Position type:

Full time


£30,942 to £38,017

13 May 2020
02 Jun 2020

Full details:

Reference number: SOU-1237020PN-R

You will join our team within the world-renowned Optical Fibre Fabrication Group at the Optoelectronics Research Centre/Zeplar Institute, Southampton University.

The post will primarily involve operation and maintenance of the optical fibre fabrication facility in the cleanroom.

A good knowledge of optical fibre technology or material processing in a cleanroom environment is desirable.

The candidate should have a proven track-record in repair and maintenance of equipment and facilities.

Applicants should have a degree (or equivalent) qualification in an engineering / physics / chemistry discipline and several years of post-graduate experience in an engineering environment.

The appointment will initially be for 3 years on TAE Level 4 (Technical and Experimental) Pathway with further scope for a long term appointment. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

If you want to find out more about this role please contact Professor Jayanta Kumar Sahu (, +44 23 80593162).

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the Zepler Institute. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze.  We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. 

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities.  This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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