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Research Associate in Advanced Photodetector Devices and Systems

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Job Details

  • Full-time, fixed term for 2 years.
  • £32,548- £38,833 per annum (Grade 6)
  • Cardiff University
  • Closes 23rd October 2017
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Research Associate in Advanced Photodetector Devices and Systems

As part of a major investment programme in compound semiconductor science and technology, Cardiff University seeks a talented, motivated postdoctoral researcher with expertise in advanced photodetectors to join the Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) and its related sensor initiative, which is funded by the Sêr Cymru Chair grant, in Cardiff, Wales, UK.

The Research Programme

The envisioned research targets advanced photodetector topics including avalanche photodiodes (APDs), single photon detectors, (SPADs) and mid-long wave infrared (MWIR, LWIR) enabled by advanced lattice engineering, nanostructures and plasmonics. Our applications scope includes quantum technology, remote sensing, medical imaging and communication with local, international and industrial collaborations.

Several related positions in integration, optoelectronics and photonics are open in parallel to support the ICS and the larger Compound Semiconductor Cluster forming in Wales.

The ICS and Sêr Cymru research group form part of > £300m investment in new research and innovation centres, and its potential is already recognised by the Welsh and UK governments, who have invested over £29m towards its creation. The ICS will be a unique facility in Europe, equipped with epitaxy, state-of-the art fabrication and device characterisation facilities. Stimulated by demand for creative and professional prototyping service, the ICS provides an environment to grow academic research and industrial projects.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates will have a PhD in Engineering, Physics or closely-related subject focusing on compound semiconductor (III-V). Experience in compound semiconductor (III-V) device modelling, fabrication and characterisation is essential. Individuals with knowledge in advanced photodetector topics specifically avalanche photodiodes (APDs), single photon (SPAD), high speed performance and/or mid to long-wave infrared (MWIR to LWIR). You will have a strong research record demonstrated through publications in high quality academic journals; experience participating in research proposals and research/industry-based groups with proven ability to network effectively with academics and outside academia.

Please submit with your completed application, your full CV and a statement of research interests and career goals (2 pages max).

For informal enquiries please email Professor Diana Huffaker on HuffakerDL@cardiff.ac.uk.
For more information about working at Cardiff University contact Glesni Lloyd on LloydGW@cardiff.ac.uk

This full-time post is fixed term for 2 years.

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