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Personal Professor Medical Education/Programme Director

Applications are invited for the post of  Personal Professor Medical Education/Programme Director

Closing Date: Thursday, 23 Jun 2016

Application: Personal Professor Medical Education/Programme Director

The Foundation Research Leadership Programme - 15 Research Lecturer Posts

The Foundation Research Leadership Programme is a 3 year programme to recruit the most promising research stars across NUI Galway's priority research areas.  15 Research Lecturer posts will be recruited over a 3 year period, across a series of targeted open calls.

For more details and to make an application visit www.nuigalway.ie/foundation-research-leaders

Closing Date: Thursday, 01 Dec 2016

Application: The Foundation Research Leadership Programme - 15 Research Lecturer Posts

Lecturer Below the Bar, Political Science and Sociology Post 1

Applications are invited for a fixed-term appointment as Lecturer Below the Bar, Political Science & Sociology, NUI Galway.

Closing Date: Thursday, 07 Jul 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, Political Science & Sociology, Fixed Term Post 1 008014

Lecturer Below the Bar, Political Science and Sociology, Post 2

Applications are invited for a fixed-term appointment as Lecturer Below the Bar, Political Science & Sociology at NUI, Galway.

Closing Date: Thursday, 07 Jul 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, Political Science & Sociology, Post 2 008015

Lecturer Below the Bar, Mechanical Engineering, Fixed Term

Applications are invited for a fixed-term appointment as Lecturer Below the Bar, Mechanical Engineering at NUI Galway

Closing Date: Thursday, 07 Jul 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, Mechanical Engineering, Fixed Term 008016

Lecturer Above the Bar, Midwifery, 0.5 FTE

Applications are invited for the appointment of Lecturer Above the Bar, Midwifery 0.5 FTE at NUI Galway

Closing Date: Thursday, 21 Jul 2016

Application: Lecturer Above the Bar, Midwifery, 008009

NUIG 087-16 Postdoctoral Researcher ‘Smart Consent’ Project on University Student Sexual Consent’ School of Psychology / CORA, Institute for Lifecourse and Society NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time one year fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Research with the School of Psychology / Institute for Lifecourse and Society at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Irish Research Council Research for Policy & Society scheme and the HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme, and is available from 1st September 2016 to contract end date of 31st August 2017.

This project will assess the impact of university student participation in a workshop on sexual consent (the ‘Smart Consent’ workshop). The project is headed by Dr Pádraig MacNeela at the School of Psychology (http://www.nuigalway.ie/psy/), and is linked to the Community-Engaged Research in Action research cluster at the Institute for Lifecourse and Society (http://www.nuigalway.ie/ilas/). The Smart Consent workshop was developed in 2015 and this pilot work now builds into a one-year project to asses the impact of workshop participation. The ethos of the project is to promote a positive sexual health engagement strategy focused around the meaning and negotiation of sexual consent.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be based at the School of Psychology, NUI Galway, in the heart of the NUI Galway campus and will work with the PI, PhD students, and a part-time research assistant to implement the research plan to evaluate the Smart Consent workshop. There will be opportunities to present at academic conferences, academic publishing and to contribute to building international contacts.

Duties: The primary duties of the post holder will be to:

  • ·         Work with stakeholders in students’ unions, student services and academic departments to recruit students to take part in an evaluation of the Smart Consent workshop;
  • ·         Manage communications and coordinate the day to day running of the project;
  • ·         Involved in delivering the Smart Consent workshop;
  • ·         Collate and analyse the resulting qualitative and quantitative data.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential requirements:

  • A PhD completed in a relevant discipline (such as Psychology, Health Promotion, Public Health or a Social Sciences discipline).

  • Some research experience working with young adults.

  • Evidence of the ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills.

 

Desirable requirements:

  • Evidence of publication in peer reviewed journals.

  • Knowledge and experience of working in an area related to sexual health.

  • Small group facilitation skills.

  • Experience of managing a Randomised Controlled Trial.

 

Salary: Fixed Salary of €31,270 per annum

Start date: Position is available from 1st September 2016.

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Pádraig MacNeela (padraig.macneela@nuigalway.ie).

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to padraig.macneela@nuigalway.ie.

Please put reference number NUIG 087-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday July 15th 2016

Interviews are planned to be held at the end of July / early August.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 15 Jul 2016

Application: NUIG 087-16 Postdoctoral Research on Smart Consent’ Project

Lecturer Below the Bar, Business Information Systems Fixed Term

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer Below the Bar, Business Information Systems Fixed Term in College of Business, Public Policy & Law.

Closing Date: Thursday, 28 Jul 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, Business Information Systems Fixed Term 008022

Lecturer Above the Bar, Primary Care Education 0.5FTE

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer Above the Bar, Primary Care Education 0.5FTE at NUI Galway.

Closing Date: Thursday, 04 Aug 2016

Application: Lecturer Above the Bar,Primary Care Education 0.5FTE

Lecturer Above the Bar, Surgery and Medical Education 0.5FTE

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer above the Bar, Surgery and Medical Education 0.5FTE at NUI Galway

Closing Date: Thursday, 11 Aug 2016

Application: Lecturer Above the Bar, Surgery and Medical Education 0.5FTE

Commercialisation Executive Science & Engineering

Applications are invited for the pst of Commercialisation Executive Science & Engineering at NUI Galway.

Closing Date: Thursday, 21 Jul 2016

Application: Commercialisation Executive Science & Engineering 008025

NUIG 059-16, Expression of Interest for Research Position(s), Postdoctoral Researcher & Research Fellow opportunities, College of Engineering & Informatics and School of Physics

Expression of Interest for Research Position(s)

Postdoctoral Researcher & Research Fellow opportunities

 

College of Engineering & Informatics and School of Physics

Ref. no. NUIG 059-16

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full time fixed term research positions as postdoctoral researchers and research fellows. The research program is focused on Next Generation Imaging Technologies for Smartphones and is funded by SFI through an Industry/University Partnership between the National University of Ireland, Galway and FotoNation Ltd.

