Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Nano-Electromechanical Relay based Computing

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
£32,548 - £41,212
09 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Nano-Electromechanical Relay based Computing  

Job number  ACAD102990 
Division/School  Merchant Venturers' School of Engineering 
Contract type  Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern  Full time 
Salary   £32,548 - £41,212 
Closing date for applications   03-Dec-2017  

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol, in the field of micro/nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS / NEMS).
The appointee will work on the Innovate UK funded NEMICA project alongside partners form industry and academia, which has the goal of realising an FPGA using a fundamentally new digital logic technology based on nano-electromechanical (NEM) relays.
The research activities to be carried out by the post holder require a very thorough grounding in MEMS, and the ideal candidate will have experience in using relevant software tools for design, and also of working within a cleanroom for fabrication. Applicants should have a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Physics, MEMS, NEMS, photonics or a related field, but applications from candidates who are about to graduate with a PhD, or who have equivalent experience are welcome.
The successful candidate will be part of the Microelectronics Research Group, and work closely with the Principal Investigator Dr. Dinesh Pamunuwa. This appointment represents an opportunity for a committed and motivated researcher to work at a premier British University in collaboration with a glittering array of partners, and establish a track record in a very novel area of semiconductor electronics. The appointee will be exposed to the latest industry practices in design, fabrication and assembly, and have the freedom to innovate.
This post is offered on a full time, open-ended contract with fixed term funding up to January 2019.
Please feel free to contact Dr. Pamunuwa ( for any further information required.
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities. 

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