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Postdoctoral Researcher, Seaweed Molecular Biology, Physiology and Genetics, Ryan Institute, School of Natural Sciences, (NUIG RES 192-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher – Seaweed Molecular Biology, Physiology and Genetics

Ryan Institute, School of Natural Sciences

 NUIG RES 192-22

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time position as a Postdoctoral Researcher (Plant Molecular Biology & Metabolism) in the Plant Systems Biology research group of Dr. Ronan Sulpice at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This 24 months position is funded by the Marine Institute and is available from September 2022 to end date of August 2024.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will combine advanced knowledge of molecular genetics research with large-scale metabolic and phenotypic screening of algae. The experiments will consist of large scale metabolic analyses and growth phenotyping screens, whole genome sequencing of Palmaria strains, and data will be aggregated in a built for purpose database. Traits of focus in the project will include identification of genetic markers to identify best performing strains, both for biomass quality and growth performance.

Thus experimental approaches employed in the project will include DNAseq, biochemical assays, phenotyping, and extensive field- and lab-level screening. 

In addition to the experimental aspect of the project, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the dissemination of the results, help to report the results, and participate in the daily life of the laboratory.

 

Duties: What the successful candidate will do attached to the specific post (list /bulletpoint)

-Sample seaweeds

-Extract DNA, and analyse NGS data generated

-perform large throughput metabolic and growth analyses

-collaborate with the laboratory team technically and scientifically

-write papers/reports

-interact with stakeholders

-participate to report progress to grant agency

-participate in dissemination activities

-participate in lab management and co-supervision of students

-may act as mentor to co-supervisor of students and have limited teaching hours

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Track record in molecular biology, ideally with a background on micro- or macro-algae.
    • PhD in Plant or seaweed biology and a good research track record that demonstrates strong capabilities and outputs.
    • knowledge of R for analysis of large datasets
    • Strong proven (via publications, patents and other research outputs) research record
    • Organisational, writing and report/paper drafting skills.
    • Driving license
    • Skills in biochemistry (metabolic analyses)

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a laboratory from the private sector
  • Have experience in grant writing
  • Evidence for team working (including supervision and/or lab management experience)

 

Salary: €39,523-€45,609 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

Start date: Position is available from 01/09/2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

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 laboratory is available at https://sulpice-lab.com/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Ronan Sulpice ronan.sulpice@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. Ronan Sulpice ronan.sulpice@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 192-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 15/08/2022

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.  All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

Closing Date: Monday, 15 Aug 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Natural Sciences, (NUIG RES 192-22)

Research Fellow/Scientific Programme Manager,Cardiovascular Photonics & Engineering and Emerging Technologies,College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (NUIG RES 197-22)

Research Fellow/Scientific Programme Manager Cardiovascular Photonics & Engineering and Emerging Technologies, Cardiovascular Research and Innovation Group

College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, NUI Galway

 

NUIG RES 197-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time position as a Research Fellow within the Cardiovascular Research & Innovation Group at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from earliest possible start date August 2022 to 31st December 2024.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will establish and manage a research programme in Cardiovascular Photonics & Engineering and Emerging Technologies and lead a Masters programme in Cardiovascular Medicine. The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team who engage with researchers and clinicians to support clinical research activities in the Cardiovascular Medical Device team and will work under the direction of Prof. Faisal Sharif.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will be required to establish and manage Cardiovascular Photonics & Engineering and Emerging Technologies research programme within the Cardiovascular Research and Innovation Group, NUI Galway under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator (Prof. Faisal Sharif).
  • Will manage Cardiovascular Research and Innovation Group
  • Lead a Master’s programme in Cardiovascular Medicine under the direction of programme directors.
  • Will co-supervise and manage a team of PhD students to completion, as well as support occasional undergraduate and visiting student research projects.
  • Maintain close contact with various collaborating research groups based both on and off campus.
  • Will be expected to prepare publications for high impact journals.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to apply for research funding as appropriate.
  • Be responsible for managing Cardiovascular Research and Innovation Lab, including mentoring/training of PhD and other researchers in relevant technologies.
  • Prepare project reports as required by the funders/PI.
  •    Coordinate grant compilation.
  •    Contribute to grant writing, budget preparation.
  •    Identifying appropriate funding calls and co-ordinating collaborations.
  •    Implement short term strategic plans, programs, events and activities.

