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PhD Fellowship in Integrated Nanomagnetic Devices

SR-17 PhD Fellowship in Integrated Nanomagnetic Devices

Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term

Project: The rapid growth of miniaturized handheld electronic devices & ‘Internet of Things-IoT’ has highlighted the issue of efficient powering, processing and transmission at ultra small scale. Lately, integrated nano-magnetic devices have become core building blocks of such miniaturized/monolithic powering, processing & transmission devices such as ultra compact nano-oscillators (SHNO/STNO), Quantum/Neuromorphic computing (Spin-Qbit), nano-antenna array (Magnonic, Magnetoelectric) etc. The focus of the present project will be on modeling, development and characterization of such devices, suitable nano-structured magnetic films/materials using patterned structures on Si/SOI in a CMOS compatible technique, while identifying & analyzing relevant exchange/super-exchange coupling phenomena and interactions in multi-nano-layers of patterned magnetic nano-hetero-structures. 

Applications are sought for a four year PhD position with fellowship  under supervision of Professor Saibal Roy in the ‘Micropower Devices & Nanomagnetics’ research group, Tyndall National Institute, National University of Ireland - University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. The successful applicant will work as part of a multidisciplinary team with a focus on the development of integrated nano-magnetic devices.

Key Responsibilities

The research of this particular position will involve elements of the following:

  • Review of state of the art (publications in Journals and Patents)
  • Electromagnetic modelling (MuMax3, COMSOL) of micro-nano-magnetic structures
  • Development of nano-structured magnetic materials in relevant physical (dc/rf Magnetron Sputtering, PVD) and chemical (ALD, electroplating) synthesis techniques
  • Material characterization (structural- XRD, SEM, TEM, AFM; magnetic- including static & dynamic – SQUID magnetometer, MFM, BLS) of nano-structured magnetic films/materials and their analysis
  • Device batch fabrication using microfabrication techniques on Si (Optical / Ebeam-lithography)
  • Device characterization (electrical, magnetic) of fabricated devices

Other responsibilities

  • Participate in Education and Public Engagement activities.
  • Ensure compliance with Tyndall's Quality Management, and Health and Safety standards.
  • Perform additional duties as required within the scope of the post.

Essential Criteria

  • Masters (or Bachelors with high grades) degree in Physics/ Chemistry/ Materials Science/Electrical/Electronic Engineering or similar.
  • Proficiency in English, non-native English speakers should have required IELTS/TOEFL score
  • Knowledge in magnetism/ nano-magnetic materials and some experience in micromagnetic simulation & magnetic measurements such as in MuMax3 & SQUID/ VSM / TRMOKE respectively.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience with micro-fabrication (lithographic) to produce micro-patterned structures & their characterization would be desirable
  • Experience in micromagnetic simulation (MuMax3, COMSOL) of nanomagnetic devices/patterns
  • Experience in writing the project reports, articles in journals/conference proceedings

The annual stipend is €22,000 pa. In addition, yearly University academic fees will be paid by the Tyndall National Institute.

 

Informal enquiries concerning these positions can be made to Professor Saibal Roy at email: saibal.roy@tyndall.ie.

The closing date for applications is 31st July, 2024

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit a brief statement outlining their motivation/suitability for the position and their curriculum vitae, to include list of publications, the names, addresses and email IDs of three referees.

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Postgraduate applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency as per UCC regulations (https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/comparison/english/postgraduate/). Certificates should be valid (usually less than 2 years old) and should be uploaded with their application.

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.