Research Engineer in Compound Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices, KTP Associate

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£30,000 to £36,000 per annum, dependent upon skills, qualifications and experience
17 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School/Department Cranfield Defence and Security
Based at Off Campus
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period Fixed Term Contract for 2 years
Salary £30,000 to £36,000 per annum, dependent upon skills, qualifications and experience, plus £4,000 personal development budget
Apply by 15/03/2020

Role Description

Cranfield University Cranfield Defence and Security welcomes applications from Research Engineers.

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.  Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.

Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here: Working life at Cranfield.

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. To find out more please visit our website:

An exciting opportunity to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate has arisen as part of a KTP with Cranfield University and Renishaw plc.

Renishaw is one of the world's leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare.

As a KTP Associate, you will work closely with the Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) academic team at Cranfield University.

You will be the key person to deliver the goals of the project through your skills in technology, as well as your ability to success in challenging environment at times to keep the business plan on course and exceed expectation.  The project will focus on novel light emitting diodes (LED) device fabrication engineering.

You will lead the development of new LED devices, addressing some real life manufacturing challenges. You will plan, design, manufacture and characterise the LED devices required to specific engineering applications. You will take charge of a new product development from the start to end and incorporate your design in new commercial products.

As a minimum, this role requires a Master level degree in Physics/Electronic engineering or related subject.  It would be advantageous if you also have a PhD, preferably with experimental research in one of these areas.

This role requires knowledge of compound semiconductor materials and devices and that include material assessment and designs, device fabrication processes and lithography techniques and characterisation of LED devices along with reliability testing of LED devices. Knowledge of semiconductor modeling software and experience of using some would also be desirable in this role. This role would suit an individual with excellent compound semiconductor design, simulation and hands on fabrications skills and the ability to learn new skills quickly. Previous demonstrable experience of working with compound semiconductor is also essential.

In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to support world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.

At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. To find out more, please visit

For an informal discussion, please contact (Lead Academic and knowledge Base Supervisor) Dr Ata Khalid, Lecturer in Sensors and Sensor Systems, on (T); +44 (0)1234 75 4141 or (E);

Interviews will be held week commencing 30 March 2020.

This partnership received financial support from the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) programme. KTP aims to help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK knowledge base. This successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership project, funded by UK Research and Innovation through Innovate UK, is part of the government’s Industrial Strategy.