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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

Clinical Lecturer Fixed Term +/- Registrar Positions, School of Medicine

The School of Medicine at NUI Galway are looking for suitably qualified and experienced candidates for a number of hospital-based Clinical Lecturer Fixed Term and Clinical Lecturer Fixed Term / Registrar posts commencing in 2016.

Positions for Clinical Lecturer’s Fixed Term and Clinical Lecturers Fixed Term / Registrars may arise in the following Disciplines:

  1. Clinical Skills

  2. Medicine: Anaesthesia, Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine, GI, Neurology, Nephrology/Rheumatology, Care of Elderly, Endocrinology, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Dermatology

  3. Surgery

  4. OtoRhinoLaryngology

  5. Psychiatry

  6. General Practice

  7. Obstetrics & Gynaecology

     8. Paediatrics

     9. Pathology

Closing Date: Thursday, 25 Feb 2016

Application: Clinical Lecturer Fixed Term +/- Registrar Positions

Senior Lecturer in Medical Electronics

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Lecturer in Medical Electronics.

Closing Date: Thursday, 03 Mar 2016

Application: Senior Lecturer in Medical Electronics 007906

Established Professor of Political Science and Sociology

Applications are invited for the post of Established Professor of Political Science and Sociology.

Closing Date: Thursday, 10 Mar 2016

Application: Established Professor of Political Science and Sociology

Senior Lecturer in Management, College of Business, Public Policy & Law

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Lecturer in Management, College of Business, Public Policy & Law.

Closing Date: Thursday, 10 Mar 2016

Application: Senior Lecturer in Management, College of Business, Public Policy & Law 007913

Lecturer Above the Bar, Management, College of Business, Public Policy & Law

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer Above the Bar, Management, College of Business, Public Policy & Law.

Closing Date: Thursday, 10 Mar 2016

Application: Lecturer Above the Bar, Management, College of Business, Public Policy & Law

Lecturer Below the Bar, Management, Fixed Term

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

Closing Date: Thursday, 25 Feb 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, Management, FIxed Term 007911

Personal Professor/Senior Lecturer in Anatomy

Applications are invited for the post of Personal Professor/Senior Lecturer in Anatomy, College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.

Closing Date: Thursday, 10 Mar 2016

Application: Personal Professor/Senior Lecturer in Anatomy 007909

Senior Lecturer in Nursing

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Lecturer in Nursing, College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.

Closing Date: Thursday, 10 Mar 2016

Application: Senior Lecturer in Nursing 007910

Lecturer Above the Bar, Nursing, Fixed Term

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer Above the Bar, Nursing, Fixed Term, College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.

Closing Date: Thursday, 25 Feb 2016

Application: Lecturer Above the Bar, Nursing, Fixed Term 007914

Assistant Director, Estate Operations, Buildings Office

Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Director, Estates Operations, Buildings Office.

Closing Date: Thursday, 18 Feb 2016

Application: Assistant Director Estates Operations Buildings Office 007916

Lecturer Above the Bar, Psychiatry Fixed Term

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer Above the Bar, Psychiatry Fixed Term post.

Closing Date: Thursday, 25 Feb 2016

Application: Lecturer Above the Bar, Psychiatry 007898

Lecturer Below the Bar, Nursing, Fixed Term

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer Below the Bar in Nursing, College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.

Closing Date: Thursday, 25 Feb 2016

Application: Lecturer Below the Bar, Nursing, Fixed Term

NUIG 007-16 Postdoctoral Researcher, Cell Cycle / Molecular and Cellular Biology Centre for Chromosome Biology, NCBES

Applications are invited from highly motivated candidates for a fixed-term contract position as Postdoctoral Researcher with Professor Corrado Santocanale, Centre for Chromosome Biology (CCB) and National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES), National University of Ireland, Galway.  The position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), is available from the 1st April 2016 for one year. 

Closing Date: Friday, 19 Feb 2016

Application: NUIG 007-16 Postdoctoral Researcher

Clinical Research Associate/Nurse – Oncology Research, HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway (CRFG),

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term contract position as a Clinical Research Associate/Nurse– Oncology Research. This position will be funded by the Cancer Clinical Trial Unit (CTU), GalwayUniversityHospital. The position is available immediately and the contract duration is for one year initially with potential for renewal.

