CONFIRM Research Centre Post-Doctoral Researcher- Based in Nimbus Centre CIT

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CONFIRM/ Nimbus Research Centre

Post-Doctoral Researcher

2 year Fixed-Term Whole Time Contract


Cork Institute of Technology, which incorporates the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, CIT Cork School of Music, and the National Maritime College of Ireland, invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Post-doctoral researcher based in the Nimbus Research Centre at Cork Institute of Technology.

The Nimbus Centre has over 40 researchers and is involved in an extensive range of applied research and innovation projects ranging from the embedded systems to cloud computing applications and services with applications in the Smart Cities, energy management, smart manufacturing, e-learning, infrastructure security, and assisted living and well-being. Nimbus works with partners across academia and industry in Ireland and across the globe. This is a very vibrant sector of the Irish technology economy and the Nimbus Centre’s diversity of projects and multi-disciplinary team members reflect this. The Nimbus Centre is based in its own large purpose-built facility on the CIT campus with state-of-the-art research equipment to support its activities.

The Nimbus Centre is now seeking applications to fill the position of Post-Doctoral Researcher for a two year fixed-term period to conduct research in the area of deterministic and reliable wireless protocols for dynamic industrial environments. This is to support Nimbus Centre research topics as part of the SFI CONFIRM Centre for Smart Manufacturing which is researching and developing technology to improve the efficiency and sustainability of manufacturing sector.

Reporting to the Head of Centre, the successful applicant will be responsible for:

Investigation of wireless communications solutions beyond the existing state of the art used in process automation, such as WirelessHART, towards Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications that can support flexibility and configurability of the modern factory (in order to allow mass customisation, batch of one production) including the use of wireless communications to support the deployment of autonomous vehicles (AIVs, AGVs) and mobile robots in the factory environment.

The successful applicant for Post-doctoral Researcher will have:



  • a PhD and/or significant relevant research and innovation experience in academia or industry in the group’s area;
  • extensive scientific and/or technical knowledge of radio channel modelling
    • theoretical models (Markov, Gilbert-Elliot, etc)
    • experimental fitting and validation of radio models
    • time-varying channels as a result of dynamic environments, mobile obstacles, external interference.
  • demonstratable experience in design, modelling and analysis of wireless MAC protocols
  • excellent communication, public presentation, and report/paper writing skills;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.



  • strong technical and/or scientific publication or consulting report portfolio; and
  • experience in acquiring competitive research/innovation project funding;
  • knowledge of channel coding, control over wireless networks, real-time wireless networks, software defined networking, WirelessHart


The successful candidate will work with the CIT and broader CONFIRM Centre team and access to appropriate testbeds and equipment to support the research. They will contribute to the development of the research and innovation strategy in the smart manufacturing domain within the Centre.

Salary Range: €42,260.00 – €52,403.00 per annum depending on qualifications & experience.

For an informal discussion on the position, please contact Dr. Victor Cionca, e-mail: [email protected]

This position is supported by funding from Science Foundation Ireland.


Applications by CIT eRecruitment only.

Applications will not be accepted in any other format.

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Closing date for receipt of eApplications is 1.00 pm on Monday, 9th March 2019.



In addition to the minimum qualifications, it may be necessary to introduce further shortlisting criteria.

Therefore, applicants may be shortlisted on the basis of qualifications and suitable experience, based on details given in the application form. Applicants should note that they may be called for more than one interview.


Cork Institute of Technology is an equal opportunities employer.


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