Senior Mechanical Workshop Engineer (Mechatronics) at UCL (B02-07046)


Professional Expertise

Laboratory Technical and Lab Support


School of Life & Medical Sciences (B02)



Working Pattern

Full time



Contract Type


Working Type

On site

Available For Secondment


Closing Date


About us

Ranked No. 1 in London and No. 10 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021), UCL's Faculty of Life Sciences offers an outstanding and diverse portfolio of Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes in biological and biomedical sciences, pharmacy, pharmacological and pharmaceutical sciences, neuroscience and machine learning. We are an exciting and dynamic environment in which to work and committed to  research and teaching that addresses major global challenges, such as climate change, sustainability, technological change and the data revolution and inequality.   

The Faculty comprises five academic Divisions including Biosciences, one of the world’s foremost centres for research and teaching in the biological sciences and one of the largest Divisions within UCL. The Division has a diverse portfolio addressing all areas of biology from protein interactions to cell function, organism development, genetics, population studies and the environment. Computational modelling approaches are frequently used alongside experimental research programmes and much of our research crosses traditional boundaries, including the relationship of biodiversity to the health of the planet. 

The Biosciences Mechatronics Workshop has built an international reputation, collaborating as it does with many of UCL’s outstanding research laboratories, including that of Nobel Laureate Professor John O’Keefe.  Its innovative designs often appear in publications within the highest ranking scientific journals such as Nature and Science.

The Biosciences Mechatronics Workshop supports and accelerates innovative scientific research through the designing, developing and building of new research instruments, as well as maintaining and repairing existing ones. The Workshop also provides support for the Biosciences teaching laboratories. Its team have multi-disciplinary engineering expertise in both mechanics and electronics, enabling comprehensive scientific and technical support. A high level of investment in the workshop provides state-of-the-art design and manufacturing technologies, including both CNC machines and 3D printing facilities.

About the role

UCL is pleased to offer an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Workshop Engineer  to support innovative research in the Division of Biosciences.

The appointee will join a thriving and busy workshop, working on a broad range of projects that involve a significant amount of creativity and independence. The role involves the design, development and building of specialized, sophisticated scientific equipment in consultant with research and teaching staff. A further important component of the post is the maintenance and repair of pre-existing standard and specialised scientific equipment. Finally, the position will also require the keeping of accurate documentation of projects including its designs and costings.

About you

We would be delighted to hear from applicants who are able to meet the following criteria:

While not essential, your application will be enhanced if you have one or all of the following:

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:

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Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong.

We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles ,women.

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