Postdoctoral Research Scientist, LED Device Fabrication & Characterization

Research | Cork, Ireland

Oculus Research, the research division of Oculus (Facebook), is currently seeking an innovative and highly motivated researcher with a passion for technology. The candidate will conduct research on light emitting diodes (LEDs) for display modules at our research location at Cork (Ireland). The main focus of this role is to investigate new designs & process flow for small and efficient LEDs. The position is particularly suited for a researcher who wishes to further develop their scientific career in a vibrant, multidisciplinary and fast-moving research environment. The postdoctoral position is a fixed term contract for 24 months and requires a PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, or similar areas, with a strong background in III-V compound LED device processing.


  • Collaborate with other researchers and engineers to develop concepts that advance the entire LED performance (wafer/epitaxial, device design, fabrication process, testing) for III-V compounds visible LEDs
  • Fabrication of semiconductor-based devices in a clean room environment, including process development & optimization
  • Characterization and data analysis of visible LED devices using technique such as SEM, AFM, CL and LIV-Lambda measurements
  • Promote and support innovation to facilitate IP generation publish and present papers in international conferences and journals as appropriate

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of III-V compound visible LEDs
  • Must be available to start employment on or after June 1, 2017
  • 2+ years hands-on experience in fabrication and characterization of GaN-based and/or GaAs based LEDs
  • Understanding of LED physics
  • Expertise in III-V compound materials & devices characterization
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration Able to obtain work authorization in Ireland for a two-year period beginning in 2017

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as IEEE Photonics, SPIE Photonics West, IWN, ICNS, and similiar
  • Demonstrated experience via a relevant prior internship or work experience

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