 

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Physics and BSc/MSc in relevant engineering disciplines (Electrical Engineering/Photonics).
  • At least 5 years of postdoctoral experience.
  • Minimum of 25 peer reviewed journal publications with an evidence of senior author publications.
  • Track record of publications in Cardiovascular imaging/photonics, digital health and artificial intelligence.
  • Track record of securing research funding awards as the main applicant (PI or Co-PI).
  • Experience in leading and managing a Master’s programme.
  • Experience in managing and coordinating successful large research funding submissions to national agencies.
  • Candidates must have excellent communication (in English) and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new instrumentation and analytical methods; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience of multimodal imaging techniques using both invasive and non-invasive approaches.
  • Experience of applications to ethics committees.

 

Salary: €56,933 - €74,322 per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from earliest possible start date August 2022.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

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 School of Medicine is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/medicine/

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

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

Further information about HRB Clinical Research Facility is available at www.crfg.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 Masooma Ijaz (masooma.ijaz@nuigalway.ie)

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 197-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on August 16th 2022

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer

NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) uponcommencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 16 Aug 2022

Application: Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Research and Innovation Group, (NUIG RES 197-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher ‘Carbon dynamics and accumulation in Irish seagrass systems’ – Botany and Plant Science, School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 116-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Botany and Plant Science at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by The Marine Institute and is available from 1 September 2022 to contract end date of 31 August 2025.

 

We seek to recruit a motivated scientist with experience relevant to seagrass ecology and productivity focused on blue carbon methodologies. Studies on other, potential, blue carbon habitats (macroalgae) will also form part of this research. This position is based at NUI Galway in western Ireland and contributes to the multi-institutional Blue Carbon (‘BlueC’) project in collaboration with University College Dublin and University College Cork, funded by the Marine Institute (Ireland). The position is available for 36 months. Anticipated start date: 1 September 2022.

 

Ocean and coastal marine systems play a significant role in the global carbon cycle, representing the largest long-term sink of C. Ireland has two blue carbon (BC) habitats; saltmarsh and seagrass meadows, and a vast marine territory containing potential BC systems, such as C-rich macroalgae including maërl, cold water corals, phytoplankton and sediments. Specifically for Ireland, there is a paucity of data on the C storage capacity of these ecosystems, and a lack of coherent management strategies hampers the ability to integrate these ecosystems into climate policy frameworks. The BlueC project addresses C dynamics in Irish coastal and marine environments, whilst simultaneously improving management and harnessing their potential for climate mitigation, adaptation and other ecosystem services to underpin policy development.

 

Job Description:

Within the BlueC project, this research position is focused on implementing the assessment of carbon stocks and dynamics in Irish seagrass systems and assist in the evaluation of the potential of accepted and potential blue carbon systems. Specific tasks relate to assessment of seagrass meadow annual C fluxes; in situ and laboratory-based methods; long- and short-term quantification of C stocks and accumulation rates; assessment of seagrass habitat degradation; contribution to mapping of blue carbon and potential blue carbon systems including macroalgae. The candidate will also contribute to the wider project and interact with researchers in other work packages.

 

Duties:

The position is based at NUI Galway in Botany and Plant Science within the School of Natural Sciences. Field-based research may take at various including remote locations in Ireland. The postdoc will liaise closely with other researchers within and outside the project at relevant partner institutions including the Irish Marine Institute.

The successful candidate will:

  • Undertake and be responsible for research into the assessment of seagrass productivity, carbon stocks and sequestration rates using a range of blue carbon methodologies including
  • Contribute to the evaluation and synthesis of carbon storage in ‘potential’ blue carbon systems including selected macroalgal systems
  • Lead research into mapping of blue carbon ecosystems and potential blue carbon systems in liaison with the Marine Institute to create habitat maps and identify blue carbon hotspots
  • Assist with the set-up of long-term monitoring sites
  • Promote the work of the project through conference and workshop presentations, and in peer-reviewed publications
  • Assist the project management team and interact with project partners
  • Ensure that the project is carried out with reference to the appropriate health and safety guidelines and any other relevant NUI Galway policies (e.g., purchasing and procurement)
  • Assist with supervision and training of students/researchers on related projects as appropriate

