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Post-Docs, Engineers, Research Assistants, and Students positions available at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork
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Post-Docs, Engineers, Research Assistants, and Students positions available at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork

The Wireless Sensor Network Group (WSN) at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork is currently advertising for a number of positions, including Electrical Engineers, Post Docs, and Research Assistants.

The Tyndall National Institute, at University College, Cork is a world leader in the development of smart sensor systems for use in the body, on the body and around the body. Working closely with a global range of academic, business and clinical partners, our technology is under evaluation by several multinational corporations and is approaching market readiness in a number of areas.

As a result of funding secured under significant commercial and government investment, the Wireless Sensor Network Group, Tyndall National Institute - University College Cork, invites applications for appointments as Electrical Engineers (junior and senior level), Post docs, and Research Assistants in the area of wearable sensors for Health and Wellness monitoring.

Reporting to the WSN Head of Group or his nominee, this is an exciting opportunity to help define and implement applied research projects in the fast-moving, industrially relevant area of wearable sensing systems. Working with the Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Head of Group and industry applied research team, the successful candidate will be part of a team of multi-disciplinary industry-aligned researchers with expertise in microsystems technology, wireless sensors, RF smart systems, electronics, low-power system hardware, embedded software design, and algorithms design to execute industry defined applied research projects. The team comprises of engineers, researchers and postgraduate students with various levels of experience and qualifications.

There are a number of positions open on several projects (briefly described below). Successful candidates may work on single or multiple projects according to their experience. The positions shall be filled as early as possible and will run until the end of the projects.

Applications from students interested in pursuing a Master’s degree (2 years) or PhD (3 years) will also be considered. Students at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork receive a monthly salary as well as paid tuition fees for their studies.

Examples of projects currently developed at Tyndall WSN Group

  • SKYRE (Enterprise Ireland grant) – ‘Smart Knee System for at-Home Rehabilitation’
  • Setanta (Industry project) - ‘Wearable Sensors for Determining Ground Reaction Forces’
  • ProACT (H2020) – ‘Integrated Technology Systems for ProACTive Patient Centred Care’ 
  • SenDOC (NPA Programme) – ‘Smart sENsor Devices fOr rehabilitation and Connected health’
  • Abbvie (Industry project) – 'Precision Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease via Wearable Motion Detection Sensors'
  • IMPAQT (H2020) - ‘Intelligent Management system for integrated multi-troPhic AQuaculTure’
  • H2O (Eureka/Catrene) - ‘Human to Objects’
  • CONFIRM  (SFI grant) - ‘Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing’
  • I-MECH  (ECSEL JU)  - ‘Intelligent Motion Control Platform for Smart Mechatronic Systems’
  • Sanmina (Industry project) – ‘Wrist based SpO2 Monitor with integrated 900MHz ISM Band’
  • Moeebius (H2020) – ‘Modelling Optimization of Energy Efficiency in Buildings for Urban Sustanaibility’
  • Renew Health (Industry project) - ‘Wearable Bruxism Detection Device’

Research Assistants

Essential Criteria

  • A postgraduate qualification (e.g. MSc, MEngSc) in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or related area.
  • The ability to work on new topics as well as an independent way of working and being proactive.
  • Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results.
  • Good command of the English Language and good English writing skills are mandatory.
  • The successful candidate will be highly analytical and motivated with good interpersonal and organizational skills and be self-managed and achievement-oriented.
  • An interest for interdisciplinary research and medicine.
  • Good programming skills (Matlab, Python, Java, C, or others).
  • Interest/experiences in wearable sensors, data analytics, machine learning, and statistics.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Salvatore Tedesco at salvatore.tedesco @tyndall.ie

Post-Doctorate Researchers

Essential Criteria

  • A PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or related area.
  • A strong publication record.
  • The ability to work on new topics as well as an independent way of working and being proactive.
  • Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results.
  • Good command of the English Language and good English writing skills are mandatory.
  • The successful candidate will be highly analytical and motivated with good interpersonal and organizational skills and be self-managed and achievement-oriented.
  • An interest for interdisciplinary research and medicine.
  • A demonstrated capability in the delivery of research projects.
  • Experience with lab-equipment.
  • Very good programming skills/computer skills (Matlab, Python, Java, C, or others).
  • Research experience in one of more of the following areas: 1) wearable sensors, data analytics, machine learning, statistics, 2) gait analysis and biomechanics, 3) PCB design and firmware development, 4) sensor development, integration and test.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Salvatore Tedesco at salvatore.tedesco @tyndall.ie or John Barton at john.barton@tyndall.ie

Engineers/Senior Engineers

Essential Criteria

  • A degree in Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or equivalent research experience.
  • Experience in PCB design and firmware development (at least 5 years or relevant experience for applicants to a senior position).
  • Experience with sensor development, integration and test.
  • Experience with lab-equipment.
  • An ability to work independently to a tight schedule. Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication, and time management skills are expected.
  • A demonstrated capability in the delivery of applied research projects.
  • Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results.
  • Good command of the English Language and good English writing skills are mandatory.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Good analytical skills and computer skills.
  • A proven ability to independently take on projects and carry them out from initial requirements to final preproduction prototype (for senior positions applicants).
  • Experience with sensor systems for health monitoring is an asset.
  • Industrial or mechanical design capabilities and knowledge of Design for Manufacturing practices are an asset.
  • High levels of initiative, self-management, achievement-orientation, and motivation are encouraged.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to John Barton at john.barton@tyndall.ie

Applications

For more information and to upload your application (CV, cover letter, contact information for potential references) please contact the reference points mentioned above.

Deadline for application: individual dates according to the subproject

Pay schemes:

Master/PhD students: 18k + paid tuition fees

Research Assistants scale: 21.6k - 34.3k  

Post-doctorate Researchers scale: 36.8k - 43.8k  

Engineer scale: 41.2k - 50.8k  

Senior Engineer scale: 48.7k - 58.1k  

Positioning on the proper scale/level will be based according to shown relevant experience.

Please note that Garda vetting and international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

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