Research Fellow, Photonic Systems Circuits and Sensors Group

Southampton, United Kingdom
£30,942 to £38,017
19 Apr 2021
End of advertisement period
14 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017
Full Time Fixed Term for 3 years
Closing Date:  Friday 14 May 2021
Reference:  1362721PN

You will join us to work on the design, assembly and characterisation of integrated electronic and silicon photonic devices towards state of the art, high-speed photonic data transmission.

The EPSRC funded project will be supervised by Professor Graham Reed, Dr Li Ke and Professor David Thomson who have strong, internationally renowned track records in the fields of silicon photonics and integration with CMOS electronics, and will involve interaction with an industry partner. The successful candidate will join a team of over 40 researchers focusing on the field of Silicon Photonics, based at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK. 

To be successful you will have experience in analogue and RF IC and PCB design and the high-speed characterisation of electronic devices and hold a PhD* or equivalent qualifications and experience related to electronics. In addition you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

Ideally you will have experience and/or understanding of integrated photonics and knowledge of their integration with CMOS electronics. An understanding of high-speed SERDES and clock generators is also desirable.

The post will be for up to 3 years in duration due to funding restrictions.

To informally discuss the position, please contact Prof. Graham Reed (Email: 

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the Zepler Institute. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position.  We value diversity and inclusion at the University and aspire for our staff population to be broadly representative of our community.   In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze.   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 along with other benefits such as the cycle to work scheme.

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.

 **subject to qualifying criteria

*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 Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 1362721PN on all correspondence. 

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