 

Over the next year there will be numerous Oncology Clinical Trials being undertaken in the Cancer Clinical Trial Unit in collaboration with the CRFG. The Clinical Research Associate/Nurse will play a pivotal role in the institution, recruitment, co-ordination and management of the different aspects of the Oncology Clinical Trials. Additional information on the CRFG can be found at www.crfg.ie.

 

Purpose of Post

The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team who engage with researchers and clinicians to support patient-focused clinical research studies and audit activities in oncology clinical trials. They will contribute to both individual and/or collaborative research projects in the clinical setting.

 

The Clinical Research Associate/Nurse will work under the direction of the Director of the HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway and the Director of the Cancer Clinical Trial Unit. Within the remit of this post, the successful individual will have responsibility for a caseload of oncology patients on clinical trials and research projects.  The individual will be expected to lead, under the direction of the CRFG on areas such as individual research projects, engage in nurse-led research, audit and education, contribute to papers that arise from the studies undertaken, and attend relevant national and international meetings. The Clinical Research Associate/Nurse will be an integral part of cancer clinical research at Galway University Hospitals including coordination of oncology patient care and recruitment of oncology patients into clinical studies. They will be expected to keep up to date with research related methods and techniques, in particular, developments in the oncology research area.

 

Essential:

  • Candidates must be registered or be eligible to register in the General Division of the register
  • The clinical and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role.
  • Ability to perform Clinical Patient Assessment
  • An understanding of Research and the Research process

 

Desirable:

  • An oncology nursing qualification
  • §  Experience of working in an Irish hospital is an advantage.
  • §  Have knowledge and understanding of ICH-GCP, Research Ethics and Regulatory Requirements.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the policy, practise and procedures relevant to the role including HSE, Saolta and University Policies.

 

Key Competencies/skills required for post include;

  • Planning and Organising
  • ·         Patient/Customer Focus
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership
  • Evidence of computer skills including, word, excel, PowerPoint, email, the internet as a research tool, the use of audit tools and familiarity with the integrated Clinical Information Systems utilised by various departments in the hospital
  • Dissemination of research, impact, influence and engagement.
  • Management of own personal and research resources as appropriate.
  • Responsible for data, archiving procedure and security, including legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements.
  • Able to effectively plan research and estimate timelines and resources required to complete it, and deliver on schedule under the supervision of the PI.

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

 

Salary Range: €37,750 – €42,394 per annum.                 Start date: Position is available immediately

 

Application Procedure:

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: mary.m.byrne@nuigalway.ie

Applicants must put Ref. No. NUIG 159-15 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 12th February 2016.

Closing Date: Friday, 12 Feb 2016

Application: Clinical Research Associate/Nurse – Oncology Research, Ref. No. NUIG 159-15

Research Assistant – Weaning on the island of Ireland, Health Promotion Research Centre Ref. No. NUIG 003-16

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Health Promotion Research Centre at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by the Safefood and is available from March 2016 to August 2017.

 

We are seeking to recruit a junior research assistant.  This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a project on weaning practices on the island of Ireland. The project is run in collaboration with Professor Jayne Woodside from the University of Belfast. The post would suit graduates seeing to gain experience in the research environment.

 

About us:

The Health Promotion Research Centre was established in 1990 with support from the Department of Health. The Centre produces high quality research, of national and international significance, that supports the development of best practice and policy in the promotion of health. As the only designated research centre in Ireland dedicated to Health Promotion, the Centre collaborates with regional, national and international agencies, including the EU and WHO, on the development and evaluation of health promotion initiatives. The Centre has an active multidisciplinary research programme in place with over 25 staff undertaking independent, commissioned and consultancy work. It has attracted circa €15 million of external research funding and was designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in 2009. Centre staff also contribute to educational programmes in Health Promotion and the supervision of Doctoral and Masters Research dissertations.

 

Weaning practices on the island of Ireland

Weaning is an important time in a child’s development and both the timing and types of foods offered to infants can have significant health implications. Weaning can also be a challenging time for parents with various sources of information available and with conflicting advice.

 

The overall aim of the project is to investigate parents’ knowledge, attitudes and practices around weaning their children on the island of Ireland. Qualitative research methods will be used and families from disadvantaged backgrounds will be the primary focus of this research. This project will explore with parents the key sources of information used to help in the weaning process, the barriers they face in using guidelines and what works to enable them to wean their children according to guidelines. The project is in collaboration with Queen’s University, Belfast.

