COM- 24 Principal Scientist - Piezoelectric MEMS / Microsystems
Contract Type: Full Time/Fixed Term
Tyndall National Institute is a leading European research centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) hardware and systems. Specialising in both electronics and photonics – materials, devices, circuits and systems – we are globally leading in our core research areas of:
Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork has an established PiezoMEMS research activity which, for many years, has been developing smart materials and MEMS devices with a focus on piezoelectrics. The PiezoMEMS Group is part of the world leading MicroNano Systems Centre that has recently won global awards for its micro-magnetics on silicon technology (MagIC - Making Magnetics Disappear onto Silicon).
The PiezoMEMS team specializes primarily in the deposition of CMOS compatible Aluminium Nitride (AlN) and Aluminium Scandium Nitride (AlScN) thin film materials and their integration into various MEMS devices such as RF Filters and resonators, ultrasonic transducers and actuators, and vibrational energy harvesters. The team works on both 200mm (8 inch) and 100mm (4 inch) wafer diameters.
The team also works with other piezoelectric materials such as PVDF, PZT, Lithium Niobate, and quartz.
Key applications for the teams’ research include Reconfigurable RF Front-Ends for 5G/6G, PMUTs for next generation medical devices and piezo membranes for drug delivery. Funding for this work has been provided by global industry partners, Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the EU.
We now wish to hire a Principal Scientist to drive the PiezoMEMS research programme. In this newly created senior positon, you will have the opportunity to grow your own research team and to establish a research activity which, based on your prior experience and your future career plans, may include materials R&D, process design and development, device fabrication, test and characterisation. You will also become part of Tyndall’s Research Leaders Development Programme to support you in positioning yourself to achieve your career goals.
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Appointment may be made on the Grade7 (Admin I) Scale B (new entrants) salary scale €77,404- €101,965 per annum. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.
Closing date of applications is 28th April, 2023
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Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.