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Applications Engineer – Wireless Sensor Networks

MB-4 Applications Engineer – Wireless Sensor Networks

Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term (11 months)

The Wireless Sensor Network Group (WSN) at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork is currently advertising for the position of Application Engineer – Wireless Sensor Networks.

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

As a result of funding secured under significant commercial and government investment, the Wireless Sensor Network Group, Tyndall National Institute - University College Cork, invites applications for an appointment as an Application Engineer to implement research-focused platforms in the area of Wearable WSN for Connected Health and Wellness monitoring.

Reporting to the WSN Head of Group or his nominee, this is an exciting opportunity to help define and implement applied research projects in a variety of fast-moving, industrially relevant areas.  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.

Activities will include applied research implementation, hardware/software co-design of embedded systems, and travel to international conferences, workshops, industry meetings, proposal project meetings, to strategically position Tyndall WSN as a world-leading industry-focused applied research group.

Key Responsibilities

  • To work under the direction of the Principal Investigator/Project Leader.
  • Work with Tyndall’s industry/research partners (existing and planned) to identify their wireless sensing needs (technologies and applications).
  • The candidate will be required to assist in the system specification, design and deployment of wireless sensing systems mainly for wearable applications
  • To provide assistance in conducting the following research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of the applied research project.
  • To help coordinate the design practice standardization within the WSN group.
  • To support the transfer of knowledge and design practices to newly appointed staff and students
  • To engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, School or College in order to develop research skills and competencies.
  • To carry out administrative work to support the program of research and ensure all project deliverables and milestones are achieved in a timely manner.
  • To disseminate project outputs, through the interpretation of results and the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
  • Participate in Education and Public Engagement activities, as required.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management system.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the required Health and Safety standards.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

Essential Criteria

  • A Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or equivalent research experience
  • Experience in PCB design for wearable devices and embedded systems firmware development
  • Experience with mixed digital/analog PCB design for on body sensors development
  • Experience with lab-equipment
  • A demonstrated capability in the delivery and management of applied research projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Capability of working effectively within a team to achieve results

Desirable Criteria

  • Good analytical skills and computer skills
  • An ability to work independently to a tight schedule
  • Evidence of excellent organizational skills
  • Evidence of excellent time management skills
  • High levels of initiative, self-management, achievement-orientation, and motivation are encouraged
  • Evidence of supervisory skills of junior members of a team

This position may be appointed on the Senior Executive Assistant in the range €31,456 – 44,942.  All appointments will be made at the first point on the scale.

The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Tuesday 25th June, 2019.

Application Instructions

Step 1 - candidates should apply in confidence by clicking here to download and complete the application form and indicate MB-4 as the Job Reference

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

Handwritten forms will not be accepted. 

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process click 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. 

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.