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Research Associate in Optical Characterization of GaN and Diamond Integrated Electronic Devices

University of Bristol

  • South West England
  • £33,199.00 - £37,345.00
  • Research facilities

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Job number: ACAD103931

Division/School: School of Physics

Contract type: Open Ended

Working pattern: Full time

Salary: £33,199 – £37,345 per annum

Closing date for applications: 27-May-2019


Applications are invited for the role of Research Associate in the School of Physics, Centre for Device Thermography and Reliability (CDTR), to contribute to the optical characterization of GaN and GaN-on-Diamond integrated electronic devices. This includes opportunities for the development of a novel solid immersion lens (SIL)-based sub-micron 3–D electric field mapping technique enabling a step change in optical resolution, as well as development of transient optical techniques such as transient thermoreflectance and Raman thermography to characterize the thermal material and device properties. The researcher will study state of the art GaN RF and power HEMTs as well as GaN-on-Diamond integrated materials and devices from UK and international suppliers, and use the experimental data provided by these techniques, complemented by device modelling, to further the understanding of this key technology.

 The CDTR group is active in many EU, US, and UK research programmes, and is funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the European Space Agency and other funding agencies as well as by industry.

Applicants should have postgraduate (PhD) experience in physics, materials science or engineering, with a good publication record. The position requires expertise or interest in the development of optical measurement techniques and their application, as well as device simulation. A willingness to work together with /co-supervise PhD students working in the CDTR students will be necessary.

The position has funding for 2 years in the first instance.

Informal enquiries (not applications) to Professor M. Kuball, martin.kuball@bristol.ac.uk, tel +44(0)117 928 8734.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, especially from women and other groups currently under-represented in our department.

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