Research Fellow in optical characterisation of nanostructured surfaces,CRANN/School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

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    Trinity College
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    15/09/2017 12:00 - Europe/London
    Ireland › Dublin

Post Title: Research Fellow in optical characterisation of nanostructured surfaces

Post Status: Fixed Term (full-time); 2 years

Research Group / Department / School CRANN/School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Location: Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Reports to: Dr Parvaneh Mokarian, Principal Investigator

Salary: Appointment will be made on the appropriate point of the IUA Post-Doctorate Researcher Level 1 or 2 salary scale in line with government pay policy [€32,000 to €36,000 per annum], appointment will be made no higher than point [2.1].*

Closing Date: 12 noon (Irish Standard Mean Time), 15th August 2017.

*Candidates who fulfil certain eligibility requirements, once in the position, will have the opportunity to apply to transform their role into a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship on the EDGE Programme, with additional supports and potential for increased salary. Further details of the EDGE scheme are available on www.edge-research.eu and by contacting edge@tcd.ie.

Post Summary

The Polymer Research Group, led by Dr Parvaneh Mokarian, is looking for a highly motivated Research Fellow with significant practical experience in optical characterisation and development of nanostructured surfaces for properties such as antireflective and self-cleaning surfaces. The post is available from 1st September 2017 (or as soon thereafter as possible) for 2 years.


Offer Requirements


  • PhD in optics Physics, materials Science or a related discipline in optics field
  • The successful candidate will have a lead role in designing and modelling the optical properties of nanostructured surfaces
  • Optical characterisation of nanopatterned surfaces
  • It’s desirable that the post-doctoral applicants to this post have direct industry research experience or have worked with industry to develop real products.
  • well-organised and self-motivated with excellent oral and communication skills reporting to industry partners


The Research Fellow will be based at in in AMBER Centre in Centre for Research for Adaptive Nanomaterials and Nanodevices (CRANN) Institute, Trinity College Dublin. The centre centralises cutting-edge microscopy activities in Ireland.


Standard Duties and Responsibilities of the Post


  • To conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator/Project leader
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by your Principal Investigator School or College in order to develop research skills and competencies
  • To engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which you are engaged, as directed by and with the support of and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator
  • To acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision)
  • To engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the research group, School or College.
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and may have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor
  • To carry out administrative work to support your programme of research



Funding Information

Funding for this post is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under Ireland’s European Structural and Investment Funds Programmes 2014-2020.


Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2

EURAXESS offer ID: 237105