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Applicants should have a relevant primary degree (First or Second Class Honours) in an appropriate discipline (Marine Science/Biology, Botany/Plant Science, Marine Biogeochemistry) and have experience at PhD level in seagrass/seaweed biology and productivity, chemistry and ecology relevant to blue carbon; demonstrate relevant experience in independent and collaborative research. Specifically, the successful candidate will have research experience in the marine/coastal fieldwork and blue carbon methodologies. Experience in habitat mapping and GIS, diving, ecological modelling and/or basic analytical techniques (e.g. HPLC, GC), use of isotopes, contribution to multi-partner projects and student supervision will be an advantage. A driving licence valid in Ireland is essential to access remote field sites.

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in marine biology/science, botany or biogeochemistry
  • Evidence of independent research marine macrophytic primary productivity relevant to blue carbon
  • Experience in field based coastal research on primary producers with a focus on seagrass or seaweed
  • Experience in blue carbon relevant field- and lab-based techniques
  • Demonstrable experience in relevant both independent and collaborative research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language)
  • Evidence of relevant scientific publication and dissemination of results at conferences
  • Driving licence valid in Ireland

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in habitat mapping including GIS
  • Experience in ecological modelling and/or basic analytical techniques (e.g. HPLC, GC), use of isotopes
  • Experience in collaborating within a multi-institutional team
  • Experience in project management in particular at EU level
  • Appropriate supervisory and teaching experience may be an advantage
  • Experience in Diving

 

 

Salary: IUA scale postdoctoral researcher point 1 (€39,522 p.a.) pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 1 September 2022 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

 

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 is available at (http://www.nuigalway.ie/science/school-of-natural-sciences/disciplines/botany-plant-science/research/algalbiosciences/).

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Prof Dagmar Stengel, Botany and Plant Science, School of Natural Sciences and Ryan Institute; National University of Ireland Galway, Galway.

Email: dagmar.stengel(at)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 Prof Dagmar Stengel (dagmar.stengel(at)nuigalway.ie). 

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 116-22 and Seagrass Blue Carbon Postdoc Application in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 5pm (local) Irish time.

 

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

 

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

 

 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 Jun 2022

Application: NUIG RES 116-22 Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher in Web Conferencing Fatigue, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics/Insight Centre for Data Analytics(NUIG RES 149-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Web Conferencing Fatigue

J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics/Insight Centre for Data Analytics

Ref. No. NUIG RES 149-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a one-year full-time position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics/Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by Silicon Valley Community Foundation and is available from 1st September 2022 to 31st August 2023.

 

Project Information:

The use of web conferencing platforms, such as Zoom, Teams, and Webex, has risen dramatic during the Covid-19 pandemic allowing many businesses to continue to operate and people to socialise.  In the post pandemic world, web meeting solutions will remain central as organisations continue to support hybrid work options.  However, it has been widely reported that the extensive use of such platforms has taken a toll on users.  Recent studies indicate that user engagement with certain web conferencing features (e.g. mirror images, user presence display, meeting recording, display layout) generates stress and fatigue.  To extend these preliminary insights, this project will conduct a series of neurophysiological experiments to determine under what conditions does the use of different web conferencing features generate stress and fatigue in users, and what are the effects on a user’s ability to restore their attention. These findings can inform the design of web conferencing platforms to limit the negative impacts on user wellbeing.

 

Deliverables

This project will determine;

  1. Which web conferencing features contribute to the stress, fatigue, and attention deficits in users.
  2. If and why different groups of people respond differently when engaging with web conferencing features.
  3. How web conferencing features can be redesigned to reduce stress and fatigue, and help restore user attention.

 

Principal Investigator;

Prof. Eoin Whelan https://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/business-and-economics/eoinwhelan/

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be tasked with leading the delivery of the project’s objectives. Key requirements will involve conducting neurophysiological experiments (e.g. eye tracking, heart rate variability, skin conductance), and disseminating the findings in high quality academic outlets and through industry workshops.

 

The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for conducting top-quality empirical research with the industry partners. The postdoctoral researcher must have strong industry communication, collaboration and coordination skills to sustain fruitful industry-academic relationships between the partners and the university.

