Research Associate

Updated: 16 days ago
Location: Cardiff, WALES


Research Associate
Cardiff School of Engineering

Applications are invited for a position as Research Associate in High Frequency Engineering.  You will carry out research leading to the publishing of work in high-quality journals. You will be expected to contribute to the success of the School and University by the achievement of recognisable outputs in research, commensurate with School norms.
The successful applicant will join the Centre for High Frequency Engineering, which currently comprises six academic staff and over twenty research staff and students, covering all aspects of microwave engineering, from circuits to fundamental interactions of microwave fields with materials. An important factor is the interdisciplinary nature of this work, with major opportunities for exciting collaboration across the whole of the physical sciences.
This post is full time, available from 1st April 2020 and is fixed term until 31st March 2022.
Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6)
For informal enquiries about the post please contact [email protected]
For informal enquiries about working at Cardiff School of Engineering please contact [email protected]
Date advert posted: Thursday, 9 January 2020

Closing date: Sunday, 9 February 2019
Please NOTE: Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
The School of Engineering holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. Cardiff University is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. For this vacancy we actively encourage women to apply. We will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share opportunities.

Job Description

To conduct research within Microwave Science and Engineering and contribute to the overall research performance of the School and University, carrying out research leading to the publishing of work in high-quality journals. To pursue excellence in research and to inspire others to do the same.


To conduct research within Microwave Science and Engineering and contribute to the overall research performance of the School and University by the production of measurable outputs including bidding

  • for funding, publishing in national academic journals and conferences, and the recruitment and supervision of postgraduate research students. 
  • To develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research including research funding proposals.
  • To attend and or present at conferences/seminars at a local and national level as required.
  • To undertake administrative tasks associated with the research project, including the planning and organisation of the project and the implementation of procedures required to ensure accurate and timely reporting.
  • To prepare research ethics and research governance applications as appropriate.
  • To review and synthesise existing research literature within the field.
  • To participate in School research activities.
  • To build and create networks both internally and externally to the university, to influence decisions,   explore future research requirements, and share research ideas for the benefit of research projects.


  • To engage effectively with industrial, commercial and public sector organisations, professional institutions, other academic institutions etc., regionally and nationally  to raise awareness of the School’s profile, to cultivate strategically valuable alliances, and to pursue opportunities for collaboration across a range of activities. These activities are expected to contribute to the School and the enhancement of its regional and national profile.
  • To undergo personal and professional development that is appropriate to and which will enhance performance.
  • To participate in School administration and activities to promote the School and its work to the wider University and the outside world.
  • Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role.

Additional Information

IMPORTANT: Evidencing Criteria

Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable criteria.
As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure when submitting this document / attaching it to your application profile you name it with the vacancy reference number, in this instance, 9529BR.  

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