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									                                  Bangor University
                                  School of Electronic Engineering

                                     FURTHER PARTICULARS

                     Lecturer in Electronic Engineering

                               Salary: Grade 7
             Exact Salary Dependant on Skills and Experience.

The School of Electronic Engineering is seeking applications for a Lectureship
in Electronic Engineering. The successful candidate is expected initially to
concentrate on building a strong, independent research profile with a gradual
introduction to teaching followed by transition to a permanent lectureship post
after 3 years (subject to satisfactory completion of probation). Full training in
teaching methods and other aspects of University work will be given to support
the transition to a full academic post.

We seek to appoint to this key position, a high calibre individual who can
contribute to the expansion of the School’s research activities in Organic
Electronics or Optical Communications. The successful candidate will already
be demonstrating a strong research profile in either the theoretical or practical
aspects of organic electronics or optical communications.

The successful applicant will be working in a School that received an excellent
result in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, with 70% of its output rated
4* or 3* and the joint highest proportion of 4* rated work throughout the UK.
The Guardian RAE tables show Bangor Electronic Engineering ranked equal
second in the UK.

1) Organic Electronics:
The emphasis to date in Organic Electronics has been on the electrical
characterisation of MIS capacitors and thin film transistors. We wish to develop
this activity into the fabrication and patterning of complete circuits, so that
applications from candidates with experience of circuit design and simulation
will be welcome. We also wish to develop our links with Bangor’s School of
Chemistry on the fabrication and testing of OLEDs (Prof Igor Perepichka) and
organic PVs (Dr Peter Holliman) in which case candidates will have a stronger
physical science background.

The facilities available to support this work include,
Microfabrication                          Support and Analysis
Class 1000 Clean Room,                 Multiphysics modelling (electric, thermal,
Nitrogen glove boxes with organic      fluidic).
evaporator and spinner,                Atomic force microscopes with scanning

In-house mask production suite,        Kelvin probe, EFM, MFM and conduction
including Heidelberg submicron         mode accessories.
photoplotter                           Scanning electron microscopy/EDAX.
Photolithography and photo             Scanning near-field optical microscopy,
processing                             Raman microscopy, FTIR and UV/vis
Evaporation, sputtering, lamination    spectroscopy. Optical microscopy
and spin coating deposition            Electrical measurements DC to 1MHz &
systems,                               fA to A
Excimer and femtosecond laser

For more details of the facilities available to the Organic Electronics Research
Group visit our website at:

The Organic Electronics research activity is also an integral part of the Centre
for Advanced Functional Materials and Devices (CAFMaD) established with
over £2M of funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales as
part of a major research collaboration between University of Wales, Bangor and
University of Wales, Aberystwyth. This collaboration provides access to
additional sophisticated surface analytical tools such as ultraviolet
photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
(XPS). As a result of this funding the Centre has recruited several new
academics both in Bangor and Aberystwyth.

2) Optical Communications
The Optical Communications Research group has gained an international
reputation in high-capacity optical communications, and is still expanding very
rapidly. In 2008, the group won The Royal Society Brian Mercer Feasibility
Award. Apart from the permanent academic staff, the group also consists of
three post-doctoral researchers and six PhD students. The group has
established an advanced optical communications research lab equipped with
state-of-the-art facilities.

Over the past two years, the Optical Communication Research group has
captured funding of approximately £0.5M from various funding bodies including,
for example, EPSRC, The Royal Society and Wales Innovation Relay Centre.
In particular, in 2008 the group has secured about €1M as part of a European
Commission FP7 IP project “Architecture for Flexible Photonic Home and
Access Networks (ALPHA)”. The ALPHA project with a total budget of €11M
consists of 17 partners including France Telecom (FT) and Alcatel-Lucent. In
addition to the close relationship with the ALPHA project consortium, the group
has also established a number of fruitful research collaborations with major
telecommunication companies and research institutes in the UK, other
European countries and China.

3) Person Specification
The successful candidate for this post
    Will be trained to PhD level in a relevant field

      Ideally, will have research experience or a strong interest in the areas of
       organic electronics identified above (circuit design and simulation,
       OLEDS and PVs) and in optical communication.
      Will already be showing strong potential as a researcher.
      Will have good oral and written communication skills.
      Ideally will have knowledge of electronics so as to contribute to
       undergraduate courses in analogue/digital electronics and to the
       School’s MSc courses.
      Above all, will have the desire, energy and ambition to be an
       internationally recognised researcher.

