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Analogue Mixed-Signal Researcher

Responsibilities

  • Carry out and lead innovative research in Analogue Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design in the area of Data Converters and/or Sensor Interfaces.
  • Take a leadership role on existing research projects under the direction of a Principal Investigator to develop new architectures, circuits and algorithms.
  • Work on collaborative projects with MCCI industry partners who include Xilinx, Analog Devices, Cypress, On Semi, M/A-COM, Hittite, Silicon Labs and Intel.
  • Interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD (may have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research).
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research, as directed by and with the support of the MCCI core team Principal Investigator.
  • Independently carry out small projects and feasibility studies including responsibility for associated administrative and management tasks.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the MCCI core team Principal Investigator.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.


Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland (MCCI) is an EI / IDA technology centre hosted at Tyndall National Institute – University College Cork in collaboration with the University of Limerick. Its mission is to carry out industry-led world-class mixed-signal and RF integrated circuit research to deliver trained people and IP to industry.

MCCI targets real-life applications with its research and currently has projects in diverse topics such as next generation smart-phones, imaging for security applications and radiation-less early cancer detection.

Digitally-Assisted-Analogue techniques such as digital pre-distortion, post-correction and calibration can be used in such deep-submicron technologies to improve the performance of traditional Analogue circuits and these techniques are at the core of MCCI research.

Required Experience and Qualifications

  • A BEng degree in Electronic and Electrical in Engineering is essential.
  • A Masters and/or PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering is desirable.
  • Demonstrated expertise in area of Analog Mixed-Signal IC Design is essential with at least 10+ years experience in either industry or academia.
  • The ability to work independently, have a lead role in research projects and to contribute as a team member in larger research projects is essential.
  • Good organisational, communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Significant patents and/or publications in IEEE peer-reviewed integrated circuit journals and conferences are desirable.
  • Proven track record of producing successful working silicon for high speed Analog Mixed-Signal circuits in submicron CMOS is highly desirable with experience of silicon characterization being an advantage.
  • Having worked in industry standard CAD tools such as Matlab, Cadence and HFFS is highly desirable with experience setting up such CAD tools and associated Process Design Kits an advantage .
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