Instrument Engineers - Space (Multiple Posts)

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Imperial College London
35850.00 - 44220.00 GBP Annual
29 Jul 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Instrument Engineers - Space (Multiple Posts)

Space & Atmospheric Physics Group, Department of Physics

South Kensington Campus

Salary range: GBP35,850 - GBP44,220 per annum*

Fixed term: Two years with the possibility of extension, commencing as soon as possible

Are you highly collaborative? Do you have an impressive background in designing scientific instrumentation? Does the idea of applying your talents and creativity to the future of space exploration excite you? If so, then this could be the perfect career opportunity for you.

The Space & Atmospheric Physics Group in Imperial College London's Department of Physics is in search of Instrument Engineers to become part of the highly successful, multi-disciplinary team. This unique opportunity will enable you to contribute to European Space Agency missions such as:

  • JUICE - Large class mission to explore Jupiter and its moons - Launch 2022
  • Solar Orbiter - investigating the sun-close up - Launch 2018
  • RadCube - ESA NanoSat to study Space Weather

We would welcome the opportunity to hear from you if you have background in any of the following:

  • Electronics design
  • Mechanical and Thermal design
  • Software engineering
  • Sensor development
  • Instrumentation design and test
  • Product assurance

You must have a degree in electronic engineering, physics or a closely related discipline, or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of research, industrial or commercial experience. You will also have experience in the design or use of high end scientific instrumentation, and have worked in a team to deliver projects within required deadlines. An interest in electronics design and space hardware is highly desirable. We are also interested in hearing from experimentally minded graduates who excel at problem solving and like to be challenged.

You will be expected to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will also have the ability to apply new concepts, and will have a creative approach to problem solving.

This career opportunity will suit a motivated individual who would relish working with a small team who have developed instruments that have produced outstanding science on missions such as Cassini (led by Professor Michele Dougherty ) Rosetta and Cluster. Specific queries on the role can be made to

* It is expected roles will be awarded in the job family range Professional Services Level 3b dependent on qualifications and experience. In cases of exceptional candidates with significant relevant experience an appointment at the Level 4 scale may be considered.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select "Job Search" then enter the job title or vacancy reference NSKL number into "Keywords"). Please complete and upload an application form including a CV as directed.

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group Administration office via .

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Closing Date: 5 September 2017 (Midnight BST)

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