Career-FIT Plus Programme

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Career-FIT Plus Programme

Career-FIT Plus

Career-FIT PLUS

Enterprise Ireland has launched a new CO-FUND programme called “Career-FIT PLUS”.

Through Career-Fit Plus, Waterford Institute of Technology are currently offering 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.

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:

TSSG - https://www.wit.ie/research/centres_and_groups/tssg

SEAM - https://www.wit.ie/research/centres_and_groups/research_groups/engineering/seam

PMBRC - http://pmbrc.org/

For more information on this, please review Terms & Conditions and Guide for Applicants, available here: https://www.horizon2020.ie/career-fit-plus/call-for-proposals/

In order to secure funding, the experienced researcher must develop a proposal with the host Third Level Institute for the December 19th 2019 deadline.

Please click on any of the titles below to discover more about each opportunity that WIT has to offer:

The Mobile Ecosystem and Pervasive Sensing research unit is looking to host an experienced researcher via funding through Career-FIT Plus Programme. In order to secure funding, the experienced researcher must develop a proposal with the host for the December 19th 2019 deadline.

School/department/institution/centre Description:
The MEPS group provides expertise across the following main thematic focused areas: Bio-Nano Telecommunications, Pervasive Sensing, Embedded System Communications, and Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.

Fellowship Title: Use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) in the healthcare sector

Project idea and researcher opportunities:
This fellowship will focus on the area of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and how it can be applied across the health domain, from enhancing user interaction, to the analysis of a user’s speech to detect indicators of depression, along with various neuropsychological conditions. By its very nature this will be a cross-disciplinary project, giving the researcher invaluable experience solving real-world problems with machine learning.

Researcher Requirements:

  • The researcher must fulfil the MSCA mobility and experienced researcher requirements1
  • Publication track record in machine learning conferences and/or journals
  • Solid Machine Learning background and familiarity with standard speech and machine learning techniques
  • Solid software engineering skills
  • Virtual Assistant domain experience advantageous

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

Name: Frances Cleary
Email: [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.

TSSG, Waterford institute of Technology is looking to host an experienced postdoc researcher via funding through Career-FIT Plus Programme. In order to secure funding, the experienced researcher must develop a proposal with the host for the December 19th 2019 deadline.

School/department/institution/centre Description:
TSSG is the largest ICT research group active in Waterford Institute of technology. It is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for ICT research and innovation. This project will be housed in the Mobile Ecosystem and Pervasive Sensing research Division where one of their priority research focus interest areas relates to the application of ICT technologies in the healthcare sector.

Fellowship Title: Intelligent smart wearable garment for the detection and sensing of output molecules from bacteria

Project idea and researcher opportunities:
The research project will investigate and research an intelligent smart wearable garment that will have the capability to detect and sense output molecules from bacteria. The project will identify and use of the most suitable electrochemical senor capable of sensing output molecules from bacteria. The project will also focus on the most applicable, practical and usable way to design , interface and build in such micro-scale technology ( capable of sensing bacterial molecules) into a usable Smart garment and validate its effectiveness.

This project will provide an opportunity for the researcher to build their knowledge in the etextile/smart garment sector along with gaining an indepth understanding and sensing of bacteria molecular biology integrated with smart garment for usability. The researcher will be able to avail of a secondment to an industry partner to gain industrial experience and broaden their areas of expertise. Having both this academic and industrial experience will provide the researcher with a solid base to build their future career on.

Researcher Requirements:

  • The researcher must fulfil the MSCA mobility and experienced researcher requirements1
  • Have a proven publication background in either etextiles / smart garment/ or other relevant research domain
  • Have electronic engineering background or knowledge of circuitry and their workings

Contact information:
If you are interested in applying for a Career-Fit Plus programme with TSSG, please contact

Name: Frances Cleary
Email: [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.