Mechanical Engineer

16 March 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical Engineer to the thermal engineering group at MSSL to support the Laboratory’s space science instrumentation programme. The position offered is not a research position.

This post is in the Department of Space and Climate Physics (www.ucl.ac.uk/mssl/) at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory. The Department is part of the UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS). MSSL is located in its own campus in the Surrey Hills, surrounded by woodland and 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 50 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 170. The engineering groups have all the capabilities needed to design, build and test space science instruments in house.

Euclid (see http://sci.esa.int/euclid/ ) was selected for the ESA Cosmic Vision programme. MSSL is the leading institute responsible for the delivery of the visible instrument (VIS), which is a large optical-band imager with 36 CCDs, providing 0.2 arc second spatial resolution to very faint limits. This will survey the entire extra-Galactic sky, covering 15000 deg2 in a 6 year mission. Euclid launch is in 2020.

Job Title:                    Mechanical Engineer
Department:               Department of Space & Climate Physics
Reports to:                 Head of Mechanical and Thermal Engineering
Grade:                       Grade 7 (£31,604 to £38,833)
Hours:                       This is a full-time position

The post is initially funded for two years and is expected to continue after this period pending funding.

Job and Person specification is available to download


Applications should be completed on line http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/, however if you are having difficulty accessing the on-line recruitment system please contact Libby Daghorn (l.dagorn@ucl.ac.uk) for advice.

Closing date: 08/04/2018

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