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Postdoctoral Researcher/ Scientist in Emerging RF Front-End and Antenna Subsystems

DP-12 Post doctoral Researcher/ Scientist in Emerging RF Front-End and Antenna Subsystems

Contract: Full-time/Fixed Term.

The Advanced RF Technologies (ART) Group at Tyndall National Institute (TNI) and University College Cork is advertising for the position of the Post-doctoral Researcher/Scientist in Emerging RF Front-End and Antenna Subsystems. Our team aims to recruit a well-qualified and highly-motivated researcher with strong background in electromagnetics, RF/mm-Wave design of passive components, RF front-end subsystems and antennas as well as experience with additive manufacturing. The post holder will be the lead researcher of interdisciplinary research projects aim to develop highly-integrated and performance-enhanced RF front-ends for 6G communications and Internet-of-Space (IOS). Specifically, the successful candidate will be engaged in research aiming to develop: i) novel high-frequency RF components and antenna sub-systems using digital additive manufacturing technologies and ii) high-frequency RF tuning techniques for 3D RF components/subsystems. Furthermore, the postholder is expected to be involved in project management, proposals development, co-supervision of MS and PhD students and lab management.

The candidate will be given an initial 12 months contract with scope for long term extension subject to performance and availability of funds.

The successful candidate will become a member of a diverse and vibrant community of academics, research professionals and students at TNI and UCC and will have access to world-class RF characterization and manufacturing facilities at TNI, UCC. Further information on our community and infrastructure can be found in the following websites: Advanced RF Technology Group: University College Cork:, Tyndall National Institute: . Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Key responsibilities

  • Analysis, design and modelling of passive RF front-end components and antennas.
  • RF characterization of devices, components, and RF sub-systems.
  • CAD and CAM design of 3D components
  • Develop digital manufacturing techniques for RF components
  • Develop new materials and manufacturing techniques compatible with digital manufacturing
  • Develop RF tuning concepts
  • Technical project management of research projects.
  • Management of research labs
  • Preparation of power point presentations and technical reports.
  • Preparation of research papers for IEEE journals and conferences.
  • Supervise and assist MS and PhD students.
  • Participate in Education and Public Engagement activities, as required.
  • 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

  • PhD degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering.
  • PhD thesis/ publications in RF design of 3D RF components
  • PhD thesis/publications in additively manufactured microwave/millimeterwave RF components
  • Proficient in using RF circuit and EM design tools, e.g. ADS (or similar), HFSS (or similar).
  • Proficient in characterizing RF components using a probe station and network analyser
  • Strong publication record in IEEE journal and conference publications

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in power amplifiers and low noise amplifiers design
  • Experience in digital manufacturing techniques (e.g., piezojetting, inkjet jetting, FFF)
  • Experience in additively manufactured materials: dielectrics, ceramics, metals
  • Experience in PhD student mentorship/co-supervision
  • Experience in teaching

Appointment may be made on the IUA Scale for Post-Doctoral Researchers € 41,207-€ 47,477 per annum and Senior Post-Doctoral Researchers € 48,813-€ 53,092 per annum.  Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Informal inquiries can be made in confidence to

Application Instructions

Step 1 - Please click here to download the Application form and indicate the Job Reference DP-12

Step 2 – Return the following documents: 1) Completed Application form, 2) CV (including a detailed list of publications), 3) Motivation letter, 5) Transcripts of relevant degrees, and 6) 3 reference contacts to

Please ensure that your motivation letter, CV and application letter are submitted in pdf format.

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.