National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)

Ref. No. NUIG 09-20 Postdoctoral Researcher/Technical Lead,Electrical Engineer – Neutro-Check Project,School of Medicine

National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway)

Galway, Ireland

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a temporary fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with expertise in electrical engineering to work as the Technical Lead on an Enterprise Ireland funded project at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is  available from 1 March 2020 for 21 months.


The role is part of the Commercialisation Fund project in NUI Galway working on the development of a novel neutrophil monitoring device. This is an exciting opportunity to join with the team at design phase.


Job Description:

The successful candidate will work with the existing team in leading the process of an initial sensor design for a new medical device. The sensor will involve embedded systems design and microfluidics. The candidate should have general research and development skills such as data analysis, experimental design, and experience developing electronic-based technologies. The candidate should also display a high level of competence in electronic circuit design, signal processing and relevant languages such as MATLAB or Python. 



Qualifications/Skills required:


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering or equivalent industry experience;

  • Embedded electronic design experience;

  • Medical device development experience;

  • RF Sensor design and experience.


    Software Skills:

  • Experience with RF simulation software;

  • Experience with signal processing software (MATLAB , Octave or Pyton)


Hardware Skills:

  • Electronic circuit design;

  • RF analogue design and testing experience.


Research Skills:

  • Experimental Design;

  • Report writing.


Desirable requirements:

Software Skills:

  • RF simulation software: Alitum PCB Designer, HFSS, CST;

  • Medical Device development within a Quality System.


Hardware Skills:

  • VNA and test measurement knowledge;

  • Dielectric Properties suite experience.


Salary: €37,874 to €38,418 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).


Start date: Position is available from 1st March 2020


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For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Ananya Gupta, Email



To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to:


Please put reference number NUIG-09-20 in subject line of e-mail application.


Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 28th February 2020


NUI Galway reserves the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.


National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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Ref. No. NUIG 09-20 Postdoctoral Researcher/Technical Lead,Electrical Engineer – Neutro-Check Project,School of Medicine