 

This 18 month project is funded by Safefood, the Food Safety Promotion Board, under Fund No. 11-2015.

 

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will:

  • Undertake reviews of the academic literature

  • Sample and recruit participants

  • Develop and test research tools for use with parents

  • Collect data and undertake detailed qualitative data analysis

  • Contribute to the interpretation of data analysis

  • Convene an advisory panel of parents

  • Prepare for and make presentations at academic conferences and other dissemination events

  • Draft reports, scientific papers and contribute to other dissemination activities;

  • Partake in team and project meetings

  • Other project related duties as required.

     

    The post offers significant opportunities for training and professional and personal development, and to develop research skills. All activities will be under the direction of the Principal Investigator.

     

Essential requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree: this should be in Nutrition, Health Promotion, Public Health, Psychology, Epidemiology or a related discipline.

  • A Masters degree in a relevant subject area such as Nutrition or Health Promotion

  • Skills and experience in qualitative research design and data analysis

  • Good communication, management and interpersonal skills

  • Evidence of ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team.

 

Desirable requirements:

  • A Registered Nutritionist (UKVRN)

  • At least 2 years research experience

  • Experience of recruiting and working with families

  • In depth knowledge of infant and child nutrition and health inequalities

  • Evidence of writing a publication.

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post.

 

Salary: €21,850 - €25,330 per annum           Start date: Position is available from March 2016.

 

NB: Work permit restrictions apply to this category of post.

 

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 Colette Kelly at Health Promotion Research Centre at NUIG (tel: 091493186; email: colette.kelly@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 Colette Kelly (email:colette.kelly@nuigalway.ie)

 

 

Please put reference number NUIG-006-15 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 12th February 2016.

 

Interviews are planned to be held on 29th February 2016.

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 12 Feb 2016

Application: Research Assistant – Health Promotion Research Centre, Ref. No. NUIG 003-16

PhD Fellowship position, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, "TRAIN-ERS", Investigating the Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Response in Health and Disease.

PhD Fellowship position available in the
 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Innovative Training Network "TRAIN-ERS" (H2020-MSCA-ETN -675448)
Investigating the Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Response in Health and Disease. 

Located at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Project background and goal: Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is now emerging as a common feature in the pathology of numerous diseases including cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, metabolic syndromes and inflammatory diseases, annually affecting millions of patients worldwide, and posing an enormous cost burden on the health sector. ER stress is caused by impaired function of the ER and accumulation of unfolded proteins in this compartment which triggers a set of signalling pathways termed the unfolded protein response (UPR). The UPR is an adaptive response that aims to resolve the stress through a multi-pronged approach, however, when ER stress cannot be resolved, the UPR induces cell death. The molecular mechanisms involved in transition of the UPR from a protective to a death response are incompletely understood, but are fundamental to developing strategies to limit or avoid the pathological consequences of ER stress. Therefore understanding the ER stress response has the potential to allow us to tackle many ER stress-associated diseases and it thus represents a potential therapeutic intervention point that can be exploited to develop novel therapies and new diagnostic and prognostic markers for a wide range of diseases.
The TRAIN-ERS programme will bring 14 young researchers together with world-leading academics, clinicians and industry personnel, who will form a network of excellence aimed at understanding the ER stress response and applying this understanding to provide knowledge-driven strategies for the treatment of ER stress-associated diseases. The researcher (ESR7) recruited to the National University of Ireland, Galway will be a part of this exciting network with the opportunity for excellent scientific training as well acquiring transferable skills and carrying out industrial secondments.

Career Stage
Early Stage Researcher (ESR) or 0-4 yrs. (Post Graduate)
Qualifications required for entry into the PhD program can be found at http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/research-postgraduate-programmes/structured-phd/biochemistry.html or by contacting the supervisor by email (see links in the project descriptions section).

Benefits and salary
The MSCA programme offers a highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. The successful candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for early stage researchers. Exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment [Living Allowance = €3110/month (correction factor to be applied per country) + mobility allowance = €600/month. Researcher’s may also qualify for a family allowance of €500/month depending on the family situation].
In addition to their individual scientific project, the fellow will benefit from further continuing education, which includes scientific skills courses, transferable skills courses, as well as active participation in workshops and conferences and the opportunity to go on secondments to partner labs.

