SOD-13 Principal CMOS Researcher/ Designer in Mixed-Signal Energy-Harvesting PMIC
Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term
Microelectronics Circuits Centre Ireland (MCCI)
MCCI is Ireland’s national Microelectronics Circuits Research Centre. MCCI has a team of over 90 researchers and engineers hosted across Tyndall National Institute (www.tyndall.ie), UL, SETU Carlow and UCD, collaborating on more than 50 research projects. Funded by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, its focus is to generate innovative technologies, which create high impact. Specifically, MCCI’s mission is to carry out industry-led, excellent Analog, Mixed-Signal, RF and Power Management Integrated Circuit research.
As part of its Ultra-Low power, Mixed-Signal, Energy-Harvesting PMIC research theme, MCCI offers this Principal Researcher/ Designer opportunity at its Tyndall National Institute based Cork office.
The Research Area
Our focus is on researching techniques to bring advanced mixed-signal control features to the sub-µW, energy-harvesting, smart sensing node’s power management IC (PMIC) space. Research PMICS derived from the Tyndall multiple-source, energy-harvesting PMIC platform will enable many of the edge nodes in tomorrow’s internet-of-things, IoT, to become battery-less by efficiently harvesting available ambient energies and supporting a reduction in the system’s energy consumption. Body-wearable and inductively powered, implantable medical devices are additional target application areas. This platform will also be at the heart of highly integrated energy-source in-package (eSiP) systems designed to showcase technologies being created across Tyndall’s co-located research groups, in areas such as thin-film magnetic-on-silicon, III-V UV PV devices, solid-state electrochemical storage cells/sensors and MEMS scale energy harvesting transducers spanning thermoelectric (TEG), PV or piezo/ electromagnetic vibrational.
About The Role
The role will ideally suit the established academic PMIC Researcher or industry based Principal CMOS Designer or Design Group lead who desires a career path transitioning into research leadership in the Ultra-Low Power Energy Harvesting PMIC area.
You will be the central CMOS design person in the group’s existing mixed-signal, flexible, ultra-low-power platform, so that it will support the creation of derivative research PMICs across the entire ultra-low power energy harvesting application space, employing low voltage DC thermoelectric (TEG), PV, RF and low voltage AC vibrational.
Reporting to the Head of Group, you will act as both an independent design contributor and will support with guiding a team of post-graduate research staff and PhD students.
You will be ambitious to attain a high profile research career through publishing and presenting at tier-one silicon conferences.
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The appointment may be made on the Admin I Grade 7 Salary Scale, €77,404 to €101,965 p.a. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with the public sector pay policy.
Closing date of applications is on 30th June, 2023
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