Post Title: Principal Technical Officer
SBU/Department: Life and Medical Sciences Technical (Psychology)
FTE: 1 FTE (37 hours per week)
Duration of Contract: Permanent
Salary: UH6 £31,396pa - £33,966pa, with potential to progress to £37,099pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience
Annual Leave: 25 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year
Location: College Lane, Hatfield
We wholeheartedly encourage applications from BAME and LGTBQ candidates, who are currently under-represented within the School.
The School of Life and Medical Sciences (LMS) is looking to recruit a Principal Technical Officer to predominantly work with EEG and Eyetracking in Psychology. You will also be expected to be involved with under-graduate and post-graduate projects and research. Duties are varied and can require some manual handling, but full training will be given to the right person. These will also include maintaining health and safety processes, equipment inventories, loans and training records, to name a few. You must be able to work on your own as well as in a team and to support and advise on technical activities of the staff and students within Psychology.
Main duties & responsibilities
The main duties include managing the Eyetracking (EyeLink, Pupil Labs) & EEG (Brain Products) systems, technical support for research & teaching and maintaining Data and Health & Safety compliance. There is also a need to provide desktop support to students and staff, so troubleshooting and problem solving. You will also liaise with other departments and staff in the university to achieve positive outcomes. Additionally experience of or willingness to learn Virtual Reality and Motion Capture systems would be a distinct advantage.
Skills and experience needed
You must have excellent IT Skills and the ability to acquire new skills and techniques. You should also be able to programme and configure software for experimental design and have the ability to demonstrate such skills to students and staff. You must be able to communicate effectively to all students and staff as required. It would be an advantage to have experience of working in an academic environment and to have managed technical staff. Knowledge of eyetracking systems and EEG systems would be highly advantageous. You will be expected to have knowledge of current Health and Safety legislation or be willing to develop your knowledge, as well as the ability to work to deadlines and operate to high level of competency.
You must have a degree in Psychology or related subject or have substantial proven experience in a technical role in Psychology or related subject.
We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work before an offer is made.
Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.
An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.
Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Jon Gillard (01707 284635, [email protected]) during office hours.
Closing Date : 12 February 2024
Interview Date: TBC
Reference Number: 056375
Date advert placed: 15 January 2024
The University offers every individual the opportunity to succeed. We want our staff to represent multi-faceted life experiences, varied cultural heritage and to encourage cognitive diversity. We recognise that the field is not ‘level' and want to actively address barriers to progression. Markers of success to date include no gender pay gap within the School where this post sits and holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award. We also challenge stereotypes and partner with networks both within and outside of the University to enhance inclusion in the workplace.
Apply online at https: // www. jobs.herts.ac.uk/go/ 056375