Research Fellow in Electronic System Design

Guildford, United Kingdom
13 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We seek a Research Fellow in Electronic System Design for Augmented Paper, beginning in September or October 2018 for 5 months (or the part-time equivalent). The Fellow will take a leading role in the design, fabrication and characterisation of low cost devices and techniques to be used in a of a light-based gesture recognition system for an Augmented Book, as part of the Next Generation Paper research project. The work will be carried out under the supervision of Dr Radu Sporea, flexible electronics expert and 2014 EPSRC Rising Star, at the Advanced Technology Institute and will involve the design and optimization of various aspects of the printed and hybrid electronics for the Augmented Book, including sensors, on- and off-page communication, power management, manufacturability and reliability and data processing using analog systems and microcontrollers.

The successful candidate will have a background in mixed-signal circuits, sensor system design, large area electronic circuits, or nanoelectronics, with a focus on hybrid integration and/or printed and flexible electronics fabrication. We welcome applications from candidates whose expertise may not entirely fit all technical requirements, but who can demonstrate creativity, determination and problem solving while working independently, as well as together in a multidisciplinary team. Furthermore, there is ample flexibility in the start date and work pattern, with a part-time contract as an option.

The Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) is a leading multidisciplinary research facility in the fields of nanotechnology, energy, and large area electronics. Labs equipped for conventional and emerging fabrication and characterisation of electronic devices and circuits will be available for the project. The project will run side by side with other major research activities in the areas of Quantum Technology, Spintronics, Energy Generation and Storage and Designer Nanomaterials. ATI research facilities include the recent Graphene Centre, and the joint Surrey - National Physical Laboratory labs in the areas of Microwave and RF characterisation, and Hyper-Terahertz Physics.

The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit. Inventive and forward-thinking, its heritage shows a recurring theme of going its own way, doing things differently – and achieving notable results. The University of Surrey has risen in all major league tables for UK universities in the past year. We are proud to have been named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. We’ve climbed from sixth to fourth place in the Guardian University Guide for 2016, moved up to eighth place in the Complete University Guide 2016. The University is 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 individual are valued for the varied skills and perspectives they bring.

For further information contact Dr Radu Sporea at

Please note, it is University Policy to offer a starting salary equivalent to Level 3.6 (£30,688) to successful applicants who have been awarded, but are yet to receive, their PhD certificate. Once the original PhD certificate has been submitted to the local HR Department, the salary will be increased to Level 4.1 (£31,604).

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