Research Technician

University of Southampton
May 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:£34,980 to £42,978
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Fixed Term for 18 mo
Working Time:Full time
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A
Research Technician Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors Group

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £34,980 to £42,978 per annum Full Time Fixed Term for 18 months Closing Date: Tuesday 21 May 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2695124PN

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 a Research Technician who is passionate about supporting cutting-edge research 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, a strong problem solver, flexible, able to work both individually and as part of a team, and able to manage time efficiently.

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, within the hours of 8AM – 6PM.

The CORNERSTONE team provide a Silicon Photonics fabrication service to researchers from across the globe, centred around unique cleanroom capabilities in Southampton, UK (www. You will play a fundamental role in the success of the cutting-edge research that CORNERSTONE supports.

In the role of Research Technician you will be responsible for the day-to- day operation of a number of tools housed within the University of Southampton laboratories. These tools will be used to characterise state-of-the-art Silicon Photonics devices for CORNERSTONE users, as well as internal research and enterprise projects. 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 test and characterisation at both chip and wafer scale. You will be provided with full training in addition to the opportunity to attend seminars and conferences to deepen your knowledge.

Experience in a laboratory environment, with proven experience of successfully planning and progressing work activities is essential. A degree in a science related subject or equivalent industry experience is required. Basic knowledge in Silicon Photonics device characterisation is desirable.

We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

For general enquiries please contact Prof. David Thomson ([email protected])

Apply Online

Further details:
  • Job Description and Person Specification
  • Share

    From this employer

    Recent blogs

    Recent news