Senior Lecturer in Piezoelectric Microsystems/MEMS Materials and Devices

Updated: about 14 hours ago
Location: University College Cork, MUNSTER
Deadline: 09 Jan 2024

Permanent Whole Time Post

Applications are invited for the full-time permanent faculty position in the area of piezoelectric microsystems to be appointed at the level of Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering, in collaboration with the Tyndall National Institute.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who satisfy the following profile:

Candidate profile

Candidates should have research experience and expertise to at least PhD level.

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. 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.

The appointee will have a strong 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.

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.

Potential for collaboration with industrial partners is also desirable as is experience/interest in the heterogeneous integration of microsystems components into functional circuits.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to:

Professor Cian Ó Mathúna, Head of MicroNano Systems , Tyndall National Institute, and Deputy Director of SFI CONNECT Centre. Email:

Professor Peter Parbrook, Professor of III-Nitride Materials and Head of Discipline in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UCC, Head of Group, Tyndall National Institute and Principal Investigator, IPIC. Email:

For further information about the Tyndall National Institute or the School of Engineering, please visit the Tyndall or Engineering websites

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

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   The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

University College Cork is committed to being a fully inclusive global university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues of all sectors of society. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are core values under our Strategic Plan. UCC holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award  in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of age, care-giving status, disability, ethnicity, gender and/or gender identity or expression status, nationality, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/creed, and/or sexual orientation. We are committed to supporting all staff through flexible working schemes, family-friendly policies, training and development, and staff networks. We value the enrichment that comes from a diverse community and seek to promote equality, prevent discrimination and protect the human rights of each individual in line with equality legislation. We encourage applicants to consult our Dignity and Respect Policy and learn more about our EDI related initiatives .

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***.***

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.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

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

No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector 

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