Departmental Support Technician

Job title Departmental Support Technician

Department Physics

Salary Starting from £26,243, rising to £32,236

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Wednesday 10 July 2019

Closing date Wednesday 24 July 2019

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC6885

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Our team here in the Department of Physics is looking to appoint a passionate, self-motivated candidate for the role of Department Support Technician to support our teaching endeavours and research in the field of Optical Physics. This role is offered on a full time, open ended basis.

A significant part of the role will be in the teaching labs, ensuring good practical designs and preparations for teaching are established as well as engaging with the students to aid effective learning. Ideally, candidates will have proven experience of organising the physical and technical support for large lab-based practicals. The role will also engage with researchers providing support in the design and construction of instrumentation and data management particularly in our Astrophysics lab.

The role will require you to liaise regularly with technicians, demonstrators, teaching and academic staff, as well as compliance and service engineers in order to ensure the successful delivery of teaching and continuity of service to research. As such you will need to be highly organised, adaptable, with excellent interpersonal skills. An ability to maintain a good oversight of resources is essential. Flexible working is required to accommodate teaching and an ability to remain positive, be pragmatic, troubleshoot and work independently in a dynamic environment is essential.

The University of Bath is highly ranked in independent league tables for overall performance, student satisfaction and graduate employment. The Department of Physics recently scored 100% in the National Student Survey 2019 for our MPhys (Hons) Physics and MPhys (Hons) Physics with Professional Placement courses.

The University of Bath is set amongst green fields overlooking the world-heritage city of Bath - with the city centre only 1 mile from campus. On site you will find all the local amenities you could ask for including shops, restaurants, cafes, banks and the world-class Sports Training Village. It is an innovative, successful and rewarding place to work and develop your career. Other benefits include a generous leave entitlement, pension schemes, a wide range of learning and development opportunities and various staff discounts.

For informal enquiries, please email Jenny Williams, Technical Supervisor ( or Dr Daniel Lou-Hing, Technical Manager (

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.