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Researcher – Quantum Materials and Nanostructures

GF-09 Researcher – Quantum Materials and Nanostructures

Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term

One postdoctoral position is available in the CMOS++ Research Cluster at the Tyndall National Institute under the supervision of Dr Giorgos Fagas. This is a funded position for up to 18 months.

This position is part of the ASCENT+ programme that provides direct access route to world-leading expertise, advanced equipment and state-of-the-art technologies for advances in nanoelectronics. ASCENT+ serves as the direct entry point to a European Nanoelectronics Research Infrastructure of global scale offering access to key enabling capabilities in state-of-the-art processing, modelling and simulation data sets, metrology and characterisation, and devices and test structures.

In collaboration with leading research and technology organisations and academic institutions, Tyndall researchers are involved in Joint Research Activities aiming at pushing the state-of-the-art of the capability and technology platforms provided by the ASCENT+ Access Providers (imec, CEA leti, Fraunhofer Mikroelektronik, INL and Tyndall).

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team on Joint Research Activities focusing on the development, integration and characterisation of quantum materials and nanostructures for solid-state quantum computing.

Key Responsibilities

The research/duties of this particular position will involve elements of the following:

  • Fabrication of quantum devices based on group IV and emerging materials
  • Structural and physical characterization and experimental validation of processed quantum materials and fabricated devices
  • Assist in the feasibility assessment of user requests of the ASCENT+ Transnational Access programme
  • Review of state of the art (publications in journals, conferences and patents)
  • Independent approach to carry the project work forward
  • Ability to write articles in journals/conferences.
  • Ability to partially supervise/assist postgraduate student/s
  • 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

  • PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or related discipline
  • Experience in advanced low-temperature characterisation of quantum devices
  • Knowledge of experimentation with charge/spin qubits
  • A strong background in quantum information processing.

Desirable Criteria

  • Some industry experience or secondment.
  • Experience in clean room fabrication techniques is beneficial.
  • Evidence of publication record is desirable.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Giorgos Fagas (

Appointment may be made on the IUA Scale for Post-Doctoral Researchers €38,630-€45,942 pa.  Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Application Instructions

Step 1 - Click here to download and complete the Application form and indicate the Job Reference GF-09.

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.