PhD position with PIADS on Narrow linewidth Blue Laser systems

IPIC @ Tyndall National Institute

We have 1 prestigious PIADS PhD position available that will commence in September 2020. The selected candidate will join a vibrant and well-established Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) hosted by IPIC (the Irish Photonics Integration Centre) in the Republic of Ireland (ROI), and in partnership with Queens University Belfast and the University of Glasgow.

PhD Studentship in Tuneable Plasmonic Metasurfaces

IPIC @ Tyndall National Institute

Applicants are invited for a PhD studentship on Tuneable Plasmonic Metasurfaces for On-Chip Beam Steering Applications. Optical frequency reflectarrays are much smaller than those operating in the Radio Frequency (RF). The smaller footprint allows for on-chip integration and lower power consumption. Many potential applications including Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), free-space optical communications and on-chip photonic devices can be realised. The aim of this project is to optimise and realise plasmonic VO2 reflective metasurface devices for strategic wavelengths including 830 nm and 1.55 microns. The project will include design, growth, fabrication and optical characterization. All the facilities required for the project are in available in TCD.

Position will remain open until filled but preferred start date is the 2nd of September 2020. Only short-listed applications will be acknowledged.

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PhD Studentships in Photonic Integration

IPIC @ Tyndall National Institute

Irish Photonics Integration Centre (IPIC) is now seeking 3 dynamic and highly skilled PhD students to work in the Monolithic and Heterogeneous Integration Theme led by IPIC Deputy Director Brian Corbett. Studentships are to commence in October 2020 and will cover the full range of semiconductor devices from theory, through fabrication and integration, to demonstrations in real application.

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Sparkle – Training Europe’s Future Photonics Research Leaders

Sparkle is an innovative Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions training and career development programme that offers 27 x two-year fellowships between Dec 2019 and Feb 2021.

Fellows will be based in Ireland at one of the following  Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, National University of Ireland Galway or Cork Institute of Technology

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Summer Undergraduate Bursary Programme

IPIC @ Tyndall National Institute

Applications are open for the Summer Undergraduate Bursary Programme 2020, a fully immersive 10-week research project with IPIC and Tyndall’s world-leading research teams.

IPIC and Tyndall Institute are offering a generous, competitive bursary for undergraduate students in physics, mathematics and engineering looking to gain insight into a research environment. This bursary provides the opportunity to work with our world-class research teams in an immersive research experience. Interns will undertake a 10-week research project complemented by a workshop series in which students will learn about communication skills and research commercialisation among others.

IPIC and Tyndall Institute will provide 20 bursaries for their 2020 programme.

To apply for this programme please download the application form and return with your CV and cover letter to Caitriona Tyndall (caitriona(dot)tyndall(at)tyndall(dot)ie).

Feedback from previous participants:

‘The programme has proved an invaluable and extremely enjoyable experience for me, one which I would recommend to anyone seriously interested in a research career in the future.’

‘Spending time in Tyndall has always given me more perspective and understanding as to what a research career means.’

‘This programme has given me a greater insight into a research career. I now have a better idea of what it takes to successfully pursue one.


The application deadline is the 31st of January 2020.

Summer Undergraduate Bursary Programme 2020 Application Form

Summer Undergraduate Bursary Programme 2020 FAQ


Principal / Senior Research Scientist

IPIC @ Tyndall National Institute

As Tyndall’s Principal / Senior Scientist for Heterogeneous Integration of III-V and Silicon Photonics you will drive a cutting-edge research programme that will address some of the outstanding challenges in photonic-electronic integration in order to deliver new technology solutions for applications ranging from smart medical devices to advanced communication systems.

Postdoc Researcher-High speed components & Photonic Integrated Circuits

IPIC @ Tyndall National Institute

The Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork invite applications for a postdoctoral position aimed at the research and development of high speed components (modulators, lasers and detectors) and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) for a new generation of communication systems.

Principal Scientist

IPIC @ Tyndall National Institute

Reporting to the Head of Biophotonics, the position of Principal Scientist will be expected to provide a supporting leadership role in the expansive research programme and in the supervision and management of the Biophotonics@Tyndall group at IPIC.

Senior Scientist

IPIC @ Tyndall National Institute

Reporting to the Head of Biophotonics, the position of Senior Scientist will be expected to provide a supporting operational role in the expansive research programme and in the supervision and management of the Biophotonics@Tyndall group at IPIC.

Research Assistant

IPIC @ Tyndall National Institute

One temporary 6 month research assistant position is now announced under the program with the Biophotonics team at Tyndall, a newly established collaborative research programme based at the Tyndall National Institute led by Professor Stefan Andersson-Engels.

Senior Postdoc

IPIC @ Tyndall National Institute

We have one prestigious senior Postdoc position that will commence by Oct 2019. The successful candidate will join IPIC, Ireland’s centre of excellence for research and innovation in photonics, as it undergoes a rapid expansion programme to grow to 220 researchers, to become one of Europe’s top photonics integration research centres.