Service Engineer

Service Engineer

The Francis Crick Institute

London, United Kingdom

Job title: Service Engineer

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Contract: Permanent

Full time

Salary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience

Vacancy ID: 10185


An exciting opportunity to be part of a pioneering biomedical research institute, dedicated to innovation and science. We are looking for a multi-skilled engineer. You’ll be responsible for making sure scientific equipment functions normally, via preventative or reactive maintenance. This could involve work on electrical, electronic or mechanical systems.

Key responsibilities

These include but are not limited to:

  • Carrying out reactive maintenance, diagnosing faults and repairing equipment
  • Checking and calibrating instruments to make sure they are accurate
  • Carrying out preventative maintenance and fitting new parts
  • Carrying out quality and safety inspections
  • Recording “helpdesk” calls and responding to scientific equipment breakdowns
  • Arranging and hosting external service engineers
  • Modifying and adapting equipment when required and assisting with research prototypes.
  • Identifying, sourcing and procuring components
  • Keeping scientists and laboratory managers informed of progress
  • Recording all activities relating to individual pieces of equipment via the asset management software
  • Maintaining a stock of critical spares

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
  • The closing date for applications is 27 March 2019 at 23:30.
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom

Please apply via recruiter’s website.