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Technology Programme Manager – Front-End Packaging & Integration Processes

POB-58 Technology Programme Manager – Front-End Packaging & Integration Processes

Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term

The Photonics Packaging and Systems Integration Group at the Tyndall Institute is recognised as a global leader in developing, prototyping and scaling to manufacturing advanced photonic and electronic packaging processes. This includes developing novel optical coupling, laser and electronic integration technologies. Among its many activities, the group hosts the European Photonics Packaging Pilot Line (PIXAPP) and the European Photonics Innovation Academy which is part of PhotonHub Europe. The group collaborates with multiple academic and industry partners worldwide, leading many large-scale projects involving multiple research partnerships. To further grow and develop its research activities, the group invites applications for an exciting position as Technology Programme Manager in the area of front-end packaging and heterogenous integration technologies. The position will primarily take responsibility for managing new and existing research projects in terms of their technical planning, scheduling, and the delivery of project results. This includes managing both large-scale publicly funded and private industry-funded projects. The position will involve direct supervision and support of researchers in the group to ensure they deliver on their individual research objectives. As a senior member of the group, you will have direct line management responsibility for a number of existing and future staff as the group grows.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of the Photonics Packaging and Systems Integration Group, the Technology Programme Manager will take responsibility for the following:

  • Provide strategic and operational support to the Head of Group in the future direction and growth of the broader group, especially in terms of heterogeneous integration technologies.
  • Management of ongoing projects in terms of their technical planning, scheduling and the delivery of project results.
  • Initial scoping, planning and preparation of new project technical ‘statements of work’. This includes both publicly funded and private industry-funded projects.
  • Support development of the group’s new training activities, particularly in the area of front-end heterogeneous integration technologies.
  • Directly supervise and support researchers in the group to ensure they can deliver on their individual research objectives.
  • Support researchers in the group in preparing technical reports.
  • Engaging with key project stakeholders, including project partners, customers, and funding.
  • 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 degree with typically ten years of relevant technical and project management experience.
  • Significant experience in front-end heterogeneous integration technologies and device/component fabrication processes (i.e. semiconductor fabrication).
  • Direct experience in preparing and delivering training courses in heterogeneous integration technologies and device fabrication.
  • Experience managing complex technical projects in integrated photonics, particularly EU-funded projects.
  • Proven experience in taking a leadership role in both strategy development and direct supervision/management.
  • Experience managing complex industry projects with demanding timelines.
  • Demonstrate success in winning or contributing to competitive project funding calls.
  • Significant experience in engaging in knowledge / technology transfer and innovation activity to deliver impact to internal/external stakeholders, including experience in transferring ICT-related devices from R&D to scale-up manufacturing.
  • Evidence of defining the strategic direction for technology teams and credible experience in, or potential for, preparation of competitive research proposals such as industry, national and /or international funding opportunities.
  • Experience in technical staff supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills, including evidence of presenting research activities at an international level (e.g. conferences, exhibits and workshops).

Desirable Criteria

  • Evidence of creative skills/creativity
  • Experience in integrated photonics and microelectronics.
  • Experience managing the transfer of research to early-stage (Pilot) manufacturing.
  • Experience developing Process Design Kits (PDKs) for front-end processes.
  • Experience in proposal writing and a history of securing funding from external public or private funding sources.
  • Experience preparing project statements of work, negotiating contracts and project costing.

Tyndall National institute has a proactive entrepreneurial culture and we welcome applications from candidates who possess entrepreneurial and creative skills/experience, including the creation of technology start-ups.

Appointment may be made on the Grade 6A Admin II Scale (B) range €69,078- €84,927 per annum. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to peter.obrien@tyndall.ie

Closing date of applications is 8th March, 2024.

Application Instructions

Please make sure to attach an up to date CV/Resume AND a brief motivation letter outlining how you meet the ‘Essential Criteria’ for this role.

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Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection 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