Skip to main content

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Trinity Menu Trinity Search



You are here Research > Research Groups > Ultramicroscopy Group > Open Positions

Open Positions

Students interested in these projects are encouraged to contact the group for more information. The group actively seeks applicants from all backgrounds.

PhD position “Revealing Material Properties through Picometre-scale Atom Identification” (September 2021 start)

The Ultramicroscopy group is offering one fully funded PhD position (4 years, stipend plus fees) for September 2021 start in the area of high-precision structural imaging at the picometre scale. This project will use state-of-the-art beam-scanning strategies to deliver the highest possible precision data with the least possible beam damage. Quantitative assessment of data fidelity will be key and critical thinking skills will be essential.

Requirements:

  • The ideal applicant will have a 1st Class Honours Master's or Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Materials Science or related disciplines. Previous experience with electron microscopy or computer programming 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.
  • A stipend will be paid to the student (monthly). Fees are provided up to the EU fee level. Non-EU students will need to provide the fee difference.

PhD position “Leveraging the modern data-science toolkit for atomic-resolution microscopy” (September 2021 start)

The Ultramicroscopy is offering one fully funded PhD position (4 years, stipend plus fees) for September 2021 start in the area of data-science in the scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). This project will see the student working closely with experimentalists to deliver new approaches in data-streaming, data-compression, feature extraction, and data visualisation. Research topics may include compressed-sensing, data in-painting and experiment design optimisation.

Requirements:

  • The ideal applicant will have a 1st Class Honours Master's or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Physics, Materials Science or related disciplines. Previous experience with electron microscopy is not necessary, but a background in programming or data-science is strongly preferred. The researcher will work closely with other members of a multidisciplinary project team. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.
  • A stipend will be paid to the student (monthly). Fees are provided up to the EU fee level. Non-EU students will need to provide the fee difference.

Proposed Final-year Projects (September 2021 Start)

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.

  • "3D Printing of Sample Holders for Transmission Electron Microscopy"
  • "Reducing the Carbon-footprint of Electron Microscopy: a New Approach to Lens Design"

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. This year we are planning to offer three internships:

  • "Machine-learning for real-time STEM image denoising"
  • "Using video-game GPUs to better predict focus-blur in the Transmission Electron Microscope"
  • "Evaluating the market landscape of transmission electron microscopes in Ireland & Europe"