Research Fellow

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Southampton, ENGLAND
Deadline: 16 Jun 2017

ORC - Research

Highfield Campus


£29,301 to £31,076 per annum

Full Time Fixed Term to 14.09.2018

Closing Date:  

Friday 16 June 2017



The University of Southampton is home to the Zepler Insititute – a multidisciplinary research centre and the largest photonics and electronics institute in UK, comprising a £120M cleanroom complex that supports high-quality research in photonics, nanotechnologies and quantum technologies. To enhance these facilities even further and allow UK researchers to carry out a world-class research, the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded a £3.3 million grant to Southampton entitled CORNERSTONE (Capability for OptoelectRoNics, MEtamateRialS, NanoTechnOlogy aNd SEnsing) to establish a Silicon Photonics Capability within the UK, involving the Universities of Southampton, Glasgow and Surrey. Within this project, a deep UV (DUV) scanner and the associated cleanroom equipment has been installed at the University of Southampton cleanroom complex.  

We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher/process engineer to work on the CORNERSTONE project and to support the operation of the Silicon Photonics Capability. You should have

You should have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in silicon photonics and a very good knowledge of semiconductor processing technology and equipment. A background in photonics, electronics or material science is essential. Experience and a good track record in optoelectronic device fabrication and working in a cleanroom environment is required. Experience in DUV photolithography and knowledge of silicon-based and CMOS processing standards will be highly advantageous. Additional advantages will be, experience in designing photonic or electronic components and circuits, as well as the experience with design of experiments for process optimization. The ability to multitask and work as part of a highly interactive research team, comprising members from other universities across the UK, is essential.

Potential applicants are welcome to contact Professor Graham T. Reed for additional information ( ).

*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 885117EH  on all correspondence.  

Further details:

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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