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Research Fellow in Materials

Smart Electronic Materials & Systems

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,395 to £33,199 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 12 months
Closing Date:  Thursday 01 August 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1156719FP

Applications are invited for a full time fixed term 12 month Research Fellow position at the University of Southampton. You will undertake Research on an EPSRC funded project on advanced electronic textiles (E-textiles). You will be responsible for new materials development that can be used to fabricate E-textiles with sensor and/or actuator function. You will work with a textile designer and an electronic engineer to build wearable systems for healthcare applications and will be responsible for preparation of scientific publications.

Successful applicants must have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Material Science or Chemistry. In addition you will have expertise in one or more of the following: conductive polymers, electronic ink/paste formulation, printed electronics, biodegradable electronic materials.

You must have proven time management, problem solving, and communication skills (oral and written). The post includes collaboration with project partners in industry (e.g. textile manufacturer, medical device company, manufacturing centre).

The post is based in the Smart Electronic Materials and Systems Research Group (SEMS, in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS). SEMS is a world-leading research group for electronic textiles with a long track record of delivering research/innovation projects funded by EPSRC, MRC, EU H2020, EU FP7, Dstl, and Innovate UK.

For further information please contact Dr Kai Yang, email:

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 Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1156719FP on all correspondence.

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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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