Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow, Advanced Photonics Nanophotonics and Metamaterials

Southampton, United Kingdom
£32,348 to £51,805
05 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Nanophotonics Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £51,805
Full Time Fixed Term (12 months)
Closing Date:  Friday 30 December 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2088022PN

You will work on the European Research Council Advanced Grant FLEET programme to study the generation, propagation and interaction with matter of topologically complex electromagnetic wave packets. This represents an exciting opportunity to advance optics and electromagnetism in a radically new direction since Hertz, Marconi, Popov and Tesla developed technology for generating, detecting, and communicating with conventional electromagnetic waves.

To be successful you will possess PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Photonics, or a relevant topic with ample experience in laser optics including light sources and instrumentation. Experience in nanophotonics, nanofabrication, computer modelling and/or artificial intelligence will be an advantage. 

You will join the world-renowned Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton, UK ( and will work under the supervision of Prof. Nikolay Zheludev FRS NAE (

The successful applicant will be appointed  as either Research Fellow (Level 4) or a Senior Research Fellow (Level 5) depending on skills and experience. Please see both job descriptions. Initial appointment will be for 12 months from January 2023 or shortly thereafter. 

For informal enquiries please write to Prof Nikolay Zheludev, ( or Dr Nikitas Papasimakis (

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.  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 for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD, prior to which 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 Lauren Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 2088022PN on all correspondence.

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