Senior Mechanical Engineer


UCL/Mullard Space Science Laboratory

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Senior Mechanical Engineer in the Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Group in the Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory) to support the laboratory’s space science instrumentation programme.

The applicants are required to have an honours degree in mechanical engineering or have equivalent experience. The candidate should also have a good understanding of finite element modelling and running FE analyses.

The Mullard Space Science Laboratory is located on its own campus in the beautiful Surrey Hills, surrounded by woodland. MSSL is the UK’s largest university space research group. Space science is a discipline that demands highly innovative technologies and MSSL has an international reputation for excellence in this area.

UCL was one of the first universities in the world to become involved in making scientific observations in space. Since MSSL was established in 1966, we have participated in over 40 satellite missions with the European Space Agency, NASA (US), Japan, Russia, China and India, and flown over 230 rocket experiments.

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The Department is family friendly and applications would be welcome from applicants seeking part-time opportunities. The Department has recently become an Institute of Physics Juno Practitioner.

The aim of Project Juno is to recognise and reward physics departments, schools, institutes and organisations that can demonstrate they have taken action to address gender equality in physics and to encourage better practise for all staff.

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