University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Research Assistant/Associate in Lithographic Processing (Part Time, Fixed Term)

United Kingdom

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Research Assistant/Associate in Lithographic Processing (Part Time, Fixed


Applications are invited for a part-time Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on the development of a new lithography and laser processing techniques to develop lithographic processes to integrate nanomaterials in MEMS devices. The post holder will be located at the University of Cambridge in the group of Prof. Michael De Volder (www.

Carbon nanotubes as well as other nanoparticles offer attractive mechanical and electrical properties. In order to integrate these nanomaterials in practical applications we need to develop new manufacturing processes that allow to structure thousands of nanoparticles in controlled superstructures. In this project, we will build on lithographic and laser processing to control the morphology of nanomaterials at multiple lengthscales and improve their performance in MEMS devices. This project requires knowledge of lithography and/or laser processing and/or CNT synthesis.

This position is a 20% part-time job for 24 months in first instance. Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Salary Ranges, pro-rata for part-time: Research Assistant: £29,605 - £33,966 Research Associate: £36,024 - £44,263

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

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part- time working or other flexible working arrangements.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter 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.

For questions about the application process, please contact Holly Shaw, email [email protected] (Tel +44(0)1223 765598).

Please quote reference NM41171 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information
  • HR7 Part-Time Researcher in Lithographic processing
  • Department/Location

    Department of Engineering, West Cambridge, Cambs, UK


    £29,605-£33,966 or £36,024- £44,263 pro rata






    3 April 2024

    Closing date

    18 April 2024

    Job details


    Research Assistant/Associate in Lithographic Processing (Part Time, Fixed Term)


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    April 04, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 18, 2024

    Job type




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