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Design Engineer II – Analog Mixed Signal

IOC-15 Design Engineer II – Analog Mixed Signal

Contract: Full-time/Fixed Term

Job description: 

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.

MCCI is carrying out innovative research in the areas of Sensor Interfaces, Data-converters, Frequency Synthesis, High speed optical transceivers and Power management integrated circuits to enable new applications. With a focus on advanced geometry process nodes, Digitally-Assisted-Analog techniques such as digital pre-distortion, post-correction and calibration can be used in such deep-submicron technologies to improve the performance of traditional Analog circuits and these techniques are at the core of MCCI research.

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The MCCI Centre at the Tyndall National Institute, University College, Cork, invites applications for a Senior Design Engineer – Analog Mixed Signal.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute innovative research in Analog, Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit, with an emphasis on data-converters and sensor interfaces.
  • Execute existing research projects under the direction of a Senior Researcher or Principal Investigator to develop new architectures, circuits and algorithms.
  • Work on collaborative projects with MCCI industry partners, e.g. Xilinx, Analog Devices, Cypress Semiconductor, On Semi, u-Blox, M/A-COM,….
  • Interact closely with and support postgraduate research students studying for a Masters or a PhD (may have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research).
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of research, as directed by and with the support of a Senior Researcher or Principal Investigator.
  • Independently carry out small projects and feasibility studies including responsibility for associated administrative and management tasks.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (upper 2nd class honours) in Electronics Engineering or related discipline with 5 years’ equivalent experience in Analog, Mixed-Signal or RF circuit design
  • - OR -
  • Master’s Degree in Electronics Engineering or related discipline, with 2 years’ post qualification experience in  Analog, Mixed-Signal or RF circuit design
  • Evidence of successful execution of Analog, Mixed-Signal or RF circuits at block level through to tapeout
  • A thorough understanding of scientific engineering concepts in IC design

Desirable Criteria:

  • PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering or related discipline
  • Expertise in area of Analog, Mixed-Signal or RF circuit design on 28nm CMOS or more advanced process node
  • Experience with other IC technologies such as FinFet, FDSOI, SiGe BiCMOS & GaN
  • Proven track record of producing successful working silicon for Analog, Mixed-Signal or RF in submicron CMOS
  • Experience of silicon characterization
  • Ability to work independently, and to contribute as a team member in larger research projects
  • Experience with industry standard CAD tools such as Matlab, Cadence and Mentor.
  • Experience setting up such CAD tools and associated Process Design Kits.
  • Good planning, organisational and communication skills
  • Strong evidence of being a self-starter
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to

Appointment may be made on the Grade 5 Admin V Scale (B) €41,675- €51,357.  In all instances the successful appointment will be at the first point of the scale.

Closing date for applications for this position is 5th February 2019 at 5pm.

Application Instructions

Step 1 - click here to download and complete the Application form and indicate the Job Reference IOC-15.

Step 2 - return the completed application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to

Handwritten forms will not be accepted.  No late applications will be accepted.

A full candidate information pack is available to download by clicking here.

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

The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

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

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.