Part-time Research Technician in Micro and Nanofabrication

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a. (pro rata)

Applications are invited for a part-time Research Assistant in the area of micro and nanofabrication under the supervision of Professor Madhavi Krishnan for a fixed-term period of 6 months in the first instance.

The successful candidate will lead the cleanroom-related device fabrication activities in the laboratory and should have expertise in general micro and nanofabrication techniques such as optical lithography, reactive ion etching, electron beam lithography, and a strong interest in cleanroom process development and optimisation.

The role will require setting up and optimising existing processes for electron beam lithography, nano imprint lithography, photolithography, substrate etching and final device assembly. Some amount of device testing using existing set-ups in the group may also be necessary.

The role involves working together effectively with as well as assisting graduate students, postdocs and more junior members of the group with device fabrication and device testing.

Experience in nanoimprint lithography and familiarity with fabrication in the facilities available at Oxford University would be desirable.

More information on the research activities of the group may be found at

The position is envisioned to be part-time employment at 53%FTE, but changes to the employment level can be considered.

The post will be based in the Chemistry Research Laboratory, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3QZ.

Candidates should apply by sending their CVs and a statement detailing their experience in nanofabrication, including a list of techniques and processes performed.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 21 February 2019 can be considered.

This post will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored tier 2 visa under the points based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

The University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver award holders. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in Chemistry research posts in Oxford.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-139157