IMaR currently have an opening for a highly motivated Senior Research Fellow/Project Manager to join our research team. The successful candidate will collaboratively work and contribute to an on-going research project with one of our industrial partners.
IMaR currently have an opening for a highly motivated, Research Fellow to join the research team at IMaR. The successful candidate will collaboratively work and contribute to an on-going research project with our industrial partners.
IT Tralee is currently recruiting for the position of Manger of the IMaR Technology Gateway.
Job Role and Description
The Technology Gateway Manager will drive the industry collaboration activity and commercialization focus of the Gateway. S/he will be responsible for promoting, securing and successfully delivering on the targeted level of industrial collaborative projects. The role will involve managing the industrial engagement process with Irish industry, new business development and working closely with the IMaR team, to develop and implement strategies to further progress IMaR competencies through delivering world class research for industry, as well as driving the basic applied research portfolios for each respective strand within the IMaR Technology Gateway. The IMaR Technology Gateway Manager will report to the Head (Director)of IMaR at IT Tralee, Enterprise Ireland and the IMaR Industrial Steering Committee.The post is tenable up to 31st December 2022.
Qualifications and Experience
While an honours bachelor’s degree in a Science or Engineering discipline is a minimum requirement, a masters or PhD is desirable.
A minimum of 3-5 years industry experience in a relevant industrial environment.
An ability to conceptualise and facilitate the development of commercial applications for research.
Experience of working on industry focused innovative projects and the ability to translate the IMaR Technology Gateways technical skills into a technology offer that can deliver innovative solutions for industry partners.
Extensive knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques and approaches in electronic, mechanical or software engineering or related technical discline; scientific papers, patents and market intelligence on same.
The appointed candidate will be required to:
Manage the IMaR Technology Gateway’s research team and research centre facilities to develop opportunities for IMaR by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships with IMaR Technology Gateway Industrial clients;
Understand an industry need from a manufacturing perspective and to translate this need as a technology solution to industrial partners;
Promote, secure and successfully deliver on the targeted level of industrial collaborative projects;
Develop innovative industrial partnerships, integrating the IMaR Technology Gateway, its programs and activities into the fabric of the national research infrastructure, economic landscape and broader economic development goals and strategies;
Provide introductions and networking opportunities to facilitate centre growth and development;
Liaise collaboratively with the relevant inputs of IT Tralee support functions e.g. the Offices of the Vice President for Research, Development and External Engagement, Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Enterprise Ireland;
Interface with the Institutes Schools and Departments and with appropriate external organisations to facilitate integrated programmes of research, entrepreneurship, technology and knowledge transfer. In particular, facilitating and ensuring the Institute’s academic staff are integral to and contribute to each research programme under the umbrella of the IMaR Technology Gateway;
Provide detailed reports on Gateway activities and strategic planning upon request to IT Tralee management, Enterprise Ireland and the IMaR Industry Steering Committee;
A salary of up to €88,148 will apply to this post depending on qualifications and experience.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 30th September 2020. Location This post is located at IMaR in the Institute of Technology, Tralee however travel will be required to collaborate with Industrial and Academic Partners in the development of research activity. Informal
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Improving Resource Efficiency of Agribusiness supply chains by Minimising waste using Big Data and Internet of Things sensors
Programme: INTERREG North-West Europe
Duration of the Project: 42 months
Total budget: € 4.88 m
EU funding: € 2.93 m
Lead Partner: University of Bedfordshire (UK)
Images & Réseaux (France)
National University of Ireland
University College Dublin (Ireland)
University of Nantes (France)
Levstone Ltd (UK)
Nottingham Trent University (UK)
Institute of Technology in Tralee (Ireland)
Ulster University (UK)
Dunbia (Northern Ireland)
Aims and Objectives
The REAMIT project proposes to adapt and apply existing innovative technology to food supply chains in NWE to reduce food waste and hence improve resource efficiency. The EU has committed to halving food waste by 2030 by focusing on all stages in the supply chain. 35% of food waste in EU-28 has occurred in supply chains in 2012. Though technologies exist to reduce food waste, they have not been applied to food supply chains.
REAMIT will focus on fruits, vegetables, meat and fish as these are wasted in large quantities. The supply chain includes farms, packaging sites, food processors, distribution, logistics, wholesalers and retailers. The project will be carried out in Ireland, Germany, France, UK and the Netherlands due to the amount of interconnected food supply chains and huge food waste in these countries. The project will adapt existing Internet of Things and Big Data technologies to best fit the needs of the food supply chain management system in NWE. Through testing and adaptation, these technologies will be enabled to continuously monitor and record food quality and signal potential food quality issues. Through analytics, owners of ‘food to be at risk of becoming waste’ will be provided with decision support options to minimise food waste including redistribution to nearby customers. REAMIT project will save 1.8Mt of food waste or €3B per year in NWE, avoid 5.5Mt/yr of CO2 emissions, test and operationalise 8 solutions, and, support 20 enterprises. The technologies will be self-sustaining at the end of the project. They will be made available to the public via REAMIT website and social media.
The long-term effects of REAMIT will be optimising (re)use of food and natural resources in NWE economies and a consortium capable of jointly addressing the challenges in food sector.
The IMaR Gateway, based in Institute of Technology Tralee, is applying its core expertise in providing electronic and mechanical hardware, software, IoT and data analytics innovation for increased productivity in the manufacturing, agriculture and process sectors.
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IMaR is part of the Technology Gateway Network, a nationwide resourse for industry aimed at assisting in the delivery of innovative and/or near to market solutions for both local and national industry.