Innovation

Our team don’t just deliver research – they create innovative thinking that inspires industry.

It’s the diversity of our people and their research that inspires the innovation running through everything we do.

A career with MCCI will bring you a research position in a dynamic, open atmosphere where your contribution is important and where young people work together with experienced engineers, who are willing to share their expertise.

 

 

Current Positions

Head of power management
Full-time
DOR1 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 DOR-1 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Head of RF Transceivers
Full-time
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.
MCCI Analogue Mixed-Signal Researcher
Full-time
IOC-11 12/12/2016
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 IOC-11 and follow the instructions to complete the application form, attaching your cv and motivation letter.

  • 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.
    • Working on collaborative projects with MCCI industry partners who include Xilinx, Analog Devices, Cypress, On Semi, M/A-COM, Hittite, Silicon Labs and Intel.
    • Interacting 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).
    • Engaging in the dissemination of the results of the research, as directed by and with the support of the MCCI Core Team Principal Investigator.
    • Independently carrying out small projects and feasibility studies including responsibility for associated administrative and management tasks.
    • Engaging in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the MCCI Core Team Principal Investigator.
    • Carrying out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • Requirements
    • A BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering is essential.
    • A Masters and/or PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering is desirable.
    • Demonstrated expertise in area of Analogue Mixed-Signal IC Design is essential with at least 5+ 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 organization, communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
    • Significant patents and/or publications in peer-reviewed integrated circuits journals or conferences are desirable.
    • Proven track record of producing successful working silicon for high speed Analogue Mixed-Signal circuits in submicron CMOS is highly desirable with experience of silicon characterization being an advantage.
    • Having worked with 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.
PhD in Mixed-Signal Design for the Internet of Things
Full-time
IOC-10 12/12/2016
Micro-electronic Engineering
Postgratuate | Cork

We 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 disease detection.

MCCI is opening up a number of PhD studentships in the area of Analogue Mixed-Signal Design for the Internet of Things. These will encompass areas such as Data Converters, Ultra Low Power Data Converters, Energy Harvesting, Power Management and RF IC design.

To apply click on the button below, select reference number IOC-10 and follow the instructions to complete the application form, attaching your cv and motivation letter.

  • Requirements
    • Carry out innovative research in Analogue Mixed-Signal IC Design, with a focus on taking advantage of deep-submicron CMOS technologies.
    • Participate on research projects under the direction of a project team leader to design and develop new architectures and circuits in areas such as Data Converters, Ultra Low Power Data Converters, Energy Harvesting, Power Management and RF IC design.
    • With guidance, carry out aspects of integrated circuit design which may include system level simulation, algorithm development, schematic design, layout and validation of manufactured silicon.
    • Work on collaborative research projects with MCCI industry partners.
    • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research, as directed by and with the support of senior MCCI research staff.
  • Qualifications
    • The minimum academic qualification is a first or upper second class honours degree (or an equivalent international degree) in electrical engineering, electronic engineering, physics or related relevant discipline.
    • The successful candidate will be highly innovative with a strong desire to create world-beating integrated circuits research for real-life applications.
    • The successful candidate will be highly analytical with good interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Stipend – €18,000 per annum + Academic Fees
Postdoctoral Researcher | Analogue to Digital Converters
Full-time
IOC-9 12/12/2016
Micro-electronic Engineering
Research | Cork

We target 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 disease detection.

MCCI has a vacancy for a Post doctoral researcher in the area of Analogue Mixed-Signal Circuits, specialising in Analogue to Digital Converters (ADC) and/or sensor interfaces.

To apply click on the button below, select reference number IOC-9 and follow the instructions to complete the application form, attaching your cv and motivation letter.

  • Requirements
    • Carry out and lead innovative research in Analogue Mixed-Signal integrated circuit design in the area of ADC 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.
    • Design Analogue Mixed Signal Circuits, which may include system level simulation, algorithm development, schematic design, layout and validation of manufactured silicon.
    • Work on collaborative research projects with MCCI industry partners who include companies such as Xilinx, Analog Devices, Cypress, On Semi, M/A-COM.
    • Engage in the dissemination and publication of the results of the research aiming for high quality publications such as ISSCC and JSSC.
    • Mentor Masters, Ph.D. Students and junior research staff.
  • Qualifications
    • The minimum academic qualification is a Ph.D. in Analogue Mixed-Signal Design, preferably in the area of Data Converters or sensor interfaces.
    • Experience of integrated circuits from specification to tape-out and silicon validation is required.
    • Experience leading small research teams and/or mentoring is desirable.
    • A track record of generating novel ideas which improve on state of the art is required.
    • Publications in IEEE conferences and journals such as ISSCC, JSSC, ESSCIRC, CICC, VLSI Symposium, RF IC, TCAS-I is desirable.
    • The successful candidate will be highly innovative with a strong desire to create world-beating integrated circuits research for real-life applications.
    • The successful candidate will be highly analytical with good interpersonal and organizational skills.
RF IC Research Assistant | Analogue Mixed-Signal
Full-time
IOC-8 12/12/2016
Micro-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 IOC-8 and follow the instructions to complete the application form, attaching your cv and motivation letter.

  • Requirements
    • Carry out innovative research in Analogue Mixed-Signal / RF integrated circuit design.
    • Participate on research projects under the direction of a project team leader to develop new architectures, circuits and algorithms.
    • With guidance, carry out aspects of integrated circuit design which may include system level simulation, algorithm development, schematic design, layout and validation of manufactured silicon.
    • Work on collaborative research projects with MCCI industry partners
    • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research, as directed by and with the support of senior MCCI research staff.
  • Qualifications
    • The minimum academic qualification is a first or upper second class honours degree (or an equivalent international degree) in electrical engineering, electronic engineering, physics or related relevant discipline.
    • The successful candidate will be highly innovative with a strong desire to create world-beating integrated circuits research for real-life applications.
    • The successful candidate will be highly analytical with good interpersonal and organizational skills.
Masters in Analogue Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits
Full-time
IOC-7 12/12/2016
Micro-electronic Engineering
Postgraduate | Cork

We target 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 disease detection.

MCCI has a vacancy for a Post doctoral researcher in the area of Analogue Mixed-Signal Circuits, specialising in Analogue to Digital Converters (ADC) and/or sensor interfaces.

To apply click on the button below, select reference number IOC-7 and follow the instructions to complete the application form, attaching your cv and motivation letter.

  • Requirements
    • Carry out innovative research in Analogue Mixed-Signal integrated circuit design.
    • Participate on research projects under the direction of a project team leader to develop new architectures, circuits and algorithms.
    • With guidance, carry out aspects of integrated circuit design which may include system level simulation, algorithm development, schematic design, layout and validation of manufactured silicon.
    • Work on collaborative research projects with MCCI industry partners.
    • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research, as directed by and with the support of senior MCCI research staff.
  • Qualifications
    • The minimum academic qualification is a first or upper second class honours degree (or an equivalent international degree) in electrical engineering, electronic engineering, physics or related relevant discipline.
    • The successful candidate will be highly innovative with a strong desire to create world-beating integrated circuits research for real-life applications.
    • The successful candidate will be highly analytical with good interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Stipend – €18,000 per annum + Academic Fees