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M.Eng.Sc - in Wearable Sensors for Connected Health Wellness

ST-6 M.Eng.Sc in Wearable Sensors for Connected Health and Wellness

Category type:  Full-time

The Wireless Sensor Network Group (WSN) at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork is currently advertising for the position of Master Student in Wearable Sensors for Connected Health and Wellness monitoring.

The Tyndall National Institute, at University College, Cork is a world leader in the development of wearable 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.

The Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) group at Tyndall has secured funding in the development of Smart systems for next generation wearable sensors for sports and rehabilitation.

Reporting to the WSN Head of Group or his nominee, this is an exciting opportunity to help define and implement applied research projects in this 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, electronics and low-power system hardware and software design to execute industry defined applied research projects. The team comprises of engineers, researchers and postgraduate students with various levels of experience and qualifications.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Project Principle Investigator and Group Head, the candidate will be required to:
  • To carry out innovative research in the area of Wearable Sensors for Connected Health and Wellness.
  • To participate on research projects under the direction of a project team leader to develop new systems and algorithms.
  • With guidance, to carry out aspects of system development which may include simulation, signal processing, algorithm development, HW schematic design & layout, embedded software, test and validation.
  • To assist in the system specification, design and deployment of wireless sensing systems.
  • To undertake tasks which may include recording results and preparing reports including conclusions and recommendations. Write procedures manuals for data collection and coding.
  • To present information on research progress and outcomes to the PI.
  • To confer with the Principal Investigator in developing plans for research project and to discuss the interpretation of results and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
  • To contribute to the publication of findings by assisting in compilation of the final report and presenting these findings to relevant bodies, both within UCC and external.
  • To test and validate system performance under laboratory conditions.
  • To pinpoint where improvements and/or advancements may be made.
  • To work closely with team members who will be developing complementary aspects of the platform.
  • To construct demonstrator devices for internal and external showcase.
  • To work on collaborative research projects with research/industry partners.
  • To participate in conferences, workshops and outreach events.
  • To comply with all relevant regulatory legislation, ethical considerations and safety regulations.
  • To enhance Tyndall’s position internationally as a world leader in wireless sensing systems.
  • To perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

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, computer science, biomedical engineering or related relevant discipline.
  • Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results.
  • Good oral and written skills for deliverable definition, and report/documentation writing, good time management skills, and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • The successful candidate will be highly analytical and motivated with good interpersonal and organizational skills and be self-managed and achievement-oriented.

Desirable Criteria

  • The successful candidate will be highly innovative with a strong desire to create world-beating research on wearable sensing for real-life applications.
  • The successful candidate will be highly analytical with good interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Salvatore Tedesco .
  • 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.
  • Successful candidate can be also extended to PhD subject to performance and funding secured.

Application Instructions

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

Step 2 - return completed application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to Handwritten forms will not be accepted. 

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. 

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

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.