Tyndall National Institute

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Lee Maltings, Dyke Parade, Cork



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ST-2 Applications Engineer - Wearable Wireless Sensor Network Connected Health Monitoring

Contract: Fixed Term/Full Time

The Tyndall National Institute is a world leader in the development of industry aligned research in the development of embedded systems for use in the body, on the body and around the body. Working closely with a global range of industry partners, our applied research technology agenda is helping to develop new products in Ireland and Internationally in conjunction with industry partners.

As a result of funding secured under significant commercial and government investment, the Wireless Sensor Network Group (WSN), Tyndall National Institute - University College Cork, invites applications for an appointment as an Applications Engineer to co-ordinate, manage and implement industrial applied research-focused platforms in the area of Wearable WSN for Connected health monitoring.

Reporting to the WSN Head of Group or his nominee, this is an exciting opportunity to help define and implement applied research projects in a variety of fast-moving, industrially relevant areas.  Working with the (WSN Head of Group and industry applied research team, the successful candidate will be part of a team of multi-disciplinary industry aligned researchers with expertise in microsystems technology, wireless sensors, electronics and low-power system hardware and software design to execute industry defined applied research projects. The team comprises of engineers, researchers and postgraduate students with various levels of experience and qualifications.

Activities will include applied research implementation, hardware/software co-design of embedded systems, project management, student supervision, and travel to international conferences, workshops, industry meetings, proposal project meetings, to strategically position Tyndall WSN as a world-leading industry-focused applied research group in the area of health monitoring.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enhance Tyndall’s position internationally as a world leader in wireless sensing systems.

  • Work closely with PIs in Tyndall directly or indirectly engaged in Connected Health technologies.

  • Work with Tyndall’s industry partners (existing and planned) to identify their Connected Health needs (technologies and applications).

  • The candidate will be required to assist in the system specification, design and deployment of wireless sensing systems incorporating the necessary communications, processing, sensor interfacing and power supply conditioning necessary to meet project requirements.

  • The successful candidate will be required to have expertise in the specification, design and testing of software solutions for wearable embedded sensing systems incorporating inertial/physiologic sensors as well as other sensing units, algorithms development using C and Matlab, product performance characterization and system testing.

Essential Criteria

  • A relevant postgraduate degree in the area of wearable wireless systems and appropriate industry project/applied research experience is required for this position, as is: project management, a significant publication track record and strategic research planning.

  • Key skills required include digital signal processing, motion tracking algorithm development, software development, data analytics, research proposal writing, good project management, scheduling capability, report writing, documentation and communication skills for interaction with internal and external partners are essential as well as a high level of technical competency in the area of algorithms, signal processing, and biomedical in embedded systems. The candidate needs to be highly motivated and innovative, practical, self-managed and achievement orientated.

  • Additional skills of benefit include significant software design expertise, biomedical and biomechanics knowledge.

  • Applied research project planning, industry project definition and specification, good project management, scheduling capability, report writing, documentation and communication skills for interaction with internal and external partners are essential as well as a high level of technical competency in the area of algorithms, signal processing, and biomedical in embedded systems. The candidate needs to be highly motivated and innovative, practical, self-managed and achievement-orientated.

Desirable Criteria

  • The ideal candidate will have a Postgraduate degree in Mathematics/Computer Science/Biomedical Engineering or in a relevant discipline as well as appropriate research program and project management experience in the development of embedded sensing system technology.

  • The ideal candidate will have the equivalent of at least 2 years project experience in Algorithms for Embedded Systems. The candidate will need to have demonstrated a capability in the delivery of industry-aligned research projects as well as experience being part of a research team of researchers, engineers and students.

Further information is available from Salvatore Tedesco at email

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

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Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of recruitment agencies.

Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Tyndall National Institute (Tyndall),, is Ireland’s largest research Centre, specializing in defined areas of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). The mission for Tyndall can be summarized as follows: To be a Centre of Excellence in Information and Communications Technology research, development and graduate training, recognized 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 Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) team is developing wireless sensor network solutions for a variety of applications and deployment scenarios. The team has a strong background in developing low-power, versatile and intelligent miniaturised embedded systems, hardware-software co-design, as well as system deployment and test.


content/wireless-sensor-networks The group is working closely with European and national experts to deploy appropriate WSN solutions and develop intelligent computational systems that will ultimately be embedded into everyday objects in a globally scalable manner. In a number of application-driven projects, the team is involved in practical deployment scenarios of distributed wireless sensor networks in the areas of sustainable development (i.e. remote environmental monitoring, horticulture, food safety) and e-health (point-of-care diagnostics, biomechanical analysis). These programs are strongly inter-disciplinary and involve close collaborations with research teams in the Tyndall’s Life Science Interface, Biomedical Microsystems Photonics system integration group and the ICT for energy efficiency group. The development of wireless sensing technology and applied research associated with this technologies deployment is seen as being key to this vision.
Functional area: Applications Engineers
Contact name: Salvatore Tedesco,

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