Swansea University – College of Engineering
Salary scale: £26,629 to £28,251 per annum (pro rata if part time).
Applicants are invited for the position of Fixed Term Research Assistant in the College of Engineering, reference 5788.
This is an opportunity for a researcher, who would like to develop their scientific and communication skills in a dynamic research environment. This position is for a Fixed Term Research Assistant who will play a central role developing biosensor devices as part of an EPSRC funded project. The project, supervised by Dr. Owen Guy, will be carried out in the Multi-disciplinary Nanotechnology Centre within Swansea’s College of Engineering. The centre is one of the UK’s leading institutions for nanotechnology and was ranked 5th in the UK in the 2008 research assessment exercise. The Fixed Term Research Assistant will work closely with Dr. Guy and his sensors group and will also be expected to participate in a variety of semiconductor and photonics projects. The researcher will also be expected to engage in knowledge transfer activities with industry. This will include assisting with project planning, preparation of reports and presentations. The researcher will have access to state of the art photonics, lithography, fabrication, imaging and characterization and chemical / bio-functionalisation facilities within the centre and also to facilities in the Institute of Life Science.
The aim of the research position is to deliver the goals of the EPSRC project in ultrasensitive biosensors for early diagnosis and monitoring of disease.
You should have a degree in physics, engineering, materials, or a related science subject and a multidisciplinary PhD would be highly desirable, though candidates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants with experience in the following areas would be particularly welcome: physics, biotechnology, biosensors, optoelectronics, surface functionalisation, clean room and surface science laboratories, device fabrication and / or scanning probe microscopy. Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of the ability to actively engage in and contribute to writing and publishing research papers; an ability to work within a team of researchers and industrial partners; a demonstrable ability to conduct research in line with the objectives of the project; evidence of planning skills to contribute to the research project. Past semiconductor processing and device fabrication would be an advantage, however, training can be provided.
Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Owen Guy at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. +44(0)1792 513181.
An application form and further details may be obtained, quoting the appropriate reference, from the HR Department, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, tel. (01792) 295136 (24 hours) or at http://www.swan.ac.uk/personnel/Vacancies/. Closing date: Thursday 28th April 2011.
We are an equal opportunity employer aiming for diversity in our workforce.