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Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Centre for Doctoral Training Technical Officer

Cardiff University

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd February 2019
Closes: 25th March 2019
Job Ref: 8291BR

Cardiff University leads the EPSRC funded Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) with three academic partners: UCL (University College London), the University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield. The CDT will utilise dedicated training facilities in Cardiff University, Europe-leading facilities at the Institite for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) and facilities of partners such as the Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC) and the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult.  As part of the CDT programme the School of Physics and Astronomy is seeking to appoint a Technical Officer to manage the day to day cleanroom operations including overseeing the operations of tools and processes. This post will be for 3.5 years in the first instance. The CDT is funded for 7.5 years (with a mid-term review) and is expected to become self sustaining over this period.

You will manage the day to day cleanroom operations; overseeing operations of tools and processes, ensuring that all the cleanroom objectives are communicated and engaged with; planning, organising and delegating work, monitoring progress and intervening as required. You will provide supervision and develop and deliver training for postgraduate students within the cleanroom environment. You will report to the CDT Project Manager. You will interact with staff and students across the four Universities and cooperate with our industrial partners.  

Please submit with your completed application form your full CV and a statement addressing the criteria in the person specifications (2 pages max).

More information about the posts may be obtained by contacting Professor Peter Smowton (
For further details about working in Cardiff University please contact Miss Glesni Lloyd (

This role is full-time (35 hour per week) and fixed term for 3.5 years.

Date advert posted: Friday, 22 February 2019

Closing date: Monday, 25 March 2019

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 females and 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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