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Mechanical Design Engineer

We are looking for a highly motivated, Mechanical Design Engineer to join the research team at IMaR. The successful candidate will collaboratively work and contribute to a cutting-edge research project for robot attachment design and integration for dynamic applications in the AgriTech domain.

The successful candidate should have a Masters in Engineering or minimum of 3 years relevant industry experience or ideally a PhD in Robotics or equivalent or relevant industry experience.

Application Procedure

We expect the position will be advertised early December.

Prior to that informal enquiries may be addressed to Anshul Awasthi, email: Anshul.Awasthi@mtu.ie

IMaR at Berlin Science Week

IMaR and MTU staff and researchers will be be presenting a breakfast event titled Creating the Future in Smart Manufacturing as part of Berlin Science Week.The event will outline how German companies are collaborating with Lero the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software on developing innovative autonomous systems for next generation manufacturing and products using software and Industry 4.0

This event will take place on Friday the 5th of November from 08.00 to 09.00 Europe/Berlin Time.


What do the innovative autonomous systems for next generation manufacturing and products look like?

The digital transformation of businesses and industries is accelerating, presenting numerous opportunities to develop new products, processes and services. The ability of companies to innovate is greatly facilitated through collaborative networks. The IMaR Research Centre at Munster Technological University, Ireland has a long track record in researching and developing digital solutions for manufacturing companies, including Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems and augmented and virtual reality technologies. Much of this work has been done in collaboration with German companies, supported by Science Foundation Ireland. In this breakfast event, IMaR and its German partners in Ireland, Kostal Ireland GmbH and Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd, will share their experiences working together on Industry 4.0 and related technologies.

What does the future of manufacturing look like? What’s trending? What are the challenges? What does the future of Manufacturing Engineering Education look like? Professor Joseph Walsh from MTU, Kerry and the world-leading SFI Research Centre for Software, Lero, will discuss these questions in a keynote at the Embassy of Ireland in Berlin. This will be followed by case studies of collaborative developments between MTU and Lero’s German partners, Kostal and Liebherr. The session will conclude with a Q&A, where you will have the chance to ask questions about the future of software and manufacturing!

The language of this event is English. The target audience includes academics, young professionals, the manufacturing industry, venture capital, funding institutions, policy makers and anyone else in between who has an interest in future manufacturing.

PUBLIC DISCUSSION VIA WEBEX AND ON-SITE AT THE EMBASSY OF IRELAND. PLEASE REGISTER.

This a hybrid event. Due to current health and safety restrictions, a limited number of people will be able to attend in person at the Embassy of Ireland (invitation only). The online event is free and open to everyone to attend.

If you would like to attend virtually, please book your spot here. Access to the event will be provided after registration by the organiser.

Automation Research Engineer

IMaR currently have an opening for a motivated and creative Automation Research Engineer to work within a team of mechanical and electronic engineers in the development of a prototype laboratory testing automation solution for a major client in the food sector.

The successful candidate will have experience in mechatronic / automation technologies including industrial
robot integration, industrial interfacing / communications systems, control panel design, HMI, safety, quality
management systems and a reasonable understanding of statistics, data analytics and computer vision.

All applications to be made on-line.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1pm on Friday, October 15th 2021

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

For details see the ITT vacancies page

Mechatronics/Mechanical Engineering Research Assistant

IMaR currently have an opening for a highly motivated Mechatronics / Mechanical Engineering Research Assistant to work within a team of mechanical, automation and electronic engineers in the development of a prototype laboratory testing automation solution for a major client in the food sector.

Applicants are required to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Electronic, Mechatronic or Control
Engineering or Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering degree with 1 – 2 years experience (after completion
of his/her bachelors degree), either in an industrial or research setting.

All applications to be made on-line.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1pm on Friday, October 15th 2021

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

For details see the ITT vacancies page

AgriTech – Research & Industry: A Snapshot

IMaR centre manager Dr. John Barry will be speaking at this exciting event which aims to explore and demystify today’s and tomorrow’s AgriTech research and look at why the future of global AgriTech resides in industry. 

The webinar which is being organised by it@cork will give a snapshot of the different AgriTech research organisations and projects currently under way and explore how your tech business can build links to research. We will also look at why technology and agriculture need to be intertwined to ensure the long term sustainable future of global agriculture.  

