Research Intern,

Internship - Engineering, Tech & Design | Cork, Ireland

Oculus Research Cork (Ireland) is looking for an exceptional, smart and motivated intern to be involved in the fabrication of 3D microstructures. Expertise in 2-photon polymerization processing and/or polymer chemistry is an advantage.

This position is particularly suited for a postgraduate student with experience in micro-manufacturing technology who wishes to further develop their skills in a vibrant, multidisciplinary and fast-moving research environment.

We are accepting applications from students interested in the following areas:

- Micro-additive manufacturing
- Polymer chemistry
- Laser/optics technology

     Our internships are twelve (12) or sixteen (16) weeks in length with various start dates throughout the year.


  • Investigate and exploit the full capabilities of our new 2-photon polymerization tool (Nanoscribe).
  • Co-lead the design of experiments to optimize the production of 3D printed microstructures and upscaling manufacturing techniques.
  • Active involvement in data analysis to evaluate the quality of 3D printed microstructures for our state-of-the-art pick & place process.
  • Communication of research agenda, progress and results
  • Collaboration with and support of other researchers across various disciplines

Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing a PhD in physics, chemistry or related materials science and engineering field.
  • Currently enrolled in a full time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship.
  • 1+ year experience in micro-additive manufacturing techniques, preferably 2-photon polymerization.
  • 1+ year experience in CAD design, preferably with SolidWorks.
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.
  • Ability to obtain work authorization in Ireland in 2018.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of/hands-on experience in polymer microfabrication technologies.
  • Demonstrated industry experience via an internship or work experience.
  • Proven track record of achieving results as demonstrated in accepted papers at international peer-reviewed journals or conferences.

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