National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUI Maynooth)

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Maynooth University

Maynooth, Ireland

Hamilton Institute
Post-Doctoral Researcher
(Control & Signal Processing over Sensor Networks)
(24 Month Contract)

The Role

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.

We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher with an outstanding record of research in the general area of networked control systems (i.e. control under communication and networking induced constraints), and statistical detection and estimation over sensor networks. The successful applicant will have a PhD before the start of employment and will conduct research under the supervision of Prof Subhrakanti Dey at the Hamilton Institute. The subject area of research is broadly within the area of control and signal processing over sensor networks (including energy harvesting sensor networks), and will include design and analysis of detection, estimation and networked control algorithms, in particular, with a view to enhancing security and energy-efficiency of wireless sensor and actuator networks deployed in smart industrial automation, intelligent transportation systems, and advanced healthcare systems. The post will run for 24 months.

Hamilton Institute

The Hamilton Institute is the university’s pilar research institute that aims to bridge the gap between mathematics, computation and its applications. Founded in 2001 with seed funding of €5M awarded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) it has has won competitive research funding exceeding €35M.

The Institute’s commitment to real applications work is reflected in its strong industry links, including partnerships with IBM, Medimmune, AstraZeneca and Unilever. Its commitment to research excellence is reflected in its research output as well as active links with leading international research groups (at MIT, Imperial College London, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Institut Curie, amongst others) and consistently high ratings in external quality reviews. The Institute has an active international visitor programme and organises a number of high-profile international workshops each year.

Recognition of its strategic role both within NUI Maynooth and nationally is reflected in its success in the last two rounds of PRTLI national infrastructure funding where it was awarded recurrent funding to establish structured graduate programme and €4.5M capital funding for new research space.

Major focuses of research activity at the institute currently include the computational sciences, machine learning, optimization, probability and statistics, and the mathematics of networks.


Postdoctoral Researcher: €37,222 per annum

Appointment will be made in accordance with the Department of Finance pay guidelines.

Application Procedure

Closing Date:

23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 29th September 2019.

Please note all applications must be made via our Online Recruitment Portal at the following link:

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified above. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer

The position is subject to the Statutes of the University

Please apply via recruiter’s website.