These positions are available immediately. Appointment will initially be on a 24-month contract basis.

The successful candidates will be based in Galway, Ireland and work with researchers from both University and the Industry partner to design and implement experimental systems, algorithms and prototype hardware (electronics & optics) for evaluation and design of a range of novel digital imaging techniques and technologies to be incorporated in next generation handheld consumer electronic devices.

The main duties of the post are to contribute to management of a team of 10-12- PhD students working in tandem with engineers from the industry partner. In particular the successful candidates will be responsible for organizing and managing project research activities to yield high quality research publications and patent disclosures. A strong publication record is essential for these positions and experience in working with industry is a decided advantage for the senior appointment.

For further details on the project areas and to discuss the suitability of your background you may contact the lead PI, Dr. Peter Corcoran at peter.corcoran@nuigalway.ie - please make sure to put ‘SFI POSTS’ into the subject line of your e-mail.   

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has a track record in engineering research and development. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics or equivalent ICT background. A proven publication record is also a requirement. Candidates should have a strong background in image processing & analysis, and expertise in at least one of (i) computational imaging, (ii) optical design, (iii) advanced coding of embedded systems, (iv) biometric analysis or (v) electronic hardware design. Specialized experience in face modelling & analysis, eye tracking, hybrid optics design or super-resolution techniques would be a plus.

Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products & technologies; and have strong writing, oral and interpersonal skills. A record of independent publication, as principle author in recognized engineering journals or high-impact conferences (e.g. SPIE, CVPR), is essential for the Research Fellow position.

Salary: €37,750 - €43,981 per annum   (early stage postdoctoral researchers)

            From €51,716 per annum    (experienced researchers/research fellows)

 

Start date: Positions available from 1st January 2016

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to peter.corcoran@nuigalway.ie or dr.peter.corcoran@ieee.org please make sure to put ‘SFI POSTS - APPLICATION’ into the subject line of your e-mail.

Closing date for receipt of expressions of interest is 5pm on Thursday 30th June 2016.

Posts will remain open until filled.

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 30 Jun 2016

Application: NUIG 059-16, Expression of Interest for Research Position(s)

NUIG 062-16 Postdoctoral Researcher – ‘Protein Self-Assembly and Crystal Engineering’ School of Chemistry

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a postdoctoral researcher in the Crowley Laboratory, School of Chemistry, at NUI Galway.

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 01/09/2016 to the contract end date 31/08/2018.

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will be a recent PhD graduate with a background in protein science and a passion for studying assembly and interactions. You will work in a multidisciplinary team on a project focused on protein assembly using molecular glues (see McGovern et al. Nature Chemistry 2012). The project will also build on our recent work on protein-polymer conjugates (Cattani et al. Nature Chemistry 2015) with the aim of developing a new strategy to engineer protein crystals.

 Duties:

To conduct high-quality protein science in a collaborative environment

To purify proteins and characterize protein assemblies by using structural biology methods

To manage the project, including data collection / interpretation, manuscript preparation and publication

To participate in international meetings / conferences and data collection trips

To contribute to running the laboratory, including student supervision.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

The ideal candidate will have a track record in protein science with proven experience in protein production and characterization. Applicants must have a BSc in chemistry, biochemistry or related discipline and a PhD in protein science (e.g. structural biology, biophysics). Experience in at least one of the following methods: NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, SAXS, ITC, SEC-MALS is essential.  Applicants will have at least one first author publication in an internationally-recognized journal.  Desirable criteria include experience in student supervision and ambition for a career in research / academia. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new projects; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

 Salary: €37,750 - €42,394 per annum           Start date: Position is available from 01/09/2016

 Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 Further information about the Crowley laboratory is available at

http://www.nuigalway.ie/science/school-of-chemistry/staffprofiles/petercrowley/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Peter Crowley:

peter.crowley@nuigalway.ie

 To Apply:

Applications to include a cover letter, two page CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr. Peter Crowley: peter.crowley@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 062-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 8th July 2016.

Interviews are planned to be held week beginning 18th July 2016.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Jul 2016

Application: NUIG 062-16, Postdoc Researcher – ‘Protein Self-Assembly & Crystal Engineering’

NUIG 022-16, Research Fellow – Data Assimilation Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), School of Physics, NUI Galway, NUIG 022-16

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Research Fellow in the School of Physics and Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), NUI Galway. The position contributes to the Science Foundation Ireland-funded Centre on Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) and is available from 1st September 2016, initially up to 2 years, extendable to 4 years or more, subject to project success/outcome and funding, and will be supervised by Professor Colin O’Dowd (http://www.nuigalway.ie/physics/).

 

C-CAPS conduct research into atmospheric composition change and its influence on climate change. More detail is found on www.macehead.org. The research position is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland as part of the Observations and Monitoring for Marine Renewable Energy spoke to the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) research centre (http://www.marei.ie ). The position is associated with the sub-project High-Resolution Marine Meteorology Observation and Forecasting: Remote Sensing, Modelling, Data Assimilation and Integration. The aim of the research is to improve the accuracy and spatial-temporal resolution of observations and forecasting of weather and atmospheric composition through the development of hi-resolution models and integration of Earth Observation data streams using data assimilation and data fusion techniques. The Earth Observation and forecasting system will simultaneously generate downstream products for multiple end users: wind, wave, tidal current, storm surge etc. for the MRE R & D community and clouds/icing, air pollution/volcanic ash, wind shear etc. for the aviation community.

 

 

Duties: This position will develop and oversee data assimilation techniques applied to operational forecast modelling of marine meteorology and atmospheric composition, in particular, aerosols, clouds and radiation in the context of climate change and air pollution forecasting. The research will aim to produce a high-quality high-resolution marine meteorology re-analysis dataset and to evaluate the most important parameters to assimilate to produce the most accurate meteorological and air pollution forecasts. The current model of choice is WRF-CHEM.

 

Qualifications and Experience: The ideal candidate should ideally have a 1st class honour degree in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering and/or a PhD in atmospheric composition research and 10 years of experience in atmospheric composition research and in the development and operational application of air pollution and climate models. The Fellow should be of international standing with the capability to interact with relevant funding agencies and represent aspects of Ireland’s atmospheric modelling activities on the European stage.

