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45 New Jobs in Quantum research


We have immediate opportunities for research leaders who want to develop an ambitious strategic research vision for Quantum Computer Engineering that leverages the unique infrastructure, capabilities and full range of expertise of Tyndall. You will establish and grow a world-class team and through your leadership and management develop its reputation as a world renowned Quantum research group. You and your team will deliver excellent research outcomes such as influential or milestone publications in recognised journals and conferences and you will attract, retain and develop new Quantum talent including research staff and post-graduate students. 

At Tyndall we are continuing to substantially invest in equipment, labs and supports for Quantum and our new dedicated Quantum Computer Engineering Centre (QCEC) will be based at Tyndall’s planned facility in Cork which is a key part of the Institute’s plans to double in size and impact by 2025. 


In addition we have near term opportunities at Senior and Principal Researcher levels across the full range of Quantum research topics including, but not limited to:

  • Head of Quantum Photonic Integration Group (Professor / Asst Profess. Level) - informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Paul Townsend at;
  • Head of Quantum Information Devices Group (Professor / Asst Profess. Level) - informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Giorgos Fagas at
  • Spin quantum computing
  • Semiconducting quantum devices and circuits
  • Quantum Optics
  • Quantum control and measurement technology
  • Cryogenic high frequency electronics 
  • Quantum Devices and Machines
  • Quantum-classical interface and the scale-up of quantum technology
  • Quantum information processing in condensed matter systems

To view other open roles, click here.

Have you a proven track record in Quantum research?


Minister Simon Harris, T.D., the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has launched Ireland’s first Quantum Computer Engineering Centre at Tyndall. The new centre Tyndall QCEC and multi-million-euro investment will see an additional 900 sq metres of research space and 45 new jobs dedicated to quantum research.

A desire to be at the forefront of transformative quantum technologies


You are a highly motivated Quantum research expert with an excellent track record who wishes to realise your research vision and advance your career as part of a world-class multi-disciplinary, collaborative research ecosystem with cutting-edge facilities.

You have the desire to be at the forefront of developing the disruptive and transformative quantum technologies that will shape our future world.

You want to work in a friendly English speaking research environment in Europe with an international and diverse group of colleagues who share your ambition to be world renowned.

You want to lead Ireland’s Quantum Engineering Revolution.

You want to be able to progress your career in an eco-system that supports your long term career growth in research, academia or industry.

You want to receive training, coaching and networking opportunities to become a recognized international expert in the field. 

You want to be able to bid for, and win, substantial grants to support your research from national, European, international and industry sources.

You want to make a difference.


A Note from our CEO

As part of our Tyndall 2025 ambitious growth strategy we have launched our quantum research programme and vision through our new Quantum Computer Engineering Centre (QCEC). We are looking for established and emerging research leaders across a number of themes in the Quantum field to come and help lead new teams as we realise quantum science.

Professor William Scanlon (CEO)

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Tyndall offers a truly international collaborative working environment with over 52 nationalities represented. With this outlook comes world-class expertise enabled by state-of-the art research facilities and equipment.

Competitive salaries, commensurate with track record and career stage are on offer, along with a generous relocation package.

Appointments may be made on a fixed term basis, with progression to permanency based on performance.

Joint academic appointments with University College Cork (UCC) may also be available, where appropriate.

Our Research Leaders will be able to choose their level of teaching and supervision commitment for undergraduate and post graduate students.

You will have access to a vast array of research, technical, personal and leadership development opportunities both within Tyndall and across UCC.

Annual leave is up to 30 days with an additional 10 days for national holidays.




About Tyndall

Tyndall specialises in nanomaterials, electronics, photonics and information systems and we are globally recognised in our core research areas of:

  • Semiconductor wafer fabrication
  • Quantum materials and devices
  • Microelectronic and photonic integration and packaging
  • Mixed signal and analog circuit design
  • Biophotonics, bioelectronics, biomedical devices and systems
  • Optical communication systems
  • Wireless communication systems
  • Smart sensors and systems
  • Human Centric Systems for Work and Living
  • Integrated energy systems and climate mitigation

Central to our mission is delivering economic impact through research excellence. We work with industry and academia to transform research into products in our core market areas of electronics, communications, energy, health, agri-tech and the environment.

With a network of over 200 industry partners and customers worldwide, we are focused on delivering real impact from our excellent research.

As the national institute for photonics and micro/nanoelectronics and a research flagship of UCC, the institute employs almost 600 researchers, engineers and support staff, including 145 full-time graduate students.


About Cork

Tyndall is located in the heart of Cork City a place of great wit, culture and independence. Cork is a hub of culture and business and the surrounding countryside has some of the country’s most magnificent landscapes. It is the perfect place to live, work, learn and thrive!

Cork is extremely outward looking; we have always been engaged with the wider world through our proud maritime history. We’re open and accommodating and are delighted to welcome and embrace people choosing to make Cork their home. It’s a place where people quickly feel part of, make friends, connections and put down roots.

About Cork

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