancaster site. Skills and attributes required  Degree, HND or equivalent, ideally in an engineering or science subject  Qualification and / or experience in electronics  An aptitude for programming  Ability to design and build simple pieces of electronic and mechanical equipment without close technical supervision  Be prepared to work in the field under difficult conditions  Be proactive, self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative  Be able to work flexibly and to deadlines  Have a practical attitude with the ability to problem-solve  Have good communication and teamwork skills  Have a full driving licence  Some knowledge of, or interest in, ecology would be beneficial. Training and development opportunities will be provided to enhance existing skills. Applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services. To apply, please visit their job board at searching for IRC130533. Salary: £19,937 - £23,640 Band: 7 Contract Type: Open-ended Hours: Full Time Closing Date: 7 March 2014 Interview Date: 1 April 2014 Reference: IRC130533

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