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BC-60- Senior Postdoctoral Researcher (GaN Devices)

BC-60- Senior Postdoctoral Researcher (GaN Devices)

Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term

We seek a postdoctoral researcher to design, build and characterise advanced GaN photonic devices with special emphasis on their heterogeneous integration using transfer printing.

It is expected that the person will help define research activities and apply for funding as part of a track to permanent position

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop state-of-the-art devices (LEDs, Lasers) based on GaN and related materials.
  • Managing research projects
  • Developing new concepts
  • Device design (simulation), realisation of the devices (growth, fabrication), integration using transfer printing; measurement and evaluation of the performance of the devices.
  • Development specific clean room process flows to realise the devices and circuits.
  • Analysis and Report the results including the preparation of project deliverables, publications and the delivery of prototypes, as well as providing direct technical support to other group members using their knowledge and outputs.
  • Disseminate the outcomes of the research to the group, including peer‐reviewed academic publications and presentations at Tyndall and at conferences of international standing.
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, School or College in order to develop research skills and competencies.
  • To co-supervise postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research.
  • Participate in Education and Public Engagement activities, as required.
  • Contribute to the engagement on intellectual property activities in partnership with the Office of Technology Transfer
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management system.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the required Health and Safety standards.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

Essential Criteria

The successful candidate must have a PhD in physics, electrical engineering, material science or a related field or demonstrated equivalent experience. The person must have a comprehensive understanding of semiconductor device physics as appropriate for advanced photonic devices. The candidate must have experience in processing of GaN devices in a clean room environment. The candidates must show initiative, teamwork with excellent writing and communication skills. The person must be available to start immediately.

Desirable Criteria

Relevant experience in the growth of semiconductor materials and in the characterisation of photonic devices is a distinct advantage.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Brian Corbett, email

Appointment may be made on the IUA Senior Postdoctoral Researcher Scale €45,540-€48,205.

Application Instructions

Step 1 - click here to download and complete the Application form and indicate the Job Reference BC-60

Step 2 – return the completed Application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process. 

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.