The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.
Oxford Physics is one of the largest and most eminent departments in Europe – pursuing forefront research alongside training the next generation of leaders in Physics.
With an academic staff of almost one hundred, our activities range from fundamental particles to the furthest reaches of the universe to manipulating matter on an atomic scale. Oxford physicists are probing new ways to harness solar energy, modelling the Earth's atmosphere to predict the future climate, exploring computation on the quantum scale and executing calculations that reveal the fundamental structure of space and time.
The post holder will join the Oxford Space Instrumentation group to assist with Product and Quality Assurance for our programme of flight-rated instrument development. This is an opportunity to work on the next generation of thermal infrared multispectral imagers and micro-seismometers for upcoming lunar, Earth observation and planetary missions. The post holder will also support the product assurance requirements for the Infrared Multilayer Laboratory, with numerous clients from industry and national/international space agencies. The post holder provides advice and guidance, particularly in the area of quality assurance, to other members of the Department and to research students where appropriate. The post holder will have the opportunity to work at every stage of mission development, from proposal and product specification to delivery.
This post is fixed term for 3 years and full time.
As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ well-being and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:
• An excellent contributory pension scheme
• 38 days of annual leave
• A comprehensive range of childcare services
• Family leave schemes
• Cycle loan scheme
• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
• Membership in a variety of social and sports clubs
You will be required to support the Infrared Multilayer Laboratory in Product and Quality Assurance roles, including liaising with external customers. Support the product assurance for the MIRMIS instrument for ESA’s Comet Interceptor and NASA’s Far Side Seismic suite instruments. Support the production of Product Assurance documentation for our space instrumentation activities, based on our existing procedures.
The successful applicant must have a Background in product assurance and quality management systems. Evidence of contribution to the development of scientific instrumentation and being able to work as part of a team. The ability to manage own research and administrative activities and experience in following and adapting protocols and selecting appropriate experimental and test methodologies. Experience in financial budget control and COSHH and other risk assessments are also essential.
You will be required to upload a cover letter/supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.
The closing date for applications is 3 February 2023.