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Senior Research Fellow - Processing Engineer

Electronic Materials & Devices Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,152 to £49,553 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 2 years
Closing Date:  Sunday 15 November 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1300220PN

University of Southampton, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering

Centre for Electronic Frontiers

Senior Research Fellow

Nanofabrication of hybrid RRAM/CMOS platforms for unconventional computing 

The Centre for Electronic Frontiers at the University of Southampton is accepting applications for an experienced Senior Research Fellow. The position will be based at the Highfield Campus and will commence as soon as possible for a fixed term contract of 2 years. 

The appointee will be part of a large interdisciplinary team lead by Prof Themis Prodromakis and will be affiliated with the EPSRC-funded FORTE ( programme grant. Our vision is to integrate state-of-the art memristive/RRAM devices with conventional CMOS architectures and circuits in order to facilitate emerging novel technologies for unconventional computing.

This post will specifically involve the use of our state-of-art nanofabrication facilities for developing novel oxide-based nanoelectronic devices and arrays and integrating these with commercially available CMOS technologies, collaboratively with foundries. The appointee will join a highly visible group of researchers in related projects and will be required to coordinate activities among academic and industrial partners. The successful candidate will interact closely with PhD students for developing novel oxide-based devices with particular emphasis in optimizing their architecture and thin-film processes for enhancing technology yield and their performance metrics, as well as other Postdoctoral Research Fellows that will be responsible for exploiting the technology in real-world applications.

Applicants should hold a PhD in one of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering or a closely related subject area. The applicant is expected to have a strong background in one or more of the following areas relating to this post:

  1. Thin Film Oxide electronics and Semiconductor Devices
  2. Micro-nano fabrication processes in a clean-room environment (lithography, etching, thermal evaporation, etc.)
  3. Growth techniques of oxide thin films (PVD or CVD)
  4. Electrical Characterisation of Semiconductor and Thin Film Devices

Skills in electron beam lithography and/or in specific analytical characterisation techniques (such as XPS, EDS or AFM) especially within the context of thin film oxides and RRAM would be desirable. Although previous familiarity with RRAM is not necessary it would be advantageous towards a successful application.

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

Further information can be obtained from Prof Themis Prodromakis at email address:

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 +44 (0)23 8059 9002 or at Please quote reference 1300220PN 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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