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Research Fellow

Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £29,301 to £30,175 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term - 18 months
Closing Date:   Wednesday 01 March 2017
Reference:  832217FP

We are seeking a researcher to work on development of Hybrid LED and solar cell devices. The position will be based in the Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology Research Group within the department Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), the first ranked electronics and electrical engineering department in the U.K. The research project will use the state-of-the art cleanroom facilities of the Zepler Institute (

The project builds on recent work on Hybrid LEDs and Solar cells and will develop new high efficiency display devices. In particular this project will develop quantum-dot hybridization and encapsulation processes and will investigate lifetime, and manufacturability issues. Day to day duties include design, fabrication, and test of new devices in the cleanroom facilities and optical test labs at Southampton, as well as setting up and managing a new precision printing / jetting.

You will have a strong background in semiconductor physics and a PhD* (or close to completion) or  equivalent professional qualifications and experience in electronics, materials science, or physics, experimental skills and experience in working in a Cleanroom environment including: GDSII mask design, job preparation for electron beam lithography, reactive ion etch, plasma vapour deposition. You will have experience in working with quantum dot materials and ink-jet printing processes, a track record in authoring high quality academic papers and the ability to work effectively in a team environment, and work independently to tight deadlines. Experience working in an optical test laboratory, a good knowledge of optical metrology techniques relevant to solar cells and LEDs, such as solar simulators and integrating sphere setups and experience of co-supervision of undergraduate or MSc level student projects would be advantageous.

*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 Assistantwill be given.

The post will be held in the Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton. 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.

Both Electronics and Computer Science and the University of Southampton hold an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating their commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advance the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.  Due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break.

The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities; employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. 

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.  

Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Electronics and Computer Science 

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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