Research Fellow - Electrochemistry (Electrodeposition of 2D Materials EPSRC)

University of Southampton - Electrochemistry

Applications are invited from excellent candidates with suitable experience and skills for the position of research fellow in electrochemistry with Professor Phil Bartlett in Chemistry at the University of Southampton.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake experimental research focussing on the electrodeposition of semiconducting early transition metal chalcogenide thin film materials for device applications. The post is associated with a recently awarded collaborative research project, ‘2D Layered Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Semiconductors via Non-Aqueous Electrodeposition’ and is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team, alongside other Research Fellows in Synthetic Chemistry and Electronic Engineering at Southampton, as well as other Research Fellows and PhD students working on projects in electrochemistry in the Bartlett group. The position is available for 2 years from 1st February 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. 

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent in electrochemistry. Experience in electrodeposition of compound semiconductor, electrochemistry in organic solvent under inert atmosphere techniques and relevant characterisation techniques would be highly desirable. Excellent written and spoken communication skills and organisational skills are essential.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Phil Bartlett (

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 959318EB on all correspondence.

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.

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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