UCC and Tyndall National Institute

Senior Lecturer in Quantum and Photonics: Theory, Materials, Technology and their synergy

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

Senior Lecturer salary scale €76,934 - €109,009 (Scale B) / €74,297 - €103,558 (Scale A)

UCC Futures - Quantum and Photonics seeks applications from distinguished and dynamic candidates at the level of Senior Lecturer in the physics fields of Quantum and Photonics, including but not limited to Quantum Theory, Quantum Materials, Quantum Technology, Quantum Photonics, Optical Spectroscopy, Photonic Devices and Systems, all with a view to achieving strong collaborative synergy across sub-disciplines. 


The successful appointees will have a distinguished track record of delivering innovative research outcomes at the cutting edge of their field. They will have demonstrated ability to develop exciting research ideas and lead independent research that is aligned with the ambitions of UCC Futures – Quantum and Photonics. 


Successful candidates will develop new research programmes in fundamental or applied aspects of Quantum and Photonics that have clear potential for collaboration and synergy with existing groups in the School of Physics, the School of Engineering and Architecture, the School of Mathematical Sciences and the Tyndall National Institute. Potential for collaboration with industrial partners is also desirable. Candidates with experimental and/or theoretical expertise are welcomed. 


Candidates should have prominent and successful research experience and expertise to at least PhD level in any of: 

  • quantum physics / quantum theory / quantum materials / quantum optics/ quantum technology / quantum control, or synergistic research fields;


  • photonic materials / photonic devices / photonic systems, including medical or biological photonics, laser spectroscopy for environmental monitoring, photonic interactions with quantum matter, or a closely related area.


Candidates whose research is at the intersection of Quantum and Photonics, or bridges the above profiles in some way, are especially encouraged to apply.


Successful candidates will additionally show proven ability and willingness to lead the development and teaching of undergraduate and graduate programmes on topics in general physics, with additional specialism in quantum physics and / or photonics. 


These positions are being filled as part of UCC Futures – Quantum and Photonics  


For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see https://ore.ucc.ie/.


Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to: 

Professor Alix McCollam, Director of UCC Futures – Quantum and Photonics, Professor of Quantum Technology. Email: amccollam@ucc.ie  

Prof. Séamus Davis, Professor of Quantum Physics. Email: jcseamusdavis@gmail.com  

Professor Frank Peters, Professor in Photonics, UCC, and IPIC Photonics Centre, Tyndall National Institute. Email: f.peters@ucc.ie  

Professor Paul Callanan, Head of the School of Physics. Email: paulc@ucc.ie  

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process. 


For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see https://ore.ucc.ie/.   The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process. 


Appointment may be made on the Senior Lecturer salary scale €76,934 - €109,009 (Scale B) / €74,297 - €103,558 (Scale A) 


Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy. 


University College Cork is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage you to reach out to us directly should you require assistance or reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process. 


Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to recruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title.  


Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday 9th January 2024

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Senior Lecturer in Quantum and Photonics: Theory, Materials, Technology and their synergy
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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