University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Electromechanical engineer in Sensor Research & Development

United Kingdom

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Electromechanical engineer in Sensor Research & Development Mechanical Engineering

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £34,980 to £42,978 per annum Full Time Fixed Term until 31/03/2025 Closing Date: Friday 23 February 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2607724DA

At the University of Southampton, we are at the forefront of technological innovation in sensor research and development. Our dedicated team is seeking an ElectroMechanical Engineer to join us in pioneering the future of microfluidic-based sensors for nutrient and biomarker monitoring.

The Role:

You will be a key player in developing prototype devices that push the boundaries of sensor technology. Your role will involve:

Capturing Requirement Specifications: Understanding and documenting the needs for prototype devices.

Mechanical Concept Development: Utilizing sketches and SolidWorks to design mechanical components.

Electronic Circuit Boards: Designing and coordinating the outsourced fabrication of electronic components.

Prototyping: Creating prototypes using various methods including 3D printing, machining, micromachining, and soldering.

Testing and Assembly: Ensuring that prototypes meet specified requirements through rigorous assembly and testing processes.

Calibration Jigs: Fabricating and assembling necessary calibration equipment.

Technical Documentation: Maintaining detailed technical files and preparing comprehensive 2D/3D data packs.

Who You Are:

Qualifications: Degree in ElectroMechanical Engineering or a related field.

Experience: Prior experience in sensor development is highly desirable.

Skills: Proficiency in SolidWorks, circuit design, 3D printing, and other prototyping techniques.

Characteristics: A hands-on approach, ability to work independently, and strong teamwork skills.

Innovative Thinker: Passionate about developing cutting-edge technology in sensor research.

What We Offer:

Dynamic Work Environment: Work on groundbreaking projects in a stimulating academic setting.

Professional Development: Opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Competitive Salary: Reflecting the importance and impact of your role.

Collaborative Culture: Join a team that values innovation, collaboration, and diversity.

The University of Southampton is a signatory of the Technician Commitment and a partner affiliate of the National Technician Development Centre (NTDC) and is committed to supporting our technical staff. We offer a wide range of opportunities including networking, mentoring, training, professional registration and career development. We are committed to all our technical staff, recognising the broad range of skills they have in support of education, research and enterprise activities. By joining Southampton you will be part of a bigger technical community, offering support and guidance

There is a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; holiday entitlement of 30 days plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days); subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets, and entertainment.

The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award in recognition of its' continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering. We will give due consideration to applicants who wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy, and onsite childcare facilities.

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    Job details


    Electromechanical engineer in Sensor Research & Development


    University of Southampton


    United Kingdom


    February 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 23, 2024

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Engineering,Physics,Space Science

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

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