LANCASTER UNIVERSITY

Quantum Technology Centre Cleanroom Technician

Location
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Salary
£22,417 to £25,941
Posted
Wednesday, 18 September 2019
End of advertisement period
Friday, 1 November 2019
Ref
N1979
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Physics

Salary:   £22,417 to £25,941
Closing Date:   Friday 01 November 2019
Interview Date:   Tuesday 12 November 2019

Lancaster University’s Quantum Technology Centre (QTC) invites applications for a cleanroom technician to support the day-to-day operation of our cleanroom, together with the QTC experimental officer.

The QTC cleanroom is a semiconductor nanofabrication facility within the Physics department. We are seeking an enthusiastic, proactive individual to play an important role in supporting the cutting-edge research in the centre, helping to maintain its top UK research ranking.

In this role, you will take the lead in the technical maintenance of the QTC cleanroom. This will involve working with a range of fabrication tools including vacuum deposition systems, plasma etching/deposition systems and UV/electron-beam lithography. These rely extensively on a range of relatively generic vacuum pumps, chillers and liquid/gas handling systems, the routine maintenance of which will be a key responsibility. 

On a day-to-day basis, you will report to the QTC experimental officer, who is responsible for the overall running of the cleanroom. The experimental officer will also have some involvement in technical and maintenance tasks, however they will principally handle all other aspects of running the cleanroom, allowing the appointee to concentrate on providing technical support to ensure all the equipment runs smoothly. There will be an opportunity for you to develop knowledge and skills in semiconductor processing techniques and help the experimental officer in providing high level scientific support to researchers. This will be an important role as the only technical post dedicated exclusively to the QTC cleanroom, however you will have the support of the department’s excellent electronic and mechanical workshops. 

The Department of Physics at Lancaster University ranked second in the UK for world-leading research output (REF2014) and sixth in the 2020 Complete University Guide. It has led the emerging field of quantum technologies, with researchers from Lancaster University being intimately involved in work towards the 2010 Nobel Prize for graphene, for example. More details about the Lancaster QTC can be found on its website - https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/quantum-technology/

Please contact Dr Kunal Lulla Ramrakhiyani if you wish to have an informal discussion about this opportunity; email - kunal.lulla@lancaster.ac.uk or phone - 01524 593234.

Lancaster University Physics Department is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our department.

This is a full-time, indefinite post.

Applicants may find some helpful information on local amenities here: http://www.physics.lancs.ac.uk/jobs/amenities/

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.