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Research Fellow in Thin-Film Neuromorphic Devices and Circuits

Surrey, United Kingdom
£36,024 to £37,099 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
30 May 2024

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ATI Electronics (ATI EE)

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £36,024 to £37,099 per annum depending on experience  
Fixed Term Contract until 02/12/2024
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 30 May 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  020624

We seek a Research Fellow in Thin-Film Neuromorphic Devices and Circuits, beginning 3 June 2024 or soon after, for 6 months full time, or part time equivalent. The Fellow will take a leading role, as matching their interest and expertise, in aspects of design, fabrication or characterisation of novel electronic devices, circuits and applications. The work builds on the ALPACA - A new low-complexity paradigm for analogue computation and hardware learning research project, awarded as a prestigious EPSRC Fellowship to Dr Radu Sporea, who will oversee the work. The post will be held at the Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey and will likely involve significant collaboration and exchanges with project partners, suppliers and investors, building on the work described in our publication which introduced the concept.

The successful candidate will have a background in one of the following areas: neuromorphic circuit design, thin-film electronics, TCAD and SPICE simulation, thin-film device fabrication and characterization. A proven track record supported by academic publications will be essential for efficient delivery of the work programme.

You will be joining a diverse and welcoming team, in a professional, yet relaxed work environment where the focus is placed on results, continuous development and wellbeing. Apart from conducting the research and publishing the results, tasks will also include assisting the Academic with research proposal writing, commercialisation activities, dissemination of results (both to the scientific and industrial communities and to the general public) and contributing to the team’s award-winning teaching track record. Significant interaction with project partners is encouraged, and the dissemination strategy may involve national and international travel, with many personal and career development opportunities.

The Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) is a leading multidisciplinary research facility in the fields of nanotechnology, energy, and large area electronics with fabrication, characterization and numerical modelling capabilities well suited to the project.

The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit, located in one of the safest counties in England, within 35 minutes of London by train and minutes away from the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Recent investments have seen the opening of a world-class Sports Park and important updates to central facilities.

The University is committed to equality and diversity. Research staff at the ATI are supported and encouraged in their career development through mentoring and early career researcher training. The institute fosters a collegial and collaborative atmosphere, in which individuals are valued for the varied skills and perspectives they bring.

For further information, contact Dr Radu Sporea at

Interview early in June 2024.

Further details:    Job Description    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.


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