Research Associate

Cardiff University - School of Physics & Astronomy

Applications are invited for an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded postdoctoral research position for a period of two years at the School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University.

This project will involve the growth and Condensed Matter & Photonics (CMP) polishing of diamond for the fabrication of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems. Expertise in CMP polishing of diamond is essential as well as Raith eLine experience. Knowledge of Spectroscopic Ellipsometry is a bonus. Nano-structured diamond devices will be built and tested with the aim to reach gigahertz (GHz) frequencies with high quality factors.

Cardiff Diamond Foundry operates four state of the art diamond growth systems as well as comprehensive processing technology for the production of superconducting diamond films and nanodevices from them. 7mK capability dilution fridge (BlueFORS) and Physical Property Measurement System (PPMS Quantum Design) facilities are available within the group for low temperature characterisation.

More details of the activity of Cardiff Diamond Foundry can be found at Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof O A Williams (

This post is full-time, and fixed term for 24 months

Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity.  Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds. We strongly welcome applicants any ethnic minority group, as they are under-represented in our School. The University is committed to ensuring that we sustain a positive working environment for all staff to flourish and achieve. As part of this commitment, the University has developed a flexible and responsive framework of procedures to support staff in managing their work and personal commitments wherever possible.

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