MH-32 Senior Researcher – Power Solutions for IoT
Contract Type: Full time/Fixed Term 24 months
University College Cork, Tyndall National Institute invites applications for a senior researcher in the area of Power Solutions for IoT (Internet of things). We seek talented candidates ideally available to start immediately with strong motivation and leadership skills who will contribute as a strategic member to a dynamic and growing successful research team. The role is ideally for post docs (or professionals with a demonstrated research excellence and leadership track record) with typically with 5 years’ experience looking for an opportunity to increase the impact and innovation elements of 2 exciting ‘powering the internet of things’ projects at Tyndall. These are (i) the EnABLES research infrastructure project that is coordinated by Tyndall www.enables-project.eu & (ii) the Irish government funded DTIF HOLISTICS project led by Tyndall and involving 12 other academic and industry partners developing wearable solutions for the med tech sector. The minimum academic qualification is an honour’s degree (or an equivalent international degree) in electronic engineering, physics, computer science or related relevant discipline along with 5 years relevant experience. The contract is initially for 24 months with a view to positioning the candidate for future feasibility study and project opportunities subject to capabilities shown and future funding opportunities. Such opportunities will be generated via project and proposal writing activities.
Tyndall National Institute (Tyndall), www.tyndall.ie, is Ireland’s largest research centre, specialising in defined areas of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Within Tyndall, the ICT4EE team is developing solutions for powering the internet of things encompassing energy harvesting, storage, micro power management and system integration for IoT applications.
The researcher will lead a number of EnABLES feasibility studies that Tyndall has underway as part of its Transnational Access (TA) offering. The feasibility studies range from state of the art literature reviews to simulation model development to characterisation of IoT and ‘power IoT’ devices and systems across a broad range of applications. The researcher will also be responsible for working with ENABLES internal and external partners and taking a leading role in generating and supporting new feasibility studies. These TA studies are done free of charge for academic and industry applicant under EnABLES and are a seminal step in creating new partnerships and proposals.
The researcher shall also technically lead Tyndall’s power source system integration activities in the HOLISTICS project working closely with the PMIC (power management IC) designers as well as the other partners in the consortium developing energy harvesting and storage devices. This shall encompass the development of eSIP (energy system in package) demonstrators combining Tyndall technology with that of partners.
As this is a senior level role the candidate will be expected to have some experience in, or, at least exhibit an aptitude for stakeholder management (interactions with project partners).
The nature of the work will depend on project needs at a given point of time but will comprise some combination of the following:
Appointment may be made on the Grade 6 scale (B) €50,042 – €59,746. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.
Closing date of applications is 19th June 2020.
Step 1 - Click here to download and complete the application form and indicate Job Reference MH-32.
Step 2 - Return the completed application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handwritten forms will not be accepted. No late applications will be accepted.
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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