The CS Hub is committed to increasing employment and education opportunities across the UK, in the field of compound semiconductors. Opportunities will be both academic and industrial, as well as a combination of both.





Employment Opportunities

Currently there are no vacancies at the CS Hub. We suggest you check out the jobs pages of our academic and industrial partners for similar opportunities.




We encourage anyone with an interest in pursuing relevant post-graduate study to contact us directly at any time. We often have a variety of opportunities available, and would like to hear from potential candidates.

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging scientific career in a topic area with strong academic and industrial UK based international leadership?

Cardiff University leads the EPSRC funded Future Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Hub, part of the UK based Compound Semiconductor Cluster, with three academic partners: UCL (University College London), the University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield. The Hub utilises Europe-leading facilities at the Cardiff based Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) and Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC) that translate research into large-scale CS growth and device fabrication.  As part of the Manufacturing Hub programme we are seeking to appoint 4-5 PhD students in the area of group III-V Compound Semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic device design and characterisation with systems applications in diverse areas such as Atomic Clocks, Magnetic Cameras and free space communications for drones.  These posts will be for 3.5 years in the first instance based in either Manchester or Cardiff and will work closely with major companies such as Airbus and IQE, or in collaboration with partners such as the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) advancing state of the art technology through academic discovery and contributing to translation at partners for industrial development and job creation.

 You will have an ambition to be an internationally recognised researcher with an outstanding track record of achievement in the field of compound semiconductor electronics and optoelectronics focussing on device design and characterisation, with an understanding of material growth and device fabrication. You will succeed by publishing in high quality academic journals and presenting at the leading international conferences.

PhD studentship positions are available for outstanding individuals who are EU nationals. You will have an excellent degree in Physics, Engineering or Materials Science and have a good background in semiconductor physics.

Current opportunities include:
NEW PhD Opportunity (Jan 2018) Manufacturing VCSELS Growth, Fabrication and Characterisation
Smart Modulators for Line of Sight Communications
Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers for Miniature Atomic Clocks
Physics of Manufacturing 100Gb/s Laser Technology
Quantum Dot Lasers as Sources for Optoelectronic Integration on Silicon



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