 

Furthermore, the postdoctoral researcher is expected to actively participate in new research funding opportunities, such as the development of research proposals. A prior track record of research proposal writing is desirable. The postdoctoral researcher must be a motivated self-starter, as well as being focused and exacting in their work ethic.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

 

Essential:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as information systems, psychology, or neuroscience.
  • Significant relevant peer-reviewed research.
  • Experience in conducting neurophysiological experiments.
  • Strong skills in quantitative data gathering and analysis, particularly structural equation modelling.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbally as well as in writing.
  • Strong coordination, organisational and management skills.


Desirable

  • Evidence of effective engagements and collaborations with industry.
  • Excellent dissemination skills targeting non-academic audiences (industry-focused).
  • Good record of services to, and participation in, the academic community.
  • Prior track record of research proposal writing.

 

Salary: €39,523 - €51,035 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st September 2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

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 J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/cairnes/

 

Further information about the Whitaker Institute is available at http://whitakerinstitute.ie/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Eoin Whelan eoin.whelan@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. Eoin Whelan : eoin.whelan@nuigalway.ie  

Please put reference number NUIG RES 149-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

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

 

Interviews are planned to be held on July 29th.

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

 

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

 

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Jul 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher in Web Conferencing Fatigue (NUIG RES 149-22)

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS INSIGHT AND CONFIRM SFI RESEARCH CENTRES DATA SCIENCE INSTITUTE, COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (NUIG RES 175-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two full-time, fixed-term positions as Postdoctoral Researchers with the Insight and Confirm SFI Research Centres hosted at the Data Science Institute in the National University of Ireland Galway.

The successful candidates will work in the area of the Semantic Web, ontologies, interoperability, data acquisition, data federation, data processing, machine learning, data analytics, and decision making with applied use cases in industry. The candidates will have an opportunity to work closely with our third-level and industry partners to pursue goal-oriented research.

These two positions are funded by Science Foundation Ireland, and are available from the 1st September 2022 for one year.

Job Description:

The successful candidates will be working with a team of around 10 researchers working closely with our third-level and industry partners on a range of topics including data semantics, data interoperability, data processing and acquisition, machine/deep learning, real-time data analytics, and decision support systems – ultimately aiming to design and develop cutting-edge technologies, algorithms, and system solutions for industry and society.

Professor John Breslin is a Principal Investigator with the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics. The Confirm SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing’s activities at NUI Galway are also led by Professor John Breslin (Principal Investigator).

Duties:

The successful candidates will:

  • Conduct research in the area of the Semantic Web, ontologies, data science/engineering, and AI for developing, testing and benchmarking various proposed solutions.
  • Support the Principal Investigator in the design and development of the specific research programme to attract research funding.
  • Liaise with third-level and industry partners to accomplish project deliverables and milestones.
  • Build proof-of-concept demonstrators showcasing research outcomes and deploy these solutions in real industrial settings.
  • Disseminate research results and activities through papers, tutorials where appropriate.
  • Engage in the wider research/scholarly activities of the Data Science Institute at NUI Galway.
  • Co-supervise and support PhD students.
  • Engage in or assist with teaching activities when appropriate.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline
  • Demonstrated publication record
  • Knowledge of the broad area of the Semantic Web, ontologies, data science and data engineering
  • Strong programming skills in Java and/or at least one other programming language (C, C++, Python, Scala)
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment developing state-of-the-art software solutions on time and to specification
  • Motivated and proactive attitude, willing to take ownership and initiative in all work assignments
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written (English)

Desirable Requirements:

  • Proposal writing experience
  • Experience in working on data analytics for industry
  • Knowledge of open source and distributed solutions and architectures for big data
  • Hands on experience of working on cloud infrastructures and micro-services
  • General understanding of machine learning techniques and state-of-the art tools
  • Experience of designing data visualisation tools, e.g., mashups
  • Experience engaging in research collaborations with industry

Salary: €39,522 to €51,036 per annum.

Start date: Positions are available from 1st October 2022.

