ORGANISATION/COMPANYTyndall National Institute
RESEARCH FIELDEngineering › Electrical engineeringPhysics
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE10/01/2020 17:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONIreland › Cork
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK39
POB-41 Project Manager: National Photonic Packaging Pilot Line
Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term
The Photonics Packaging Group at the Tyndall Institute at University College Cork, invites applications for an exciting position as Project Manager in the new National Photonics Packaging Pilot Line recently funded under the Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund.
The advanced manufacturing processes developed in the National Pilot Line address the massive demand for new High-Speed Communication Devices for Future Optical Networks, Miniaturised Energy-Efficient Sensors for the Internet-of-Things, High-Speed Quantum Computing Devices, and Highly-Functional Augmented and Virtual Reality Systems. These advanced manufacturing processes will enable Compact and Affordable Medical Devices, including Minimally Invasive Surgical Diagnostic and Imaging Systems, and Biosensors for Point-of-Care Patient Monitoring.
The miniaturised photonic sensors developed in the project enable new capabilities in Rapid and Precise Food Safety and Quality Monitoring and In-Line Process Control for Food Production. The National Pilot Line addresses the key challenges to manufacture these highly-disruptive photonic technologies using Novel Materials, Processes and Equipment. The concept of the Pilot Line is a Highly Innovative Service, providing a single well-coordinated location for companies to innovate and develop advanced manufacturing processes for their future products.
The Project Manager will take responsibility for the following activities:
- Managing implementation of internal project objectives in the area of optical and electrical packaging.
- Managing interaction between all National Pilot Line partners, including Tyndall and a number of Irish companies involved in the National Pilot Line project.
- Support to ensure critical deliverables, including reports to the national funding agency and internal management/administrative reports, are completed on time.
- Support preparing presentations and attending leading technology conferences and exhibits to promote the activities of the National Pilot Line.
- Support in developing a long-term sustainability plan for the National Pilot Line, including support engaging with new academic and industrial partners.
- Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management system.
- Ensure all activities are compliant with the required Health and Safety standards.
- Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
- Typically 5 year’s experience working in an industrial or academic engineering environment (post academic qualification).
- Demonstrable experience of photonic or electronic technologies.
- Technology based degree (eg. Engineering, Physics or Material Science).
- Track-record of collaborating with both academic and industrial partners and managing research projects.
- Project and Quality management experience, with qualification in one or both areas.
- Excellent communication and report writing skills.
- Post-graduate qualification in a technically relevant field.
- Experience of integrated electronic and/or photonic devices and packages.
- Experience with the preparation of project statements of work, contract negotiations and financial management.
- Experience in photonic or electronic high-volume manufacturing.
- Application experience, such as the use of photonics or electronics in areas including medical devices, communications or sensing.
- Experience of Pilot Lines and the transfer of research projects to commercialisation.
Informal inquiries can be directed to Peter O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appointment may be made on the Grade 6 Admin III Scale (B) €50,042-€59,746. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.
Closing date for applications for this position is Friday, 10th January at 5pm.
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Handwritten forms will not be accepted.
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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
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.
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.
EURAXESS offer ID: 471117
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