Research Fellow, Biomedical Electronics

Southampton, United Kingdom
£31,406 to £38,587
07 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Biomedical Electronics

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587
Full Time Fixed Term (until 30/10/2023)
Closing Date:  Monday 03 January 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1537021FP-2R

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work on an exciting interdisciplinary project to develop new rapid diagnostic techniques to analyse the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. The project is funded by the NIHR and is a collaborative activity with Public Health England and the University Hospital Trust.  The goals of the project are to develop new assays, prototype sample preparation cartridges and demonstrate concordance of the assay against classical microbiology techniques. 

You will collaborate closely with our 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.  

To be successful you will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualification and experience in Engineering or Physicals Sciences. You must have skills and expertise in microfluidics preferably in design, simulation and microfabrication.  

The post is Full Time Fixed Term (until 30/10/2023) and will be held in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) ( Ranked in the top 1% 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. 

Electronics and Computer Science provides a friendly and supportive environment that facilitates use-inspired and multi-disciplinary research, education, training and outreach.

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Electronics and Computer Science. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic, LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. We are commited to improving equality for women in science and have been successful in achieving an Athena SWAN bronze award in April 2020. 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.

To find out more about working at ECS, visit:   

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 (

*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.

 **subject to qualifying criteria

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 (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1537021FP-2R on all correspondence. 

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