PT-36 Head of Quantum Photonic Integration Group
Contract Type: Full Time/Fixed Term
Reporting to the Head of the Photonics Centre at Tyndall, you will establish and spearhead the Quantum Photonic Integration Group at Tyndall National Institute in accordance with the Institute’s strategic growth plan, ‘Tyndall 2025’, which aims to double Tyndall’s size and impact over the next five years. Photonics research and innovation will be a significant driver of this expansion, and includes a major focus on photonic integration for multiple applications including for future quantum information processing and communication systems. As the Head of Quantum Photonic Integration at Tyndall you will be an internationally recognised leader in your field as evidenced by prestigious invited conference speaker engagements and well cited impactful publications. You will have a sustained or growing record of successful bids for high value competitive national and international grants and awards. In addition, you will have experience of managing a research team including staff and postgraduate students.
As a research manager within Tyndall you will have specific responsibility for spearheading the Institute’s Quantum Photonic Integration initiative as well as being a key contributor to Tyndall’s wider Quantum Engineering programme. Tyndall’s research activities span from atoms to systems with multidisciplinary teams and collaborations spanning Micro & Nano Systems, Photonics, Systems Integration and Packaging, Quantum Engineering and Energy. You will be pivotal in fostering and developing deep, cross-Tyndall collaborations, as well as nationally through SFI research centres such as IPIC, and internationally through programmes such as the Horizon Europe funding framework. In addition, you will be encouraged and supported to pursue the exploitation of your ideas with industry and/or through the development of new start-up ventures.
The post offers a superb opportunity for an accomplished and ambitious research manager to realise your research vision and advance your career as part of a world-class multi-disciplinary, collaborative research ecosystem with cutting-edge facilities. Tyndall seeks applicants with the desire to be at the forefront of developing the disruptive and transformative quantum technologies that will shape our future world.
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Paul Townsend at email@example.com
Appointment may be made on the Grade 8 (Snr Admin IV) Scale B range €82,984 - €99,219 per annum. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.
Closing date for application is 1pm on 2nd July, 2021
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