Research Associate in Fabrication of III-Nitride Devices

Job Description

The post is based within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and affiliated with the National Epitaxy Facility at Sheffield. The Epitaxy group currently has 30 team members including academic members of staff, a facility manager, research fellows and PhD students, and is equipped with two advanced III-nitride based MOVPE systems, comprehensive optical systems for advanced research on III-nitrides and other III-V materials, and extensive facilities for device fabrication and device testing.

Funded by an international centre-to-centre grant, the post provides an exciting opportunity to lead high quality research and development in device design, fabrication and test in collaboration with leading researchers and industry. Working within a state-of-the-art semiconductor facility, the post offers the chance to develop broad and transferable skills in device fabrication and development and would suit individuals committed to a career in academia or industry.

You will work closely with national and international collaborators from other Universities and industrial partners. In close collaboration with Epitaxy experts in the group, your work will create innovative III-nitride laser and electronics devices including their integration with other III-V materials. You will prepare and present results regularly, and will help to co-ordinate progress meetings. You will publish articles in high profile journals, attend project progress meetings and international/domestic conferences. Development of routes to commercial exploitation will be a feature of the work including the development of intellectual property rights.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

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