Research Fellow - Electrochemistry

University of Southampton - Chemistry Department

A Research Fellow position in electrochemistry is available in Chemistry at the University of Southampton funded by the EPSRC programme grant ADEPT Advanced Devices ( programme will use electrodeposition to structure semiconductors for device applications including thermoelectrics, phase change memory and IR sensors. The person appointed will join a team of scientists and will be expected to contribute to the development and enhanced understanding of electrodeposition processes of p-block compound semiconductors and alloys from non-aqueous solvents (including supercritical fluids) for device fabrication.

The programme is led by Prof. P. Bartlett, with further research teams in Chemistry (G. Reid, A. Hector), Physics (D. Smith) and Electronics (K. de Groot) at Southampton and at the Universities of Nottingham (M. George) and Warwick (R. Beanland) are also highly active members of the programme.

The successful candidate will have a first degree in Chemistry and PhD in electrochemistry with a strong background in practical electrochemistry. Strong communications skills, with a proven ability to work as part of a team, are essential. Particularly beneficial would be experience in one or more areas of non-aqueous electrochemistry, electrodeposition, materials characterisation, electrochemical automation and instrumentation. 

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof. Phil Bartlett (

This is a 2 year fixed term appointment.

At the University of Southampton, we value diversity and equality.  The University recognises that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance.  Due consideration will also be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness.  Both the University of Southampton and Chemistry are proud to hold Athena Swan Silver Awards.

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 Elsa Samwell (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 951017EB on all correspondence.

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.

Please note: The University will be closed from Friday 22 December 2017 to Wednesday 3 January 2018, so we will not be able to assist you with any application queries during this time.

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