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Research Associate

Cardiff University - School of Physics & Astronomy

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 per annum (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th January 2022
Closes: 2nd February 2022
Job Ref: 13290BR

Cardiff University is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate within the area of inkjet printing solution-processed compound semiconductor nanocrystals (colloidal quantum dots, colloidal quantum wells etc.) for image sensing applications. The post holder will be located in Cardiff, Wales, UK and work in Dr Bo Hou’s research group at the School of Physics and Astronomy. 

This project will focus on inkjet printing pixelated colloidal quantum wells for image sensing applications. The key responsibilities of candidates are to conduct the colloidal quantum dots/quantum wells synthesis and inkjet fabrication of the image sensing devices and integration with the active matrix backplane. This work will also involve a fundamental materials and device analysis and viable integration and image processing technologies.

Candidates with strong research experience and publication track records in colloidal quantum dot/ quantum wells synthesis, inkjet printing and compound semiconductor microelectronics and image sensors, and printable organic electronics are highly recommended to apply for this position. The post is for 24 months at the first instance.
Please submit your completed application form, your full CV and a covering letter with a summary of your experience.

More information about this post may be obtained by contacting Dr Bo Hou (Houb6@cardiff.ac.uk) or for information on working at Cardiff University Courtney Watkins PhysicsHR@cardiff.ac.uk

This role is full time, fixed term with funding provided by EPSRC for two years, anticipated start date 1st June 2022.

Closing date: Wednesday, 2 February 2021 

We strongly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority group, as they are under-represented in our School. The School of Physics & Astronomy has a Juno Practitioner accreditation that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science.  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. Applications are welcome from individuals who wish to work part-time or full time.

Please be aware that 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 and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.


“Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/our-research-environment/integrity-and-ethics/responsible-research-assessment”

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