Experimental Officer - Biomaterials

Job Reference : S&E-13471
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 11/03/2019
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum subject to relevant experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Materials General
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Starting as soon as possible until 31 July 2020 in the first instance

The Henry Royce Institute (Royce) is the UK’s home of advanced materials research and innovation. The £235m Institute will allow the UK to grow its world-leading research and innovation base in advanced materials science, an area which is fundamental to all industrial sectors and the national economy. Royce brings together world-leading academics from across the UK, and works closely with industry to ensure commercialisation of fundamental research. Strategic investment in the Biomedical Materials research area has enabled us to develop comprehensive suites of equipment to ‘make, characterise and test’ biomedical materials which will help accelerate the development of advanced materials in the healthcare sector.

The Experimental Officer will be primarily responsible for experimental techniques associated with the manufacture of biomaterial surfaces and substrates, culture and analysis of cell/tissue behaviour on surfaces, and the mechanical evaluation of performance of these materials in biologically relevant environments. The post holder will grow and oversee an internal and external user community of researchers, students and industry collaborators and customers. They will provide training, advice and support to facility users on the use of a wide range of scientific equipment and the interpretation of acquired data.

You will be an experienced experimentalist, with an ability to acquire high quality data using advanced and highly specialised biomaterials techniques.  A proactive and energetic approach is important, as is an ability to establish a good rapport with research students, staff, external customers and visitors.  A degree, or equivalent qualification, in a relevant science or engineering discipline is required, as well as experience of working in a research facility environment and knowledge of biomaterials, including their fabrication, characterisation and testing. A postgraduate degree in biomedical materials or a related field is desirable.

The University of Manchester is committed to promoting equality and diversity and strives to make our community a welcoming, caring and enthusiastic one, fuelling ambition with opportunities and support to help us all achieve our personal and professional goals. Our diverse job opportunities include an attractive benefits package with family-friendly policies that provide for flexible working. We care deeply about career and personal development, offering a structured induction programme for new staff, an annual performance and development review, staff training for all career stages and mentoring opportunities to support your career development. Appointment will always be made on merit.

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

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Ian Wimpenny, Research & Facilities Manager

Email: ian.wimpenny@manchester.ac.uk

Technical support:

Email: universityofmanchester@helpmeapply.co.uk

Tel:      0161 850 2004

General enquiries:

Email: hrservices@manchester.ac.uk

Tel:      0161 275 4499

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

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