Research Assistant/Associate in Diamond Power Devices

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

A full time Research Assistant/Research Associate position exists to work on novel power devices in diamond.  The successful candidate will have or about to complete a PhD in the relevant field. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise on high voltage wide bandgap devices.

The post holder will be located in West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibly and duty is the development of diamond-based high voltage MOSFETs for 10 kV applications. This will include modelling, numerical simulations and layout design.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £25,298 - £29,301 Research Associate: £29,301 - £38,183

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter and a list of publications and two writing samples (papers,thesis etc) in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.  Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Mrs Sue Frost, Department of Engineering, EED Building 9 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FA (Tel +44 (0)1223 748321, Fax +44 (0)1223 748322, email:

Please quote reference NM10617 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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