Research Fellow - Dielectric Materials

University of Southampton - EEE

Davies High Voltage Laboratory at the University of Southampton: The laboratory has an international reputation for excellence in research into many high voltage phenomena and, with its long history of successfully attracting both industrial and research council funding, has become one of the most comprehensive facilities of its kind in Europe. Much of the activity concerns the development and testing of polymeric insulation systems and, uniquely, the laboratory combines comprehensive electrical testing facilities with extensive material preparation and characterization tools. For further details, please see:

The successful applicant should have a PhD* and experience of conducting research related to the development of advanced polymeric materials for use in high voltage dielectric applications. Knowledge of polymer materials, high voltage testing and chemical modification to adjust macroscopic physical properties would be particularly beneficial. The research project is funded by Innovate UK/EPSRC and involves an international consortium and, as such, the successful applicant must be available to attend and contribute to occasional project review meetings in Europe.

In addition to the above specific research experience, the successful applicant should also be able to present research results at project review meetings and conferences, generate project reports, write up research results for publication in leading peer-viewed journals and to work proactively with colleagues involved in the project to achieve the required project outcomes.

This is a fixed-term post until 31 March 2019.

For further information, please contact:

Prof Alun Vaughan
University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ
Tel: +44(0)23 8059 3398

*Applications for Research Fellow positions 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 successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given. 

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. Please quote reference 813516FP on all correspondence.

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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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