POB-58 Technology Programme Manager – Front-End Packaging & Integration
Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term
The Photonics Packaging and Systems Integration Group at the Tyndall Institute
is recognised as a global leader in developing, prototyping and scaling to
manufacturing advanced photonic and electronic packaging processes. This
includes developing novel optical coupling, laser and electronic integration
technologies. Among its many activities, the group hosts the European
Photonics Packaging Pilot Line (PIXAPP) and the European Photonics
Innovation Academy which is part of PhotonHub Europe. The group collaborates
with multiple academic and industry partners worldwide, leading many large-
scale projects involving multiple research partnerships. To further grow and
develop its research activities, the group invites applications for an
exciting position as Technology Programme Manager in the area of front-end
packaging and heterogenous integration technologies. The position will
primarily take responsibility for managing new and existing research projects
in terms of their technical planning, scheduling, and the delivery of project
results. This includes managing both large-scale publicly funded and private
industry-funded projects. The position will involve direct supervision and
support of researchers in the group to ensure they deliver on their individual
research objectives. As a senior member of the group, you will have direct
line management responsibility for a number of existing and future staff as
the group grows.
Reporting to the Head of the Photonics Packaging and Systems Integration
Group, the Technology Programme Manager will take responsibility for the
Provide strategic and operational support to the Head of Group in the
future direction and growth of the broader group, especially in terms of
heterogeneous integration technologies.
Management of ongoing projects in terms of their technical planning,
scheduling and the delivery of project results.
Initial scoping, planning and preparation of new project technical
‘statements of work'. This includes both publicly funded and private
Support development of the group's new training activities, particularly
in the area of front-end heterogeneous integration technologies.
Directly supervise and support researchers in the group to ensure they can
deliver on their individual research objectives.
Support researchers in the group in preparing technical reports.
Engaging with key project stakeholders, including project partners,
customers, and funding.
Participate in Education and Public Engagement activities, as required.
Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management
Ensure all activities are compliant with the required Health and Safety
Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the
general scope and level of the post.
PhD degree with typically ten years of relevant technical and project
Significant experience in front-end heterogeneous integration technologies
and device/component fabrication processes (i.e. semiconductor
Direct experience in preparing and delivering training courses in
heterogeneous integration technologies and device fabrication.
Experience managing complex technical projects in integrated photonics,
particularly EU-funded projects.
Proven experience in taking a leadership role in both strategy development
and direct supervision/management.
Experience managing complex industry projects with demanding timelines.
Demonstrate success in winning or contributing to competitive project
Significant experience in engaging in knowledge / technology transfer and
innovation activity to deliver impact to internal/external stakeholders,
including experience in transferring ICT-related devices from R&D to
Evidence of defining the strategic direction for technology teams and
credible experience in, or potential for, preparation of competitive
research proposals such as industry, national and /or international
Experience in technical staff supervision.
Excellent communication skills, including evidence of presenting research
activities at an international level (e.g. conferences, exhibits and
Evidence of creative skills/creativity
Experience in integrated photonics and microelectronics.
Experience managing the transfer of research to early-stage (Pilot)
Experience developing Process Design Kits (PDKs) for front-end
Experience in proposal writing and a history of securing funding from
external public or private funding sources.
Experience preparing project statements of work, negotiating contracts and
Tyndall National institute has a proactive entrepreneurial culture and we
welcome applications from candidates who possess entrepreneurial and creative
skills/experience, including the creation of technology start-ups.
Appointment may be made on the Grade 6A Admin II Scale (B) range €69,078-
€84,927 per annum. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with
public sector pay policy.
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to [email protected]
Closing date of applications is 8th March, 2024.
Please make sure to attach an up to date CV/Resume AND a brief motivation
letter outlining how you meet the ‘Essential Criteria' for this role.
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Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check
may form part of the selection process.
At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of
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