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Senior Research Fellow

University of Southampton - Centre for Electronics Frontiers

Location: Southampton
Salary: £39,152 to £49,553
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th September 2021
Closes: 26th October 2021
Job Ref: 1377421PN-R

Nanofabrication of hybrid RRAM/CMOS platforms for unconventional computing 

The Centre for Electronics Frontiers at the University of Southampton is accepting applications for an experienced Senior Research Fellow. The position will be based at the Highfield Campus and will commence as soon as possible for a fixed-term contract of 2 years due to funding restrictions. 

You will be part of a large interdisciplinary team lead by Professor Themis Prodromakis and will be affiliated with the EPSRC-funded FORTE ( programme grant. Our vision is to integrate state-of-the art memristive/resistive random-access memory (RRAM) devices with conventional complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) architectures and circuits, in order to facilitate emerging novel technologies for unconventional computing.

You will be involved in the use of our state-of-the-art nanofabrication facilities for developing novel oxide-based nanoelectronic devices and arrays and integrating these with commercially available CMOS technologies, collaboratively with foundries. You will join our highly visible group of researchers in related projects and will be required to coordinate activities among academic and industrial partners. In addition you will interact closely with PhD students for developing novel oxide-based devices with particular emphasis in optimizing their architecture and thin-film processes for enhancing technology yield and their performance metrics, as well as other Research Fellows that will be responsible for exploiting the technology in real-world applications.

It is essential you hold a PhD or equivalent professional qualification in one of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering or a closely related subject area. You will also have a strong background in one or more of the following areas relating to this post:

  • Thin Film Oxide electronics and Semiconductor Devices
  • Micro-nano fabrication processes in a clean-room environment (lithography, etching, thermal evaporation, etc.)
  • Growth techniques of oxide thin films (physical vapour deposition (PVD) or chemical vapour deposition (CVD))
  • Electrical Characterisation of Semiconductor and Thin Film Devices.

Skills in electron beam lithography and/or in specific analytical characterisation techniques (such as XPS, EDS or AFM) especially within the context of thin film oxides and RRAM would be desirable. Although previous familiarity with RRAM is not necessary it would be advantageous towards a successful application.

There will be some travel involved both within the United Kingdom and abroad to conduct research, visit collaborators, and attend conferences.

Further information can be obtained from Prof Themis Prodromakis at email address:

 *subject to qualifying criteria

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 Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1377421PN-R on all correspondence. 

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