Head of RF Transceivers
DOR2 13/12/2016
Electronic Engineering
Research | Cork

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.

To apply click on the button below, select reference number DOR2 and follow the instructions to complete the application form, attaching your cv and motivation letter.

  • Responsibilities
    • Assisting with the determination and translation of MCCI Strategy as it pertains to the research and teaching activities being undertaken within 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 industry partners and the MCCI Director.
    • Define new projects, 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.
    • To build relationships with other research groups both nationally and internationally including the creation of collaborative projects.
    • To build relationships with member companies, including the creation of collaborative projects and secure funding for such projects.
    • Lead an independent research agenda 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 Central 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 staff annual reviews are conducted on-time and in-line with Tyndall procedures. This will be in full consultation with relevant PI(s) regarding staff member performance.
    • 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.
  • Requirements
    • A PhD (Science/Engineering) or extensive and nationally recognised professional experience.
    • The ideal candidate will have at least 15 years’ experience in RF IC design or research activities with a strong fundamental understanding of low power RF techniques, as it pertains to applications in medical technology, communications and internet of things.
    • 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 approriate external contacts and networks relevant 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.
  • Qualifications
    • The ideal candidate will have a strong RF circuit design background with at least 15 years’ experience.
    • Experience in the design of applications in Internet of Things, Medical Technology, Smart Agriculture, Ultra-Low Power, Energy Harvesting and Storage, is highly desirable
    • Excellent communications skills are essential.