Research Fellow in Electrochemistry University of Southampton - Electrochemistry United Kingdom

Research Fellow




Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,395 to £37,345
Full Time, Fixed Term (End date 19/07/2021)
Closing Date:  Thursday 02 May 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1130019EB


You will join our team in electrochemistry at the University of Southampton funded by the EPSRC programme grant ADEPT Advanced Devices ( The programme will use electrodeposition to structure semiconductors for device applications including thermoelectrics, phase change memory and IR sensors. You will join a team of scientists and will be expected to contribute to the development and enhanced understanding of electrodeposition processes of p-block compound semiconductors and alloys from non-aqueous solvents (including supercritical fluids) for device fabrication.


The programme is led by Prof. P. Bartlett, with further research teams in Chemistry (G. Reid, A. Hector), Physics (D. Smith) and Electronics (K. de Groot) at Southampton and at the Universities of Nottingham (M. George) and Warwick (R. Beanland) are also highly active members of the programme.


You will have a first degree in Chemistry and PhD in electrochemistry or equivalent qualification and experience with a strong background and experience in practical electrochemistry. Strong communications skills, with a proven ability to work as part of a team, are essential. Particularly beneficial would be experience in one or more areas of non-aqueous electrochemistry, electrodeposition, materials characterisation, electrochemical automation and instrumentation. 


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.


Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof. Phil Bartlett (


This is a fixed term appointment until 19th July 2021 due to funding restrictions, and is available to start immediately.


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 Elsa Samwell (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1130019EB on all correspondence.


At the University of Southampton, we value diversity and equality. The University recognises that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance.  Due consideration will also be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness.  Both the University of Southampton and Chemistry are proud to hold Athena Swan Silver Awards, showing their commitment to. Further details can be found at


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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