4) Job Description
The starting salary will be at a Grade 7, exact point within the scale as
commensurate with qualifications and experience. The post will become
permanent upon satisfactory completion of probation. The starting date is 1st
August 2010 or sooner if possible.

The successful applicant will report initially to either Professor Martin Taylor,
Head of the Polymer Electronics Research Group, or Dr Jianming Tang, Head
of the Optical Communication Research Group, but within a few years is
expected to become an independent academic reporting to the Head of School.

Primarily, the successful candidate will be expected to:
       Develop an independent research programme that extends the
           research profile of the Research Group.
       Publish in internationally-recognised peer-reviewed archival journals.
       Apply for and gain research funding from the Research Councils, EU
           and industry.
       Report developments at international conferences.
       Gradually undertake teaching responsibility, initially contributing to
           modules on the School's undergraduate or MSc courses.
       Gradually undertake administrative duties
       Undertake training in preparation for a permanent academic position

Start up funds will be available to the successful candidate.

The School of Electronic Engineering
The University has been in existence in Bangor since 1884. The School of
Electronic Engineering was the first in the UK to offer a degree in Electronics
(as opposed to Electrical) Engineering and has just celebrated 50 years of
teaching the subject. Our courses have been accredited by the IEE/IET over 25
years. Leadership of the School is provided by a rotating Headship currently
held by Professor Paul Spencer.

The School’s superb performance in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise
(RAE) placed the School’s research equal 2nd in the UK. A 100% of the
research papers submitted were judged to be of international quality (rated 2*,
3* or 4*) and 75% of those submitted were rated either world leading (4*) or
internationally excellent quality (3*). The Bangor Electronic Engineering

submission to RAE 2008 was based on two highly focused research areas,
namely Optoelectronics and Organic electronics. The Optoelectronics
Research Group headed by Professor Alan Shore is now confirmed as world
leading in semiconductor laser research. The group has significant
collaboration with institutions in Europe, Australia and South Amercia. The
Organic Electronics Research Group headed by Professor D M Taylor is a
world leader in organic device characterisation and has recent experience of
working with heterojunction solar cells. This group also enjoys significant
collaboration with European institutions including Philips at Eindhoven and
universities in Potsdam, Linz and Faro. The group will also be involved in the
Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) for Organic Electronics being established at
Imperial College with funding from a major EPSRC grant.

The city of Bangor is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to
the mountains of Snowdonia and the beach resorts of the North Wales coast
and offers a quality of life that surpasses that in most regions of the UK. Lying
on the Euroroute to Ireland, Bangor is served by fast train services to most
major cities and excellent road connections via the A55 expressway to the
motorway network. Manchester airport is only 90 minutes away by car.

For an application form contact: Human Resources, University of Wales,
Bangor LL57 2DG, UK; email; tel: (01248)
382926/388132, quoting reference number 10-9/168 or complete the on-line
form available by following links from the University home page to Human

Informal enquires by email to Professor Paul Spencer at the School of
Electronic Engineering, Bangor University, e-mail:

Closing date for applications:    11th June, 2010.

Evidence of Eligibility to work in the U.K.

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

For positions which require highly specialised skills and qualifications, and there are no
suitable ‘resident’ (i.e European Economic Area (EEA)) applicants, the University will
often be able to obtain a certificate of sponsorship for a suitably qualified applicant who
is not currently eligible to work in the UK.

For vacancies that are not academic, research or highly specialist it is extremely
unlikely that a certificate of sponsorship would be granted. In such cases we will
therefore be unable to consider an application from someone who is not currently
eligible to work in the UK.

The UK Border Agency website has full
details to help you assess whether you would be eligible to apply for one of our

Prior to being permitted to commence employment with the University, you will be
required to produce documentary evidence of permission to work in the United
Kingdom.      Acceptable documents are items such as a passport showing you are a
British Citizen, or that you have a right of abode in the United Kingdom; a document
showing your permanent UK National Insurance Number and your full UK Birth
Certificate; A document showing that you are a national of a European Economic Area
country or Switzerland - this must be a national passport or national identity card; A
passport or UK issued national identity card providing evidence of your Visa detailing
the Tier for which your Certificate of Sponsorship covered you e.g. Tier 2, Tier 4, Tier 5
or indeed Tier 1 if you applied for this yourself. This list is not exhaustive. A full list of
acceptable documentary evidence is available on request. An original document must
be seen on or before your first day of employment.


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