Researchers in Optical Design and Biophotonics

The Biophotonics Group at IPIC, led by Prof. Stefan Andersson-Engels, is looking for two motivated and highly driven researchers with passion for Optical Design.

Successful candidates will join recently secured industry projects with Rockley Photonics and Raydiant Oximetry partners.

The two vacancies relate to projects on an optical measurement of health parameters based on photon-time-of-flight measurements (Rockley Photonics) and fetal monitoring during labor based on pulse oximetry (Raydiant Oximetry).

The present roles are devoted mostly for the projects and working with an industry partner, but will be fully integrated in the biophotonics team at Tyndall.

Successful candidates are expected to be creative, self-motivated, and should help create an efficient and friendly atmosphere within the diverse Biophotonics team and beyond to all teams at IPIC and Tyndall. These positions will offer great opportunities for learning and to become internationally visible as the successful candidates will be part of building a new center for biophotonics with a potential to become a key player in the field.

Researcher in Optical Design and Biophotonics

The Biophotonics Team at IPIC is currently recruiting for two Researcher posts in the area of Optical Design and Biophotonics. Skilled candidates are sought to work on projects dedicated to: fetal monitoring during labor based on pulse oximetry, in partnership with Raydiant Oximetry and optical measurement of health parameters based on photon-time-of-flight measurements in collaboration with Rockley Photonics.

For more information please visit Tyndall’s career opportunities with Raydiant Oximetry and Rockley Photonics.


Community Engagement Officer – IPIC

An exciting new role to build a community engagement programme is now available with IPIC to share our research with the public and the benefits it brings to society.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing new connections and partnerships with a range of organizations, focusing on people and communities currently not engaged with science. The Community Engagement Officer will have to demonstrate experience of working with stakeholders using a range of engagement techniques/methodologies (especially collaborative, co-creation engagement). In return there will be an opportunity to lead the creation and shaping of a pioneering project within IPIC, one that will build a national community engagement programme in partnership with a research team of over 200. In addition you will coordinate IPIC’s external communications activities. The work will require strong organisation, decision-making and communication skills, and the ability to work independently.

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PhD opportunity with Monolithic & Heterogenous Integration Group

The Monolithic & Heterogenous  Integration Group at IPIC is currently looking for a PhD applicant seeking a prestigious career development path in the field of photonics research and innovation.

The successful PhD candidate will be working on a project to develop and demonstrate a first compact integration of light sources for hyperspectral imaging on a common platform.

The research is in the development of integration technologies for the coupling of multiple lasers into a common waveguide for spectral control of scene illumination (details)

The studentship will offer the opportunity for you to:

  • Complete a cutting edge research project in one of the areas listed below.
  • Collaborate with our 17 Principal Investigators and their research teams.
  • Access Tyndall’s world-class research facilities.
  • Publish in leading journals and present at top international conferences.
  • Complete advanced training courses in photonics.
  • Develop translational skills, e.g. project management, communication & dissemination and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Connect with our global network of 30 industrial and more than 100 academic partners.
  • Join a diverse community of young researchers from across the world and participate in one of our vibrant student chapters

    It isn’t all about work, we have a highly active sports, culture and social calendar that covers a comprehensive range of activities to fit the wide needs of our community. There will be plenty of opportunities to experience ‘céad míle fáilte’, meaning ‘a hundred thousand welcomes’, see Ireland’s stunning scenery, visit historical sights and experience our lively atmosphere, from outdoor pursuits such as hill walking and kayaking, to family orientated activities. This includes our Annual Cultural Diversity Day where our international community in Tyndall showcases their cultures, traditions and customs.

    Diversity of thought and diversity of people are at the heart of our culture

Tyndall and IPIC Internship Programme

IPIC & Tyndall are offering 20 places for a paid summer internship programme in 2021. Our interns have the opportunity to work with world-class researcher teams on immersive 12-week projects. Our interns will have access to world-leading research environments at the cutting edge of deep-tech research.

Our interns will have the opportunity to gain career skills through the parallel development programme. Interns will participate in training workshops, build knowledge in research commercialization, communications and poster presentation and have the opportunity to network with current PhDs and industry partners.

Internship places are available in the following research themes:

  • Biomedical
  • Monolithic & Heterogeneous Integrations
  • Optical Communications
  • Packaging & Hybrid Integrations
  • Emerging Materials & Devices
  • Micro-Power Platforms
  • Integrated Sensors
  • Smart Systems
  • Wireless RF Communications

Applications are now open.

Applications close Friday 21st January 2021

‘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.’

“I wouldn’t have thought of doing a PhD, and now I’m looking forward to doing one”

Internship Programme 2021 Application Form

Internship Programme 2021 Theme Information

Internship Programme 2021 FAQ

PhD positions with PIADS Centre for Doctoral Training

IPIC @ Tyndall National Institute

We have 5 prestigious PIADS PhD positions available that will commence in September 2021. The successful candidates 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.

See our PIADS CDT pages here for further details on the programme or contact the PIADS programme manager

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Open Call for Sparkle Fellowship Training Programme

Are you interested in becoming a Future Photonics Research Leader? Register your interest to join the MSCA and SFI COFUND Sparkle Fellowship Training Programme today! Joining the programme will help you to refine your research skills and present you with opportunities to build on skills highly desired in the academic and industrial world; project management, communication, prototype development and tech transfer.

Have an idea you want to develop and see it grow to a commercialized product? By joining Sparkle you will have the academic freedom and opportunity to leverage the expertise of the team and numerous industry partners to help see this through.

Click HERE to find out more details on the application process.

Open call is running till Jul 30th 2021.

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.

For further details please see:

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

Interested? Details at

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.

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.