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Experimental Officer – Biomedical Materials
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-018313

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 23/02/2022

Salary: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum dependent on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Materials

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 07 March 2022 until 06 January 2023

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

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.

The successful candidate 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 School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

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: Dr Ian Wimpenny, Research & Facilities Manager


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

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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