|Salary:||£33,314 to £40,931 per annum|
|Placed On:||10th January 2023|
|Closes:||6th February 2023|
Full Time Fixed Term until 01/03/2025
The silicon photonics team at the University of Southampton has a shared vision: to bring the future closer by turning research ideas into reality. You will join a group that has a culture centred around the team and is very supportive of one-another. You will be self-motivated, a strong communicator, a strong problem solver, flexible, able to work both individually and as part of a team, and able to manage time efficiently.
You will have the opportunity to thrive in a university environment, working at the cutting edge of future technologies. You will be able to develop your career within a university culture focused on people, collegiality, quality, internationalisation and sustainability. Your working hours will be somewhat flexible, within the cleanroom opening hours of 8AM – 6PM.
The silicon photonics team actively develop photonics integrated circuits in collaboration with researchers and industry from across the globe, centred around unique cleanroom capabilities in Southampton, you will play a fundamental role in the success of the cutting-edge research that our research activity supports.
You will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of characterisation laboratories and a number of tools housed within our world-class cleanroom facility. These tools will be used to fabricate state-of-the-art Silicon Photonics devices for ongoing national and international projects, as well as internal research and enterprise projects. You will be able to learn from some of the best researchers in the field and will gain valuable, transferable skills within the field of photonics device fabrication and testing. You will be provided with full training in addition to the opportunity to attend seminars and conferences to deepen your knowledge.
Experience in a laboratory environment, with proven experience of successfully planning and progressing work activities is essential. You will have Skill level equivalent to achievement of HND, Degree, NVQ4 or basic professional qualification in engineering / Silicon Photonics or similar in a science related subject or equivalent industry experience is required. Basic knowledge in Silicon Photonics device or integrated circuit fabrication is desirable.
There are a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; holiday entitlement of 30 days plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days); subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.
The University of Southampton is a signatory of the Technician Commitment and a partner affiliate of the National Technician Development Centre (NTDC) and is committed to supporting our technical staff. We offer a wide range of opportunities including networking, mentoring, training, professional registration and career development.
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You should submit your completed online application form by clicking the 'Apply' button above. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Wayne Wan (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference 2131023PN on all correspondence.
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