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Connected Environments Technician

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About us

The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) is an interdisciplinary research institute focusing on the science of cities, applying it to city planning, policy and architecture in the pursuit of making our cities better places to live in. It is part of The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment, one of the world’s largest and most successful centres of built environment research and teaching, with the most world-leading research in its field in the UK, according to the Government’s Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

About the role

This role will be based in the Connected Environments Lab at The Bartlett at UCL East. The post holder will support the teaching of the Internet of Things, prototyping, and virtual reality / augmented reality, through technical support and experimental demonstrations. The post holder will provide training and assistance to staff and students in the use and application of equipment and techniques that would be commonplace in a community workshop or “makerspace”. The post holder will work closely with technical and academic staff. They will support the maintenance and development of the Connected Environments lab, a light fabrication workshop, and a broader Urban Living lab in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The post holder will play a proactive part in setting up the new campus, including the physical spaces, protocols and procedures alongside other technical staff supported by the Technician Commitment. This is a student-facing post, and is critical to delivering an excellent student experience at UCL East. This post is ideally suited to someone who enjoys learning about the craft of making, thrives on working with others and is self motivated to maintain a safe and organized workspace.

About you

The postholder will have an undergraduate degree, or demonstrable equivalent experience in a design, making or engineering related subject, experience in teaching, mentoring, or demonstrating skills or crafts as well as prototyping and making: including use of 3D printers, laser cutters, basic electronics, microcontrollers, single board computers, virtual reality equipment etc. Firm understanding of good workshop / makerspace practice such as organisation and health and safety is also essential.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer great benefits. Please visit to find out more.

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. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here :

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