Post-Doctoral Research Positions

TSSG is always interested in hearing from outstanding candidates for post-doctoral research positions.  The core areas of research for the group are:

  • Future network architectures—how can we best harness the potential of network virtualisation technologies?
  • Management techniques—what algorithms, protocols and tools do we need to manage networks in an efficient and scalable way?
  • Service engineering—what design patterns, tools and methodologies do we need to better engineer communications services?
  • Data analytics—how do we harness the data flowing through networks to optimise the network and provide value to service users?

Whilst these areas form our core focus we also have nascent research efforts addressing technologies for optimising smart grids, techniques for communication between nanoscale devices, and Internet-of-Things technologies applied to agriculture and healthcare domains.

Candidate profile

Candidates should have a PhD (or be near completion of their PhD studies) in one of the following fields: communications networks, multi-media communications, signal processing, computer science or mathematics.  They should have a strong publication record with the ability to work across traditional disciplines, to work in collaboration with industry partners and to initiate new research collaborations.

Key Benefits

TSSG offers a flexible and open environment where post-doctoral researchers are encouraged to be proactive in developing new areas of research activity.  This flexibility provides a number of benefits, many of which are typically not available in traditional University departments.  These benefits include:

  • The opportunity to collaborate with R&D labs of high profile ICT companies with bases in Ireland.  For example, in recent years we have run joint projects with IBM, Cisco, Intel, EMC2 and Ericsson.
  • The opportunity to (officially) supervise and co-supervise MSc by Research and PhD students.  WIT regulations acknowledge that researchers actively involved in graduate student supervision should be formally recognised as supervisors, regardless of their faculty status.
  • The opportunity to develop research funding proposals and, if funded, be officially recognised as the project Principal Investigator.
  • The opportunity to develop research ideas into pre-commercial prototypes and to access support to create a start-up company.  In particular, researchers have access to the experience of TSSG’s cohort of software engineering professionals, TSSG’s network of entrepreneurs, and to harness our relationships with angel investors and venture capitalists.
  • The opportunity to harness TSSG’s state-of-the-art test-bed facilities to carry out research studies.  TSSG has its own data centre (managed by a dedicated infrastructure team), incorporating, inter alia, a IaaS compute cloud, a powerful Hadoop cluster, a range of SDN-enabled network switches, a dedicated pan-Ireland SDN network, a unique software-defined radio infrastructure covering WIT’s 175 acre West Campus, and a full suite of Cisco Unified Communications software.
  • Well defined salary scales and processes for promotion to Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow grades.  Candidates who are citizens of particular countries with which Ireland has bilateral tax agreements covering researchers can avail of very favourable tax incentives for a period of two years.

We currently have the following vacancy: