UCC and Tyndall National Institute

Senior Lecturer in Piezoelectric Microsystems/MEMS Materials and Devices

2024-01-09 (Europe/Dublin)
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Permanent Whole Time Post

Senior Lecturer Salary Scale B €76,934 – €109,009 / €74,297 - €103,558 Scale 

We have a new and exciting vacancy for a Senior Lecturer in Piezoelectric Microsystems/MEMS Materials and Devices.  This post is a joint appointment between the School of Engineering at UCC and Tyndall National Institute.

Key Responsibilities

In accordance with the University’s strategic objective as a research led institution, the duties of all academic staff will include research, research-led teaching and contributions to the university, the discipline and the community. The academic staff member shall teach and examine, undertake administrative duties and carry out other duties appropriate to the post under the general direction of the Head of the School of Engineering and the Head of MicroNano Systems in the Tyndall National Institute, for Tyndall-based research activities.

They will play a key role leading and connecting microsystems-related activities in the School of Engineering and the Tyndall National Institute, including the SFI CONNECT Centre for Future Networks and Communications, and in the delivery of high-quality engineering education to undergraduate and graduate students within the context of a broader microsystems/electronics theme.

The successful candidate will develop and lead a new research programme in fundamental and/or applied aspects of semiconductor and microsystems technologies based on piezoelectric thin films and substrates that have clear potential for collaboration and synergy with existing groups in Tyndall National Institute and the Schools of Engineering and Physics as well as with application teams in the College of Engineering and Food Science and with clinicians in the College of Medicine and Health.

Essential Criteria

  • Candidates should have research experience and expertise (to PhD level and ideally beyond) in the design and/or fabrication of semiconductor technologies for microsystems components based on piezoelectric thin films and/or substrates.
  • Expertise in the application of these microsystems components in RF filter circuits or other RF components for reconfigurable RF front-ends in 5G/6G communications systems is essential.
  • Relevant teaching experience or evidence of teaching potential.
  • The appointee will have a strong track record of delivering innovative research outcomes at the cutting edge of their field.
  • Evidence of appropriate research achievement as indicated by published work and other research outputs, including in the broad cognate area of piezoelectric microsystems, appropriate to the discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to develop exciting research ideas and lead independent research that is aligned with the ambitions of UCC Futures – Quantum and Photonics.

Desirable Criteria

  • Ability and willingness to collaborate with industry leading to joint research outputs such as publications or patents and/or the successful generation of industry funding for research.
  • An interest in expanding piezoelectric microsystems research into technology areas such as optical-acoustics and PMUT (piezoelectric micro-machined ultrasonic technologies) for biomedical imaging is highly desirable.
  • Ability or willingness to pursue the commercialisation of research outputs through contributions to the creation of new intellectual property, spin-out companies, technology licencing, product development or other forms of knowledge transfer.

Appointment may be made on the Senior Lecturer Salary Scale B €76,934 – €109,009 / €74,297 - €103,558 Scale A. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

More information on UCC Futures - Quantum and Photonics can be found here: https://www.ucc.ie/en/futures/quantumandphotonics/

Job details

Senior Lecturer in Piezoelectric Microsystems/MEMS Materials and Devices
Tyndall National Institute, Lee Maltings Complex Dyke Parade Cork, Ireland
Application deadline
2024-01-09 12:00 (Europe/Dublin)
2024-01-09 13:00 (CET)
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