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FP-42 Research assistant – Processing development for advanced photonic integrat

FP-42 Research assistant – Processing development for advanced photonic integrated circuits

Job type: Full-time/Fixed Term

Job description:

The integrated photonics group in Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork invite applications for a research assistant position aimed at the processing development for advanced integrated photonic circuits which will be used for the next generation of communication network. The successful candidate will have completed a degree in a physics, engineering, computer science or related discipline. This position is primarily concerned with developing the novel quantum well intermixing technique to enable the monolithic integration of the photonic circuits based on single epitaxial growth, as well as developing the air-bridge structure which is essential for the high-speed components. This position will also work with other researchers in the IPG group on fabricating and testing the devices and integrated circuits which will be delivered to the SFI and industrial projects. This will include both fabrication and characterization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, development and characterisation of the quantum well intermixing technique on InP-based quantum well wafers and apply the technique in the integrated circuits
  • Developing the air-bridge structure for high-speed components
  • Working on deliverables to the research and industrial projects in the group when needed.
  • 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:

  • The successful candidate should meet the following requirements:
  • The successful candidate will have completed at least a degree in physics, electronic engineering, or computer science.
  • The successful candidate should have more than one-year experience in this field with good understanding the fabrication processing techniques
  • The successful candidate will be highly innovative with a strong desire to develop the processing in the cleanroom.
  • The successful candidate should have a good team spirit to work well with other team members

Academic/Educational requirements: A good undergraduate or higher diploma degree in physics, electronic engineering, or computer science.

Functional area: Physics, Electronic engineering, computer science

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Frank Peters at frank.peters@tyndall.ie.

Appointment may be made on the IUA Research Assistant Scale €21,890 - €34,612 p.a.

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 careers@tyndall.ie.  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.