Researcher Position: Radiation Detection Modules and Nanoscale Optoelectronic Devices, Ireland

Applications are invited for a funded Postdoctoral Research position within the Nanotechnology Group, starting in the first quarter of 2011. The post will be offered for an initial period of 12 months, which may be extended for a second 12 month period, subject to favourable performance review. The successful applicant will join the Nanotechnology Group at the Tyndall National Institute, and will be involved in collaborations with high profile academic partners throughout the European Research Area (ERA), as well as internationally based SMEs and Tier-One companies. The position will have a strong focus on engagement in collaborative research with industrial partners, with significant amounts of the research being carried out on-site at a successful indigenous small-to-medium enterprise (SME), also based in Cork city.

This research position will include:

Development and characterisation of radiation detector modules for detection and identification of different gamma radiation sources.
Development and characterisation of low-light level detector modules for colourimetric and luminescence measurements.
Fabrication and characterisation of hybrid organic/inorganic nanoscale optoelectronic devices.
The successful applicant will work alongside experienced professional researchers within the Nanotechnology group, and be expected to attend international conferences and publish in high impact peer-reviewed journals. The applicant will also receive training and coaching in the preparation and submission of research proposal applications to national and international funding agencies, experience in day-to-day supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students, and exposure to practical management of research-level laboratories in academic and industrial contexts.

Applications are invited from scientists and engineers who hold (or expect to receive) a Ph. D. in a science, engineering or closely related discipline. Experience in the design, development, fabrication and characterisation of low-level light and radiation detectors, and/or hybrid nanoscale optoelectronic devices, including light emitting devices (LEDs) and photovoltaic devices, would be advantageous.

For further information on this position, please contact Dr. Hugh Doyle, Nanotechnology Group, Tyndall National Institute (Email:

To apply, please submit your application and CV to quoting the reference number.

At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

Tyndall National Institute is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


~ by vascoteixeira on January 24, 2011.

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