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Job Opportunity: FAAM Labview Developer and System Engineer

Location: FAAM, Cranfield University
Closing date: 17/112021 
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum 
School: School of Earth and Environment  
Hours per week: 1.00FTE 
Employment Basis/Type: Full-time, Fixed term for 3 years 
Interview Date: December 2021 (Day TBH)

Are you a highly motivated individual with a background in the physical sciences, engineering or closely related field? Do you want to work with airborne observational groups in atmospheric science, as a Labview developer and systems engineer? Would you like to design, write and maintain the Labview code on the FAAM aircraft and maintain the networked systems, including National Instrument’s Compact Rios? Are you interested in operating instrument packages in flight both in the UK and globally?

One of the responsibilities of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) is to provide the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the academic atmospheric science research communities with national capability to observe the atmosphere; the NCAS airborne observational capability is provided by FAAM Airborne Laboratory, which is managed through NCAS. 

FAAM, based at Cranfield, operates the BAe-146-301 large Atmospheric Research Aircraft. The scientific and logistic tasking and core instrument management is run by a FAAM team of 18, whilst a team of contractors from companies Airtask and Avalon run the aeroplane itself.

You will have (or shortly be expected to have):

  • a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in physical science or a suitable engineering discipline
  • willing to work in the laboratory, on the atmospheric research aircraft and in the field both from a base at Cranfield and internationally
  • experience using Labview in the control of and data acquisition from complex systems using both FPGA and Real Time modules

This post will be employed by the University of Leeds, but will be entirely based on the campus at Cranfield University.

There is the opportunity for those with more experience to direct future facility development and help shape FAAM’s technology strategy. This will involve active participation in the collaborative research programme in atmospheric technology. 

Contact name: Dr Jamie Trembath
Contact phone: +44 (0) 7874 887790
Contact email: jamie.trembath@faam.ac.uk