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UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
Specialist Technician (Technical Demonstrator), CSEE
Job reference: REQ06423
Application closing date: 16/10/2023
Salary: £32,348 – £35,333 per annum
Employment type: Permanent, Full-time
Job category/type: Professional, Technical
The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) is a large and dynamic department in the Faculty of Science and Health. The School is internationally known for its research in various areas and offers its students an excellent education. We have enjoyed a period of rapid growth and now have over 1200 students studying with us at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We are seeking a Specialist Technician to join our dedicated technical team to fill the role of Technical Demonstrator.
Duties of the Role
You will provide day-to-day dedicated technical teaching support for students within the School, working alongside our academic staff. You will support lab and class teaching sessions, including demonstrating methods and techniques to students in embedded programming, report writing and assisting with hardware design. In addition, you will set up practical experiments for teaching sessions, support practical classes, and assist with final year student projects. You will also have a role in running the School’s teaching laboratories and maintaining/servicing teaching tools.
Skills And Qualifications Required
Applicants must have a degree in a relevant subject area (e.g. computer science or electronic engineering), or equivalent academic/professional experience relevant to the post. This should include the ability to program in various languages, including Python or C. In particular, you will need to have detailed knowledge of technical areas related to the post and be able to provide evidence that you can demonstrate complex specialist tasks and procedures to students with a range of competencies and backgrounds. You should have excellent and confident communication skills and have empathy and understanding towards students with mixed abilities. Experience supporting learners in higher education or adult learning environments would be highly beneficial but is not essential.
For the full list of skills and experience required, please refer to the person specification.