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Researcher Integration of Photonic Devices

BC-52 Researcher - Integration of Photonic Devices

Contract type: Full Time/Fixed Term

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork invites applications for the position of postdoctoral researcher in integrated photonic devices. The successful candidate will join the Photonics Centre at Tyndall to work within the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC) under the direction of Brian Corbett on the development of III-V photonic devices and their integration with silicon photonics utilising transfer print technology for use in communication applications. The researcher will be involved in the design, development, fabrication, integration and demonstration of the technology and will work in a team with other research groups in Tyndall. The project is a collaborative project across Tyndall and with industry.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop (design, build and characterise) lasers, modulators and other InP-based devices.
  • Develop and apply appropriate techniques for preparing the devices for micro-transfer-printing technology.
  • Integrate the devices with silicon photonics circuits using micro-transfer print technology.
  • Assist in the planning, organising, conducting, and communicating research results.
  • Present results to the industry partner on a regular basis.
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities in order to develop research skills and competencies e.g. proposal planning and grant writing.

Essential Criteria 

  • The candidate should have a PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or related subject area or have equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience and knowledge of design and characterisation of photonic devices is necessary.
  • The candidate should show their ability to work to a tight schedule while working effectively within a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous experience in device processing technology.
  • Experience in high-speed devices from design, through fabrication to test and characterisation.
  • It is expected that the candidate will be achievement-orientated with high levels of initiative.

Informal enquiries concerning this postdoctoral opportunity, in confidence, can be made to: Brian Corbett,

Appointment may be made on the IUA Researcher Scale €36,853 - €43,828.

Application Instructions

Step 1 - click here to download and complete the application

Step 2 - return completed application form, together with your cv and motivation letter to

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.

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.