 

Salary: €51,716 - €56,442 per annum

 Start date: Position is available from September 2016

 Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway  For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to colin.odowd@nuigalway.ie

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to yvonne.barrett@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 022-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Friday 29th July 2016.

 National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 29 Jul 2016

Application: NUIG 022-16, Research Fellow, School of Physics

NUIG 020-16, Research FellowSatellite Remote Sensing Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), School of Physics, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Research Fellow in the School of Physics and Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), NUI Galway. The position contributes to the Science Foundation Ireland-funded Centre on Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) and is available from 1st September 2016 for 2 years initially and extendable to 4 years or more and will be supervised by Professor Colin O’Dowd (http://www.nuigalway.ie/physics/).

 C-CAPS conduct research into atmospheric composition change and its influence on climate change. More detail is found on www.macehead.org. The research position is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland as part of the Observations and Monitoring for Marine Renewable Energy spoke to the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) research centre (http://www.marei.ie). The position is associated with the sub-project High-Resolution Marine Meteorology Observation and Forecasting: Remote Sensing, Modelling, Data Assimilation and Integration. The aim of the research is to improve the accuracy and spatial-temporal resolution of observations and forecasting of weather and atmospheric composition through the development of hi-resolution models and integration of Earth Observation data streams using data assimilation and data fusion techniques. The Earth Observation and forecasting system will simultaneously generate downstream products for multiple end users: wind, wave, tidal current, storm surge etc. for the MRE R & D community and clouds/icing, air pollution/volcanic ash, wind shear etc. for the aviation community.

 Duties: This position will exploit space borne remote sensing platforms, including LIDAR, for their ability to provide near-real time marine meteorology and atmospheric composition products for end users. In particular, wind, wave, aerosol, cloud and volcanic ash products and their impact on the radiation budget will be the focus. The space-borne data will be combined with ground-based sensor-data to produce a high-resolution 4-D observational dataset. It is expected that the new series of Sentinel and EarthCARE satellites will provide the EO data.

 Qualifications and Experience: The ideal candidate should have a 1st class honour degree in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering and/or a PhD in atmospheric composition research and 10 years of experience in space-borne remote sensing from multiple platforms in the development of algorithms, validation of satellite products, and development of synergetic down-stream products.  The Fellow should be of international standing with the capability to interact with the European Space Agency and represent aspects of Ireland’s Earth Observation programme on the European stage, with particular focus on development of downstream products relating to Copernicus.

 Salary: €51,716 - €56,442 per annum

 Start date: Position is available from September 2016

 Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway  For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to colin.odowd@nuigalway.ie

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to yvonne.barrett@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 020-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Friday 29th July 2016.

 National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 29 Jul 2016

Application: NUIG 020-16, Research Fellow, School of Physics

Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemometrics Technologies Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory (NBL) School of Chemistry National University of Ireland, Galway Ref. No. NUIG 075-16

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Chemometrics postdoctoral research scientist with the Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory (NBL) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  The post is part of the Advanced Analytics for Biopharmaceutical Therapeutic Manufacture (AA-BTM) project, a 5-year investigator award to Dr. Alan G. Ryder.  This research is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund under Grant number 14/IA/2282.

The fixed term contract position is available from the 1st of August 2016 for up to a four year period, subject to probationary period and annual performance review.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be based in the NBL (www.nuigalway.ie/nanoscale) located in the School of Chemistry at NUIG. Ireland and work with researchers from both University and Industry collaborators on the development of chemometric and software tools to enable the analysis of 3-, 4- and 5-dimensional fluorescence spectroscopy data collected from complex biogenic materials.  A second aspect of the post will involve the chemometric analysis of data generated by other NBL researchers and the training of junior researchers in chemometric methods of analysis.

Another aspect of the post will involve undertaking a range of laboratory experiments on various protein containing materials relevant to biopharmaceutical manufacturing.  The candidate will then develop a range of novel bioanalytical assays for the quantitative analysis of proteins in these complex biogenic liquids.  The long-term goal is to have these bioanalysis technologies be incorporated into the next generation of analytical tools for biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

Duties: The main duties of the post are to develop new chemometric approaches and tools for the analysis of 4- and 5D multi-dimensional fluorescence spectra, carry out novel research, and to contribute to management of the NBL research team.  In particular, the successful candidates will be responsible for organising and managing project research activities to yield high quality research publications and invention disclosures.  Specific duties include the following:

  • ·         Determine the efficacy of existing PARAFAC/MCR based methods for the accurate deconvolution of 4- and 5-way spectroscopic data.
  • ·         Develop new chemometric methods for analysing the 4/5 way data informed by photophysical principals.
  • ·         Undertake protein biophysics and other experiments to validate analytical methods and instrumentation being developed under AA-BTM research project.
  • ·         Supervise relevant undergraduate and visiting student research projects from time to time as required.
  • ·         Assist in the mentoring/training of NBL PhD and visiting students in chemometrics and other relevant analysis methods.
  • ·         Deliver presentations and undertake outreach activities relevant to AA-BTM as required by the PI for the successful delivery of the project.
  • ·         Assist in the preparation of manuscripts for publication,
  • ·         Assist in the management of the chemometric software, training documentation, and computational resources in the NBL.
  • ·         Prepare project reports as required by the funder SFI.
  • Undertake any other activities relevant to the AA-BTM project as directed by the PI.

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must have extensive multi-way chemometrics experience and analytical sciences research and development environment.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, or an equivalent discipline.  A proven publication record is also a requirement with multiple first author, chemometric centric publications.  Candidates must have excellent, proven, English language communication skills.  Candidates with experience working with or in industry (analytical sciences) are particularly welcome. 

Candidates must have a strong background in multi-way chemometrics, and proven experimental expertise in at least two of the following: (i) Chemometric analysis of complex samples (including sample prep./data collection), (ii) Protein biophysics or industrial bioanalysis wet-lab experience, (iii) Software programming, or (iv) Programming chemometric methods in MATLAB. 

