Summary The Cardiff University Astronomy Instrumentation Group (AIG) is looking for a Research Technician to join its cleanroom team and to participate in research activities related to the development and manufacture of THz optical devices for next-generation telescopes. Ideal applicants should have experience with laboratory or cleanroom processes, be able to fabricate to high standards and be able to record and archive data and write test reports reliably. They should be able to manage and schedule their work and possess good interpersonal communication skills. Full training in all of our technical and cleanroom processes will be provided. The AIG has a strong history of developing novel quasi-optical and metamaterial devices (filters, windows, flat lenses, etc.), as well as superconducting detectors and other components for use in space- and ground-based telescopes. We work closely with international collaborators (including projects with NASA and ESA) and with our technology transfer company QMC Instruments Ltd. Informal enquiries for this post can be made to Prof. Carole Tucker on +44 (0) 29 2087 4144, e-mail: [email protected] Or to Dr Ian Walker on +44 (0) 29 2087 0173, e-mail: [email protected] Informal enquiries about working at Cardiff University can be made to Ms Glesni Lloyd on [email protected] This post is full time, fixed-term for two years and can start immediately. Salary: £27,025 - £31,302 per annum (Grade 5), depending on experience. Date advert posted: Wednesday, 24 April 2019 Closing date: Wednesday, 15 May 2019 Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received. Cardiff University and the School of Physics and Astronomy are committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds. We strongly welcome female applicants and those from any ethnic minority group, as they are underrepresented in our School. The School of Physics & Astronomy has a Juno Practitioner accreditation that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. The University is committed to ensuring that we sustain a positive working environment for all staff to flourish and achieve. As part of this commitment, the University has developed a flexible and responsive framework of procedures to support staff in managing their work and personal commitments wherever possible.