Applicants need to fully comply with the three eligibility criteria:
1) Early-stage researchers (ESR) are those who are, at the time of recruitment by the host, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged. Please note applicants cannot already hold a PhD.
2) Conditions of international mobility of researchers: Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of selection by the host organisation, researchers 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 prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.
3) English language: Network fellows (ESRs) must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training.

Application procedure:
Applications should include a detailed CV including the contact details of three references and a one page motivation letter describing your research career goals, skills and experience. Please send applications by e-mail (in word or PDF only) to trainers@nuigalway.ie by 5.00pm on Monday 29th Feb 2016.
Successful applicants will need to prove that they are eligible (three aspects: respect ESR definition, mobility criteria, and English language proficiency) and will be required to provide transcripts. The selected ESRs are expected to start April/May 2016.


Project

Assessing the potential of IRE1/XBP1s for therapeutics and diagnostics in breast cancer (BC)
ESR7 will determine whether the IRE1α/XBP1s signalling axis can serve as a viable diagnostic or prognostic marker or therapeutic target in BC, by analysing XBP1s expression in approximately 100 BC and normal matched patient tissue samples. ESR7 will also examine the therapeutic potential of blocking IRE1α/XBP1s signalling in a panel of human BC cell lines (T47D, SKBR3, MDA-MB231, SKBR3, BT474) and the non-tumorigenic breast cell line MCF10A. 
Host: National University of Ireland, Galway – NUIG (Galway, Ireland)
Supervisor: Professor Afshin Samali and Dr. Adrienne Gorman (For information on this lab see www.apoptosis.ire and more detail of the project please see http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/ or contact afshin.samali@nuigalway.ie or adrienne.gorman@nuigalway.ie ).

Closing Date: Monday, 29 Feb 2016

Application: PhD Fellowship position - TRAIN-ERS, Marie Skłodowska-Curie

Two full-time post-doctoral research positions: Designing, evaluating and implementing a pilot complex intervention in childhood obesity

Two full-time post-doctoral research positions: Designing, evaluating and implementing a pilot complex intervention in childhood obesity

 

We are currently advertising two full-time post-doctoral research positions (3 year duration) for our Health Research Board Inter-disciplinary Capacity Enhancement Award 2015 on Designing, evaluating and implementing a pilot complex intervention in childhood obesity.

 

•1 position based in the Health Behaviour Change Research Group, School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway

•1 position based in Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork

 

Appointment may be made at Post-Doctoral/Senior Post-Doctoral/Research Fellow level.  

Salary: €33,975 - €42,394 Post-Doctoral Researcher

             €43,643 - €46,255 Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher

             €51,716 - €56,442 Research Fellow

 

The overall aim of this project is to develop and train future leaders in population health and health services research, by undertaking a team-based approach to the urgent problem of childhood obesity.

 

The research aims to develop, implement and evaluate a pilot complex intervention to promote optimal infant feeding practices and foster healthy dietary behaviours. In addition, the research will quantify the burden of childhood obesity in terms of physical, psychosocial and economic consequences.

 

The inter-disciplinary research team brings together expertise in population health, nutritional epidemiology, health services research, behavioural science, developmental psychology, health economics and implementation science to build capacity. The work is a collaboration between University College Cork, National University of Ireland Galway and Trinity College Dublin. The post-doctoral researchers will be mentored by senior faculty across the three institutions.

 

The successful candidates may have a background in health psychology, behaviour change, implementation science or evaluation research. In addition to salary, the position includes generous support for national and international training, international research placements and travel to conferences.

 

For more information: academicpositions.eu

Application procedure: Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Ms. Ber Madden, Bernadette.madden@ucc.ie, on or before the closing date 17th February, 2016.  Interviews will take place at University College Cork on Friday, 4th March, 2016.

 

For informal enquiries on the post candidates should contact:

Professor Patricia Kearney (for the UCC post)

Email Address: patricia.kearney@ucc.ie

And/or

Dr Molly Byrne (for the NUI Galway post)

Email Address: molly.byrne@nuigalway.ie

Closing Date: Wednesday, 17 Feb 2016

Application: Two post-doctoral research positions

Postdoctoral Researcher, Earth & Ocean Sciences/Ryan Institute, College of Science, Ref. No. NUIG 006-16

Postdoctoral Researcher

Earth & Ocean Sciences/Ryan Institute

College of Science

Ref. No. NUIG 006-16

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher within the School of Natural Sciences (Earth & Ocean Sciences & Ryan Institute) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and is available from the 1st March 2016 to 28th February 2018.