Specialized experience in industrial analytical method development and validation would be desirable.

Candidates should have excellent, proven, communication (in English) and organisational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new, robust, analytical methods; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.  

Salary: €37,750 - €40,003 per annum           Start date: Position is available from 1st August 2016.

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Further information about the Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory is available at www.nuigalway.ie/nanoscale

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Alan Ryder at alan.ryder@nuigalway.ie

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr. Alan Ryder email:  alan.ryder@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 075-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 15th July 2016. 

A panel may be formed from the shortlisted candidates for other chemometrics research vacancies in the NBL which may become available in 2016 or early 2017.

 Post(s) will remain open until filled.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 15 Jul 2016

Application: NUIG 75-16 Postdoctoral Researcher in Chemometric Technologies

NUIG 080-16 Postdoctoral Researcher (Energy Systems Integration with Water Assets) College of Engineering & Informatics

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time 36 month fixed-term contract position as a Postdoctoral Researcher (Energy Systems Integration with Water Assets) with the College of Engineering and Informatics (Civil Engineering), National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway).

About the post:

ESIPP”, is an €11m capacity building project co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland, industry and philanthropic donation.Energy systems have evolved over decades from individual energy devices and small sub- systems into a complex set of systems, both physical (e.g. electricity grids, gas networks, etc.), institutional (e.g. regulatory and economic) and at all scales (e.g. from individual buildings to continental scale). These systems are increasingly integrated physically (e.g. combined heat and power and electric vehicles), institutionally (e.g. gas/electricity markets) and across scales (e.g. demand side management in power grids). Energy Systems Integration (ESI) is focussed on the interfaces between these systems where there are new challenges and opportunities requiring research, demonstration and deployment to reap the commercial and societal benefits.

The researcher will join a highly dynamic, international research cluster performing leading edge research on sustainable infrastructure, water and wastewater engineering and infrastructure modelling. The research team, affiliated with IRUSE, the Ryan Institute of Environment, Marine and Energy, has strong connections with leading industry and academic institutions across Europe and around the world and performs research in areas that include:

  • Water supply, water and wastewater treatment
  • Energy systems engineering
  • Systems integration and optimisation
  • Development of novel, sustainable environmental technologies
  • Environmental life cycle assessment

 

The researcher will work directly with colleagues in the school of business at UCD and mechanical and manufacturing engineering (DCU) as part of this project.

 

Job Description

This position will focus on the use of water in the electricity generation sector. The researcher will benchmark and subsequently model the “water footprint” of the electricity generation sector. This work will, by investigating how and where water is used in electricity generation processes, inform improved efficiency and reduce impacts on water resources. The successful applicant will also investigate impacts of external factors such as climate change and demographics on water/energy interactions. The project will also investigate control systems engineering techniques that can better manage the use of water within industrial situations and thus impact on related energy usage. Key duties of this post include:

  • Research related to ESIPP project on two workpackages:

  • Water/Energy Nexus and modelling of risks to energy and water sectors associated with climate change and water availability

  • Characterising and modelling of energy usage by industrial buildings within water networks. Optimisation of water networks and associated energy usage in industrial buildings.

  • Delivering high impact publications for academic, industry and public audiences

  • Managing PhD researchers within ESIPP project at NUI Galway

  • Financial and administrative management of the project

  • Other related duties as required.

    Essential criteria:

    Applicants must have PhD in Engineering (Civil, Energy, Mechanical, Control Systems) – or demonstrate their PhD will be completed by the starting date.

    Background in water engineering, control systems engineering or energy systems engineering

    Available to start in August/September 201

    Experience managing (importing, cleaning, transforming, validating or modelling) large data sets.

    Good written and oral English

    Desirable criteria:

    Capable of using initiative and a strong ability for critical thinking

    Experience in Database Management Software (e.g. SQL)

    Background in fault detection and diagnosis techniques

    Experience of participation in interdisciplinary research projects and/or collaboration with industry

    Strong background in statistical modelling, data analysis

    Strong communication and technical writing skills (evidenced by history of publishing in academic, industry and public forums).

    Salary: € 37,750 per annum pro-rata (Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post)

    Start date: August/September 2016

    Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway. For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie.

    Informal enquiries about this post can be made to Dr. Eoghan Clifford: eoghan.clifford@nuigalway.ie (Tel: +353-91-492219)

    To Apply:

    Applicants should send a covering letter, detailed CV and the names and addresses of at least three referees via e-mail (in Word or PDF format only) to: sean.mulligan@nuigalway.ie.

    Applicants must put Ref. No. NUIG 080-16in subject line of e-mail application.

     The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 15th July 2016.

    Interviews will take place week of the 1st August 2016

    National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: Friday, 15 Jul 2016

Application: NUIG 80-16 Postdoctoral Researcher in Engineering

NUIG 079-16 Postdoctoral Researcher – Chemical Kinetic Mechanisms Combustion Chemistry Centre National University of Galway, Ireland

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcherwith School of Chemistry at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland under their Principal Investigator Award Programme and is available from 1st September 2016 to contract end date of 31st August 2019.

The Combustion Chemistry Centre, C3 is engaged in fundamental research on the combustion of fossil and biofuels. Combustion is the ultimate interdisciplinary field, it requires knowledge of chemistry, physics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and mathematics. C3 is concerned with the application of combustion research to the design of energy-efficient engine and gas turbine combustion systems and the impact of their use on toxic and greenhouse gas emissions, thus helping address the problems of urban air pollution and climate change.

Description:

The postdoctoral position involves the development of detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms to describe the combustion of fuels under engine and gas turbine operating conditions. The successful candidate will integrate into a 12 person research team led by Prof. Henry Curran at NUI Galway as well as contribute to the collaborative research efforts with other combustion research groups.


Essential Requirements:

The success candidate should have

  • A PhD within a relevant area such as Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering Physics or similar.

  • A high level of experience and competence in combustion chemistry and chemical kinetic modelling with a background in detailed and reduced mechanism development being an advantage.

