Swansea University – School of Engineering
Salary scale: £26,523 to £29,853 per annum (grade 7 pro rata if part time).
Salary scale: £30,747 to £35,646 per annum (grade 8 pro rata if part time).
Applicants are invited for the position of Research Assistant/Officer in the School of Engineering, reference 5513.
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 Research Assistant/Officer who will play a central role in a new Semiconductor and Photonics Technology (SPT) Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC). The centre, run by Professor Huw Summers and Dr. Owen Guy, is part of the Multi-disciplinary Nanotechnology Centre within Swansea’s School 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 Research Assistant/Officer will work closely within the KTC team on a variety of semiconductor and photonics projects. The researcher will be heavily involved in knowledge transfer activities with industry. This will include project planning, preparation of reports and presentations for industrial projects. The researcher will also be expected to identify and develop new projects with industry.
You should have a degree in Electronic Engineering, Physics, Materials, or a related science subject and a PhD would be desirable, though candidates with relevant experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants with experience in the following areas would be particularly welcome: optoelectronics, 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.
An application form and further details may be obtained, quoting the appropriate reference, from the Human Resources Department, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, tel. (01792) 295136 (24 hours) or at http://www.swansea.ac.uk/hr/Vacancies/.
Closing date: Thursday 9 September 2010.
We are an equal opportunity employer aiming for diversity in our workforce.