Person Specification

The below criteria will be assessed at Shortlisting (S), Interview (I) or both (S&I)


  • Qualified to HNC or above, or equivalent experience, in Electronic Engineering (S)
  • Good range of technical experience outside of academia, such as electronics design work, fault finding skills, test, and repair work. (S&I) 
  • Creative and adaptive approach to problem solving as shown through previous work and achievements (S&I)
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal. The role involves working with other members of ISIS and our visiting scientists. The ability to explain problems and solutions in a concise and informative way is a must. (S&I)
  • High-quality CV and covering letter (S)
  • To be appointed at the more senior level:

  • Qualified to HND or above, or equivalent experience, in Electronic Engineering (S)
  • Previous experience as a lead technician with responsibility for a specific body of work and experience in supervising other technicians (S&I)
  • Desirable:

  • Solid understanding of safety systems (for example personal and equipment safety interlock systems, high voltage interlocks and safety systems) (S&I)
  • Working knowledge of motion control systems (motors, encoders, motion control systems) (S&I)
  • Hold qualifications relating to electrical safety (S)
  • About UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) 

    UKRI launched in April 2018, UKRI is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). 

    Our organisation brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England, which is responsible for supporting research and knowledge exchange at higher education institutions in England, and the UKs innovation agency, Innovate UK. Together we build an independent organisation with a strong voice and vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at . 

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    As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.