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Research Fellow

School of Engineering

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,395 to £32,236
Full Time, Fixed Term (end date 30/06/2021)
Closing Date:  Sunday 18 August 2019
Reference:  1156219DA

This project aims to develop a new generation of hybrid Micro/Nano-electromechanical system (MEMS/NEMS) incorporating functional materials, such as liquid crystals, to enable novel functions. The candidate will join an established and dynamic interdisciplinary research team and collaborate with the Optoelectronics Research Centre, one of the world’s leading photonics institutes. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work in the University of Southampton’s £120M state-of-the-art cleanroom complex, one of Europe’s most advanced micro- and nanofabrication facilities (

The candidate must have, or will shortly obtain, a PhD* in one or multiple areas of Micro/Nano-electromechanical system (MEMS/NEMS), mechanical engineering, metamaterials, liquid crystal etc. It is essential that the candidate has hands-on experience in cleanroom fabrications such as lithography masks, design and testing of MEMS/NEMS, micro/Nano materials characterization. A track record in publishing peer-reviewed international journal papers is highly desirable. Interdisciplinary research experience in functional materials, electrical or chemical engineering is also considered. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and show good communication skills and the ability to work in a team. 

The post is offered on a full time, fixed term contract until 30th June 2021 in the first instance with have good possibility of extension. It is available for an immediate start. Please send informal enquires with a CV to Professor Liudi Jiang, (

*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 Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 1156219DA  on all correspondence.

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

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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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