Research Fellow - Plasma Surface Engineering

Sheffield Hallam University
April 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:£38,205 to £42,978
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Research Fellow - Plasma Surface Engineering

College of Business, Tech. & Engineering Academic Grade 7 - £38,205 to £42,978 (pro rata) dependent on experience

This is a rolling advert and may close earlier than advertised. Once a certain number of applications are received, they will be processed at regular intervals. Please ensure you complete and submit your application as soon as possible for consideration

The Role

The National HIPIMS Technology Centre at Sheffield Hallam University is looking to recruit a PhD-level research fellow on a permanent basis in the field of plasma physics for physical vapour deposition.

The successful candidate will have considerable experience with using High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering, conventional magnetron sputtering or low temperature plasmas for thin film deposition and plasma diagnostics methods including electrostatic probes, energy-resolved mass spectroscopy and absorption spectroscopy. They should be familiar with theory of plasma discharges and have the background required to extract plasma parameters from plasma diagnostics data and with methods to perform time-resolved plasma measurements.

Responsibilities will include writing refereed publications, managing parts of a multi-partner international project, advising PhD students and delivering presentations at international conferences.

The candidate will join a currently running EPSRC-funded project with partners at the Department of Biomedical Research Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University and the Departments of Materials and Physics at Imperial College London. The project focuses on the development of antimicrobial thin films using High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering in combination with plasma- induced patterning.

The National HIPIMS Technology Centre Team

The National HIPIMS Technology Centre, is the only one of its kind in the UK. It hosts a dynamic team which delivers a competitive advantage to regional, national and international businesses and encourages economic growth through fundamental plasma research and applied research in the field of the HIPIMS technology.

High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering (HIPIMS) technology was upscaled for the first time at Sheffield Hallam University and is now marketed by industry worldwide.

The high adhesion and density of HIPIMS coatings enhances protection ability against harsh environments with high temperature oxidation, wear and corrosion such as aerospace and power generation gas turbines, automotive engine components, hydraulic parts, cutting tools as well as in more delicate long life environments such as biomedical implants. The high density of the films brings performance enhancements in semiconductor wafer packaging, photovoltaic cell layers (absorber, back and front contacts) and antibacterial treatment.

The National HIPIMS Technology Centre sits within the Materials and Engineering Research Institute.

You can find out more about the National HIPIMS Technology Centre, visit www. DataResourcing & RewardTeam InformationSarah BeckACTIVE RECRUITMENTAcademicBTE - HIPIMS Tech Centre - Artiun Ehiasarianwww.

Sheffield Hallam welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, pregnancy and maternity, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

The University may be able to sponsor the employment of international applicants in this role; this will depend on a number of factors specific to the individual applicant.

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Contact Person : Arutiun Ehiasarian Contact Number : 0114 225 3646 Date Advertised : 05-Mar-2024 Closing Date : 14-Apr-2024 Employment Type : Permanent - Full Time Location : National HIPIMS Technology Centre Job number : 104647

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