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Head of Engineering
Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

Job reference: S&E-13330

Location: Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 26/02/2019

Salary: £51,630 to £61,618 per annum according to experience

Employment type: Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Engineering at the University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA), a world leader in radio astronomy research and technological development. JBCA operates the Lovell Telescope and the e-MERLIN/Very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI) national facility.

Based at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, you will lead a culture of continuous improvement and motivate technical teams designing and developing state of the art systems for national and international astronomical research projects. As a talented engineer with a background in successfully delivering large-scale technology programmes, you will define and acquire new instrumentation projects and apply for sources of external funding in order to realise JBCA’s vision.

You will represent JBCA internationally, promoting its facilities and technological developments, whilst developing collaborations with research institutions and stakeholders including the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) organisation also located at Jodrell Bank.

This will be a challenging yet rewarding role that will play a key part in taking JBCA forward as a world-leading science and engineering facility.

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: Jane Cox


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

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