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Research Associate (Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing)

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  • Full Time
  • £32,548 - £38,833 per annum
  • Cardiff University
  • Closes 8th June 2018
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Vacancy Number: 7277BR

Research Associate (Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing)

We are seeking to appoint two enthusiastic and experienced Research Associates to the Condensed Matter and Photonics research group at Cardiff University. Applicants should have a PhD in Compound Semiconductor Physics or a related discipline, with experience in Compound Semiconductor Research, and a keen interest in developing an academic or industrial career in Compound Semiconductor Physics. Applicants should have a proven track record of successful research output, for example, conference presentations / publications.

The successful applicants will join the highly regarded research team lead by Prof Peter Smowton, which currently includes a number of postgraduate students and post-doctoral Research Associates/Fellows. The role holders will perform a range of complex tasks essential to progress our research into Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing, and will be expected to both lead and support work on multiple research projects as part of the team. The roles will connect to the EPSRC Future Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Hub, the Institute of Compound Semiconductors, and the South Wales Compound Semiconductor Cluster, and are required at an exciting time for Compound Semiconductor Research, with potential for wide and far reaching impact. These posts represent an excellent career opportunity for the correct applicants.

The roles will involve techniques such as Compound Semiconductor fabrication and characterisation. Training will be given where necessary, however, experience of the key techniques involved in Compound Semiconductor Research will be required. Cleanroom experience will be an advantage. Candidates should have excellent team working, communication, written and presentation skills, with a willingness to learn and adapt to a fast paced research environment. Previous experience of working with industry, or knowledge of the industrial sector will be an advantage.

A flexible approach to working is required due to the nature of research. These are full-time positions of 35 hours per week, available immediately, and are fixed-term until September 30th, 2021.

More information about these posts may be obtained by contacting Professor Peter Smowton (SmowtonPM@Cardiff.ac.uk)
For further details about working in Cardiff University please contact: Miss Glesni Lloyd (Lloydgw@cardiff.ac.uk)

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum (Grade 6)

Date advert posted: Friday, 27 April 2018

Closing Date: Friday, 8 June 2018

The School of Physics and Astronomy are committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds. We strongly welcome female applicants and those from any ethnic minority group, as they are underrepresented in our School. The School of Physics & Astronomy has a Juno Practitioner accreditation that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. The University is committed to ensuring that we sustain a positive working environment for all staff to flourish and achieve. As part of this commitment, the University has developed a flexible and responsive framework of procedures to support staff in managing their work and personal commitments wherever possible. Applications are welcome from individuals who wish to work part-time or full time.

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