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Research Technician in Aerosol Printed Optoelectronics

University of Sheffield - Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £27,116 per annum. Grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 9th November 2021
Job Ref: UOS030448

Contract Type: Fixed term until 14th March 2022

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

As Research Technician, you will be supporting the research and development of novel optoelectronic systems for both basic research and industrial applications. These may include thermal imaging cameras, radiation thermometers and emissivity measuring instruments; though largely the work will be in the printing of optoelectronic systems. The role will also involve the administering of the lab H&S and participating in teaching activities. There will be many opportunities to grow and evolve your role.

Within the role you will be supporting the development of new printed systems and associated research. This will involve collaboration with researchers from other disciplines and key stakeholders in industry. You will work effectively as part of project teams.

The Department is respected internationally for its many important contributions in the field of electronic and electrical engineering ( We currently have 46 academic staff, including 22 Professors, and a student community of approximately 800 comprising undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research students. Our teaching is underpinned by research at the leading edge, with world-class laboratories available to undergraduates and postgraduates. The Department is organised into three research areas: Semiconductor Materials and Devices, Communications, and Electrical Machines and Drives. Further details on each of the research areas can be accessed via the above Departmental web link. The Department has been awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award, for its support of representation of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics.

You will be a member of the Sensor Systems Group, we aim to revolutionise quantitative thermal imaging and temperature measurement, particularly within advanced manufacturing, energy and healthcare. You will support our aim to push beyond the current state-of-the-art in achieving new levels of sensitivity and accuracy in optical sensing. 

We are seeking candidates with a good honours degree in Chemistry (or equivalent experience). Experience in understanding organic materials is essential.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film:, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

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