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Research Assistant position in Nanoelectronic Materials and Devices Group

FRZG-3 Research Assistant position in Nanoelectronic Materials and Devices Group (NMD)

Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term

Tyndall National Institute is a leading European research centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) hardware and systems. Specialising in both electronics and photonics – materials, devices, circuits and systems – we are globally leading in our core research areas of:

  • Nano materials and device processing
  • Microelectronic and photonic integration
  • Smart sensors and systems
  • Optical communication systems
  • Mixed signal and analog circuit design
  • Semiconductor wafer fabrication

Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork invites applications for a research assistant position aimed at research on the gate stack electrical and structural properties for new generation of spintronic devices. The research assistant role is funded by the EU INTERFAST project, and includes SEM, AFM and temperature-dependent electrical characterisation of test structures and spin-based logic devices as well as data analysis and reporting.


  • The candidate will need to significantly contribute to the structural and electrical characterisation of logic device gate stack, data analysis and reporting.
  • Participate in Education and Public Engagement activities, as required.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the required Health and Safety standard.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management system.
  • Carry out any additional duties, particularly contributing to characterisation of other electronic devices, as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

Essential Criteria

  • The candidate should have a M.Sc. in Engineering, Physics or Chemistry.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in the structural and electrical characterisation of gate stack for logic devices
  • Excellent hands-on lab skills in characterisation, problem-solving, etc. and willing to work in the lab, and in a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

This is a full-time, specified purpose 3-month position, with possible extension starting at appointment and tied to available funding.

Appointment may be made on the IUA Research Assistant Scale €27,380 - €36,786 per annum. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

For further information on this position, please contact Dr Farzan Gity, email:

Application Instructions

Step 1 - Click here to download and complete the Application form and indicate the Job Reference at FRZG-3

Step 2 - Return the completed Application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to Please ensure that your motivation letter, cv and application letter are submitted in pdf format.

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.