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Senior Research Fellow

Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,152 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 2 years
Closing Date:  Wednesday 14 October 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1291220PN

You will join our group and take on a managerial role on the flagship project  “QUDOS” Project (EPSRC EP/T028475/1) focusing on the monolithic integration of quantum dot lasers with silicon photonics based circuits. You will coordinate the project at Southampton to meet the project aims and deliverable's and will liaise with academic partners (University College London, University of Cambridge and Cardiff University) and industrial partners. We are a fast growing team of over 40 researchers focusing on the field of Silicon Photonics, based within the state-of-the-art Zepler Institute Cleanroom Facilities ( at the University of Southampton.  The project will be undertaken under the supervision of Dr Frederic Gardes ( ).

To be successful you will have strong experience in group IV or III/V materials and will be able to demonstrate experience in semiconductor device fabrication in a clean room environment as well as project management. You will have a background in laboratory photonic experimentation with critical evaluation and interpretation of data along with a PhD* or equivalent qualification related to semiconductor processing or integrated photonics. Experience in silicon photonics (group IV) or  group III/V based semiconductor material processing is critical.

This post is a full time fixed term of 2 years due to funding restrictions with a possibility to extend the position beyond the end of the current contract duration.

To informally discuss the position, please contact Dr Frederic Gardes. Email:

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 contact Ita Holmes (Recruitment Team) on Please quote reference 1292110PN on all correspondence.

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the Zepler Institute. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position.  We value diversity and inclusion at the University and aspire for our staff population to be broadly representative of our community.   In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze.   We 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 

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

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