  • Demonstrated output in terms of published papers in peer-reviewed journals is also required.

  • An interest in combustion, good writing, and communication skills are essential for this project, which will involve close collaboration with other members of C3.

     

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in reducing chemical kinetic models

     

Salary Scale: €42,394 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply) 

Start date:  Position is available from 1st September 2016.

 

Host Institute:

Located in the vibrant cultural city of Galway in the west of Ireland, with over 17,000 students and more than 2,400 staff, NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence.

 

Further information about research at the Combustion Chemistry Centre is available at: http://c3.nuigalway.ie/

For information on research at NUI Galway see Research at NUIG       

Informal enquiries about these posts may be made via e-mail to henry.curran@nuigalway.ie

For advice on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

To apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV (including details of all third level university courses & grades) and the contact details of three referees via e-mail (in word or PDF format only) to Prof. Henry Curran (henry.curran@nuigalway.ie). 

Applicants must put ref. no. NUIG 079-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 8th July 2016.

Interviews will take place on the 14th August 2016

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Jul 2016

Application: NUIG 079-16 Postdoctoral Researcher – Chemical Kinetic Mechanisms

NUIG 081-16 Postdoctoral Researcher – Quantum Chemical Kinetic Calculations Combustion Chemistry Centre National University of Galway, Ireland

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcherwith School of Chemistry at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland under their Principal Investigator Award Programme and is available from 1st September 2016 to contract end date of 31st August 2019.

The Combustion Chemistry Centre, C3 is engaged in fundamental research on the combustion of fossil and biofuels. Combustion is the ultimate interdisciplinary field, it requires knowledge of chemistry, physics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and mathematics. C3 is concerned with the application of combustion research to the design of energy-efficient engine and gas turbine combustion systems and the impact of their use on toxic and greenhouse gas emissions, thus helping address the problems of urban air pollution and climate change.

Description:

The post involves the application of ab-initio, density functional (DFT), multi-reference configuration interaction (MR-CI) and coupled cluster (CC) calculations to characterize potential energy surfaces and the application of conventional transition state theory (TST) or Rice-Ramsperger- Kassel-Marcus (RRKM) theory to predicted rate constants.  The project forms part of the Combustion Chemistry Centre’s (C3) programme funded by SFI (http://c3.nuigalway.ie/).

Essential Requirements:

The success candidate should have

  • A Ph.D. or a Ph.D. thesis submitted, in Applied Chemistry or a related discipline.

  • High level of experience and competence in quantum chemical calculations. 

  • Demonstrated output in terms of published papers in peer-reviewed journals is also required. 

  • In addition, an interest in combustion, good writing, and communication skills are essential for this project, which will involve close collaboration with other members of C3 including SFI and industrial partners.

     

Desirable Requirements

  • A candidate with a knowledge or experience of quantum chemistry calculations applied to the calculation of rate constants would have an advantage.

Salary Scale: €42,394 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply) 

Start date:  Position is available from 1st September 2016

 

Host Institute:

Located in the vibrant cultural city of Galway in the west of Ireland, with over 17,000 students and more than 2,400 staff, NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence.

 

Further information about research at the Combustion Chemistry Centre is available at: http://c3.nuigalway.ie/

For information on research at NUI Galway see Research at NUIG       

Informal enquiries about these posts may be made via e-mail to henry.curran@nuigalway.ie

For advice on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

 

To apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV (including details of all third level university courses & grades) and the contact details of three referees via e-mail (in word or PDF format only) to Prof. Henry Curran (henry.curran@nuigalway.ie). 

Applicants must put ref. no. NUIG 081-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 8th July 2016.

Interviews will take place on the 14th August 2016

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Jul 2016

Application: NUIG 081-16 Postdoctoral Researcher – Quantum Chemical Kinetic Calculations

NUIG 078-16 Research Fellow in Information Mining and Retrieval Insight Centre for Data Analytics NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position for two years as a Research Fellow in the Unit for Information Mining and Retrieval (UIMR) at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Insight Centre SFI Grant and is available from September to contract end date of 30th September 2018 with possible extension, dependent on project success/outcomes and additional funding. See the Insight Centre for Data Analytics website:http://www.insight-centre.org/

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be expected to perform a leading role in research, supervision and management of the unit for information mining and retrieval research in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics Galway. They will work with the unit head in supervising a research team focusing on research challenges in topics such as Linked-Data Analytics, Web-Mining, Web-Science, Graph/Network Analytics and Graph Databases, Event Detection, Machine Learning (in the context of Linked-Data and Graph Analytics), Adaptive/Explorative Search and Recommender Systems; As well as foundational work, the UIMR group has several applied research collaborations with companies such as Elsevier Publishers, RTE Radio and Television and The Irish Times newspaper.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute leadership to these projects.

The Insight Centre and the UIMR group provide a supportive open environment for carrying out data science research. The successful candidate will work within a team consisting of a senior lecturer, a postdoc and several PhD and Masters students. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to supervise and co-supervise Master and PhD students, and will have opportunity to contribute to teaching as an adjunct lecturer for the College of Engineering’s MSc in Computer Science (Data Analytics). The candidate will contribute to ongoing research on a collaborative basis with other research units within the Insight Centre.

 

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Carry out their own research and demonstrate leadership through collaboration with junior researchers

  • Assist the unit head in the supervision and management of the research group

  • Provide support for the acquisition of additional funding for the group and the institute

  • Contribute actively to the on-going initiatives within the Insight centre and the College of Engineering and Informatics

  • Collaborate extensively with units and projects within Insight that pursue Information Mining research objectives

  • Collaborate with industry as part of industry research partnerships

  • Participate as a member of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics Galway team in a collegial way, assisting in the definition and realisation of the scientific goals and vision of the institute.

  • Contribute to the dissemination of the groups and centre’s research activities

  • When required, support technology transfer into the community and businesses through demonstrators and international co-operations

  • Support the unit leadership and institute directorship with administrative and unit/institute development tasks.

