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Belfast, Northern Ireland



Closing Date

2021-04-18 11:00:00


Electronics / Laboratory Technician

  • We are seeking to appoint an Electronics based technician to join our team on a 48 month contract or until 28 February 2025 whichever is soonest. This is an exciting opportunity to join a large team including specialist technicians in the School of Natural and Built Environment, delivering support to Education and Research through collaboration with Academia on a large variety of subjects using multiple types of equipment and sensors. This variety of work ensures a constant challenge at the same time as the rewarding aspect of helping shape the careers of researchers and students.

    This position holds a good degree of responsibility as the main electronic support technical representative in the school but with that comes a good degree of autonomy and decision making, which can be extremely satisfying. There will also be the opportunity to expand your own knowledge and skills to coincide with the changing aspect of research, training will be arranged where necessary.

    Work will be primarily based from the electronic workshop and delivered in laboratories in the school but there will be the need on occasions to accompany researchers on site visits to assess, set up and conduct tests. This activity is extremely interesting in that it gives a huge insight into the link between academia and industry and the importance of this work. Day to day this will involve prioritising and setting your own schedule as well as collaboration with other technical staff at times.

    There is very strong sense of belonging within the school technical structure with an extremely good team spirit. We look forward to receiving your application.

    The successful candidate must have, and you should clearly demonstrate this in your CV/Cover letter: 

    • HND/HNC and/or NVQ level 4 in electronic engineering or higher (or equivalent)
    • 4 years relevant demonstrable work experience to include: in depth understanding of electronics, diagnosis, testing methodologies and equipment, analogue circuitry and wiring diagrams. 
    • Demonstrable experience in design and manufacture of complex electronic apparatus/equipment. 
    • Demonstrable experience in designing and building hardware / software for data capture.
    • Further information about the School can be found at: 

    Salary: £28,331 per annum 

    Closing date: Sunday 18 April 2021

    Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 28 April 2021

    Queen’s University Belfast is one of Northern Ireland’s most dynamic and exciting employers with influential and world leading staff impacting on the world around us. We are a magnet for investment, a patron of the arts and a global player in fields ranging from cancer research to environmental sustainability.

    We offer competitive salaries with assured incremental progression year on year within scale. At Queen’s we hold work life balance in the highest regard, offering 42 days annual leave and family friendly initiatives. Our generous pension of 19% employer contribution and flexible retirement scheme supports our ‘people first’ strategy, and we offer a multitude of development options tailored to help you succeed within your role with us and to support you with your career progression. As an employee, you will be able to access discounted award winning sports facilities, Queen’s Film Theatre and local food and beverage outlets among many others. We are immensely proud of what our University will offer you.

    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 the Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast via email at 

    The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all.

    However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

    As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

    It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other.  More details on all our networks can be found at

    Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

    Ref: 21/108707
    School of Natural Built Environment 

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