Ireland: Researcher: Wearable Wireless Sensor Network Systems

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University College Cork, Tyndall National
Institute invites applications for an appointment as Post doctorate
Researcher to investigate and develop wearable wireless sensor network
systems and associated body area networking software and to strengthen
industry-university partnerships as part of the Science Foundation
Ireland funded CSET – CLARITY.

Tyndall National Institute
(Tyndall), , is Ireland s largest research centre,
specialising in defined areas of Information and Communications
Technology (ICT). The mission for Tyndall can be summarised as follows:
To be a Centre of Excellence in Information and Communications
Technology research, development and graduate training, recognised
internationally for the quality of its outputs in materials, devices
and systems, and its creation of new opportunities for Ireland s
economic growth.

Within Tyndall, the WSN team is developing
wireless sensor network solution for a variety of deployment scenarios
on and around the body, in the built environment and wearable
implementations. The team has a strong background in developing low
power consumption, miniaturised systems, requiring rigorous RF
simulation and design as well as embedded software development and
system deployment and test.

Reporting to the Wireless Sensor Network R&D activity leader the candidate will:
Be responsible for the specification and development of innovative,
wearable wireless sensing solutions utilising a variety of state of the
art integration technologies.
Support and contribute to the supervision of postgraduate students working in the area.
Contribute to and/or initiate peer reviewed scientific publications in the area.
Travel to project meetings to present technical results and project updates.

The ideal candidate will have Postdoctoral Research experience in the
development of wireless sensor systems (or equivalent industrial
experience) incorporating RF system simulation and design, embedded
software development, and wireless sensor system test. The successful
candidate will be a key member of a team with expertise in microsystems
technology, wireless sensors, electronics and low power system design.

The successful applicant should have a degree in Electronic or
Electrical Engineering or a related discipline and a PhD degree in an
area relevant to the above theme. Industrial experience in a relevant
area would also be taken into consideration. Authorship of quality
publications and/or patents would be a major advantage as would
practical knowledge and experience of electronic system design.
Experience in co-ordinating the activities of researchers in different
fields to bring solutions from the concept stage to a working
demonstrator would also be beneficial.

Experience with
relevant electronic hardware circuit design and simulation tools and
strong embedded programming (microcontrollers) skills are considered
important skills for the applicant.

Excellent communication
skills are essential. A proven ability to work well in a team and to
lead small teams is desirable. The need to work flexible hours is
required and to be adaptable in working practice is essential.
Salary: Appointment will be as Post doctorate Researcher, and salary will be according to the recommended IUA scale,

Application forms must be completed and are available from:

Questions can be directed to Brendan O Flynn on tel: +353 21 490 4088. Email:
To apply, please submit a CV to careers@tyndall.iequoting the reference number.

University College Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer

To apply for this post, complete the application form and forward with a detailed curriculum vitae and references to:

    HR Department
    Tyndall National Institute, Lee Maltings, Prospect Row, Cork, Ireland
    Fax: +353-21-4904058

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