Qualifications:

Essential skills / experience:

  • A PhD in Computer Science with postdoctoral experience in topics relevant to the position

  • A clear vision of world-class research topics such as Linked-Data Analytics, Web-Mining, Web-Science, Graph/Network Analytics and Graph Databases, Event Detection, Machine Learning (in the context of Linked-Data and Graph Analytics), Adaptive/Explorative Search and Recommender Systems

  • Demonstrated ability to work on foundational and applied research problems

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise students and researchers at graduate level

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and publish excellent research in top ranked venues and journals

  • Excellent problem-solving and data-analytical skills including programming skills in data manipulation, preprocessing, munging and integration

    Desirable skills / experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to write grant proposals

  • Demonstrated ability to execute this vision, including initiation of and contribution to international scientific events such as workshops and tutorials

     

Salary: €51,716 to €56,442 per annum

Start date: Position is available from September 2016

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Further information about Insight Centre for Data Analytics is available athttp://www.insight-centre.org/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Conor Hayes at conor.hayes@insight-centre.org

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to hr-nuig@insight-centre.org

Please put reference number NUIG 078-16in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm, 30th July 2016.

Interviews will take place on the 2nd September 2016

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Saturday, 30 Jul 2016

Application: NUIG 078-16 Research Fellow in Information Mining and Retrieval

NUIG 086-16 Postdoctoral Researcher – Stem Cell Biology in Critical Limb Ischaemia Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

To support the REMEDI research programme, applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a postdoctoral researcher in stem cell biology relating to critical limb ischemia (CLI) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is available from 1st August 2016 to contract end date of 31st July 2020.

The Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) at NUI Galway is a biomedical research centre with a primary goal of studying stem cell biology and translating these findings to new regenerative therapies for human disease. REMEDI is a partnership of scientists, clinicians, and engineers and it is housed at the Biomedical Sciences at NUI Galway.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be required to carry out research on stem cell biology underlying critical limb ischemia.

Main Duties include:

  • Investigating in detail the molecular and functional defects present in endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) from diabetic patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI).

  • Investigating the potential for combinatorial treatment in CLI using EPC and stromal cells (SCs).

  • Developing a robust clinical regulatory submission package to allow rapid progression to a Phase 1b/2a ‘first in man’ clinical trial in patients with CLI.

 

Qualifications/Skills:

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD in a relevant life science is essential, as is proven experience in in-vivo models of hind limb ischaemia mammalian/human cell culture and in vitro molecular cell biological techniques.

  • Experience GMP manufacturing technology and therapeutic strategies in CLI.

  • Experience in a wide range of laboratory skills in molecular cell biology using in vitro/vivo techniques.

  • A proven ability to work as part of a team, good communication skills and a track record of successful scientific publications are also essential.

 

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in handling patient samples.

  • Proven track record of published outputs

 

Salary: €37,750 to €42,394 per annum depending on experience.

Start date: Position is available from August 1st 2016.

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway.

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Further information about REMEDI is available at http://www.remedi.ie;

Informal contacts concerning the post may be made to Prof Timothy O’Brien: timothy.obrien@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Cathal Ó Flatharta (cathal.oflatharta@nuigalway.ie).

 Please put reference number NUIG 086-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 p.m. Thursday, 7th July 2016

Interviews will take on Friday 15th July 2016

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 07 Jul 2016

Application: NUIG 086-16 Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 085-16 Postdoctoral Researcher/Senior Researcher Data Mining & Machine Learning Group College of Engineering and Informatics NUI Galway

Applications are invited from highly motivated and suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term contract as Postdoctoral Researcher/Senior Researcherin the Data Mining & Machine Learning (DM&ML) Group, National University of Ireland Galway. The position is available for up to 3 years from August 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter) to contract end date of June 2017, subject to a probationary period. This position is funded by the European Union.

Organisation: The scientific research associate will be involved in direct management and running of existing projects, identifying and contributing to grant applications including Horizon 2020, and developing strategic partnerships and collaborations both nationally and internationally.

Job Description: NUI Galway wishes to recruit a highly motivated and talented Scientific Research Associate.The successful candidate will be responsible for operational management of a substantial new collaborative research grant called ROCSAFE (see below) funded by Horizon 2020 and coordinated by NUI Galway, with academic and industrial partners across Europe. As well as playing a central role in monitoring and reporting activities, this person will contribute significantly to the scientific programme of the DM&ML Research Group, and will liaise with funding bodies and collaborating partners. Working closely with the coordinator, the successful candidate will also provide scientific input; assist in the supervision and mentoring of early stage researchers as required and in the dissemination of project results and outcomes.

The successful candidate will engage in development of new algorithms for probabilistic reasoning over time, for routing and control of autonomous airborne and ground-based vehicles, and for context-aware decision support driven by sensor data analytics. As part of this work, the person will be responsible for the specification, design, development, testing & evaluation of software implementing these algorithms. Other responsibilities will include preparing publications and reports, advising/ mentoring students, and travelling to meetings and conferences.

This is an excellent opportunity to combine R&D with substantial software development, working in a flexible and stimulating research environment, while collaborating with academic and industrial partners across Europe and gaining experience in proposal-writing and management.

The ROCSAFE Project (Remotely Operated CBRNe Scene Assessment & Forensic Examination) has recently been funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. Led by Dr Michael Madden from the College of Engineering & Informatics at NUI Galway, it will make advances in autonomous robotics, probabilistic reasoning, intelligent decision support, and miniaturised sensors, all of which will work together to gather forensic evidence in the event of a chemical, biological, radiation/nuclear or explosive (CBRNe) incident. ROCSAFE’s overall goal is to fundamentally change how CBRNe events are assessed, and ensure the safety of crime scene investigators, by reducing the need for them to enter dangerous scenes to gather evidence. There are 13 partners in total involved in the project across Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Germany, along with a further group of advisory board members.