 

About the post:

Macroalgal blooms are a widespread ecological phenomenon in which algal species such as species of the green algal genus Ulva, brown ectocarpoid algae, and other algal species can proliferate in freshwater, estuarine and coastal systems. Such blooms have been occurring in increasing magnitude and frequency in temperate and tropical regions around the world. These seaweeds can thrive to such an extent that they become a social and environmental problem, forming dense mats or drifts in amenity areas.  Further research is required to understand the complex taxonomic and environmental parameters controlling blooms, together with competition for nutrients from phytoplankton communities in order to obtain a more complete scientific analysis suitable for interpretation by water/nutrient management strategies.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for development and implementation of analytical methods for the better understanding of the local environmental conditions that result in the development of opportunistic macroalgal blooms.The successful candidate will be expected in interact with project partners at Teagasc and the Ryan Institute (NUI Galway), and should have the ability to work across disciplines where necessary. The candidate will be expected to disseminate the research findings in international peer-reviewed journals, at appropriate academic conferences in collaboration with project researchers and to make recommendations on implementation of the management protocols for macroalgal blooms.

Duties:

The successful candidate, while contributing to overall project management, will be responsible for:

  • ·         Designing and implementing a fieldwork and sampling programme.
  • ·         Developing a further understanding of the bloom growth dynamics.
  • ·         Understanding the physiological responses of particular bloom species to the surrounding habitat.
  • ·         Supervising the development of educational outreach activities related to environmental monitoring and water quality.

Qualifications

Essential

  • A PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant Marine Science area. Applications may be considered from candidates who have submitted a dissertation.

  • A valid driving licence and a willingness to travel within Ireland.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

 

Desirable

  • Previous experience of marine sampling from a boat and from the shore, including macro algal and water samples.

  • Experience in using a wide range of sampling equipment, including multi-parameter sondes and GPS survey equipment.

  • Experience of developing eco-physiological macroalgal culture experiments and habitat mapping experience, including using ArcGIS software.

 

Salary: €37,750 per annum    Start date: Position is available from 1st March 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 Liam Morrison via e-mail liam.morrison@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 martina.prendergast@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 006-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Friday 26th February 2016.

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

Closing Date: Friday, 26 Feb 2016

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, Ref. No. NUIG 006-16

NUIG 007-16 Postdoctoral Researcher

 Applications are invited from highly motivated candidates for a fixed-term contract position as Postdoctoral Researcher with Professor Corrado Santocanale, Centre for Chromosome Biology (CCB) and National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES), National University of Ireland, Galway.  The position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), is available from the 1st April 2016 for one year. 

The successful researcher will investigate the molecular mechanisms that controls cellular responses to stress occurring in S-phase. S/He will work towards defining the regulation of Claspin levels by cellular factors including ubiquitlinylating and deubiquitinylating enzymes. S/He will also contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate student training in the laboratory and in the maintenance of communal resources including instrumentation and databases. 

Post criteria: 

Essential;

  • PhD in Biochemistry, molecular genetics or closely related discipline
  • Ability to work and think independently
  • Strong background in molecular biology and cell biology techniques
  • Comprehensive knowledge of cell cycle regulation DNA replication and cell-cycle checkpoints
  • Specific experience with fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry techniques for the analysis of cellular DNA damage
  • Experience with assays for the detection of ubiquitinylated proteins
  • Experience with mass spectrometry sample preparation and data analysis. 

Desirable;

  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Track-record of peer-reviewed publications 

The Centre for Chromosome Biology at NUIG provides a research-intensive and friendly environment.  Further information about the research group and the Centre for Chromosome Biology is available at http://www.chromosome.ie.

Information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway 

Salary: €37,750 – €38,860 per annum     Start date: Position is available from 1st April 2016 

To Apply: Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter, CV and the names and addresses of at least two referees via e-mail to corrado.santocanale@nuigalway.ie.

