University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Mechanical Research Engineer

United Kingdom

Closing in 13 days

Mechanical Research Engineer Mechanical Engineering

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £34,980 to £41,732 Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/03/2027) Closing Date: Tuesday 11 June 2024 Reference: 2721824DA

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative Mechanical Research Engineer to join our interdisciplinary research team at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Southampton. This exciting opportunity, funded by UKRI grants, focuses on the development of new technology for monitoring chemicals in the environment, with options to get involved with aligned projects.

Key Responsibilities:

Design and Prototyping: You will be responsible for the design and prototype development of novel microfluidic chemical sensors, water samplers, and instruments, leveraging your expertise in 3D design and SolidWorks.

Fabrication: Utilize advanced fabrication techniques, including 3D printing, machining, and other manufacturing processes, to bring your designs to life.

Testing and Deployment: Conduct rigorous testing of the developed devices in the lab and manage their in situ deployments at various locations to ensure reliability and effectiveness in real-world conditions.

Collaboration: Work closely within an interdisciplinary team of researchers and scientists, contributing your mechanical engineering expertise to a diverse range of projects.

Requirements:

A degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.

Proficiency in 3D design, especially SolidWorks, and strong hands-on skills in fabrication and manufacturing.

Experience in microfluidics is advantageous but not essential.

Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Excellent organizational skills and the ability to maintain meticulous working records.

This role is perfect for someone passionate about using their mechanical engineering skills to make a tangible positive impact on the environment and beyond.

Training and personal development opportunities will be available and encouraged as part of the role. There will be opportunities for travel within the UK and further afield for collaborative work and results dissemination.

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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  • We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants who support our mission of inclusivity.

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

    Apply by 11.59pm GMT on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.

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    Job details

    Title

    Mechanical Research Engineer

    Employer

    University of Southampton

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    May 15, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2024

    Job type

    Research

    Field

    Engineering,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.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

    The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.

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