Cleanroom Assistant

Dorking, Surrey
Range will be £21,414 to £24,771 per annum
09 Jan 2019
28 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Space and Climate Physics


Cleanroom Assistant

Full Time

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 5. The salary range will be £21,414 to £24,771 per annum, exclusive of London Allowance.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a Cleanroom Assistant in the Flight Test Facilities Group at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London. The group is currently involved in testing hardware for a number of ESA space missions, including Exomars, Solar Orbiter, Euclid and Plato.

The successful applicant will provide support to these space flight hardware test campaigns by ensuring that the MSSL cleanrooms meet the required cleanliness and contamination control standards. This is a key role within the Flight Test Facilities Group as successful delivery of flight instrumentation depends on the laboratory’s ability to maintain cleanliness and contamination control levels within the cleanrooms.

The post is based at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, located in Holmbury St Mary, near Dorking in Surrey. It is initially funded for two years in the first instance and is expected to continue after this period pending funding.

The Department is family friendly and applications would be welcome from applicants seeking part-time opportunities.

The postholder should have an A Level in a science subject, be able to demonstrate a methodical approach to work and have keen attention to detail. A good working knowledge of MS Word and Excel and a proven record of ability to manage time and work to strict deadlines are also essential requirements. An understanding of the basic principles of contamination control engineering and experience of working in a laboratory or cleanroom environment would be an advantage..

Closing Date: 28 January 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.

This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.