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Research Fellow - Integrated Circuits Design for Oxide Electronic Technologies

Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £33,797 per annum
Full Time, Fixed Term (for 3 Years)
Closing Date:  Friday 15 November 2019
Reference:  1027218PN-R3


The Electronic Materials and Devices Research Group at the University of Southampton is accepting applications for an experienced Research Fellow in Integrated Circuits Design. The position will be based at the Highfield Campus and will commence as soon as possible.

The appointee will be part of a large (20 people) interdisciplinary team lead by Prof Themis Prodromakis and will be based at Southampton’s Zepler Institute. The vision of this unconventional EPSRC programme is to develop a new electronics technology based on oxide materials. This approach is planned as a holistic investigation of functional oxides, nanoscale resistive switching memory (ReRAM/memristors) and emerging applications that entail both fundamental as well as applied science research. 

This post will specifically involve developing appropriate circuit modules for interfacing, controlling and exploiting novel oxide-based nanoelectronic devices (memristors). Opportunities exist for developing full custom integrated-circuit topologies that will be carried out collaboratively with foundries, CAD tools suppliers and other industrial partners. The appointee will join a highly successful and visible group of researchers in related projects, funded by both EPSRC, EU and charitable Foundations, and will be required to coordinate activities among academic and industrial partners. Throughout this appointment the successful candidate will interact closely with PhD students for developing novel circuit topologies (analogue, digital and/or mixed), as well as other Postdoctoral Research Fellows that will be responsible for developing the technology and exploiting this in real-world applications.

Applicants should have an MEng/MSc with first class honours or distinction in Electronics, or a closely related subject and a PhD* in a relevant area, and have a strong background in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Mixed mode circuit design
  2. Integrated Circuits design and testing
  3. CAD tools for designing and prototyping integrated circuits 
  4. Solid-state Electronic systems

Skills in one or more of the following areas are desirable:

  • CAD tools (embedded systems) 
  • Skills in developing automated experimental characterization set-ups (e.g. Labview or other Test and Measurement automation software) 
  • Circuit simulation and prototyping
  • ReRAM

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

Applicants must be fluent in English.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Further information can be obtained from Prof Themis Prodromakis at email address: t.prodromakis@soton.ac.uk

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Daniel Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 1027218PN-R3 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.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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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