Career-FIT Plus Programme

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Career-FIT Plus Programme

Career-FIT Plus


Enterprise Ireland will soon be launching the CO-FUND programme called "Career-FIT PLUS".

Through Career-Fit Plus, Waterford Institute of Technology will offer fellowships to carry out research in our Technology Gateways, guided by an experienced WIT Academic Mentor aswell as a Company mentor who are concerned not just for the fellows's scientific progress but also their training and development in line with the agreed career goals.

Current Positions

TSSG is looking to host an experienced researcher via funding through Career-FIT Plus Programme external site. In order to secure funding, the experienced researcher must develop a proposal with the host for the 19 December 2020 deadline.

School/department/institution/centre Description:

TSSG is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for ICT research and innovation in the South East of Ireland, delivering innovative solutions to our clients across multiple industries, including Agritech, HealthTech, Smart Cities, Communications and Energy Sectors.

Project idea and researcher opportunities:

'How Blockchain can bring efficiency to Accident and Emergency operations in Healthcare systems'. (TSSG external site)

Looking to blend AI with Blockchain for implementation for real use case applications in the Healthcare sector, the application will solve problems under an intelligent resource management framework. The candidate will research the development of a digitalised system; medical passports, privacy preserving, patient care protocols etc. which will aim to combat professional fatigue in the healthcare system.

There will be opportunities for the researcher to apply the strategy in the real world as part of the secondment with the partnering company, Blocknubie external site.*

Researcher Requirements:

  • The researcher must fulfil the MSCA mobility and experienced researcher requirements.1
  • The researcher must have a depth of knowledge in the areas of development of AI, blockchain, AWS Comprehend, and NLP.
  • The researcher will be required to demonstrate research excellence. Experience in the commercialisation of research is desired. Furthermore, a track-record in peer-reviewed publications, invited contributions is required.

Contact information:

If you are interested in applying for the above Career-Fit Plus programme with TSSG please contact:

Jane Mahony
Senior HR Business Partner, TSSG.
e-mail: [email protected]

1 MSCA mobility: To comply with the mobility requirements, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline.

Experienced researcher requirements: The researcher must have at least 4-years full time research experience or hold a doctorate before the deadline.

*C.Vs will be shared with the partnering Industry company unless otherwise indicated or requested.

Supporting organisations of Career-FIT Plus

Researchers awarded a Fellowship will be hosted and employed by a Third Level Institution associated with a Technology Centre/Gateway in Ireland for 3 years, including a mandatory secondment to industry for up to 12 months.

WIT Technology Gateways:




For more information on this, please review Terms & Conditions and Guide for Applicants, available here: (Call will be launched in Autumn and documentation will be updated accordingly)

N.B. In order to secure funding, the experienced researcher must develop a proposal with the host Third Level Institute for the December 2020 deadline.