University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

Senior Research Assistant

United Kingdom

Closing soon

Post Title: Senior Research Assistant

SBU/Department: School of Physics, Engineering, and Computer Science. Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics

FTE: 1.0 FTE (Working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: 6 months

Salary: UH6 £31,396 – £37,099pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave: 37 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane, Hatfield

Main duties and responsibilities

The Particle Instruments & Diagnostics group requires a person to develop experimental techniques, and record data from their novel aerosol detection and classification technologies.

Skills and experience required

The candidate will have experience with aerosol science, light scattering techniques in relation to aerosol, experimental techniques (especially those applied to aerosols), and the interaction of light with small particles.

From your prior experience in research groups, you will be able to; plan and manage your activities effectively, apply a methodical approach with attention to detail, conduct literature searches in the relevant field, and have good time management, communication, and IT skills.

Qualifications required

A minimum of an undergraduate honours degree in a relevant discipline Or equivalent level qualification

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Dr Chris Stopford. [email protected]

Closing Date : 04/12/2023

Interview Date: 11/12/2023

Reference Number: 055415

Date advert placed: 20/11/2023

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

Job details


Senior Research Assistant


University of Hertfordshire


United Kingdom


November 21, 2023

Application deadline

December 04, 2023

Job type



Agricultural Science,Computer Science,Engineering,Physics,Space Science

About the employer

Formerly recognized as Hatfield Technical College, University of Hertfordshire is a public university which was established in the year 1952. This university primarily developed its roots in aeronautical engineering. In the year 1961, it was given the status of a regional college by the Ministry of Education. The British Government granted this college the university status in the year 1992. The university has multiple research centres in various fields including health and human sciences, arts and humanities and science and technology.

The University of Hertfordshire has two campuses, namely De Havilland and College Lane, which are spread across sprawling premises. The campuses offer on-campus accommodation to the students and are equipped with many first-class facilities such as a gym, central hub and social spaces. They also have sports facilities, including a pool and a climbing wall. De Haville Campus opened in the year 2005 and is provided with a computer centre, library and resource centre. Both the campuses are accessible by bus and trains. The university offers bus services to the students called Uno. Uno provides safe rides to the students and staff members at a discounted rate. The university has many educational spots, including a creative art gallery, biology lab, aerospace lab, simulation wards, observatory and a law building.

This university offers placement opportunities in many areas such as business, creative arts, physics, maths and law. According to the Complete University Guide 2015, it has the lowest rate of 'student relevant' crimes. The Trident Media Radio is the campus radio operated by the students. This university has a plethora of partners. Some of them are McGill University Canada, University of Okhalama and James Cook University. The university has developed many notable alumni that are doing successfully in their fields. Tony Banham is the Founder of Hong Kong War Diary Project. Helen Lederer is a famous actress and comedian. Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Darell Leikin graduated from the University of Hertfordshire. Chris Gubbey is Auto Executive for General Motors. Upen Patel is an acclaimed film actor and a model. BBC presenter, Kate Bellingham is a renowned alumnus of this university. In addition, it has also produced many eminent sports personalities such as Ajaz Akhtar, who is a British cricketer and Noah Cato, who is a rugby union player.

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