SOD-6 Senior Researcher: Mixed Signal PMIC Silicon
Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term
MCCI is Ireland’s national Microelectronics Circuits Research Centre. MCCI has a team of over 90 researchers and engineers hosted across Tyndall National Institute, UL and UCD, collaborating on more than 50 research projects. Funded by Enterprise Ireland and the IDA, its focus is to generate innovative technologies. Specifically, MCCI’s mission is to carry out industry-led, world-class Analog, Mixed-Signal, RF and Power Management integrated circuit research and deliver high impact research, IP and trained people to industry.
Established in 2004, the Tyndall National Institute is one of Europe’s premier centres in ICT research and development. It hosts over 460 researchers, engineers and support staff. It has a network of over 200 industry partners and customers worldwide. Tyndall performs breakthrough research in photonics, electronics, micro/nano-technology and smart systems to deliver innovative solutions in the communications, energy, med-tech, biopharma, agricultural and the environmental sectors.
MCCI’s Power Research Theme is focused on creating advanced technology, integrated power systems employing both on-chip (PwrSoC) and in-package (PwrSiP) packaging technologies and exploiting the capabilities of next-generation commercial components such as based on the 20 -100 MHz thin film cobalt based magnetic materials. Alternatively, the systems are based on the technologies and expertise being created by Tyndall’s co-located research groups, in areas such as III-V devices, solid-state electrochemical storage cells/sensors or micro-power energy harvesting transducers spanning thermoelectric, UV PV, MEMs piezo or electromagnetic. Gate driver technologies for higher power systems employing Si DMOS, GaN or SiC power switching bridges are also a theme.
The role is based in MCCI’s Cork Office. The ideal candidate will be a key technical contributor to our research and development of the Gate Driver ICs and PMICs, which are central to these power systems. The candidate will have a proven ability for independent research and development at industrial or post-doctoral level and the role will especially suit the person who wishes to progress towards being a research team-lead, creating collaborations, funding acquisition and ultimately driving their own research agenda as a Principal Design Engineer.
Our integrated power systems research roadmap has four major themes; ultra-low power (ULP PMIC), PwrSiP Voltage Regulators (POL and iVR for SoC), Gate Drivers, Resonant Converters/ Wireless Power Transfer (WPT). The candidate will be technically involved in managing circuit designs and exploiting functionality commonalities across all of these themes. Highly integrated implementations of multi-level and multi-phase systems on a variety of CMOS nodes, including SOI is anticipated.
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Appointment may be made on the Grade 6 Admin III (B) €51,042 - €60,941. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.
Closing date is 23 July, 2021.
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