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Researcher - MOVPE growth of InP quantum droplets

EP-23 Researcher - MOVPE growth of InP quantum droplets

Contract: Full Time/ Fixed Term

Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork invites applications for a Postdoctoral opportunity.

The Epitaxy and Physics of Nanostructures (EPN) group, Tyndall National Institution and University College Cork fund a Postdoc position on “Postdoc position on MOVPE growth of InP quantum droplets “.

The Epitaxy and Physics of Nanostructures group is a well-established research team in Ireland addressing epitaxial growth of devices and quantum structures. E.g., quantum technology applications of III-V site-controlled quantum dots (see e.g. Gediminas Juska, et al. “Towards quantum dot based arrays of entangled photon emitters”, Nature Photonics 7, 527 (2013); T. H. Chung, et al. “Selective carrier injection into patterned arrays of pyramidal quantum dots for entangled photon light-emitting diodes”, Nature Photonics 10, 782 (2016)).

Key Responsibilities

The main focus of this position is developing novel epitaxial growth protocols to develop advanced site-controlled quantum dot structures, capable of hosting excitonic Wigner molecule assemblies. The work will include running structural characterization techniques, such as AFM and XRD, as guidance in the development of such structures.

The postdoc position will also involve collaborating with the rest of the EPN group, including growth and structural characterization of more conventional device structure (lasers, modulators, LEDs, etc.), or any other projects such as polycrystalline III-V on foreign substrates.

The successful candidate is also expected to collaborate with the rest of the EPN group on industrial engagement and projects

The successful candidate is also expected to engage in PhD mentoring and supervision, and also follow Tyndall outreach engagement policies.

Other responsibilities:

  • 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.

The Postdoc level position is open for candidates of EU and non EU nationalities. We welcome applications from talented candidates with strong motivation and experimental skills. The appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension (up to four years), and previous experience in the field is preferentially requested.

The group is led by Dr. E. Pelucchi.

Essential Criteria

  • Postdoctoral applicants must hold a PhD in Physics or a related discipline before the start of the contract.
  • They should have a rich CV and experience in MOVPE, or at least in a field close to the topics (MOVPE of nanostructures, QDs, MBE, etc.) to be investigated.

Desirable Criteria

  • Highly self-motivated applicants with strong experimental attitude.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with strong background in at least one of the following areas: MOVPE, QDs as light sources, MOVPE or MBE growth of nanostructures.

Informal enquiries concerning these positions can be made to Dr. Emanuele Pelucchi ( It is also desirable that the candidate informs Dr. Emanuele Pelucchi by email of his/her application (see instructions below).

Appointment may be made on the IUA Researcher Scale €37,873 - €45,041.  Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Application Instructions

Step 1 -  Click here to download the Application form and indicate the Job Reference EP-23

Step 2 - Return the completed Application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to  Handwritten forms will not be accepted.

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.