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Euclid VIS Electronics Systems Engineer 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Euclid VIS Electronics Systems Engineer to join the Engineering Group at the Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory), at University College London (UCL), to support the space science instrumentation programme.

The post holder will work within the project team to offer electronic engineering support to the Instrument Operations Team for the Euclid VIS instrument. 

Euclid (see http://sci.esa.int/euclid/ ) was selected for the European Space Agency (ESA) Cosmic Vision programme. The Department 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 (R~25.5 at l0cr). This will survey the entire extra-Galactic sky, covering 15000 deg2 in a 6-year mission. Euclid launch will take place in mid-2023.

The successful candidate will support the Euclid-VIS System Engineer in activities leading to launch and oversee the commissioning and operations of the instrument after launch. The role will include oversight of the electrical and electronic aspects of all parts of the instrument during operations. It will also include the planning, oversight and in some cases execution of the electrical testing and verification across the consortium institutes in Italy and France. The post holder will also work closely with our customer, ESA, and interact with industrial partners. The CCD readout electronic system for the instrument has been developed, assembled and tested at MSSL. The electronics consist of low power, low noise analogue signal processing and a field programmable gate array based digital system, resulting in data communications over Spacewire. The post holder will learn how this system works, be responsible for interpreting housekeeping data and help the operations team with technical support when problems occur.

The post is funded for two years in the first instance and is expected to be extended thereafter, subject to further funding being made available.  Please note that our Department has been granted a reduced London Allowance of £2,000 up until 31 July 2023. Thereafter staff will be entitled to the full UCL London Allowance (£4,000 per annum).

For informal queries about the post please contact Chris Brockley-Blatt (c.brockley-blatt@ucl.ac.uk).  For more details please visit the UCL job pages.

Closing Date: 1 February 2023

Senior Mechanical Designer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Mechanical Designer to join the Mechanical Engineering Group at the Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory), University College London (UCL). The job will involve working on a joint mission with the Japanese space agency on its flagship solar physics mission Solar-C. The laboratory has a long history working with the Japanese space agency JAXA.

This post is for 2 years in the first instance and the post will be renewed subject to award of further funding. Please note that our Department has been granted a reduced London Allowance of £2000 up until 31 July 2023, thereafter we will be entitled to the full UCL London Allowance per annum.

The post holder will work within project teams to develop and analyse instruments or subsystems of instruments as required for the laboratory’s space projects. The work carried out will support either instrument development during the study phase of space programmes, fulfil instrument design requirements during the build phase or support mechanical test programmes.

Initially the focus will be on developing design solutions for the focal plane assembly, including CCDs as well as the shutter mechanism support and baffle tube. The job involves many different design aspects, including mechanical and thermal (straps and radiators) as well as electrical, connector mounting, and assembly jigs for soldering.

Informal enquiries should be made to Berend Winter (b.winter@ucl.ac.uk).

For a job description, person specification and to apply please click Here

However, if you are having difficulty accessing the on-line recruitment system job description, person specification or application, please contact Suzanne Winter (s.winter@ucl.ac.uk) for advice.

Closing Date: 23rd January 2023

 

Kitchen Assistant

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Kitchen Assistant to join the Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory), University College London (UCL). This is a busy and friendly team that provides daily lunches, afternoon refreshments and catering for various functions. The Department is located on its own campus in the beautiful Surrey Hills, in Holmbury St Mary. The position is open ended and is available on a part-time (0.6) basis.

The postholder will support the Catering Manager in the running of the canteen. This will involve helping in the basic preparation of food, cooking and serving, cleaning equipment and washing dishes, assisting with functions (e.g. set up and clear up), and keeping the kitchen and the dining room clean and tidy. The postholder will also deal with deliveries and organise the store room.

If you have any queries about the role please contact Dimitra Stamogiannou (d.stamogiannou@ucl.ac.uk).

For a job description, person specification and to apply please click Here

However, if you are having difficulty accessing the on-line recruitment system please contact Suzanne Winter (s.winter@ucl.ac.uk) for advice.

Closing Date: 23rd January 2023

 

 

Mechanical Engineer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical Designer to join the Mechanical Engineering Group at the Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory), University College London (UCL). The job will involve working on a joint mission with the Japanese space agency on its flagship solar physics mission Solar-C. The laboratory has a long history working with the Japanese space agency JAXA.

This post is for 2 years in the first instance and the post will be renewed subject to award of further funding. Please note that our Department has been granted a reduced London Allowance of £2000 up until 31 July 2023, thereafter we will be entitled to the full UCL London Allowance per annum.

The post holder will work within project teams to develop and analyse instruments or subsystems of instruments as required for the laboratory’s space projects. The work carried out will support either instrument development during the study phase of space programmes, fulfil instrument design requirements during the build phase or support mechanical test programmes.

Initially the focus will be on developing design solutions for the focal plane assembly, including CCDs as well as the shutter mechanism support and baffle tube. The job involves many different design aspects, including mechanical and thermal (straps and radiators) as well as electrical, connector mounting, and assembly jigs for soldering.

For more information about the role please visit the UCL job pages.

Closing date: 23 January 2023

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