DOH-11 Post doctoral Researcher in Wireless Power Transfer for Implantable Sensors
Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term
Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland (MCCI) is an EI / IDA technology centre hosted at Tyndall National Institute. Its mission is to carry out industry-led world-class Analog, Mixed-Signal and RF integrated circuit research and to deliver trained people and IP to industry. MCCI is already collaborating with 35 companies and many of the 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. Please visit www.mcci.ie for more information.
Advanced medical diagnosis and treatment monitoring require miniature sensor systems that can be implanted in the body. In this project we are looking at sensors to monitor cancer tumours. Providing powering for these sensors is a challenge. While the size of batteries is reducing with new technologies such as solid state batteries they remain either too large or have only a limited capacity constraining the operating lifetime of the sensor. In this collaborative project with BCON medical and the NKI/ The Netherlands Cancer Institute, the objective is to wirelessly transfer power to the implant and then convert the power to suitable voltages to power the sensor circuits.
The successful candidate with be based at MCCI in Tyndall National Institute, Cork. The work involved will entail, system or signal chain level investigation work developing sets of experiments to execute to enable electromagnetic modelling and estimation of the amount of power transferable to the deep body implant. Magnetic coils will be designed to transmit and receive the signal power to the sensor in the implantable device. Lead/Direct lab testing and characterising of the prototypes developed in the work.
What’s on offer
You will have the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary research team consisting of clinicians, medical systems architects, integrated circuit designers, magnetics and power systems experts, as well as:
The successful candidate will be highly innovative with a strong desire to create world-beating integrated circuits research for real-life applications.
Appointment may be made on the IUA Scale for Post-Doctoral Researchers € 42,781 - € 49,177 per annum or Senior Post-Doctoral Researchers €50,540- €54,966 pa. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.
Any queries relating to this position can be forwarded to Dr. Daniel O' Hare on email email@example.com
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