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Research Assistant - Analogue Mixed Signal RF IC

IOC-8 Research Assistant - Analogue Mixed-Signal RF IC

Contract:  Full-time/Fixed Term

Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland (MCCI) is an Enterprise Ireland / IDA technology centre hosted at Tyndall National Institute - University College Cork in collaboration with the University of Limerick

Its mission is to carry out industry-led world-class mixed-signal and RF integrated circuit research to deliver trained people and IP to industry.  MCCI is already collaborating with 26 companies and many of our staff eventually transfer into the thriving microelectronics industry in Ireland.  MCCI targets real-life applications with its research and currently has projects in diverse topics such as DNA detection for food safety, next generation optical communications, bio-sensing, imaging for security applications and early cancer detection.

MCCI is carrying out innovative research in the areas of mmWave Radio Frequency, Frequency Synthesis, high speed optical transceivers, high performance data-converters and power management integrated circuits to enable new applications. As microelectronics chips are manufactured in ever smaller geometries the performance of Analogue and Mixed-Signal circuits degrade while at the same time digital logic becomes cheaper, smaller and lower power.  Digitally-Assisted-Analogue techniques such as digital pre-distortion, post-correction and calibration can be used in such deep-submicron technologies to improve the performance of traditional Analogue circuits and these techniques are at the core of MCCI research.  Please logon to for more information.

MCCI has a vacancy for a Research Assistant in the area of Analogue Mixed-Signal / RF Integrated Circuits.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carry out innovative research in Analogue Mixed-Signal / RF integrated circuit design.
  • Participate on research projects under the direction of a project team leader to develop new architectures, circuits and algorithms.
  • With guidance, carry out aspects of integrated circuit design which may include system level simulation, algorithm development, schematic design, layout and validation of manufactured silicon.
  • Work on collaborative research projects with MCCI industry partners 
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research, as directed by and with the support of senior MCCI research staff.

Essential Criteria

  • The minimum academic qualification is a first or upper second class honours degree (or an equivalent international degree) in electrical engineering, electronic engineering, physics or related relevant discipline.
  • The successful candidate will be highly innovative with a strong desire to create world-beating integrated circuits research for real-life applications.
  • The successful candidate will be highly analytical with good interpersonal and organizational skills.

Further information regarding this position is available from Dr. Ivan O' Connell at

Appointment may be made on the IUA Research Assistant Scale €21,674 - €34,269. 

Application Instructions

Step 1 - click here to download and complete the application form

Step 2 - return the completed application form, together with your cv and motivation letter to careers(at)tyndall(dot)ie.

At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

This position is subject to funding being available.