Detector Systems Group Leader

Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington
Salary £47,725 to £53,028
14 Jun 2017
12 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Detector Systems Group Leader

STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Daresbury, Cheshire

Salary £47,725 to £53,028

About Us

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. Through combining world-class facilities with major international collaborations and some of the world’s most talented staff, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology.

The STFC Technology division provides advanced technology and engineering in support of both STFC funded activities and other high profile international projects. Our technologies and competencies are world class and our expertise encompasses micro-nano engineering, through microelectronics, to major engineering structures.

About The Role

An opportunity for a Group Leader has arisen within the Detector Systems Group. Sensors and instrumentation technologies are crucial to every field of science and the DSG provides instrumentation and detector systems in support of the STFC programme. The DSG provides support projects from proof-of-principle, feasibility demonstration to a fully engineered prototype. The group has all the key capabilities, including laboratories and equipment, to follow each step of a project process from conception, through to installation and operational support, to successfully enable science or commercial activities.

The Group Leader will be expected to develop the future work programme of the Group and provide technical leadership is several areas of the group’s activities. You will define the overall strategy of the DSG, including working with other STFC staff to identify and secure new opportunities for projects and funding and providing the day to day Group management for a team comprising a mix of engineers, technical staff and scientists. You will be expected to provide technical leadership in one or more areas of detectors and instrumentation development.

About You

You will hold a bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering or Physics or equivalent experience which has been recognised by award of chartered status.

You will have experience of budget and project management, as well as technical experience in one or more of the following;

  • analogue electronics design
  • digital electronics design for high speed systems
  • FPGA expertise
  • detector systems for scientific applications.

As the group leader it’s important you have experience managing, developing and motivating a large team.

Strong interpersonal skills are key as the role involves a high level of networking with a wide range of stakeholders and colleagues.


An exceptional index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working are offered, as well as an onsite nursery, subsidised restaurant, gym and sports facilities.

Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages.

To Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at . Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 25th June 2017.