Research Fellow

University of Southampton

Silicon Photonic 

We are seeking an experienced and motivated researcher in the field of integrated photonics and semiconductor processing to take up a role associated to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) prosperity partnership project. The successful candidate will collaborate on the simulation, mask design, process development and fabrication of group IV electro absorption modulators. He will join a fast growing team of over 40 researchers focussing on the field of Silicon Photonics, based within the state-of-the-art Zepler Institute Cleanroom Facilities ( at the University of Southampton, UK. The project will be under the supervision of Dr Frederic Gardes. 

The applicant must have a strong semiconductor process development background and device fabrication with some experience in photonic and semiconductor design, modelling suites and CAD layout such as Silvaco, Matlab, Photon design, Lumerical and Ledit. 

The applicant must also have a background in laboratory experimentation with critical evaluation and interpretation of data. It is expected that they will hold a PhD* or equivalent qualification related to semiconductor processing or integrated photonics. Experience in Silicon Germanium, Silicon processing and device fabrication is critical.

This post is Part time (0.64 FTE), fixed term up to 1 years duration.

To informally discuss the position, please contact Dr Frederic Gardes. Email: Phone: +44 (0)23 8059 7691

Applications 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 completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded 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 Rosie McPhail (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 960118EH on all correspondence.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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