|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:55:46 +0000|
Natural Environment Research Council Engineering Specialist £30,710 - £37,120 Based Cranfield, Bedfordshire Use your electronic or electrical engineering skills to facilitate atmospheric research. This is an exciting opportunity to support the BAe-146-301 Atmospheric Research Aircraft. You will develop and maintain our aircraft’s science instrumentation and data systems while working closely with the Technical Manager. You’ll also play a major part in the new DECADES project, which aims to develop the hardware and software for a new aircraft-based data recording and visualisation system. About the individual You’ll come to us with a degree or equivalent in electronic or electrical engineering, or a similar field such as aerospace systems engineering. Electronics design and engineering skills covering digital and analogue systems along with experience of integrating electronics and software or firmware will be vital. You’ll also bring a proven track record of developing and programming data systems and interfaces to instruments. As well as being physically fit, you must be willing to work on-board a research aircraft and on regular overseas detachments. Strong trouble shooting and communication skills will be essential, whereas an interest in atmospheric research, meteorology, or aviation would be desirable. About us The Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM) provides the UK atmospheric science community with high quality data in support of research and forecasting. A world-class collaboration between the Met Office and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), we operate a unique BAe-146-301 Atmospheric Research Aircraft. Now we need a talented engineer to join our small multidisciplinary team. For more information about FAAM and its work, please look at www.faam.ac.uk Benefits We offer a defined benefit occupation pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance of 30 days plus 10.5 days bank holidays, and flexible working hours. Details on pension options can be found on www.jsspensions.org.uk. As an IiP employer NERC will encourage your personal and professional development. We expect our people to work flexibly, so you may have the opportunity to work across a number of jobs. NERC has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under represented and their applications are particularly welcomed. We also have a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants with disabilities. Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at https://ext.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk and complete an online application form. If you have a query you should contact us by telephone on 01793 867003, Please quote reference number IRC22208. Closing date: 17 June 2011. Interview date: 4 July 2011.
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