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

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

Insight is the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Data Analytics. It is one of the largest data analytics centres in Europe. It seeks to derive value from Big Data and provides innovative technology solutions for industry and society by enabling better decision-making. It supports 450 researchers across the country in areas such as the Fundamentals of Data Science, Sensing and Actuation, Scaling Algorithms, Model Building, Multi Modal Analysis, Data Engineering and Governance, Decision Making and Trustworthy AI. More information on the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics is available at www.insight-centre.org

Confirm is the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing. Confirm benefits from expertise across nine core research performing organisations in Ireland and 16 international collaborations. Confirm has 42 industry partners across the MNC and SME sectors including Johnson & Johnson, VMware, and many others. The selected candidate will have a good opportunity to work with academia as well as closely collaborate with industry partners. Further information about the Confirm SFI Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing is available at www.confirm.ie.

Galway is located on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, 'between' Europe and the US, making it an ideal hub for national, European and international research. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor John Breslin.

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 John Breslin, john.breslin@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 175-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 19th August 2022

Interviews are planned to be held on 26th August 2022

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

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

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment 

‘NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.’

Closing Date: Friday, 19 Aug 2022

Application: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS (2posts) NUI Galway (NUIG RES 175-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistics, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, (NUIG RES 184-22)

 Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistics

School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Ref. No. NUIG RES 184-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time 30-month position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistics in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from July 2022 to contract end date of December 2024. This is a co-led project with Dr. Andrew Simpkin at NUI Galway and Prof. Norma Bargary at the University of Limerick The successful candidate will join Dr. Simpkin’s research group at the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at NUI Galway. This group’s aim is to foster new collaborative research, in particular on problems that arise through the application of cutting-edge mathematical and statistical modelling techniques. The candidate will also work closely with Prof. Bargary and collaborators at UL, and collaborators at the University of Bristol.

 

https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/Andrew-Simpkin-2028645884

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Norma_nee_Coffey

https://www.nuigalway.ie/science-engineering/school-of-maths/

 

 

Job Description:

Supported by Science Foundation Ireland, NUI Galway wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher to grow our research programme in developing statistical models and algorithms to analyse high-dimensional, multivariate data measured using sensor technology. Such data are now routinely measured in diverse sectors including medicine, the automotive industry, sports, manufacturing and the Internet-of-Things. The development of interpretable, computationally efficient statistical models suitable for complex data of this type has become an important enabling technology, with multiple applications in both academic and industry-relevant questions. The central objectivesof the project are to develop new, robust statistical models to describe the behaviour and relationships between multivariate, high-throughput sensor data and their temporal derivatives (i.e. velocity and acceleration), develop innovative prediction models for multivariate sensor data, construct novel clustering algorithms to identify and summarise important structures in the data, and demonstrate increased computational efficiency, so that the methodology is applicable to modern, large-scale datasets.

Duties:

  • Contribute to the research programme under general guidance of a Principal Investigator.
  • Define research objectives and proposals for own (or joint) research in line with research strategy.
  • Conduct individual and/or collaborative research projects in a variety of settings (laboratory, creative performance, field, clinical setting).
  • Determine appropriate methodologies for research, with advice and support as appropriate.
  • Assess research findings for the need/scope for further investigations / commercial exploitation.
  • Translate knowledge of advances in the subject area into research activity.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement research project (this may include managing a small research team/co-ordinating other researcher activity).
  • May identify sources of funding and pursue the process of securing funds.
  • May work with PI to contribute to proposals for developmental purposes. 
  • Write up results from own research activity.
  • Contribute to the research project’s dissemination, in whatever form (report, papers, chapters, book)
  • Present information on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; conferences, steering groups; other team members, as agreed with the PI / project leader.
  • Where appropriate, work with PI to register patents to protect intellectual property.
  • May act as co-supervisor or be a member of a supervision panel.
  • May participate in limited teaching hours for own development.  The extent of this must not adversely impact the primary research role.
  • May act as mentor to foreign students on undergraduate placement.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures, relevant to the role, which may include broader University/ sector/ external sponsor or funder (e.g. Commercial Awareness, Research Ethics, Knowledge Transfer, Patents, Intellectual Property Rights, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities & Diversity).
  • Legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements.

 

 

Essential Requirements: 

  • PhD (completed, or in final stages of completion) in Statistics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Data Science, or related discipline with significant statistical content.
  • Demonstrable programming skills in, e.g., R, Matlab, Hadoop, SQL, Python.
  • Strong communication skills and well-developed ability to communicate technical concepts to non-experts.
  • Evidenced ability to collaborate with other researchers in the University and industry partners, and/or experience of participation in interdisciplinary research projects.

