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Research Fellow

Electronic Materials & Devices Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 Pro rata per annum
Part Time Fixed Term (0.5FTE, for 2 years)
Closing Date:  Monday 16 November 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1300520PN

Fixed term appointment, initially for 2 years 

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

You 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.

The post will involve the development of software for automating the testing of emerging memory technologies and support their applications in Artificial Intelligence. You will build upon the group’s bespoke characterisation platforms ArC One and ArC Two, developed in collaboration with ArC Instruments Ltd., which are used globally by research centres and world-leading industry. You will be responsible for scaling up existing algorithms for accommodating novel arrays and circuits developed as part of the EPSRC-funded FORTE ( programme grant as well as developing novel testing and characterisation protocols. You will also have the opportunity to interact and collaborate closely with researchers and PhD students from different disciplines that are everyday users of these tools. 

It is essential you have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering or a closely related subject area. In addition you will have a strong background in one or more of the following areas relating to this post:

  1. Very good knowledge of Python and C
  2. Experience with the Xilinx FPGA toolchain (Verilog-A or VHDL)
  3. Embedded software development

Knowledge of the Qt framework for user interface design and/or experience with the ARM Cortex-M platform are desirable. Additionally, familiarity with test and measurement automation and instrumentation for semiconductor devices will be considered favourably.

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:

 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 Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1300520PN 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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