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Research Fellow

Optoelectronics Research Centre

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £29,301 to £36,001 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 30/11/2018
Closing Date:   Tuesday 21 February 2017
Reference:  829417EH

Silicon Photonic

We are seeking an experienced and motivated researcher in the field of integrated photonics and semiconductor processing to take up a role within the EU ICT 2020 funded project COSMICC (CmOs Solutions for Mid-board Integrated transceivers with breakthrough Connectivity at ultra-low Cost - ). You will collaborate on the simulation, mask design, process development and fabrication of Silicon Nitride (SiN) waveguide architecture and Silicon Germanium (SiGe) based active devices.

You will join a fast growing team of over 40 researchers focussing on the field of Silicon Photonics, based within the state-of-the-art Zepler Institute Cleanroom Facilities ( at the University of Southampton, UK.  The project will be under the supervision of Dr Frederic Gardes.

You will have a strong semiconductor process development background and device fabrication with some experience in photonic and semiconductor design, modelling suites and CAD layout such as Silvaco, L-edit, Matlab, Photon design and Lumerical.

You will also have a background in laboratory experimentation with critical evaluation and interpretation of data and a PhD* or equivalent qualification related to semiconductor processing or integrated photonics. Experience in Silicon nitride, Silicon and Germanium processing and device fabrication would be advantageous.

*Applications 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 completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

To informally discuss the position, please contact Dr Frederic Gardes. Email: Phone: +44 (0)23 8059 7691

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 Suzanne Stone (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 829417EH on all correspondence. 

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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