Career-FIT Plus Programme

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Career-FIT Plus Programme

Career-FIT Plus

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

Development and processing of shape memory alloys for medical device application (SEAM)

SEAM Research Centre 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 programme deadline.

School/department/institution/centre Description:
SEAM Research Centre is an award-winning, industry-focused applied materials research centre. SEAM’s key research areas include Metal Additive Manufacturing, Material development & Characterisation, Non-destructive investigations and FEA/CFD.

Fellowship Title: Development and processing of shape memory alloys for medical device application

Project idea and researcher opportunities:
This project, development and processing of shape memory alloys for medical device application, is a collaboration between SEAM and an MNC Centre of Excellence in Additive Manufacturing (AM). This fellowship entails the researcher receiving training and exposure to AM materials development and characterisation and also involve secondment to the MNC. This provides an excellent opportunity for the researcher to develop skills in the area of AM of Shape Memory Alloys.

Researcher Requirements:

  • The researcher must fulfil the MSCA mobility and experienced researcher requirements1
  • The researcher must have a depth of knowledge in the area of development and characterisation of Shape Memory alloys, preferably with a focus on medical devices
  • 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 a Career-Fit Plus programme with SEAM Research Centre please contact:

Name: Dr. Ramesh Raghavendra
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.

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/ (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.