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Senior Researcher -Transfer printing

BC-71 Senior Researcher -Transfer printing

Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is coordinating a Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund (DTIF) project developing and applying the technique of Transfer Printing for the heterogeneous integration of photonic, magnetic, RF and electronic components. The project is in conjunction with leading partners in the semiconductor and photonics industries.

Applications are now invited for a person to co-ordinate the project on a day-to-day basis to ensure its smooth and successful implementation. The successful candidate will join the photonics centre at Tyndall and work within the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC). In reporting to the principal investigator you will coordinate the project activities at Tyndall including the supervision of the scientific and technical progress of postdoctoral researchers. You will coordinate the information flow between the partners and chair regular meetings to enable the project team to reach our goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate the project for successful outcome
  • Planning and managing project activities including supervision of researchers
  • Coordinate with the work package leaders in reviewing activities and to take any necessary actions so to keep the technical aspects of the project on track.
  • Work with Tyndall staff to ensure meeting of contractual commitments, progress reports and delivery of results.
  • Identify and manage intellectual property in partnership with the Office of Technology Transfer.
  • Promote the project through engagement with stakeholders
  • Contribute to the strategic planning  
  • Support education and public engagement activities 
  • 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 physical sciences, electrical engineering, or a related field or have demonstrated equivalent experience.
  • Previous research with III-V materials or photonic devices.
  • Typically with 5+ years’ experience in project management, ideally in R&D technology development.
  • Evidence of establishing and delivering new activities, projects or networks.
  • Strong communications, interpersonal and team working skills.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working in research projects including multiple academic and industry partners.
  • Track record of working with SMEs and start-up companies.
  • Success with generating and funding projects.
  • Strong research profile.

Appointment may be made on the Grade 6 Admin III (B) €51,553 - €61,551.  Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Brian Corbett at

Application Instructions

Step 1 - Click here to download and complete the application form and indicate Job Reference BC-71.

Step 2 - Return the completed application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to

Handwritten forms will not be accepted.

A full candidate information pack is available to download by clicking here.

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.

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