 

 

Desirable Requirements: 

  • Knowledge of mixed effect models and/or functional data analysis methods.
  • Experience of and/or publications in the statistical modelling of high-dimensional data.
  • Excellent interpersonal, project management and people management skills.

 

Salary: €39,523 to €51,034 per annum per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

Start date: Position is available immediately

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

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 School is available at

https://www.nuigalway.ie/science-engineering/school-of-maths/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Andrew Simpkin andrew.simpkin@nuigalway.ie

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)

 

 

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. Andrew Simpkin (andrew.simpkin@nuigalway.ie)

Please put reference number NUIG RES 184-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Please include the following information in your application:

  • Full title of PhD thesis
  • Full list of publications including weblinks to publications

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on the 5th August 2022

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

Closing Date: Friday, 29 Jul 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistics, (NUIG RES 184-22)

NUIG RES 186-22 Postdoctoral Researcher – Smart carbohydrate-based antimicrobial materials for medical device coatings School of Biological and Chemical Sciences,NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway, in collaboration with the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast.

 

This position is funded by the Shared Island Fund and is available from 01/09/2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter) to project end date of 31/03/2024. The North-South Research Programme is a collaborative scheme funded through the Government’s Shared Island Fund. It is being administered by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on behalf of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

 

The project:

The SUGARCOAT research project will develop new functionalised materials for medical device coatings and study their antimicrobial and bacteria-detection properties. SUGARCOAT is a proof-of-concept project for materials with potential commercial applications, and will involve engagement with commercial and clinical partners. Synthetic work will be led by Dr Byrne (NUIG), with polymeric materials characterised in collaboration with Prof. Pandit (CÚRAM). Determining interactions of new materials with bacteria will be led by Dr Wylie and Prof. McCoy (QUB).

 

Information on research groups:

The Byrne Group in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (NUIG) is a growing research group that targets carbohydrate-protein interactions to build new diagnostic and therapeutic tools for bacterial infections. Our most exciting work is at the interface of carbohydrate chemistry and inorganic chemistry. More information is available at www.byrneresearch.com and https://www.nuigalway.ie/chemistry/

 

The Wylie/McCoy research group in the School of Pharmacy (QUB) focuses on the development of functional coatings and surface modifications to improve medical device performance, aiming to prevent infection and improve patient quality of life. The lab’s multidisciplinary research involves aspects of organic and polymer chemistry, materials science, and microbiology. More information:  https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/persons/matthew-wylie, https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/persons/colin-mccoy.

 

The Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national SFI funded research centre that brings together internationally leading engineers, scientists and clinicians to develop next-generation innovative implantable medical devices to treat major unmet medical needs. CÚRAM is an integral part of the vibrant Med-Tech ecosystem in Galway, developing active collaborations with over 40 industry partners, and providing support for the creation of new spin-out companies. Further information: http://www.curamdevices.ie/  

 

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher who can take the initiative and lead work on this project. As our Postdoctoral Researcher, you will implement the SUGARCOAT project under the supervision of the Principal Investigators. This exciting research will include the organic synthesis of monomers appended with carbohydrates and/or fluorophores, polymerisation reactions, polymer characterisation, analysis of UV/Vis absorption and emission spectroscopy, antimicrobial and biofilm inhibition assays, and confocal/fluorescent microscopy.

 

This is a collaboration between NUI Galway and Queen’s University Belfast, so research will involve extended visits to Belfast to work in the lab of Dr Matthew Wylie and Prof. Colin McCoy in the School of Pharmacy. As part of our team, you'll also carry out materials characterisation in collaboration with Prof. Abhay Pandit in CÚRAM. You will actively engage with all internal and external partners, providing regular updates and acting on feedback.

