BOF-58 Researcher– Smart Sensing Systems, Location Aware Systems for Industry
Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term
The Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is a world leader in the development of Smart Sensing 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 the “Industry 4.0” that will leverage our core strengths in Information and Communications Technologies to develop the next generation of breakthrough location aware sensing systems for connected smart sensor platforms in a manufacturing environment. These systems will incorporate multiple sensing modalities and communications technologies, (inertial measurement units, UWB Radaring and RFID for example) to solve the research problem of accuracy and precision, low latency and high speed real time tracking, high spatial and temporal granularity (100’s to 1000’s of nodes) location aware systems in the manufacturing environment. As such, the WSN Group, Tyndall National Institute - University College Cork, invites applications for an appointment as a Researcher to develop Wireless Embedded Systems in an industrial context for use in conjunction with Indoor Location Aware systems for Factories of the future. This is an exciting opportunity to help work in a fast-moving, industrially relevant area. Working with the Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Group the successful candidate will be part of a team of multi-disciplinary researchers with expertise in microsystems technology, wireless sensors, electronics and low power system design to facilitate applied research. The team comprises of engineers, researchers and postgraduate students with various levels of experience and qualifications. The position is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland funded centre for Smart manufacturing (CONFIRM) and as such will focus on the delivery of an applied research agenda in conjunction with national and international industrial partners and academics. The research agenda will focus on developing a research activity in indoor localisation systems for smart manufacturing, asset tracking and supply chain monitoring. They face increasing requirements on size, motion speed, precision, adaptability, self-diagnostic, inter-connectivity, new cognitive features, etc.
Fulfilment of these requirements is essential for building smart, safe and reliable production complexes and associated demonstrators in real industrial environments and manufacturing facilities The applied research program will focus on solving the technical challenges associated with developing indoor localisation system incorporating tracking and activity monitoring algorithms which are robust, accurate and implementable in a wearable system for position monitoring in this exciting and rapidly expanding R&D field. This is an initial 24 month contract with scope for extension subject to performance and funding secured. Salary is based on the IUA scale and based on experience. The successful candidate will work with and help drive the research agenda for a team of multi-disciplinary researchers with expertise in microsystems technology, wireless sensors, electronics and low power system design to facilitate applied research. The team comprises of engineers, researchers and postgraduate students with various levels of experience and qualifications. Activities will include robust indoor localisation in a challenging environment, position and IMU data processing, industry 4.0 systems research implementation, project management, student supervision, travel to international conferences/workshops/industry meetings, proposal project meetings, to strategically position Tyndall as a world-leading WSN research group and the dissemination of the group’s activities in high impact journals in the development of smart manufacturing processes and systems.
Further information regarding this position is available from Dr. Brendan O' Flynn at email email@example.com
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.
Appointment may be made on the IUA Researcher Scale €36,853 - €43,828.
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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.