Research Assistant – Mechatronic Hardware Design

IMaR currently have an opening for a Research Assistant in Mechatronic Hardware Design to join our team based out of the Institute of Technology Tralee.

All applications to be made on-line.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 28th September 2020.

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

For details see the ITT vacancies page

Technology Gateway Manager

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.

Application Procedure

All applications must be made online at

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


Informal enquiries ONLY may be addressed to Prof.Joseph Walsh, email:

Closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 18th September 2020 Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted