SF-02 Principal Researcher – Theory of Thermoelectric Materials and Nanostructures
Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term
Tyndall National Institute is a leading European research centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) hardware and systems. Specialising in both electronics and photonics – materials, devices, circuits and systems – we are globally leading in our core research areas of:
• Nano materials and device processing
• Smart sensors and systems
• Optical communication systems
• Microelectronic and photonic integration
• Mixed signal and analog circuit design
• Semiconductor wafer fabrication
Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork has an established Thermoelectric materials modelling team who have been developing new concepts and computational methods in thermoelectric transport and investigating the design and properties of promising thermoelectric materials and devices with potential applications in the areas of power generation for smart sensors in the ambient environment and of active cooling and temperature control for photonic and electronic devices. An active interaction exists with related academic schools in the University and research staff are encouraged to participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching in relevant areas. The team specializes primarily in the development and application of methods to calculate the thermal and electrical transport properties of homogeneous materials and of composite nanoscale structures (e.g. grain boundaries, domain walls, nanoscale inclusions, alloy fluctuations and point defects), using first-principles electronic structure theory, classical interatomic force and quantum electron-phonon coupling models. The team has worked mainly with IV-IV and V-VI materials that have high thermoelectric figures of merit, investigating how alloying, strain and nanoscale structure may be used to further enhance thermoelectric efficiency. The primary goal is to further develop predictive methods for the design of new nano-engineered materials and devices with enhanced capabilities and to apply these developments with experimental groups at the Tyndall National Institute and international groups worldwide to guide the fabrication of new materials, devices and systems with improved thermoelectric performance.
The Group now wishes to hire a Principal Researcher in the Theory of Thermoelectric Materials and Nanoscale Structures. This position will report to the Head of Group.
Responsible for the management and delivery of all aspects of background theory, large-scale computational analysis and modelling of thermoelectric materials and novel, nanoscale structures, as well as interfacing with experimental efforts to realize and apply new concepts and materials in devices for use in smart sensors and active temperature control of devices.
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Stephen Fahy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Appointment may be made on the Grade 7 (Admin I) Scale B (new entrants) salary scale €71,465 - €93,302. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.
Closing date for application is 1st July, 2021.
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The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the 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.