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PhD position in multi-scale modelling for molecular layer deposition

MN-06 - PhD position in multi-scale modelling for molecular layer deposition

Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term

Role Description

Tyndall National Institute invites applications for a Marie Curie supported PhD position under the supervision of Dr. Michael Nolan in the Micro- and Nanosystems centre. This position is part of the European Training Network HYCOAT  which brings together 10 leading institutions and industry partners to advance molecular layer deposition and strengthen Europe's leadership in this area.

The successful candidate will work on modelling of MLD processes which will entail first principles studies of precursor chemistry, surface reactions and developing models of polymer surfaces. Intense collaboration with experimental groups at Bochum, Helsinki and Aalto is foreseen.

Candidates must be eligible under the MSCA recruitment rules. This includes Mobility (candidates must not be ordinarily resident in the country where the work will be performed) and Research Experience (candidates have less than four years research experience and not have already completed a PhD degree)


  • Must have completed a degree that permits entry into a PhD program - either BSc (minimum second class, grade 1 or equivalent) or MSc.
  • Must not already have a PhD
  • Must have less than 4 years full time research experience
  • First principles simulations, high performance computing

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to

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 - please click here to download the Application form and indicate the Job reference MN-06

Step 2 -  return the completed application form, together with your cv, motivation letter and references to  Handwritten forms will not be accepted.

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.