Postdoctoral Fellow (Stabilight), Tyndall National Institute

Postdoctoral Fellow (Stabilight), Tyndall National Institute



Job Title:

Postdoctoral Fellow (Stabilight)

Dept & Location:

PNG / Tyndall

Reports to:

Prof Clivia M Sotomayor Torres

Jobholders Name:

1. Purpose of Job

To carry out research under the umbrella of the EU STREP project STABILIGHT, in the area of spectroscopic and structural studies of 3D and 2D templated nanostructures targeting their use in light emitting devices in the visible. The appointee will reports directly to Prof Sotomayor Torres and to Dr Sergei Romanov.  

2. Principal Accountabilities

To carry out research on organic-inorganic Nanostructures intercalated into lamellar and colloidal structures using mainly but not exclusively laser spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, AFM.

The job-holder is expected to interact with other members of the PNG, participating in the activities of the group beyond his/her project and to push the frontiers of knowledge in the field, resulting in scientific publications in international journals.  

The job-holder will keep up to date with the relevant research in his/her field and strive to update and innovate in experimental methods. Since the project involves international collaboration, the job-holder will undertake also project-level responsibilities including participation at project meetings away from the usual place of work and the preparation of technical reports and of publications.

3. Vision/Context/Nature

This is a standard postdoctoral research position, on fixed-term contract, relevant to the research areas of the PNG group in the context of the EU funded project . 

STABILIGHT: Novel Inorganic Nanostructures Materials and Devices with Enhanced Photoemission Activity and Thermal Stability (IST-2005-017328). For details of the project see:       and 

4. Contacts (Internal and External/Scope)

The job-holder will work in the PNG and collaborate with researchers in Tyndall in this and related areas (nanophotonics, advanced functional materials). 

5. Knowledge and Experience/Personal Attributes  

Expertise in all or some of the items below will be an advantage:

Optical spectroscopy including the use of tunable laser.
Cryogenic techniques
Scanning probe microscopy.
Light propagation and confinement in solids.
Light emission processes in nanostructures
Semicondustor physics   

6. Dimensions  

Finance/ Technical


Other statistics

The job-holder will specify on purchases related to his/her project, which will be checked by the Group Director

The job-holder will contribute to postgraduate supervision ofPhD students and project students working in this project


Human Resources

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