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Research Fellow

Biomedical Electronics

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 - per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (for 2 years)
Closing Date:  Sunday 06 December 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1307120FP

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work on an exciting interdisciplinary project to develop new sensor technologies for monitoring the oceans.  This project is funded by EU H2020 (Blue Growth) programme and is a collaborative activity with the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton and several other partners across Europe.  The goals of this project are to develop lab-on-chip technologies for remote genomic sampling and analysis of DNA in the oceans.  You will be part of a large team focusing on developing multiplexed molecular assays capable of in-situ analysis of several targets.  You should have good molecular biology skills and experience in Lab on Chip technologies.  

You will collaborate closely with our EU partners and deliver and present progress at regular progress meetings. You must be self-motivated and work independently under your own initiative. You must have excellent communication skills and proven ability in English language (written and verbal) for regular formal reporting. You also need to demonstrate initiative in problem solving and good practical capabilities.  

This challenging project requires a scientist with a PhD in Physical or Life Sciences discipline. You must have skills and expertise in molecular biology and in microfluidics.  

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.

The post is full time for 2 years and will be held at the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS). Ranked in the top one per cent of universities globally and among the UK’s top 20 for research, the University of Southampton has an international reputation for its research, teaching and enterprise activities. 

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, ECS was first in the UK for the volume and quality of research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  The volume and quality of ECS Computer Science research is in the top 10 in the UK, with 100% of Computer Science research impact rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. University of Southampton holds an Athena Swan Silver Award. The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities; employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. Other benefits include state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts.

As part of the recruitment process all applicants are expected to give a talk to academic and research staff and to PhD students within the department. 

For further information please contact Professor Hywel Morgan ( 

 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 Dan Ward (HR Recruitment Team) on 02380 592750 or email  Please quote reference 1307120FP on all correspondence.

 Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Electronics and Computer Science

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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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