A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is available at Boland Research Group, CRANN, Institute Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. The project is “Inorganic Nanoscale Neuromorphic Materials and Devices”.

This project involves the engineering of nanoscale component (1-D wires and 2-D sheets) to create macroscopic materials and devices that simulate learning characteristics typically found in biological systems. This entails developing systems with a precise response to correlated inputs, and an output that grows in strength in response of multiple correlated inputs. The position will involve material and device fabrication, and precision electrical and optical characterisation.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in either Physical Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or Electrical Engineering.

How to apply: Please provide a curriculum vitae, a full academic transcript of all Batchelor level and postgraduate courses, a statement of research experience and interests, together with the complete contact information for three referees.

CRANN (www.crann.tcd.ie), Irelands’ flagship nanoscience institute with 4000 m2 of ultramodern clean room and laboratory space and state-of-the-art material processing facilities. The CRANN Institute has full range of deposition and processing facilities, including lithographic capabilities (UV, e-beam, focussed ion beam processing and sub-nm He ion microscopy), scanning probe systems (including three cryogenic AFM/STM systems, a variable temperature STM, an entire suite of AFM capabilities, including closed-loop manipulation), chemical synthesis and characterisation facilities.

Please note CRANN is committed to promoting better working practices for men and women. CRANN welcomes applications from all qualified applicants, and applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in chemistry.

Contact details:

Prof. John J. Boland

School of Chemistry and CRANN Trinity College



E-mail: jboland@tcd.ie

Please send completed applications (CV, full academic transcript, statement of research interests and details of three referees) by e-mail to: Rachel Kavanagh CRANN, The Naughton Institute, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland E-mail: kavanara@tcd.ie This project is funded by an Advanced ERC Research Award.