Research Intern, Semiconductors Material Characterization (AFM)

(Cork, Ireland)

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Oculus Research Cork (Ireland) is looking for exceptional, smart and motivated interns to help us investigate material quality and light emitting device performance for display applications. Expertise in AFM, material characterization, light emitting device performance and microelectronics processing are appreciated.

We are accepting applications from students interested in (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • STEM field
  • Material characterization methods
  • Microelectronics processing
  • III-V materials and devices

This internship will be 24 weeks in length with various possible start dates throughout the year.


  • Investigate and exploit the full capabilities of our new AFM tool, including tunneling AFM, conductive AFM, scanning thermal microscopy, operating devices characterization.
  • Co-lead the design of experiments to characterize different materials, designs and processes to gain greater insight into light emitting device performance as well as improvement.
  • Communication of research agenda, progress and results
  • Collaboration with and support of other researchers across various disciplines

Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing a PhD in semiconductors, microelectronics, material characterization, or related material science field
  • Currently enrolled in a full time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship
  • Masters degree in material characterization and/or semiconductors physics
  • 1+ year experience with AFM tools as well as specialization in areas such as tunneling AFM, conductive AFM, thermal microscopy or other
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Ability to obtain work authorization in Ireland in 2017

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated industry experience via an internship or work experience

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