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Masters in InP based photonic integrated circuits

FP-46 Masters in InP based photonic integrated circuits

Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term

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.

The research program is focused on developing and applying quantum well intermixing (QWI) to photonic devices and circuits. QWI is used to alter material properties of quantum well material, shifting the bandgap to higher energies. The technique will be applied to creating passive regions in extended cavity semiconductor lasers, with a goal of achieving very low linewidth operation.


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

Essential Criteria

  • An 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.

Desired Criteria

  • Experience with III-V semiconductor processing techniques

Any queries relating to this position can be forwarded to

Application Instructions

Step 1 - Click here to download and complete the Application form and indicate the Job Reference FP-46

Step 2 – Return the completed Application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to

Postgraduate applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency ( as per UCC regulations. Certificates should be valid (usually less than 2 years old) and should be uploaded with their application. In special circumstances the panel may consider a prior degree in English (e.g. Master thesis written in English) as evidence of English language proficiency.

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.