Research Assistant for the development of polymer-based electrochemical substrates

Tyndall National Institute
November 30, 2023
Offerd Salary:€ 30,025
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SRT-04 Research Assistant for the development of polymer-based electrochemical substrates

Contract : Full Time/Fixed Term

The Tyndall National Institute is a world leader in the development of electrochemical sensors and systems for use in life sciences applications. Working closely with a global range of academic, business and end-user partners, our technology is under evaluation by several multinational corporations and is approaching market readiness in a number of areas. In parallel, Tyndall has an ambitious strategy that will leverage our core strengths in Information and Communications Technologies to develop the next generation of breakthrough sensors and systems for health. There is a growing demand for integrated systems for health applications, including for early detection, diagnosis and monitoring of disease.

Development of novel immunoelectrochemical sensors creates the possibility to identify biomarkers at the earliest possible stage, leading to more effective therapeutic options and better clinical outcomes. This project will produce new knowledge towards continuous electrochemical immunosensor platform capable of early detection of selected biomarkers.

Tyndall National Institute - University College Cork, invites applications for a Research Assistant for a 12 month project, salary is aligned with the Irish University Association (IUA) scale and based on experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working as part of the Tyndall LSI Group, the successful candidate will:
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary researchers with expertise in microsystems technology, surface chemistry, microfabrication;
  • Develop innovative sensor solutions for monitoring biochemical parameters in a sensor technology device;
  • The position will involve working with relevant Tyndall PIs;lutions compatible with selected case scenarios;
  • Report results to the PI, and funding agencies;
  • Participate in Education and Public Engagement activities, as required.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with the Tyndall Quality Management system.
  • Ensure all activities are compliant with required Health and Safety standards.
  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • Essential Criteria

  • The successful candidate should have a Bachelors in Pharmacy;
  • A demonstrated track record of high-quality outputs in sensor devices and systems;
  • A demonstrated track record in electrochemical sensor testing, fabrication and characterisation for the detection of biomarkers;
  • Good communication skills.
  • Desirable Criteria

  • Evidence of entrepreneurial experience
  • Evidence of creative skills/creativity
  • MSc Analytical Chemistry;
  • Track record of electrochemical sensors for health applications;
  • Demonstrated experience in medical device design;ation and biomedical engineering;
  • Demonstrated track record of integration and validation of electrochemical sensors.
  • Tyndall National institute has a proactive entrepreneurial culture and we welcome applications from candidates who possess entrepreneurial and creative skills/experience, including the creation of technology start-ups.

    Appointment may be made on the IUA Scale for Research Assistants € € 30,025- € 39,908 pa. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

    Enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Sofia Teixeira, [email protected]

    Closing date of applications is 30th November 2023


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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

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