Please put reference number NUIG 007-16 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on 19th February 2016. 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunity employer

Closing Date: Friday, 19 Feb 2016

Application: NUIG 007-16 Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 008-16 Research Assistant – High Frequency Radar and Marine Modelling Systems Ryan Institute, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is jointly funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and Qualitas through the SFI MaREI Research Centre and is available from 1st April 2016 to 30th March 2017. 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will join the MaREI_NUIG marine renewable energy research group led by Professor Mike Hartnett.  The group run a number of coastal radars and undertake detailed modelling of wave and tidal energy resources.  The successful candidate will be central to developing wave/tide modelling systems on the Irish west coast, analysis radar data, performing data assimilation and other general modelling duties as required.  The candidate is expected to publish his/her research findings in peer reviewed journals and in the proceedings of international conferences.

For further information on MaREI see: http://www.marei.ie/ 

Duties: The main duties attached to this post are as follows:

Operating CODAR HF Radar systems of Galway Bay and West Coast Ireland

Analysis of CODAR data - wave and current data

Development of a 3-D baroclinic/barotropic model of Galway Bay

Assimilating data in numerical model of Galway Bay

Liaise with Qualitas partner to assist development of online GIS system. 

Qualifications/Skills required:

The ideal candidate should have a track record in a research and development environment and strong related experience is essential. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in engineering. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new modelling tools incorporating data assimilation; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. 

Essential requirements:

  • PhD in oceanographic modelling and data assimilation

  • Experience in using CODAR data

  • Experience in setting up, validating and calibrating 3-d tidal/wind models

  • Journal publications in data assimilation applied to marine modelling

  • Experience in coding in FORTRAN. 

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience with Matlab, Techplot and SURFER

  • Supervision of undergraduate students. 

Salary: €21,850 - €26,873 per annum           Start date: Position is available from 1st April 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 our research centre is available at www.ryaninstitute.ie 

NB: Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post  

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 Professor Michael Hartnett, michael.hartnett@nuigalway.ie Please put reference number NUIG 008-16 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 26th February 2016 

Interviews likely to be held on 18th March 2016. 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 26 Feb 2016

Application: NUIG 008-16 Research Assistant

NUIG 009-16 Postdoctoral Researcher in assay development Glycoscience Group, National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a one year, full time position as a postdoctoral researcher with the Glycoscience Group, National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017. 

Project background:The Glycoscience Group is actively involved in the identification and development of novel recognition molecules that can identify and discriminate carbohydrate structures with high specificity. To date, we have successfully described several recombinant antibodies and naturally occurring protein molecules that can bind to and discriminate specific carbohydrates. We are now looking to further develop assays for our antibody-based recognition molecules for industrial applications.  

Job Description: The successful candidate will be responsible for development and standardisation of assay methodology and associated reagents for point of test assay systems, targeting industrial and clinical application. Primary antibody and recognition molecules have been generated within the Glycoscience Group for application development. Excellent facilities and equipment are available within the Glycoscience Group to support this project. The successful candidate will work closely with the scientific team to achieve the aims of the project and may be involved in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking research projects within the laboratory. 

Qualifications:  Essential: The ideal candidate should have a track record in a research and development environment, have a Ph.D. or equivalent in a chemical, biological or related science and have experience in protein purification and conjugation, and detailed knowledge and understanding of diagnostic immunoassays, encompassing assay development and performance factors. 

Desirable: Experience in the fields of Molecular biology, Microbiology or Glycobiology is advantageous. Experience in binding assay setup (ELISA, WB, SPR, etc.) and data handling/interpretation is highly desirable. The candidate should have excellent communication and organizational skills, be highly motivated, and have strong documentation, oral, report writing and interpersonal skills. 

Salary: €37,750 - €42,394 per annum.  Start date: Position is available from 1st April 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 Stephen Cunningham (Stephen.Cunningham@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 Stephen Cunningham (Stephen.Cunningham@nuigalway.ie)  Please put reference number NUIG 009-16 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 26th February 2016. 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 26 Feb 2016

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NUI Galway Has Over:

  • 17,000 students.
  • 2,000 international students from 92 countries.
  • 2,400 staff members.
  • 120 links with universities across the globe.
  • 90,000 alumni in 107 countries.
  • 165 years experience providing university education.

NUI Galway Is:

  • Ireland's top University for student retention - Sunday Times 2011.
  • 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