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Open Positions

Open PhD Opportunities (September 2020 start)

The Ultramicroscopy group expects to be able to offer one fully funded PhD position (4 years, stipend plus fees) for September 2020 start in the area of advanced detectors for electron microscopy.


  • The ideal applicants will have a 1st Class Honours Master's or Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Electronics, Materials Science or related disciplines. Previous experience with electron microscopy, computer programming and/or electronics would be advantageous but not essential. The researcher will work closely with other members of a multidisciplinary project team. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

Proposed Final-year Projects (Michaelmas 2020)

Final-year Physics undergraduate students interested in electron microscopy are encouraged to get in touch to discuss potential projects in the Advanced Microscopy Laboratory for 2020.

  • "Evaluating TEM sample holder performance for low-voltage x-ray mapping"
  • "Sustainable phase-change materials for precision thermal regulation"

Rolling PhD Opportunities

Enquiries form interested students are always welcome under the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme.

Summer Internship Opportunities

The Ultramicroscopy group, based in the Advanced Microscopy Laboratory may be able to offer summer work experience for Trinity undergraduates. Interested students should contact the group for more details.