GT-1 Post-Doctoral Research Scientist – MORPHIC project
Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term
The Photonic Systems Group at Tyndall National Institute is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a position as Post-Doctoral Research Scientist working on the European project MORPHIC.
MORPHIC is a European collaborative project that will develop a new class of photonic chips that can be programmed to suit a specific application. The project partners (imec, EPFL, KTH, Tyndall National Institute, CommScope, and VLC Photonics) will combine silicon photonics with microscopic moving elements (MEMS) to build programmable photonic chips. MORPHIC's chips will have the potential to dramatically accelerate the photonics supply chain, achieve performance improvements in size and power consumption, and boost the adoption of photonics technologies in applications such as telecommunication networks, datacenters, 5G links, medical devices, and sensors.
The successful candidate will work on the development of the control electronics for the programmable photonic chips. The specific challenges will include the design of the control circuitry for the MEMS elements, monitoring photodiodes and tuning elements using off-the-shelf electronic components. Programming strategies for the photonic chips will be implemented utilising microcontrollers or FPGAs to execute sequences of operation such as activating and reading the photodiodes taps, operating the MEMS elements and optimisation of the tuneable elements. The work will be carried out in close collaboration with Tyndall Photonics Packaging Group in order to address the challenge of controlling thousands of photonics and MEMS elements on a single programmable photonic chip.
The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to be actively involved in the broader research programme of the Photonic Systems Group in the area of next generation access networks and short reach interconnect. This will involve collaboration with parallel ongoing projects and partners of the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC).
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Appointment may be made on the IUA Researcher €37,221 - €44,266. In all instances the successful appointment will be at the first point of the scale.
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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.
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