Research Associate - CS Connected

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cardiff, WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Dec 2020

We are recruiting one or more enthusiastic, highly-motivated team-players with proven research and technical knowledge, in the area of III-V Compound Semiconductor epitaxial growth with an appreciation of fabrication and characterisation, as part of the Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) ‘CS Connected’ programme.
This £43 million programme aims to strengthen the position of the compound semiconductor cluster in South Wales to compete in rapidly evolving global markets.  It is part-funded by UK Research and Innovation’s Strength in Places Fund  (£25million) with the balance of investments provided by consortium partners, including Cardiff and Swansea Universities, the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult, seven industry and two government partners.
The successful applicant will have a key role in supporting the South Wales CS cluster in its next stages of evolution and growth, driving collaborations with industry partners.  As a research scientist you will work as part of a team advancing state of the art technology through academic discovery, and contribute to translation at industrial partners for industrial development and job creation.
You will be an internationally recognised researcher with an outstanding track record of achievement in the field of compound semiconductor epitaxial growth, with an understanding of device fabrication and characterisation, demonstrated by publications in high quality academic journals, international conference presentations and with industrial collaborations.
Please submit with your completed application form, your full CV and a statement of research interests and career goals (2 pages max) addressing the criteria in the person specification.
This is a full-time, 2-year fixed-term post at Grade 6 level, starting in November 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Salary: £33,797- £40,322 per annum (Grade 6).  The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made by email to Prof. Peter Smowton (SmowtonPM@cardiff.ac.uk ), Dr Qiang Li (LiQ44@cardiff.ac.uk ) or Rebecca Blackwell (BlackwellRM@cardiff.ac.uk ). 

Informal enquiries about working at Cardiff University can be made to Sadia Qamar (QamarS4@cardiff.ac.uk )

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

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

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds.  We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.


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