PMO-15E PIADS Centre for Doctoral Training PhD Studentships
Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term Commencing: September 2021
We have 5 prestigious PIADS PhD positions available. Students will join an exciting and well-established Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) hosted by IPIC (the Irish Photonics Integration Centre) in the Republic of Ireland (ROI), and in partnership with Queens University Belfast and the University of Glasgow.
Graduating PIADS doctoral students are equipped with the high level scientific and engineering research skills needed to address the challenges of developing new integrated photonic technologies for diverse applications as well as with the entrepreneurial, leadership and teamwork capabilities needed to lead and operate at the highest levels in industry. The programme is a gateway to a vast array of career paths from data storage, semiconductors, telecommunications, biophotonics, medical technologies and more. PIADS CDT students can progress into a range of research and development, technical and management roles in industry or academia.
The ROI students will be based at one of the IPIC academic partners; Tyndall National Institute, Cork Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork, and will have access to an advanced structured training programme, to world class facilities and academic expertise that spans the partners above and University of Glasgow and Queen's University in Belfast.
As a student on the programme you will join a vibrant, supportive and engaging cohort of over 40 students and will have the chance to travel and attend a bespoke week long induction programme with students from all three partners, an annual Winter & Summer School and have access to advanced training courses in areas such as semiconductor fabrication, packaging, biophotonics and entrepreneurship. In addition, IPIC and PIADS have many industry partners that will open up many research and career opportunities.
Students can apply to one of 5 Research Themes that include:
The 2021 student projects for each of the Research Themes are currently undergoing selection and will be added to this advert as they are selected.
Currently Available Projects:
Further details can be found at: https://www.ipic.ie/piads/
Any queries relating to this position can be forwarded to Melissa Walsh by email Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org.
What we offer: A fully-funded PhD position that includes a stipend of €18,500/year for up to four years and full coverage of academic fees.
Step 1 – Click here to download the Application form and indicate the Job Reference PMO-15E.
Step 2 - Return the completed Application form, together with your CV and motivation letter, indicating your preferred research theme to email@example.com.
Postgraduate applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency as per UCC regulations (https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/comparison/english/postgraduate/). 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.