 

 

Duties:

  • Undertake research as directed by the PI, synthesising functional carbohydrate-containing polymers and establishing their antimicrobial and pathogen-sensing behaviour
  • Perform basic research, including preparing, conducting and recording the outcome of experiments and field work, and developing appropriate research methods
  • Collaborate with project partners and the project advisory committee to train in new techniques, present experimental results and implement feedback
  • Make several extended research visits to Queen’s University Belfast
  • Contribute to management of the research team (group meetings, health and safety, student supervision, maintenance of equipment, etc.)
  • Manage material resources within the project budget
  • Pro-actively engage with commercialisation, outreach and media publicity opportunities through CÚRAM
  • Deliver presentations at national and international conferences and meetings, and undertake outreach activities relevant to SUGARCOAT
  • Write up the results of your own work and contribute to the production of research reports, publications and proposals
  • Publish data in leading journals and/or protect any new intellectual property
  • Perform research in accordance with the university’s research integrity policy, the project data management policy and other relevant policies
  • Read academic papers, journals and textbooks to keep abreast of developments in your own specialism and related fields
  • Assist the PIs in external communication and collaboration
  • Carry out any other duties required by PI for the successful implementation of the project

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Primary degree and a PhD (or about to acquire a PhD) in Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related discipline
  • Track record of peer-reviewed articles in leading journals and/or patents
  • Proven experimental expertise in one or more of the following areas: (i) synthetic organic chemistry (e.g. carbohydrates, methacrylates); (ii) polymer fabrication; (iii) luminescence spectroscopy; (iv) microbiology (primarily bacteria)
  • Excellent verbal and written English language communication skills
  • Demonstrates strong organisational skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Willingness to take on a leadership role supervising group researchers
  • Track record working in the medical device industry or with commercial partners
  • Experience developing Intellectual Property for protection
  • Familiarity with equality, diversity and inclusion activities or media engagement
  • Proven experience in confocal/fluorescent microscopy, SEM and image analysis software
  • Experience conducting in vitro biofilm flow model assays
  • Interdisciplinary experience will be an advantage

 

Salary: €39,523  per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part time contracts (IUA postdoctoral researcher scale, point 1; public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)

 

Start date: Position is available from September 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

Additional information on Chemistry at NUI Galway is available at: https://www.nuigalway.ie/chemistry/  Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Joseph Byrne (joseph.byrne@nuigalway.ie) or Dr Matthew Wylie (m.wylie@qub.ac.uk).

 

Garda vetting is not a requirement for this post

 

 

To Apply:

Applications should include the following: a covering letter, a CV, the contact details of three referees, and a sample of your own written work (e.g. a chapter from your PhD thesis). Applications should be sent to Dr Joseph Byrne, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to joseph.byrne@nuigalway.ie  

Please put reference number NUIG RES 186-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 25/08/2022

 

Optional: Interviews are planned to be held as soon as possible afterwards

 

Interviews will take place virtually.

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

Closing Date: Thursday, 25 Aug 2022

Application: NUIG RES 186-22 Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher, Innovations in Youth Mentoring Practice, UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre, (NUIG RES 187-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher

Innovations in Youth Mentoring Practice

UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre NUI Galway

 

Ref. No. NUIG RES 187-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 12 month Postdoctoral Researcher (.6fte Post) with the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by Foróige and is available from 03 October 2022 to the contract end date of September 30th 2023.

 

Youth mentoring can be understood as a caring, trusting, and supportive relationship between a young person and a non-parental figure who provides guidance, support, and encouragement to the mentee. Evaluations of youth mentoring programmes have found positive gains for mentees in terms of social and emotional well-being, cognitive development, academic achievement and identity development (Rhodes et al., 2006; Spencer, 2012).   In an Irish context, Foróige’s Big Brothers Big Sisters programme has been providing youth mentoring since 2001.  The UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre has conducted a significant body of research in relation to youth mentoring.  https://www.foroige.ie/our-work/big-brother-big-sister/about-big-brother-big-sister-bbbs/bbbs-impact

 

In recent years, Foróige’s Big Brothers Big Sisters programme has developed a number of innovations, including youth initiated mentoring.  The UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre has been commissioned by Foróige to undertake research into these youth mentoring innnovations.  The Post-Doctoral researcher will be required to lead on small-scale evaluations of these initiatives. 

