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FP-40 Postgraduate Research Masters – Processing development for Photonic Integr

FP-40 Postgraduate Research Masters – Processing development for Photonic Integrated Circuits

Contract Type - Fixed Term/Full Time

Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) combine multiple photonic elements including lasers, modulators, amplifiers, couplers, and many other photonic devices in a single photonic chip. As one of the most reliable and promising solutions for optoelectronic devices owing to its higher efficiency, low energy consumption, and high operational speed, PICs are in high demand within a growing market segment. The global PIC market was valued US$496.09 million in 2017 and is estimated to reach US$1716.3 million by 2022.  Due to the increasing requirements on PICs in their configuration as well as function, increasingly advanced processing techniques need to be developed.

Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork invite applications for a research masters position aimed at the development of the processing techniques for Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). The successful candidate will have completed an undergraduate degree or higher diploma in a physics or engineering related discipline. This position will require a candidate who will work on fabricating the photonic devices and PICs, and work on the related design and characterization.

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland through I-PIC, the Irish Photonic Integration Centre, located at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork (


  • The responsibilities will include the development of the processing technique for Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and the design, fabrication and characterisation of photonic devices.

Essential Criteria

  • A good undergraduate or high diploma’s degree in physics, computer science or engineering.
  • An interest in the physics of optoelectronic devices.
  • Motivation and a desire to learn.

Further queries contact (email address) Prof. Frank Peters (

An annual student stipend of €18,000.00 applies for this successful candidate for this position.  Yearly University academic fees will paid by the Tyndall National Institute.

Application Instructions

Step 1 - please click here to download the application form

Step 2 -  return the completed application form, together with your cv, motivation letter and references 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.

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.