 

Duties:

  • ·  Provide scientific input, including algorithm development and software development, intoresearch programmes on-going and in proposed grant applications.
  • ·  Monitor overall progress of the ROCSAFE project’s research programme towards targeted milestones and deliverables.
  • ·  Assist in the supervision and mentoring of postgraduate students in the DM&ML Group.
  • Participate in the dissemination of research outputs/activities, including identification of the appropriate pathways for dissemination and provide support for preparation of manuscripts and presentations.
  • Contribute to the preparation and delivery of periodic scientific reports for funding agencies, as required.
  • Support and develop new applications for academic/industrial/entrepreneurial funding which will enhance and develop the DM&ML Group’s research.
  • Manage relationships with academic and industry partners.
  • Liaise with administrative representatives of partner institutions.
  • Participate in meetings and committees as deemed necessary.
  • Liaise with NUI Galway’s Technology Transfer Office on identification and protection of intellectual property generated.
  • Represent the research activities of the group as required at local, national and international events (including talks, panel discussions, meetings with funding agencies, industry representatives etc.).

 

Qualifications: Essential

  • A PhD in data mining, machine learning, and/or statistics.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ relevant postdoctoral research experience in industry or academia (longer is preferred and relevance is essential).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Accurate attention to detail with ability to working within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent organisational and personal management skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Availability to travel nationally and internationally as required.
  • A strong research track record in data mining/machine learning, as exemplified by relevant international peer-reviewed publications.
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in software development in programming languages such as Java and/or C++.
  • Evidence of proficiency in grant-writing and research manuscript writing.
  • Excellent presentation skills.

 

Qualifications: Desirable

  • Experience of coordinating research funding submissions through national and international agencies.
  • Evidence of successful funding achievements.
  • Experience working internationally
  • Experience of postgraduate research student (co-)supervision.

 

Salary: €43,643 - €46,255 Postdoctoral Researcher Salary Scale

            €51,716 - €53,245 Senior Researcher Salary Scale

Start date: Post is available from August 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter.

 

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Michael Madden (michael.madden@nuigalway.ie). Information about the DM&ML Research Group is available at http://datamining.it.nuigalway.ie/ and there is an overview of the project at http://www.nuigalway.ie/remoteforensics/.

Further information on research at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway. For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie.

To Apply:

Applications must include a covering letter outlining your suitability for the post, as well as a CV and the contact details of three referees. Applications should be sent via e-mail as a single document (in PDF only: Word or other formats are NOT acceptable) to Dr Michael Madden, michael.madden@nuigalway.ie. Please put reference number NUIG 085-16 in the subject line of your e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 18th July  2016.

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Monday, 18 Jul 2016

Application: NUIG 085-16 Postdoctoral Researcher/Senior Researcher

NUIG 089-16 Postdoctoral Researcher(half-time) Building Shared Knowledge Capital to support natural resource governance - Northern Periphery School of Geography/Whitaker Institute

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a half-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Discipline of Geography / Whitaker Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Northern Periphery and Artic Programme / EU and is available from 15th August 2016 to contract end date of 31st May 2019.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will become part of a European / Northern Peripheries research team engaging in research on the contested nature of rural resource management and land-use in peripheral rural regions. The challenge of the project is one of reconciling various land-use modes and acknowledging, combining and making use of local, scientific and other expert knowledges in the decision making process. This project will develop planning tools such as participatory GIS to enhance the use of participatory techniques and give assistance to decision makers concerning land-use planning and natural resource governance.The overall objective of the research is to increase the capacity of remote and sparsely populated communities for sustainable environmental management by involving all stakeholders in land use planning and natural resource use decisions.

Duties:

  • The duties of the successful candidate will be to ensure timely delivery of project outputs for WP 2 Engage with relevant stakeholders throughout the project timescale;

  • Maintain ongoing communication with  research partners;

  • Deal with overall project management as relevant to NUIG (timesheets; expenses, accounts, maintaining up-to-date and accurate accounts for the project etc.)

  • Attend international meetings when necessary; organise NUI, Galway’s research workshop

  • Initiate and maintain web and other social media outlets for WP2

  • Carry our fieldwork for WP2

  • Collate and gather relevant data and literature

  • Write project reports in a timely manner and produce working papers and other presentations as required

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrate commitment to deadlines and good team interaction abilities.

  • Display an awareness of legal and ethical requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality.

  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post

     

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a PhD in Geography

  • Previous involvement in a collaborative research project;

  • Active research profile (min 3 publications in geography related international peer reviewed journals)

  • Experience of project management

  • Track record in a research and development environment and strong rural related experience is essential.

  • Experience in working on EU projects.  

  • Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

  • Commitment to deadlines and good team interaction abilities

  • Awareness of legal and ethical requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of project management

  • Working knowledge of GIS

  • Experience and working knowledge of local and national rural and agricultural agencies and organisations would be an advantage

  • Knowledge of rural issues (including rural resource management and governance) would be important

  • Experience of conducting focus groups and interviews would be an advantage

  • Access to a car and a clean driving license would be an advantage

  • Tasks will include conducting fieldwork (qualitative and quantitative) in the western region and so preference may be given to candidates who can demonstrate expertise in a range of relevant methodologies

 

Salary: €37,750 - €40,003 per annum pro-rata (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply) (Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post)

Start date: Position is available from 15th August 2016

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Further information about the discipline of Geography is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/geography/

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr John McDonagh  john.mcdonagh@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 089-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

Or by post to....Dr John McDonagh, Room 122, Department of Geography, School of Geography & Archaeology, NUI, Galway.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 7th July 2016

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 13th July 2016

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Thursday, 07 Jul 2016

Application: NUIG 089-16 Postdoctoral Researcher (half-time) in Geography

Post-Doctoral Researcher (Half Time) for the National Rural Network School of Geography and Archaeology Ref. No. NUIG 090-16

