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FP-45 MSc researcher –Photonic Integrated Circuits Simulations and Theory

FP-45 MSc researcher –Photonic integrated Circuits Simulations and Theory

Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term

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 the optoelectronic devices owing to its higher efficiency, low energy consumption, and higher operational speed, PICs are highly demanded and are contemplated to grow. The global photonic integrated circuit (PIC) market is valued US$496.09 million in 2017 and is estimated to reach US$1716.3 million by 2022.  As the increasing requirements on PICs in their configuration as well as function, more and more advanced processing technique needs to be developed.

Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork invite applications for a research master position aimed at the development of computer based numerical algorithms for the simulation of 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 is competent in computer programming, where C++ will be the computer language utilized.


The responsibilities will include the development of computer based numerical techniques for the simulation and design of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs).


  • A good undergraduate or high diploma’s degree in physics or engineering.
  • An interest in the physics of optoelectronic devices.
  • Experience in C++ programming.
  • Motivation and a desire to learn.

An annual student stipend of €18,500 applies for this successful candidate for this position.

Yearly University Academic Fees will paid by the Tyndall National Institute.

Application Instructions

Step 1 - click here to download the Application form and indicate the Job reference FP-45

Step 2 - return the completed Application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to

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.