Experimental Officer in Sub-THz micromechanical CNC fabrication – 0615-23

Lancaster University

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£37,386 to £43,155

Closing Date:  

Sunday 25 June 2023

Interview Date:  

Wednesday 05 July 2023



We wish to appoint an experimental officer for supporting research in sub-THz traveling wave tubes by high precision CNC milling and microfabrication of parts for sub-THz traveling wave tubes and other waveguide based devices. 

You will join a world leading team in design and fabrication of sub-THz traveling wave tubes.

You will be responsible for specific tasks of the projects, subject to tight deadlines.

You will work in an exciting international environment with substantial development opportunities and collaborate with top institutions and companies worldwide.

The research is to produce state of the art traveling wave tubes.  These electronic devices are made of by high precision metal parts that need to be fabricated with high accuracy and high surface finishing by CNC milling. The parts then will be assembled by different high precision joining techniques, such as diffusion bonding, laser welding, brazing.

The research is led by Professor Claudio Paoloni.

Lancaster University is campus-based and is situated adjacent to the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and proximate to another AONB and two National Parks in the north-west of England. Lancaster is just one hour from international airports at Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. The town and the region are home to a variety of excellent schools and enjoy excellent public transport and national rail links. A wide selection of facilities is available on campus including a large variety of social facilities, eateries, a new sports centre, and a highly regarded pre-school centre. 

We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on a personal basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.

It is a 40% FTE part time appointment funded for 18 months in the first instance.

For informal enquiries you are very welcome to contact Professor Claudio Paoloni ([email protected] ).

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly
supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance
of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.

We are committed to family-friendly and flexible
working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and
celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in
higher education.

We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the
community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression,
race, disability or sexual orientation, and are 
committed to promoting
diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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