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time fixed term position as a Post-Doctoral Researcher with the National Rural Network based in the Discipline of Geography at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and is available from August 15th 2016 to 31st December 2020.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will become part of the National Rural Network (NRN) research team at NUI Galway.  The NRN is a component of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (RDP) led by Irish Rural Link in partnership with The Wheel, NUI Galway and Philip Farrelly & Co.  The overall aim of the NRN is to build and sustain a membership-based network that maximises the beneficial outcomes of the Rural Development Programme.​ In accordance with Article 54 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1305/2013, the Irish National Rural Network aims to; Increase the involvement of stakeholders in the implementation of rural development. This will involve public authorities, economic and social partners and bodies representing civil society at national and local level; improve the quality of implementation of rural development programmes and inform the broader public and potential beneficiaries on rural development policy and funding opportunities.  This will include the sharing of information via the European Network of Rural Development and the European Innovation Partnership (EIP-Agri Service Point) and foster innovation in agriculture, food production, forestry and rural areas. http://www.nationalruralnetwork.ie/

 

Duties:

  • ·         The duties of thesuccessful candidate will be to carry out substantial, original and significant research, which meets the objectives of the National Rural Network;
  • ·         Prepare reports, participate in workshops and consortium meetings, and carry out a range of other project management activities to satisfy the National Rural Network’s tender and consortium arrangements;
  • ·         Contribute, as required, to the NUI Galway work packages as assigned by the National Rural Network to ensure the overall delivery of the project for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine;
  • ·         Contribute to writing up research findings for reports, website and social media for publication, including in peer-reviewed international journals;
  • ·         Work to raise the national and international profile of National Rural Network, in particular through publications, presentations and participation in relevant conferences and seminars
  • ·         Be expected to carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD in Geography.  Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate appropriate experience and knowledge of working in research areas that relate to rural and agriculture issues and the policy environment. 

  • An ability to work effectively and in a mutually supportive manner within an interdisciplinary team of researchers.

  • Evidence of a minimum of 3 internally peer reviewed publication and a desire to publish and communicate research widely.

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills and a high level of initiative, commitment to deadlines and team interaction is also crucial.

  • High levels of initiative, commitment to deadlines and team interaction.

  • Significant knowledge and appropriate experience of using qualitative and/or mixed-method approaches to social research.

  • Excellent and demonstrable knowledge of relevant computer software (including, for example, MS Office, and qualitative data analysis. 

  • Awareness of legal and ethical requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • A strong working knowledge of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020

  • Experience of project management

  • Familiarity with quantitative data analysis techniques and software [e.g. SPSS] would be an advantage.

  • Experience of conducting focus groups and interviews with senior level stakeholders identified above, would be an advantage.

  • Experience and working knowledge of local and national rural and agricultural agencies and organisations would be an advantage

  • Access to a car and a clean driving license would be an advantage

 

Salary: €37,750 – €42,394 per annum pro-rata (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply) (Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post)

Start date: Position is available from 15th August 2016

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie

Further information about the Discipline of Geography is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/geography/

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Maura Farrell: maura.farrell@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 090-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

Or by post to....Dr Maura Farrell, 125, Discipline of Geography, School of Geography and Archaeology, Arts/Science Building, NUI Galway, Galway. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 7th July 2016

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 13th July 2016

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Thursday, 07 Jul 2016

Application: NUIG 090-16 Post-Doctoral Researcher (Half Time) for the National Rural Network

NUIG 091-16 Scientific Research Assistant Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) National University of Ireland, Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term contract research position at the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is available initially for a 12-month period. The project represents Science Foundation Ireland facilitated collaboration between NUI Galway with an industrial partner and is available from September 2016.

Organisation:

The Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national, SFI funded, €49.6m research centre that brings together researchers from NUI Galway, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. The prime objective for CÚRAM is to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative implantable ‘smart’ medical devices to treat major unmet medical needs. ​Implants will be designed and manufactured to respond to the body’s environment and to deliver therapeutic agents, such as drugs, exactly where needed. Cutting-edge science will develop devices using the very latest research from biomaterials, stem cells and drug delivery and the support of strong clinical collaborations, industry partners and hospital groups to enable rapid translation to the clinic.

 

Job Description:

The position is designed for the development, optimization and evaluation of the efficacy of biomaterial constructs for inflammatory diseases using both in vitro and in vivo model systems. Candidates must be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products. The successful candidate should have expertise in as many of the following areas as possible: primary cell culture, inflammation, molecular and cell biology, matrix biology, in vitro and in vivo assays, protein and gene analysis, histological and stereological techniques. Previous experience in pre-clinical models is highly preferred.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing assistance in conducting research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall budget, scope and schedule of the research project.
  • Monitoring and reporting of project milestones and deliverables in accordance with deadlines.

  • Performing a variety of independent tasks and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.
  • Track timelines and critical milestones.
  • Identify and communicate risks to industry partner.
  • Managing relationships with academic and industry partners.
  • Liaising and reporting to the industry partner, which includes preparation of periodic scientific and financial reports and presentations.

  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities to develop their own career reputation and career development as outlined, discussed and agreed with PI without adversely impacting the primary research role.

 

Qualifications: Essential

  • Experience with in vitro and in vivo models.

  • A track record in a research and development environment,  

  • Candidates must be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products and have excellent documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent communication, organisational and analytical skills.

  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.

  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment.

     

     

Qualifications: Desirable

  • A postgraduate qualification in inflammation or inflammatory disease models.

  • Medical device experience is highly desirable.

  • Experience with cartilage and synovial cells

 

Salary: €23,876 per annum Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Start date: Position is available from September 2016

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Leo Quinlan (leo.quinlan@nuigalway.ie).

 

To Apply:

Applications to include (i) covering letter, (ii) CV, (iii) one A4 page highlighting the results of some recent experimental work performed by the applicant and (iv) contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in PDF only) to Dr Leo Quinlan, Physiology School of Medicine, NUI Galway (leo.quinlan@nuigalway.ie).

Please put reference number NUIG 091-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 29th July 2016.

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Friday, 29 Jul 2016

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  • Irelands's top Univerisity for graduate employability with 96% of our graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating.
  • The largest and oldest university in the west of Ireland.

NUI Galway is world leading for research in:

  • Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • Web Science
  • Human Rights
  • Marine Science, Energy and Environmental Science
  • Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
    Humanities, in particular literature, Theatre and Irish Studies

NUI Galway was awarded the QS Five star rating - 2012