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Gun Technician – Job Ref 61

We are a research company that is investigating inertial confinement fusion through hypervelocity impacts. First Light has a two-stage light gas gun, which is an important part of our experimental capability. We are expanding our current light gas gun capabilities by building a new facility and are looking for a candidate to take over the day to day running of this facility.

We believe this is an exciting and varied role operating some of the largest gas guns in Europe, interfacing with high-tech diagnostics and working with motivated, smart colleagues. While being a specialist, you will also interact with other teams frequently and manage your own area.

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How to Apply

Please upload a covering letter / supporting statement and CV using the online application form on this page. The post will remain open until filled. Two referees should be available on request. Informal enquiries may also be addressed to:


CVs sent by recruitment agencies will not be read, and in the event that the company receives a CV from both the direct applicant and a recruitment agency the CV will be treated as a direct application by the individual only. Unsolicited contact from Recruitment agencies will be disregarded.

We are an equal opportunities employer. This role is subject to background checks.

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