Post Doctoral Researcher
University College Cork Faulty of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology

Institution: University College Cork
Vacancy Category: Research
Salary From: €37 221.00
Salary To: €44 266.00
Contract Type:Temporary
Vacancy closing date:18 Jul, 2019
Subject / Area: Computer Science
Engineering and Technology


Position Summary

The Science Foundation Ireland funded Confirm Centre for Smart Manufacturing is a consortium led by University of Limerick including the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, National University of Ireland Galway, Athlone Institute of Technology, Maynooth University and Limerick Institute of Technology. The Centre will comprise of more than 200 researchers in smart manufacturing, including 106 new appointments. The Confirm Research Centre is supported by 42 Industry partners. These partners include technology providers, and end users from the Multi-National Corporation (MNC) and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sectors across Ireland.

CONFIRM's vision is to take a system's level approach to smart manufacturing rather than only focusing on specific aspects of smart manufacturing such as 3D printing, advanced materials, continuous processes, etc. Smart manufacturing aims at integrating IT systems in manufacturing environments with the operating systems that have traditionally managed manufacturing processes. This integration will provide IT systems with process and machine data to an unprecedented extent that allows enhanced decision making, more flexible control approaches, improved logistics, batch-size of one, life-time product monitoring, etc. Key topics include new electronic devices, wireless networking, edge/cloud computing, software engineering, data analytics and artificial intelligence, enabling novel concepts such as the industrial Internet of Things, digital twin, and edge computing.

The UCC research activities within the Confirm Centre are hosted within the School of Computer Science and Information Technology, which is located in UCC's Western Gateway Building. UCC is now seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher for an industry collaborative project within Confirm targeting wireless factory automation. The specific focus of the research is modelling and simulation of next generation machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and wireless networking technologies that support control and process automation applications in smart manufacturing.

The Post-Doctoral researcher will model and simulate a range of wireless communication technologies that are in use or have potential use in industrial applications. Reliability and ultra-low end-to-end delay are key performance criteria for such networking technologies. They also must be able to operate in dense deployments and in a scalable manner. The project is particularly interested in assessing the use of advanced 4G and new 5G wireless technologies as well as other wide area wireless technologies for smart manufacturing applications.

The successful applicant will be expected to write scientific publications associated with their work and travel to international conferences, workshops, industry meetings, proposal and project meetings. He/she will also be expected to contribute to the development of the Internet of Things research agenda within the school in conjunction with the PI and other academic staff and researchers.

Post Duration: 24 months

Salary: €37,221 - €44,266 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Project: Wireless Factory Automation

For full particulars on this post please refer to:

Application Instructions:
For Informal Enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Name: Dirk Pesch

Title: Professor

Email Address:

Telephone: +353 21 4205914

To Apply:

Please submit a short cover letter and C.V., both in PDF format, to Ms. Caitríona Walsh at, stating PD-Confirm-DP-J&J in the subject line on or before the closing date of July 18th, 2019. Please note that interviews will be carried out the week of July 29th, 2019.

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