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Head of Power Management

Reporting to the MCCI Director, the Head of Power Management will be a line manager, responsible for leading an R&D Group, which may include a number of identifiable and named R&D activities. In this role, they will create the research roadmap for power management by engaging with member companies to identify their individual research needs. They deliver on the research roadmap by growing collaborations with academic and industrial partners driving increased funding to expand the group and ensure its long-term sustainability. They will be leading a number of other PIs and leaders of research activities, as well as research staff, post-docs, students, etc.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with the determination and translation of MCCI Strategy as it pertains to the research and teaching activities being undertaken with the Group.
  • To generate world-beating research outputs, including IP for commercialisation, as well as publications in leading conferences and journals such as ISSCC & JSSC.
  • To attract and recruit key research staff in order to build a world-class industry-focused core research team.
  • To set the research agenda and develop a detailed research roadmap for the group including project definitions in conjunction with the Operations Manager, targeting new private and public funding in order to increase the scale of the group and to ensure long term sustainability of the core team.
  • To build relationships with other research groups both nationally and internationally including the creation of collaborative projects.
  • To build relationship with member companies, including the creation of collaborative projects and secure funding and manage all funding aspects of same.
  • Drive publication output within team.
  • Responsibility for sourcing funding for projects and ensuring the Group’s financial sustainability.
  • The quality of the Group’s output, according to metrics and Key Performance Indicators agreed by the MCCI Centre Steering Committee.
  • Ensuring that the Group’s student supervision and teaching quality is high.
  • Technical coordination within the Group, including the direction of the purchase of those items of equipment in the Group funded by Tyndall or external strategic funds, or other funding as directed by the Head of Centre or CEO.
  • Coordination and management of safety issues within the Group, in consultation with the Tyndall Safety Officer.
  • Ensuring that student reviews are conducted on-time and in-line with Tyndall procedures.
  • Meeting with any staff or students in the Group, as needed in order to achieve the above.
  • Other responsibilities as may be agreed with the Tyndall CEO or relevant Head of Centre.


Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland (MCCI) is an EI / IDA technology centre hosted at Tyndall National Institute 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 is already collaborating with 27 companies and many of our staff eventually transfer into the thriving microelectronics industry in Ireland. MCCI targets real-life applications with its research and currently has projects in diverse topics such as DNA detection for food safety next generation optical communications, bio-sensing, imaging for security applications and early cancer detection.

MCCI is carrying out innovative research in the areas of mmWave Radio Frequency, Frequency Synthesis, high speed optical transceivers, high performance data-converters and power management integrated circuits to enable new applications. As microelectronics chips are manufactured in ever smaller geometries the performance of Analogue and Mixed-Signal circuits degrade while at the same time digital logic becomes cheaper, smaller and lower power. Digitally-Assisted-Analogue techniques such as digital pre-distortion and calibration can be used in such deep sub-micron technologies to improve the performance of traditional Analogue circuits and these techniques are at the core of MCCI research.

Key Requirements:

  • A PhD (Science/Engineering) or extensive and nationally recognised professional experience.
  • The ideal candidate will have at least 15 years’ experience in Power Management IC design or research activities-mixed signal devices/circuits/ICs and system integration – with a strong fundamental understanding of energy harvesting, storage and management techniques.
  • Generally, a number of years successful track record as a Senior Staff Researcher.
  • To manage and direct bids for major research and/or consultancy projects nationally and internationally.
  • To work towards the strategic development of the Group in line with the Centre strategy and the Tyndall Strategic plan.
  • The ideal candidate will have at least 15 years’ experience in Power Management IC design or research activities-mixed signal devices/circuits/ICs and system integration – with a strong fundamental understanding of energy harvesting, storage and management techniques.
  • Generally, a number of years successful track record as a Senior Staff Researcher.
  • To manage and direct bids for major research and/or consultancy projects nationally and internationally.
  • To work towards the strategic development of the Group in line with the Centre strategy and the Tyndall Strategic plan.
  • To direct and promote activities designed to develop collaborative research with research colleagues and support staff internally and to actively develop appropriate external contacts and networks relevant to future collaboration and funding opportunities.
  • Experience of leading a research team environment and managing staff/students.
  • Extensive understanding of the national and international context of research.
  • Experience of working on high-profile projects attracting media interest.
  • Proactive independent researcher with the skills to attract future research funding through academic and industry collaboration.
  • Flexible and adaptive with a positive approach to managing substantial projects and associated resources.
  • Ability to lead a team with provision for participation on a management development programme.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a strong power electronics/analogue circuit design background with at least 15 years experience.
  • Experience in design for applications in Medical Technology, Smart Agriculture, Ultra-Low Power, Energy Harvesting and Storage, is highly desirable.
  • Excellent communications skills are essential.
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