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PG-34 -Researcher for Development of Electrochemical Sensors

PG-34 -Researcher for Development of Electrochemical Sensors & Systems for Continuous Monitoring of Biochemical Parameters

The Tyndall National Institute invites applications for a Post Doctorate Researcher (10 month position).

The Tyndall National Institute 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. In parallel, Tyndall has an ambitious ICT for Health strategy that will leverage our core strengths in Information and Communications Technologies to develop the next generation of breakthrough sensing systems for wearable smart systems. There is a growing demand for wearable smart systems for healthcare applications, which are enabled through a variety of embodiments of smart systems. These sensing systems can be on the body or around the body, and need to be miniaturised (i.e. non-intrusive), self-powered, and low cost, for monitoring vital health signals and capturing critical data for enabling appropriate interventions. This could include capture of electrical (e.g. EEG, ECG and EMG), position and localization (e.g. accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers), and biosensors (e.g. pulse oximetry, biochemical analysis of specified biomarkers such as glucose and lactate). These devices need to locally process the captured data and communicate within the body sensor network, via a local data aggregator such as a mobile device, to the cloud.

Tyndall National Institute - University College Cork, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher to develop wearable sensing platforms for biochemical markers for clinical applications. This is an initial 10 month contract with scope for extension subject to performance and funding secured. Salary is based on the Irish University Association (IUA) scale and based on experience.

Working with the Tyndall ICT for health management team, the successful candidate will: 

  • collaborate with multi-disciplinary researchers with expertise in microsystems technology, surface chemistry, microfabrication
  • develop innovative sensor solutions for continuous monitoring of biochemical clinical parameters in a wearable device, as well as gaining valuable experience in project management and student supervision
  • publish research in high impact journals

The position will involve working closely with Tyndall relevant PIs
Reporting to the Head of ICT for Health Strategic Programmes, the candidate will be responsible for:

  • the day to day management of a research project
  • development and integration of robust sensor solutions compatible with the clinical use case scenarios specified.

 Essential Criteria

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree with a track record of development, integration and validation of biochemical sensors compatible with use for continuous monitoring.
A track record of relevant publications in sensor devices and systems
A track record of electrochemical sensor design and fabrication for real-time detection of selected proteins in complex biological media

Desirable Criteria

Relevant postdoctoral experience would be considered advantageous.

Appointment may be made on the IUA Researcher Scale €36,853 - €43,828.

Application Instructions

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

Step 2 – return the completed application 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. 

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.