Experimental Officer: National Graphene Institute, University of Manchester, UK: The National Graphene Institute is a new facility developed to establish the UK as a graphene research and technology ‘hub’ that will lead to the rapid commercialisation of graphene and 2D technologies in the UK. The Institute is part of an overall investment, building on the strong, and rapidly-expanding, UK research in this field and aims to take this research through to commercial success. The national institute, funded through EPSRC and ERDF, will offer access to specialist facilities and equipment including state-of-the-art cleanrooms which enable the simulation of manufacturing processes. This world-class shared facility for graphene research and commercialisation activities will be accessible by both researchers and business.
One of the main features of the NGI is its micro-nanofabrication cleanrooms (1500 sqm, Class 100/1000), which are probably the largest and best equipped University-based cleanrooms in Europe, along with 13 specialist laboratories for non-cleanroom activities. All solid state device technology, particularly with regards to 2D materials, depends critically on the use of state-of-the-art semiconductor processing equipment and high quality cleanrooms. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to get involved in this exciting project from an early stage, in a field of work that is constantly growing and always at cutting edge of technology.
You will need to be a ‘hands-on’ engineer that enjoys working most of the day in the cleanrooms or labs. As described in detail in the Further Particulars, your range of duties will include: being responsible for the installation, maintenance and operation of vacuum equipment (including Ultra High Vacuum or UHV), providing support to other technical staff and researchers, training users and checking compliance with guidelines and procedures, being involved in assessment and evaluation of risk assessments, etc.
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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Francisco Lopez-Royo
Tel: 0161 275 4499
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date