Research Assistant (Grade 5) / Research Associate (Grade 6)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cardiff, WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Aug 2021

Applications are invited for three Research Assistant / Research Associate posts in Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy

Role Brief: To contribute toward developing the epitaxy and fabrication process of compound semiconductors of group III-Nitride and III-As(Sb), carrying out supporting work that helps lead to the publishing of high-quality research. To pursue excellence in research and to inspire others to do the same. 

There are three posts in the following research areas:

1)    III-As/Sb or III-Nitride device fabrication and processing (etching and surface passivation development)
2)    III-Nitride epitaxy by Molecular Beam Epitaxy and device fabrication
3)    III-As/Sb epitaxy by Molecular Beam Epitaxy and device fabrication 

Please clearly state in your application which role you are applying for ie Grade 5 Research Assistant or Grade 6 Research Associate and  in which research area 1, 2 or 3.

Anticipated start dates for posts: 1) asap, 2) August 2021 and 3) September 2021. 

All the above positions are full time and are available for 12 months.

Grade 5 - Research Assistant: £27,511 - £31,866 per annum or
Grade 6 - Research Associate: £33,797- £40,322 ( it is not anticipated that an appointment will be made above £33,797 per annum)

The appointments will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience, within the Grades 5 or Grade 6 salary scale.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr Manoj Kesaria  

For enquiries about working at Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy please contact  

Closing date: Thursday, 5 August 2021

This post has previously been advertised to employees of Cardiff University only.  We now invite external applications.

Cardiff University and 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. 

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

“Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at:”

View or Apply

Similar Positions