Senior research fellow- Commercialisation Lead : mm-wave applications

Tyndall National Institute
February 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:€74,589
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (12 month
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SB-05 Senior research fellow- Commercialisation Lead : mm-wave applications

Contract: Part Time (60%)/Fixed Term (12 months)

Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork invites applications for the position of Commercialisation Lead for a recently funded project on filter and Antenna-in-Package (AiP) modules. You will join a team in the Wireless Communications Laboratory with the explicit aim to commercialise the novel technology on filters and AiP modules through a start-up company. Our primary objective is to bring this exciting new technology to the market in applications for 5G and 6G communications. We anticipate that the successful individual will play a leading role in the company, once it is formed.

An essential element of your role over the first 6-month period will be to engage with potential end-users and customers of this new technology, gain an understanding of how the technology could address their specific needs, establish a product specification sheet and create a market entry plan. An additional priority during the remaining 6 months of the role will be to develop an investible Business Plan, to engage with potential investors and secure seed investment to enable the formation of the start-up company. You will present the technology at international trade shows over the 12-month period.

Key Responsibilities

  • Customer discovery : Follow up with existing contacts, and engage new ones through marketing, trade shows, company visits and web channels, with the objective of building a sustainable revenue stream for the start-up company.
  • Customer development : Identify detailed requirements on device performance for the specific applications. Establish pricing opportunities and projections on required volumes and potential revenue, and secure initial sales from international customers.
  • Business planning: Develop an investible Business Plan and engage potential investors with the objective of securing sufficient investment to enable the start-up company to be formed at the end of the 12 month period.
  • Support the formation of the start-up company.
  • 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.
  • Essential Criteria

  • Extensive (>13 years) experience in Business Development within the wireless and semiconductor sectors.
  • Technical expertise (PhD level) in the design, fabrication and testing of photonic or wireless devices.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with R&D and Product Development teams to establish new products that secured customer sales.
  • Demonstrated experience of international trade shows to engage with customers and secure new sales.
  • Evidence of delivering results impacting revenue growth and profitability.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Track record of working to own initiative.
  • Desire to participate in the start-up company.
  • Desirable Criteria

  • Evidence of creative skills/creativity
  • Experience in the communications sector.
  • Experience of forming and/or scaling a start-up company.
  • Experience of identifying and securing equity investments and/or grant funding for startup businesses.
  • Experience of drafting and/or defending patent applications.
  • 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 Senior Research Fellow Scale range €74,589 to €80,046 pa. Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

    Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Senad Bulja, email [email protected].

    Closing date of applications is 1pm on 14th February, 2024.

    Application Instructions

    Please make sure to attach an up to date CV/Resume AND a brief motivation letter outlining how you meet the ‘Essential Criteria' for this role.

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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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