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Research Fellow (Electronics and Microcontrollers) (102994-1020)

University of Warwick - School of Engineering

Location: Coventry
Salary: £30,942 to £40,322 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th October 2020
Closes: 30th November 2020
Job Ref: 1873175

Full time, fixed term position until 31 December 2021.

We are looking for a high-quality researcher to work on an industrially funded project to develop a new type of gas sensor product. You will undertake research on this project to assist the Principal Investigator and the industrial partner in its successful execution. You will undertake independent and collaborative research and may be expected to write up your research for publication. You will be expected to deal with any management/administration problems that may arise from the project and produce and present regular project reports ensuring that the project objectives and deadlines are met.

This post is based at the University of Warwick (in the BioMedical Sensors Lab at the School of Engineering,, however the successful candidate will be required to make regular trips to the industrial partner, who is based in the south of England.

We are looking for a researcher with previous experience in electronic engineering, computer science or electrical engineering. It is essential to have experience with analogue electronics, micro-controllers (hardware and firmware) and in developing measurement circuits that could be used for interrogating signals from sensors.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone previously researching in the sensors or electronics field to get industrial experience in developing a real product. This is a fixed term, 12-month contract, running till December 2021. However, the term maybe extended due to delays resulting from Covid-19 restrictions. In addition, there is a further opportunity, at the end of the initial project period, to undertake a second project developing an updated version of this product and/or to work directly for the company.

Skills and Experience

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. electronic engineering, computer science or electrical engineering), with a strong A level (or equivalent) in Mathematics. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, time management and IT skills. You will possess quantitative and qualitative research skills in designing and developing electrical and electronic circuits (in particular analogue electronics), as well as programming microcontrollers. Ideally, experience around the development of mixed signal measurement circuits that comprise of analogue electronics and microcontroller digital control. Previous experience with sensors and be able to code/program micro-controllers (for example C or Python) will constitute a distinct advantage.

The University aims to promote work life balance for all employees and the School of Engineering will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£30,046). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,942 pa).

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick’s jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

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