Research Fellow

University of Southampton - ORC - Research

Location:  Highfield Campus

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced post-doctoral researcher in the field of electronic and photonic device fabrication to take up a role within the EPSRC funded project: Electronic-Photonic Convergence. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic team of researchers working in the area of Group IV photonics and electronics, based within the state-of-the-art Zepler Institute Cleanroom Facilities ( at the University of Southampton, UK.

The applicant must have a strong background in silicon fabrication technology within a cleanroom environment. The applicant must also have a background in the characterisation of photonic and electronic devices, with an aptitude for critical evaluation and interpretation of experimental data. Experience in using device modelling suites such as Silvaco, RSoft and Lumerical would be highly desirable. It is also expected that candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • An awarded PhD* or equivalent qualification or experience related to semiconductor physics and device engineering
  • Ability to work independently and a good team work attribute
  • A willingness and ability to assist with the supervision of postgraduate students
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills and proven track record in journal publications and conference presentations

This post is full-time fixed term up to 3 years duration.

*Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

For informal enquiries of the position, please contact Prof. Graham Reed (email:, phone: +44 (0) 23 8059 5494)

Application procedure: You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Suzanne Stone (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. 

Further details: We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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