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Research Fellow in Electrochemistry


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (until 19/07/2021)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 13 November 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 28 November 2019
Reference:  1189519EB

You will join our team in electrochemistry at the University of Southampton funded by the EPSRC programme grant ADEPT Advanced Devices ( The programme will use electrodeposition to structure semiconductors for device applications including thermoelectrics, phase change memory and IR sensors. You will join a team of scientists and will contribute to the development and enhanced understanding of electrodeposition processes of p-block compound semiconductors and alloys from non-aqueous solvents (including supercritical fluids) for device fabrication.

The programme is led by Prof. P. Bartlett, with further research teams in Chemistry (G. Reid, A. Hector), Physics (D. Smith) and Electronics (K. de Groot) at Southampton and at the Universities of Nottingham (M. George) and Warwick (R. Beanland) are also highly active members of the programme.

You will have a PhD* in electrochemistry or equivalent professional qualification and a first degree in Chemistry, plus strong background and experience in practical electrochemistry. Strong communications skills, with a proven ability to work as part of a team, are essential. Particularly beneficial would be experience in one or more areas of non-aqueous electrochemistry, electrodeposition, materials characterisation, electrochemical automation and instrumentation. 

*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.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof. Phil Bartlett (

This is a fixed term appointment until 19th July 2021 due to funding restrictions, and is available to start immediately.

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in Chemistry. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN Silver award in 2014 and a second Silver award in 2017.  Chemistry gives full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, onsite childcare facilities For further information please visit

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*subject to qualifying criteria

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. References are requested along with your application. This reference system is automated so please ensure you provide the correct email address and allow time for these to be received, prior to the close date, to assist the department with shortlisting. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1189519EB on all correspondence.

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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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