The event which is funded by Cork County Council, supported by AgriTech Ireland, will be officially opened by Cllr. Gillian Coughlan, Mayor of the County of Cork and chaired by Edmond Harty former CEO of Dairymaster

Expert speakers include:

Chair: Prof. Edmond Harty

Event Recording

Researcher in Full Stack Development

IMaR currently have an opening for a highly motivated Software Developer as part of the SFI-funded Farm ZEro C project, the successful candidate will develop techniques to collect primary and secondary content required to supplement economic projections of strategies presented by a Social Innovation Blueprint. The researcher will work closely with the Agricultural Economics research team to develop an accessible online platform. They will support team members across other relevant tasks and work packages.

Farm ZEro C is an SFI-funded collaboration between industry and academia aimed at addressing SFI’s Zero Emissions Challenge. Farm ZEro C aims to deliver a range of sustainable strategies which collectively can help to create a more sustainable and resilient dairy sector. The ultimate aim of the project is to develop a replicable net zero emissions model for dairy farmers. Farm ZEro C strategies include sustainable land management practices, deployment of bioeconomy and renewable energy technologies, anti-methanogenic dietary additives and improving and increasing farm natural habitats. Building on these strategies, Farm ZEro C will develop a business plan in the form of a social innovation blueprint which can be replicated among farmers to support a wider adoption of Farm ZEro C strategies throughout the agricultural sector. The innovation blueprint (business model) will be digitalised in the form of a web platform containing key commercial links, case studies, scientific reports, and other trust-worthy resources that will inform the farmer of how climate mitigation strategies have and can be implemented on farms and the results that they have obtained.

All applications to be made on-line.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1pm on Tuesday 20th July 2021

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

For details see the MTU vacancies page

Contract Programmer (short-term) – Flutter, IoT and Data Analytics

IMaR currently have an opening for a highly motivated Software Engineer (short-term contract). Experience of software development in Android using Flutter/DART is essential. The successful candidate will write an Android 25 (Nougat) data collector. Experience with implementation of BLE, Sensors and/or IoT related technology would be desirable.

All applications to be made on-line.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday 31st of May 2021

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

For details see the ITT vacancies page

TAgMI project Launch

TAgMI is a significant collaboration between Ireland’s leading AgriTech companies, Science Foundation Ireland CONFIRM Centre for Smart Manufacturing and the IMaR Research Centre will generate 11 research positions.. TAgMI will research and develop robotics, AI and immersive digital training solutions to advance current AgriTech products and revolutionise their training and service sector.

“MTU Kerry Campus has a very proud tradition of Agricultural Engineering Education and Research for over 40 years. The TAgMI project will work with the collaborating AgriTech companies to develop robotics and AI solutions to advance current AgriTech product offerings and develop further innovative assistive technologies for their customers. Additionally, the project will focus on digital training and reimagine and redesign the learning experience and revolutionise the sector using cutting-edge immersive Virtual Realty (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and customised E-Learning solutions. There exists great employment opportunities for graduates in this exciting area and Ireland is ideally positioned to become a global leader.”

Professor Joseph Walsh, Head of the School of STEM/IMaR Research Centre at MTU Kerry Campus and Project Lead,

The virtual launch of TAgMI will take place on Thursday, 6th May at 4 pm. you can register for the event here:

Technology Insights – Process Monitoring and Automation for SME’s

The fourth webinar in Enterprise Ireland’s Technology Insights series takes will focus on ‘Process Monitoring and Automation for SME’s’. Presented by Ciaran Doyle, Senior R&D and Business Development Engineer (Mechatronics) and Tanmay Swaroop, Research Assistant at IMaR Technology Gateway.

Process monitoring and automation are the principle means of reducing production costs, improving process continuity and product quality. The availability of low-cost, smart sensors make process monitoring a compelling, low-risk opportunity for many industries. It is the basis for both predictive maintenance, and real-time process control.

Monitoring and sensor technologies are components of automated processes, which serves to reduce waste, improve quality of work and provide a basis for continual improvement. Automation and process monitoring technologies are readily accessible to organisations of all sizes and underpin competitiveness in terms of cost and quality. This webinar will explore the methods and technologies required for implementing or enhancing monitoring and automation in SME’s.

The webinar will take place on Thursday 13th May 2021, you can register free here:

A recording of the webinar can be viewed here:

Meet the Team – Dr. John Barry

Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Meet the Team’ series brings a range of staff interviews from across the Technology Gateway Network. The latest interview in the series features IMaR Technology Gateway Manager John Barry, in which John describes his role, discusses what makes the gateway unique, the importance of IMaR within the region and advice for those companies considering RD&I.