Mechanical Engineer

Fixed term contract until 31 October 2016.

At Leicester we’re going places. Ranked in the top 20 universities in Britain our aim is to climb further. A commitment to high quality fused with an inclusive academic culture is our hallmark and led the Times Higher Education to describe us as “elite without being elitist”.

The Space Research Centre (SRC) at the University of Leicester conducts world leading research and instrumentation development to advance knowledge for the public good. The centre’s capability is proven through its portfolio of space missions and application of this knowledge to ground based technologies. For over 50 years, instruments built by the SRC have been successfully operating in space and this success is expected to continue into the future. To achieve this, the SRC works closely with leading space organisations like NASA and the European Space Agency and has an internal engineering team tasked with taking scientific instruments from initial concept to the launch site and into operation.

You will be responsible for mechanical engineering tasks associated with the development of an earth observation space science instrument, “COMPAQS”. You will work closely with other members of the COMPAQS instrument development team to undertake engineering design, analysis and test duties as required by the project. As a member of the SRC Mechanical Engineering team the role will also provide engineering input to other projects and participate in peer review activities.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Paul Drumm on or 0116 252 7707.

The closing date for this post is midnight on 6 May 2015.

Assessments will take place on a date to be confirmed.

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Mechanical Engineer