Research Fellow, Photonic Systems Circuits and Sensors Group

Southampton, United Kingdom
£30,942 to £35,845 Per annum
Apr 13, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 03, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £35,845 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (for 12 months)
Closing Date:  Monday 03 May 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1360321PN

Looking to work on new types of optical fibre?

This is an ideal opportunity to be involved with research into flexible planar optics. Conceptually fabricated in a similar way to commercial optical fibre – this new planar geometry offers new functionalities for photonics.

You will be working at the world renowned Optoelectronics Research Centre, with access to cutting-edge nanofabrication and photonics fabrication facilities and interacting with colleagues that are leaders in their field.

To be successful you will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications in either: photonics; physics; engineering (mechanical, aerospace) or electronics and computer science. You will require excellent communication skills and the proven ability both in writing and verbal for formal reporting. It is essential you are able to demonstrate initiative in problem solving and able to work independently under your own initiative.

This post is offered on a full-time, fixed term basis for 12 months.

You will be working under the supervision of Dr Christopher Holmes and closely with industry collaborators.

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016.   We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, onsite childcare facilities

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

*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.

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 (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email Please quote reference 1360321PN on all correspondence.

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