Research Laboratory Technician - SHUTTERING

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

October 2, 2022


Research Laboratory Technician - SHUTTERING

Applications are invited for a Research Laboratory Technician to join the SHUTTERING team at the Civil Engineering Building on the West Cambridge campus. The post will support laboratory-based structural engineering research to join a newly funded EPSRC project "SHUTTERING" (on a 0.6FTE basis) as well as support ongoing research projects focussing on structural/mechanical behaviour of building materials (on a 0.4FTE basis).

The main responsibilities of the post is to support and enable Prototype Testing of novel concrete structures. The Research Laboratory Technician will assist in designing and making equipment for casting concrete in textile formwork.

You should have relevant experience in supporting structural testing of concrete structures and be fully familiar with specialised workshop activities and equipment, including the safe use of machinery and hand tools e.g. lathe, mill; skill saw, grinders, drills etc. In addition, practical knowledge of data logging equipment is desirable.

Applicants should be educated to degree level / level 6 vocational qualification or an equivalent level of practical experience. You should be able to design, specify and manufacture, as appropriate, equipment for casting concrete to a high degree of precision. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential, together with the ability to understand and explain diverse technical and design problems to researchers.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 May 2025 in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (hr-, 01223 332615).

Please quote reference NM33220 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information
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  • Department/Location

    Department of Engineering, Civil Engineering Building, West Cambridge






    Assistant staff


    16 September 2022

    Closing date

    2 October 2022

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