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Growth Research Technician

To support the activities of the Growth Team activities with processing of materials and preparation to ensure relevant activities can take place in an organised and timely manner.

  • Provide timely, reliable support across all growth research activities to support the operations of the team and the Company
  • Run standard processes to support growth research on both MOCVD and ALD deposition systems
  • Prepare equipment parts and consumables as required for the MOCVD and ALD deposition systems
  • Perform material and electrical characterisation on growth research samples (AFM, Raman, XPS, electrical measurements such as sheet resistance and Hall Effect)
  • Collect data and communicate results and observations, providing recommendations where appropriate for process improvement
  • Manage substrate stock and consumable orders for the Growth Research Team
  • Liaise with the Equipment Team on routine maintenance tasks to optimise equipment performance and reliability
  • Through a hands-on rigorous experimental approach, trouble shoot problems and issues, develop and progress solutions identified from the findings

Education and Qualifications:

  • Engineering/Physics/Materials Science diploma or equivalent experience
  • GCSE’s in English and Maths as a minimum


  • At least 2 years’ experience of working in an R&D/lab/production facility
  • Experience of fabrication and/or characterisation of thin film materials or devices

It would be an advantage but not essential to have experience of the following:

  • Operating a range of deposition techniques & characterisation equipment, such as MOCVD, ALD, Raman, AFM, XPS and SEM
  • Experience of working within a clean room
  • Experience of vacuum equipment maintenance
  • Understanding of quantitative performance analysis, e.g. SPC, DoE
  • Understanding of basic electrical and electronic engineering
  • Background in electronic devices
  • Demonstrate an active interest in 2D materials

Skills and knowledge:

  • Tenacious, hands-on approach to tasks & problem solving
  • Diligent and methodical approach to work
  • Desire to complete tasks and get results in an efficient and timely manner
  • Ability to manage own time effectively: prioritise tasks and workload across activities


  • Ability to communicate at all levels with both internal and external contacts
  • Ability to present information clearly and appropriately for the audience

Additional factors:

  • Respect and adherence to confidentiality and critical matters
  • UK Driving licence
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