Research Fellow - Micro-scale Laser-Based Manufacturing

United Kingdom
Aug 08, 2018
Aug 31, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
We are seeking a candidate to join a large and enthusiastic research community of academics, post-docs and PhD students at the University of Southampton’s world-leading Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC). The candidate will be part of a team specialising in ultrafast laser processing and developing novel laser-based manufacturing approaches. The post-holder will fabricate and characterise samples using both the laser facilities managed by the group and the cleanroom facilities at the ORC. 

We are therefore seeking a researcher with PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in optoelectronics or physics. Experience relating to one or more of the following areas will be desirable: lasers and laser machining; analysis techniques such as scanning electron microscopy, stylus profiling and interferometric methods; familiarity with sample preparation via spin-coating, sputter deposition and e-beam evaporation.

The applicant will need to be confident interacting with the team as well as with our industrial collaborators. Travel to external research team meetings will be expected as will to conferences in the UK and overseas.

For an informal discussion about the post please email Dr Ben Mills ( giving your contact details.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions 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 successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Please note that with effect from 01/08/2018, the University’s organisational structure has been updated. This post is now within Nanophotonics Group, Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.


Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form. 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 1042718EH 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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