IOC-26 Principal Engineer in Analogue Mixed-Signal Design for Precision
Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term
Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland (MCCI) is an EI / IDA technology
centre hosted at the Tyndall National Institute. Its mission is to carry out
industry-led world-class Analog, Mixed-Signal and RF integrated circuit
research and to deliver trained people and IP to industry. MCCI is already
collaborating with 35 companies and many of the staff eventually transfer into
the thriving microelectronics industry in Ireland. MCCI targets 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 cancer detection.
As microelectronics chips are manufactured in ever smaller geometries the
performance of Analogue and Mixed-Signal circuits degrade while at the same
time digital circuits becomes cheaper, smaller and lower power. Applications
associated with the Internet of Things is placing multiple challenges on the
Integrated Circuit Chips that are required to enable the next generation of
About your work
This role will ideally suit an established Researcher or Industry based CMOS
Designer who wishes to transition into research leadership in Precision Analog
Mixed Signal CMOS Circuits research area. The role is based in the Tyndall
National Institute offices in Cork. The ideal candidate will be a key
contributor to leading the development of our bio-sensing platform. The
candidate will have a proven ability for working independently and managing
Please look at www. mcci.ie for more information.
MCCI is opening up a Principal Engineer position in the area of Analogue
Mixed-Signal Design for Precision Circuits: These will encompass a number of
application areas including:
Analogue to Digital Converters
Lead the research and development of the solution on an integrated
circuit. This may include system level simulation, algorithm development,
schematic design, layout and validation of manufactured silicon.
Lead and work on collaborative research projects with MCCI industry
Carry out innovative research in Analogue Mixed-Signal IC Design, with a
focus on taking advantage of deep-submicron CMOS technologies.
Develop and maintain existing research partnerships, while also building
new relationships. Participate and lead research proposals to attract
national, international and industry funding.
Perform modelling and analysis on the limitations of existing solutions.
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, Precision Circuits and Sensor Interfaces.
Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research, as directed by
and with the support of senior MCCI research staff.
Participate in education and public engagement activities, as required.
Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management
Ensure all activities are compliant with the required Health and Safety
Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the
general scope and level of the post.
A PhD in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Physics, Science or equivalent
Typically 10+ years relevant post graduate experience.
Track record in delivering world-leading development in Analogue Mixed-
Strong knowledge of CMOS circuits including: biomedical circuits,
references, data converters and optical communication.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to lead small teams.
Strong knowledge of CMOS CAD design tools.
Experience of bringing analogue IC design projects all the way through the
The successful candidate will be highly innovative with a strong desire to
create world-beating integrated circuits research for real-life
The successful candidate will be highly analytical with good interpersonal
and organisational skills.
Track record of bringing projects all the way through the design flow.
Previous silicon Tape-out experience.
Good mathematical ability and knowledge of statistics
Circuit knowledge on Analogue to Digital converters, references and
Experience in the area of Analog, Mixed-Signal or RF circuit design
Knowledge of mathematical modelling tools such as MATLAB.
Strong Publication track record.
Experience of silicon characterisation.
Experience of Analogue Layout.
Knowledge of verification methodologies.
Track record of being responsible for collaborative projects.
The appointment may be made on Grade 7 Admin B Scale €72,946 - €96,093 p.a.
Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with the public sector
pay policy and years of experience.
Closing date of applications is 12th October, 2022.
Step 1 - Clickhere to download and complete the Application form and
indicate the Job Reference IOC-26
Step 2 – Return the completed Application form, together with your CV and
motivation letter firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
A full candidate information pack is available to download by clicking here.
The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional
appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the
At this time, Tyndall National Institute does not require the assistance of
Tyndall National Institute at University College, Cork is an Equal