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Belfast, Northern Ireland


30,000 +

Closing Date

2020-01-06 17:00:00


Electronics Technician

  • Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

    The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and student body. In particular, the School is committed to supporting the career progression of women in science, engineering and technology (SET) in line with the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter. We are ranked 1st in the UK for knowledge transfer partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

    Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

    EEECS perform world class research across within the Queen’s Global Research Institute on Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), the Pioneer Research Program on Intelligent Advanced Manufacturing Systems (iAMS), and a core disciplinary research Cluster in Electronics and Computer Engineering (ECE). Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) research was ranked 5th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

    You will be working as part of a world-leading research team, where you will help to develop exciting new technologies that will contribute to future wireless applications such as 5G+ and the Internet-of-Things (IoT). In this fast pace environment, you will have the opportunity to develop your own skills and expertise through exposure to the innovative technologies and measurement techniques that are helping to drive these fields.

    Your contribution to the team will include the following:

    • Manufacture and assembly of microwave prototype circuits to a high level of accuracy, using hybrid assembly techniques
    • Programming and operation of microwave measurement instruments, to include: spectrum analyser; vector network analyser; anechoic chamber; signal sources; and high frequency oscilloscopes
    • Provision of detailed technical information, guidance and support to relevant staff as appropriate to assist in the development, construction and modification of microwave through sub-millimetre wave assemblies and apparatus using specialist techniques such as manual and/or automatic surface mount component placement and precision soldiering
    • Procure and set-up specialised equipment and apparatus for use by academics, postdoctoral researchers and students in practical experiments. Construction and assembly of apparatus in house and off-site, if required
    • Prepare and carry out procedures for tests/experiments and collate data for interpretation, e.g. the preparation of reports at a level commensurate with grade

    The successful candidate must have:

    • HND/HNC, NVQ level 4 in Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) discipline and/or Apprenticeship in a microwave industrial / academic environment
    • Evidence of lab supervision and management experience
    • Experience of and ability to understand, conceptualise and interpret the technical requirements of staff, students and other clients
    • Four years technical experience in a relevant role to include experience of high frequency electronics, fabrication and test of microwave assemblies to include experience in the following specialist techniques;
      • Manual and/or automatic surface mount component placement;
      • Precision soldering;
      • RF measurement using Vector Network Analysers, Spectrum analysers, signal sources and high frequency oscilloscopes
    • Experience of training staff/students on routine fabrication and measurement techniques

    Further information about the Centre can be found at

    Salary scale: £28,331 to £32,817 per annum
    Closing date: Monday 6 January 2020
    Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 15 January 2020

    For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email

    The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability. 

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