Research Assistant/Associate in Self-Healing Circuits (Fixed Term) University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering United Kingdom

Research Assistant/Associate in Self-Healing Circuits (Fixed Term)


A position exists for a Research Assistant or Research Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on the EPSRC funded project titled "Self-Healing Of Open Interconnect Faults for Very Reliable Flexible Electronic Systems".


The post holder will research the self-healing of open circuit faults for flexible and wearable electronics. The self-healing is achieved by the use of a dispersion of conductive particles in an insulating fluid. Experiments will be conducted to study the impact of healing efficiency in different circuit configurations, with and without mechanical stress and with different dispersions prepared by changing particle size. The post holder will participate in all areas of the project. These include the preparation of dispersions, the fabrication of thin film transistors (TFTs), set-up and perform experiments to characterize the self-healing of faults in TFT circuits, data acquisition, data interpretation and modelling, dissemination of research results via peer reviewed and conference publications.


The post holder will be located in West Cambridge Cambridgeshire, UK.


The key skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are: have obtained or be close to obtaining a PhD in Engineering (Electrical, Material Science, Chemical) or a related subject, experience in fabricating thin film transistors and experience in preparing and stabilizing dispersions. It is also desirable that the role holder has experience in material and electrical characterization of thin films and thin film transistors, general experience in flexible and printed electronics and experience with using COMSOL and MATLAB.


It is expected that the candidate will have good communication skills in English with experience in writing scientific papers, experience in presenting scientific work, both written and orally and experience in collaborative work. Proven skills in working independently and persistence in solving difficult experimental problems is critical.


Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £25,728 - £30,688 or Research Associate: £31,604 - £38,833


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2019 in the first instance.


Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Please upload your CV (including a publications list) and a covering letter by midnight on the closing date. Additional documents that have not been requested will not be considered as part of your application. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Ann Martin, Divisional Administrator, email (Tel +44 01223 748334)


Please quote reference NM15104 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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