Quality Assurance Co-ordinator
Publication date: 23 September 2015
Applications are invited for a position in the Product Assurance Group at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London. The group is currently involved in producing scientific instrumentation for a number of ESA space missions, including Exomars, Solar Orbiter, Euclid and Plato. The successful applicant will provide support to these space flight hardware campaigns The position is available for a strong self-starter, who is detail and goal oriented and focused on continuous improvement and quality. This is a challenging role which requires common sense and multi-tasking ability to complete all tasks in hand. Also, good computer literacy is key and the successful applicant should be eager to strengthen and develop their inter-personal and problem-solving skills. One of the most important attributes required for this role is the ability to stay calm when times are busy.
Electronics Design Engineer
Publication date: 17 August 2015
The focus of this post is the development of the PanCam instrument for the ESA Exomars programme. Exomars is a joint European and Russian mission to develop special technology for future sample return missions and to search for signs of past or present life. PanCam is a Rover based stereo camera system designed to operate in the harsh Martian environment. This instrument consists of a power converter, camera systems, filter wheel mechanisms and a field programmable gate array based digital control system. Communications with the Rover are over a Spacewire high speed digital link. LabView from National Instruments is widely used in our ground check-out systems and we use EDA design tools from Mentor Graphics.
Space Project System Engineer
Publication date: 4 August 2015
Applications are invited for the post of System Engineer for the Visible Instrument on the ESA Euclid dark-energy mission. The successful candidate will develop the specifications for the instrument and be responsible for its technical development and performance verification.
Tutor in Systems Engineering / Project Management (2 posts)
Publication date: 21 July 2015
The successful applicants will contribute significantly to the teaching and training activities of the Technology Management Group at MSSL, dedicating most of their time to academic teaching (mostly MSc programmes) at UCL’s main campus in London, and to industrial training courses at various locations in the UK and overseas. The successful applicants will also have a role in systems engineering or project management for one or more instrumentation development projects at MSSL. The balance between the time spent performing practical project management and systems engineering and the time spent performing teaching/training activities will be flexible to suit the changing needs of the department.
Technician in Flight Test Facilities Group
Publication date: 11 June 2015
Applications are invited for a position in the Flight Test Facilities Group at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London. The group is currently involved in testing hardware for a number of ESA space missions, including Exomars, Solar Orbiter, Euclid and Plato. The successful applicant will provide support to these space flight hardware test campaigns, as well as being responsible for the maintenance and day-to-day running of MSSL’s flight test facilities and cleanrooms. The successful applicant should hold an HNC/HND in engineering or equivalent and have experience of working in a laboratory environment. The post is for 2 years in the first instance, continuation subject to grant funding. The salary is on UCL Salary Grade 6, ranging from £24,057 - £28,695 per annum depending on experience.
PhD Opportunities at MSSL
Publication date: 17 December 2013
Department of Space & Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory in the beautiful countryside in Surrey), University College London is currently accepting the applications for several PhD positions commencing in September 2014.