Electronics Technician

1 August 2017

We are seeking a new Electronics Technician to join our Electronics Engineering Group. The post holder will work within project teams to assist with the design and test activities that go on in the course of the development of electronics sub-systems for the Laboratory’s space projects. As well as being necessary to support instrument development, this work is seen as a training environment for the more demanding tasks that can be undertaken when experience is gained.


This post is in the Department of Space and Climate Physics (www.ucl.ac.uk/mssl/) at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory. For administrative purposes, the Department is part of the UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS). MSSL is located on its own campus in the Surrey Hills, surrounded by woodland. MSSL is the UK’s largest university space research group. Space science is a discipline that demands highly innovative technologies and MSSL has an international reputation for excellence in this area. Since MSSL was established in 1966, we have participated in over 40 satellite missions with the European Space Agency, NASA, Japan, Russia, China and India, and have flown over 230 rocket experiments. The total staff compliment is approximately 150. The engineering groups have all the capabilities needed to design, build and test space science instruments in house.

We have been successful in our bids to provide instruments for the Euclid and Plato missions in Cosmic Vision, the current science programme of the European Space Agency and hence need to recruit additional staff.  The Electronic Engineering Group consists of design engineers working on a diverse range of electronic disciplines supported by PCB layout and assembly groups.

The purpose of this particular post is to assist more senior engineers, so they can delegate straightforward and less demanding tasks whilst enabling the post holder to learn about electronic engineering for space science instruments and advance their own career.

UCL Department/Division: Department of Space & Climate Physics
Grade 6
Hours Full Time
Salary £24,565 to £30,175
Closing Date: 25th August 2017

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for the post of electronics technician at MSSL to support the Laboratory’s space science instrumentation programme.

The post is funded for two years in the first instance and continued with project funding.

Key Requirements

- A first degree in electronic engineering or equivalent qualification.

- A level Electronics or equivalent

To apply for this post please go to: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/ and search on 1660261

A Job and Person Specification is available to download 

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