ST-5 Research Assistant - Wearable Sensors for Connected Health
Category type: Research Assistant, Research, Full-time
The Wireless Sensor Network Group (WSN) at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork is currently advertising for the position of Research Assistant 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. These systems will incorporate multiple sensing modalities and communications technologies to solve the research problem of accuracy and precision, low-latency and high-speed real-time motion tracking.
The successful candidate will therefore be required to integrate and control the relevant components of the wearable system. This will involve reviewing state-of-the-art in wearables on an ongoing basis; identifying appropriate signal analysis techniques and methodologies suitable for the assigned tasks; implementing efficient versions of the signal processing techniques by using different programming tools (Matlab, C, Java) also targeting devices with constrained resources; developing algorithms for wearable sensors; defining prototypes and demos; aiding the wider team with validating system performance under laboratory conditions.
This is an initial 12 month contract with scope for extension subject to performance and funding secured. 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.
Activities will include applied research implementation, data analytics implementation on devices with constrained resources, and travel to international conferences, workshops, industry meetings, proposal project meetings, and dissemination of the group’s activities in high impact journal and conference publications.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Project Principle Investigator and Group Head, the candidate will be required to:
The ideal candidate will have the equivalent of at least 2 years project experience in data analytics and wearable sensors. The candidate will need to have demonstrated a capability in the delivery of industry-aligned research projects as well as experience being part of a research team of researchers, engineers and students.
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Salvatore Tedesco at salvatore.tedesco @tyndall.ie
Appointment may be made on the IUA Research Assistant Scale €21,674 - €34,269.
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Step 2 - return completed application form, together with your CV and motivation letter to email@example.com. 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.