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Enterprise Fellow

Southampton, United Kingdom
£36,024 to £42,978 Per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £36,024 to £42,978 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term to 31/03/2026
Closing Date:  Thursday 27 June 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2746424PN

The CORNERSTONE team at the University of Southampton has a shared vision: to bring the future closer by turning research ideas into reality. We are seeking an Enterprise Fellow who is passionate about supporting cutting-edge technology development in a growing team of enthusiastic colleagues. You will join a group that has a culture centred around the team and is very supportive of one-another. You will be self-motivated, a strong communicator, flexible, able to work both individually and as part of a team, able to manage time efficiently and able to work with external partners. 

You will have the opportunity to thrive in a University environment, working at the cutting edge of future technologies. You will be able to develop your career within a University culture focused on people, collegiality, quality, internationalisation and sustainability. Your working hours will be somewhat flexible, with the option to partly work from home. 

The CORNERSTONE team provide a Silicon Photonics fabrication service to researchers from across the globe, centred around unique cleanroom capabilities in Southampton ( You will become the CORNERSTONE Process Design Kit (PDK) Engineer who will be responsible for maintaining and developing a library of Silicon Photonics components for a variety of platforms that our users can freely access via the world’s only open source component library. This will be focused on improvement of CORNERSTONE’s PDKs.  

You will simulate, design and characterise Silicon Photonics devices to enrich CORNERSTONE component libraries and will also work closely with our software partners and our users to provide feedback on the validity of submitted design files. You will be able to learn from some of the best researchers in the field and will gain valuable, transferable skills within the field of photonics device design and characterisation. You will be provided with full training. 

Experience in Silicon Photonics device design, mask layout and device characterisation is essential, as is a PhD in photonics or a related area. 

The contract will be fixed term with a possible extension.  

For general enquiries please contact Dr Ali Emre Kaplan ( 

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