PG-46 Post-Doctoral Researcher in Bioelectronic Packaging

cork, Ireland
07 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

PG-46 Post-Doctoral Researcher in Bioelectronic Packaging

Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term


Established in 2004, the Tyndall National Institute is one of Europe s leading centres in deep tech ICT research and development. It hosts over 600 researchers, engineers and support staff and has a network of over 200 industry partners and customers worldwide. Tyndall National Institute is performing breakthrough research in photonics, electronics, micro-nano-technology and smart systems to deliver innovative solutions in digital healthtech including medtech, biopharma. Tyndall s ICT for Health Strategic Programme is driving an ABCD ecosystem (i.e. combining Academic, Business, Clinical  and Design thinking stakeholders), in which Tyndall researchers are working with academic leaders (national and international), many of the top companies in medtech and pharma industries, and in collaboration with clinical experts.  This ensures that Tyndall research delivers impact in terms of clinical utility and commercial opportunity. Tyndall is host to both IPIC (Irish Photonic Integration Centre) and MCCI (the Microelectronics Circuits Centre Ireland), and is a collaborator in the CONNECT Centre for Future Networks & Communications (Internet of Things), the Insight Centre for Big Data Analytics, the CONFIRM Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and the VistaMilk (Smart Agritech Centre for the Dairy Industry).

Tyndall hosts Researchers-in-Residence from leading healthtech companies, and the ICT for Health Strategic Programme in Tyndall represents approximately one third of the research activity across the institute. This reflects the growing opportunity for Tyndall s key enabling technologies to enable predictive, preventive, personalized, participatory and precision medicine, through new generations of digital healthtech devices, and smart solutions for advanced healthtech manufacturing. Tyndall is a leader in the design, development and evaluation of emerging smart solutions, which require integration of a range of novel sensors, components and materials for additional functionality, while ensuring the prerequisite miniaturisation and cost constraints of the application scenarios are fully addressed. Tyndall acts as a gateway for healthtech industry customers, providing world-class facilities and expertise for the development of digital healthtech solutions, but also helping to identify technologies and expertise from outside Tyndall where applicable, to ensure technology development is enabled in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

Purpose of the role

Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork invites applications for the position as a Post-doctoral Researcher in the Life Sciences Interface (LSI) Group.  Reporting to the Head of the Tyndall LSI Group, this is an exciting opportunity for you to advance your knowledge and expertise in packaging and systems integration toward the development of a novel minimally invasive medical device.  You will collaborate with multi-disciplinary industry-aligned researchers with expertise in microsystems technology, electronic and photonic packaging, MEMS, IC design and other technology building blocks as applicable, to execute an industry defined applied research project.

Activities will include applied research implementation, development of electronic system integration and packaging solutions, travel to project meetings at customer / partner sites as applicable, and to international conferences and workshops.

Key Responsibilities

You will be involved in the packaging specification, design and deployment of selected sensor systems, incorporating the necessary communications, processing, sensor interfacing and power supply modules necessary to enable specified healthtech industry defined applications. You will also be involved in the specification, design, integration and testing of packaging solutions for minimally invasive / implantable devices, in accordance with standards and processes as applicable to selected digital healthtech industry defined applications.

You will be a member of the Life Sciences Interface (LSI) Group and lead a team involved in the packaging and assembly of healthtech sensor systems.  Reporting to the Head of the Life Sciences Interface Group, you will:

  • Develop innovative solutions in healthtech systems packaging within the LSI group and through collaborations with other Tyndall groups and external collaborators.
  • Support selected collaborative projects with strategic industry, clinical and/or academic partners for digital healthtech sensor systems.
  • Ensure excellence in the delivery of all research outputs, including technical reports, peer reviewed publications, filed intellectual property, prototype and demonstrators.
  • Participate in Education and Public Engagement activities, as required.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management system and required Health & Safety standards.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

Essential Criteria

  • A PhD degree in a relevant discipline of science or engineering.
  • Industrial or postgraduate research experience including the development of packaging, integration and assembly solutions for sensor systems.
  • Demonstrated competence on electronic packaging for biomedical applications.
  • Demonstrated experience of reporting research outputs as technical reports and/or peer reviewed publications in high quality journals.
  • Strong communication skills.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in preparation of competitive research proposals for national and international funding programmes would be advantageous.
  • Experience in design of electronic packaging solutions in compliance with EU / FDA medical device regulations.
  • Experience in translation of electronic packaging solutions into a manufacturing environment

Appointment may be made on the IUA Scale for Post-Doctoral Researchers 41,207- 47,477 pa.  Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence Dr Paul Galvin, Head of Life Sciences Interface Group at

Closing date for applications for this position is 21st March, 2023.

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Please ensure that your motivation letter, CV and application letter are submitted in pdf format.

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.