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Masters in Analogue Mixed Signal Integrated Circuits

IOC-7 Masters in Analogue Mixed-Signal Intergrated Circuits

Contract Type: Full time

Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland (MCCI) is an EI / IDA technology centre hosted at Tyndall National Institute 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 23 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 next generation smart-phones, imaging for security applications and radiation-less early cancer detection. MCCI is carrying out innovative research in the areas of mmWave Radio Frequency, 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.               

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Key Duties and Responsibilities  

MCCI is opening up a Masters position in the area of Analogue Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits.  The successful candidate will:

  • Carry out innovative research in Analogue Mixed-Signal 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 Critieria

  • 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.

Any queries relating to this position can be forwarded to Dr. Ivan O' Connell on email

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.

An annual student stipend of €18,000.00 applies for this successful candidate for this position.

Yearly University Academic Fees will paid by the Tyndall National Institute.

Application Instructions

Step 1 -  click here to download the application form

Step 2 - return the completed applicatin form, together with your cv and motivation letter to

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.