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Research Assistant/Associate in Electronic Sensor Design (Fixed Term)

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on electronic sensor design for particle monitoring.

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

Key responsibilities and duties: PCB layout design and fabrication as well as develop frontend electronics and microcontroller systems for capacitive type sensors. A good level of electronics testing and data analysis will also be required. The project will be in collaboration with several industrial and academic partners in UK and China. Good scientific communication skills will be essential. The role holder will work closely with the Hybrid Nanomaterials Engineering group at the Graphene Centre, and under the supervision of the Co-I of the project, Dr Luigi Occhipinti.

Applicants must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Electrical/Electronic Engineering. To perform the role, the applicants are required to have skills and experience in electronic sensor design and applications, PCB layout and fabrication, microcontroller based system design and program as well as knowledge in printed and flexible electronics. The applicant must be able to work independently, with excellent organization, communication and time-management skills.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £25,298 - £30,175; Research Associate: £30,175 - £38,183

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 10 months 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 ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter, research publication list and a portfolio of previous works relevant to this role in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Ann Martin, email: (Tel: +44 (0) 1223 748334).

Please quote reference NM12998 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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