CAPPA is delighted to announce that it will be hiring 10 Ph.D. students over the coming months. CAPPA will be hiring four Ph.D. students and co – hosting a further four as part of the OPTAPHI project, and hiring two more Ph.D. students as part of their project with the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine. The four co – hosted Ph.D. students in OPTAPHI will be registered in CIT as part of a double degree programme. This recruitment will double the current number of students in CAPPA.

The OPTAPHI project is a European joint doctorate programme funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme, as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The consortium includes Cork Institute of Technology as coordinator, Politecnico di Bari (Italy), University of Bari Aldo Moro (Italy), Vienna University of Technology (Austria) and University of Montpellier (France). Through the project, 14 early stage researchers will undertake an innovative doctoral programme, which includes studying at two of the partner institutes, and will be awarded double Ph.D. degrees from both their co – hosts. The training from leading research groups will be complemented by secondment opportunities offered by ten associated Partner Organisations, together with network – wide training events such as workshops and a summer school. CAPPA will be registering eight Ph.D. students as part of this project.

CAPPA received funding from the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) for a new project focusing on investigating chlorates in food using the dairy industry as a transferable knowledge model. The overall project received €600,000 in funding and CAPPA will receive €100,000 for their area of the project. The consortium members are Teagasc and Cork Institute of Technology. CAPPA will be hiring two Ph.D. students as part of this project.

“We are delighted to be recruiting for ten new Ph.D. students at CAPPA and look forward to the growth and expansion this will bring to the Centre,” says Dr Liam Lewis, CAPPA Centre Manager. CAPPA have had many Ph.D. students since their formation in 2009 with many continuing into academia and industry in the photonics sector after receiving their Ph.D. CAPPA is proud to have a 50:50 male to female ratio of students in the centre and intends to continue this into the future. These Ph.D. positions provide an opportunity to join a team of researchers supporting various photonic research programmes in areas such as imaging and detection platforms and photonic device development.

If you are interested in learning more about these positions, you can find additional information on the OPTAPHI openings here and the DAFM project here.