Research Fellow, MEMS Resonators

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£36,333 per annum
05 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Job Description:

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is seeking a Research Fellow to fabricate and test high quality factor MEMS oscillators for high temperature applications.   

This research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under “New Horizon” research scheme aims to develop a new oscillator-based sensor chip capable of operating at high temperature.   

This is a unique opportunity to build the next generation MEMS sensors and work at one of the leading institutions in the United Kingdom, Queen’s University Belfast. The successful candidate will work at Queen’s Advanced MicroEngineering Centre (QAMEC) within the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS), contributing to world leading research outputs and completely new research initiatives in the broader area of MEMS sensors.  

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Or be about to obtain, a PhD in Engineering or Physics
  • 3 years’ relevant research experience with a demonstrable background in semi-conductor process fabrication
  • Expertise in the use of two-dimensional materials (e.g., graphene)
  • Experimental experience of sensor/device characterisation and testing
  • Publications in high impact journal and conferences.  

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the 'Candidate Information' link below.  

This is a fixed term post, to end no later than 31 December 2023  Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.   

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.  

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.   

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit:  www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/.  

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr David McNeill at Dw.McNeill@qub.ac.uk.  

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