Tyndall National Institute

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PP-06 Researcher –Growth and Fabrication of III-Nitride Devices (2 positions)

Contract type: Full Time/Fixed Term

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork invites applications for two positions as postdoctoral researchers in the growth and fabrication of III-nitride devices. The successful candidate will join the Photonics Centre at Tyndall to work within the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC) under the direction of Professor Peter Parbrook on the growth of III-nitride devices on novel substrate orientations for visible light emitting applications and the fabrication of light emitting devices from the material. The successful researchers will be involved in the design, growth, characterisation of the semiconductor structures, and in their device fabrication and test. They will work in a team collaborating strongly with the other members of the Nitride Materials and Devices research group, and the III-V fabrication group, led by Brian Corbett. Strong interpersonal skills are required in particular to collaborate with industrial partner sponsoring the research.


  • Epitaxial growth of III-nitride semiconductor materials and device structures using metalorganic vapour phase epitaxy.

  • Design of suitable epitaxial layers structures for growth by MOVPE

  • Characterisation of the structures prepared and assessment for device fabrication.

  • Design of LED and other light emitting device structures and their fabrication using the extensive cleanroom facilities at Tyndall National Institute.

  • The duties and responsibilities from the above are to be covered by the two positions available, and will be discussed with the successful candidates on appointment..

  • Assist in the planning, organisation and conduction of the research programme.

  • Proactively target communication of the research results to the wider scientific community.

  • Present results to the industry partner on a regular basis.

  • 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 in the growth, characterisation, fabrication or test of semiconductor materials or 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 using epitaxial growth tools, and in characterisation of the material produced

  • Previous experience in device processing technology, and in the testing of devices.

  • Experience in III-nitride semiconductors, particularly for optoelectronic applications.

  • It is expected that the candidate will be achievement-orientated with high levels of initiative.

Informal enquiries concerning these positions, in confidence, can be made to: Professor Peter Parbrook,

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

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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.

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