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Post-Doctoral Researcher/ Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Computer Science and Information Technology

24 Months, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

Please note that this position can be filled at post-doctoral or senior post-doctoral level, depending on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Position summary

Enterprise Ireland has funded the Holistics consortium, led by Tyndall National Institute, and including University College Cork, and several companies (technology providers and manufacturing companies from the Multi-National Corporation (MNC) and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sectors across Ireland).

The vision is to take a system-level approach to medical device networks rather than only focusing on specific aspects of sensors and interpretation. This integration will provide medical device systems with process and data to an unprecedented extent that allows enhanced decision making, more flexible control approaches, improved logistics, life-time product monitoring, etc. Key topics include new electronic devices, wireless networking, edge/cloud computing, software engineering, data analytics and artificial intelligence, enabling novel concepts such as the industrial Internet of Things, security and privacy.

The UCC research activities within Holistics are hosted within the School of Computer Science and Information Technology, which is located in UCC’s Western Gateway Building. UCC is now seeking two a Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher for an industry collaborative project within Confirm targeting wireless factory automation. The specific focus of the research is modelling and simulation of, and experimentation with next generation machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and wireless networking technologies that support control and process automation applications in smart manufacturing.

We are interesting in hiring a Post-Doctoral Researcher/ Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher to participate in the Holistics programme, which is focused on building wireless medical device networks. The key role is to develop the wireless technologies to transfer data from medical devices to the cloud or a medical information system, in a manner that ensures security and privacy. Knowledge of networking (e.g., Bluetooth) security and privacy protocols is a plus. Knowledge of medical device IoT is a plus. They also must be able to operate in dense deployments and in a scalable manner. The researcher will both model and simulate a range of wireless communication technologies that are in use or have potential use in industrial applications as well as deploy experimental systems using prototype wireless technologies within a medical environment.

The successful applicant will be expected to write scientific publications associated with their work and travel to international conferences, workshops, industry meetings, proposal and project meetings. They will also be expected to contribute to the development of the Internet of Things research agenda within the school in conjunction with the PI and other academic staff and researchers.

Project Title: Holistics

Post Duration: 24 months

Salary: Post-Doctoral Researcher: €38,630 - €45,942 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale), Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher: €47,264 - €50,029 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale).

For an information package including further details of the post see https://ore.ucc.ie/

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Gregory Provan, School of Computer Science & IT, Email: g.provan@cs.ucc.ie.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to recruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Friday, 15th January 2021. No late applications will be accepted.


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.

Contact Person: Professor Gregory Provan

Contact Email: g.provan@cs.ucc.ie 

Job ID: 043011 

Close Date: 15-Jan-2021 12:00 


School of Computer Science and Information Technology

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