Senior Research Fellow, Silicon Photonics

United Kingdom
Oct 11, 2016
Nov 07, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Senior Research Fellow ORC - Research

Location: Highfield Campus

Salary:  £37,075 to £42,955 Per annum

Full Time Fixed Term

Closing Date:  Sunday 06 November 2016

Reference: 789316EH

Silicon Photonics

We are seeking an experienced and motivated senior post-doctoral researcher in the field of silicon photonics to work across EPSRC and industry funded projects on the design, fabrication, integration and characterisation of a range of high speed silicon photonic devices.

The post will be under the supervision of Prof. G. T. Reed and other investigators.  The successful candidate will join a team of approximately 35 researchers focussing on the field of silicon photonics, based at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK.

The applicant should have a strong background in the design and simulation of active silicon photonic devices such as optical modulators. Experience is required in the use of photonic, electronic and process modelling packages preferably; SILVACO (ATLAS and ATHENA), Lumerical (MODE, FDTD and DEVICE), Agilent/Keysight ADS and Photon design. Experience in the use of mask layout software L-edit and MATLAB is also required. The applicant must also have a background in silicon photonic and RF electronic laboratory experimentation with critical evaluation and interpretation of data. Experience or knowledge in the fabrication of active silicon photonic devices would also be beneficial. It is expected that they will hold a PhD or equivalent qualification related to silicon photonics.

Salary will be up to £42,955, and the post will be for up to 3 years in duration.

To informally discuss the position, please contact:

Prof. Graham Reed. Email: Phone: +44 (0)23 8059 5494 or

Dr David Thomson. Email: Phone:  +44 (0)23 8059 2060

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 Suzanne Stone (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 789316EH on all correspondence.

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