Technical Manager

Job Reference : S&E-11037
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 16/01/2018
Salary : £39,992 to £49,149 per annum according to experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : National Graphene Institute
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : until 1 December 2020

The National Graphene Institute is a new facility developed to establish the UK as a graphene research and technology ‘hub’ that will lead to the rapid commercialisation of graphene and 2D technologies in the UK. The Institute is part of an overall investment, building on the strong, and rapidly-expanding, UK research in this field and aims to take this research through to commercial success. The national institute, funded through EPSRC and ERDF, will offer access to specialist facilities and equipment including state-of-the-art cleanrooms which enable the simulation of manufacturing processes. This world-class shared facility for graphene research and commercialisation activities will be accessible by both researchers and business.

One of the main features of the NGI is its micro-nanofabrication cleanrooms (1500 sqm, Class 100/1000), which are probably the largest and best equipped University-based cleanrooms in Europe, along with 13 specialist laboratories for non-cleanroom activities. All solid state device technology, particularly with regards to 2D materials, depends critically on the use of state-of-the-art semiconductor processing equipment and high quality cleanrooms. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to get involved in this exciting project from an early stage, in a field of work that is constantly growing and always at cutting edge of technology.

This is a varied job, involving a wide range of different activities and duties to play an important part in running our state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities dedicated to cleanroom and labs, to the highest standards. You will be one of the main points of contact for the institutes laboratories and facilities and work effectively with the cleanroom manager to deliver a first class research facility. You will be providing technical support to world-class researchers, playing an important role in the timeliness and success of their experiments. You will also be responsible for ensuring regular/annual inspection and reporting schedules are carried out in accordance with the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) expectations.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: John Whittaker


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01618502004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.