 

Information on the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre can be found here: https://www.nuigalway.ie/cfrc/home/

 

 

Duties:

The post holder will:

 

  • Undertake a literature review and further develop the theoretical framework for the project.
  • In collaboration with the PI, develop an appropriate design and methodology for the studies.
  • Apply to NUI Galway Research Ethics Committee for ethical approval
  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement qualitative and quantitative fieldwork with project workers, young people, volunteers and other stakeholders.
  • Undertake qualitative and quantitative data analysis and writing for academic publication.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. conferences, steering groups; to other team members.
  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research, including journal articles and accessible summaries.
  • Uphold ethical and legal requirements, including data protection and confidentiality.
  • Complete the administrative work to support the programme of research.
  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.

 

Essential Requirements:

 

  • PhD in sociology, education, or a related discipline – completed or close to completion.
  • Experience and skills in both qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Capable of independent research at postdoctoral level.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a research project of this nature and scope.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to work to deadlines, especially in the collaborative production of research deliverables.
    • Excellent writing and presentation skills
    • Demonstrate awareness of the research environment and stakeholder groups.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Publication for peer-review
    • Experience in youth work and / or education settings
    • Experience of and ability to work as part of a team.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €39,523-€45,609 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

Start date: The position is available from 03.10.2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

 

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

 

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 NUI Galway is available at www.nuigalway.ie.

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)

 

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 cfrc@nuigalway.ie  

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 187-22 in subject line of the e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on 5th September 2022

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

 

 

 

 

Closing Date: Monday, 05 Sep 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre, NUIG RES 187-22

Research Assistant, Wavelia Clinical Investigation, Discipline of Surgery, School of Medicine (NUIG RES 191-22)

Research Assistant - Wavelia Clinical Investigation
Discipline of Surgery, School of Medicine, NUI Galway

NUIG RES 191-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, specific-purpose Research Assistant - Wavelia Clinical Investigation with the Discipline of Surgery, Lambe Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway. This 22-month position is funded by Microwave Vision Group (MVG) and is available from 1st September 2022.

 

The Wavelia MBI investigational medical device is being developed by MVG Industries, France. The First-in-Human (FiH) clinical investigation of Wavelia, has been recently performed in the Clinical Research Facility Galway (CRFG) on 25 patients, with principal investigator, Prof. Michael Kerin.

 

Job Description:

The Research Assistant will actively contribute to the Wavelia clinical investigation, and train on the software modules embedded in the investigational medical device: Microwave Breast Imaging (MBI) subsystem and the Optical Breast Contour Detection (OBCD) subsystem. It is a full-time, on-site patient-facing role. The successful candidate will work with clinicians, researchers, and patients, and manage time to deliver on all aspects of the job.

 

Duties:

  • Coordinate and perform tasks related to the Wavelia breast cancer clinical investigation study.
  • Develop, complete, and maintain Standard Operating Procedures, research reports and clinical investigation site documentation.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes to the PI and industry partners.
  • Manage consumables and resources within the remit of the clinical investigation.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings and training courses.

 

Qualifications/Experience:

Essential Requirements:

  • BSc in Radiography/Radiologic Technology, physics and instrumentation, or health sciences.
  • Experience of working in a clinical research environment (patient-centred investigations or research projects.)
  • Experience in operating medical device(s)
  • Experience working as part of a project team with good communication skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Practical, proactive approach to job tasks - troubleshooting equipment, consumable/material management, document management.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €27,380 – €36,786 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

Start date: Position is available from 1st September 2022

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

Further information is available at Surgery NUI Galway, MVG Group and www.Wavelia.com

 

Informal Enquiries concerning the post may be made to: Michael.kerin@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 Emer Hennessy emer.hennessy@nuigalway.ie.

Please put reference number NUIG RES 191-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 11th August 2022

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

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

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 11 Aug 2022

Application: Research Assistant ,School of Medicine (NUIG RES191-22)

PAT4Nano Research Assistant 1: Raman analysis of nanosuspensions. Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory, (NUIG RES 195-22)

PAT4Nano Research Assistant 1: Raman analysis of nanosuspensions.

Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory

NUIG RES 195-22

 

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

 

This position is funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862413, PAT4Nano, and is available from 01/10/2022 to contract end date of 30/04/2023.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Alan Ryder and postdoctoral researchers to support the work plan approved in PAT4Nano (www.pat4nano.com ) in terms of mostly undertaking experimental laboratory work involving Raman spectroscopy.  The candidate will assist in the research and technical work, consisting of developing Raman spectroscopy methods for the online analysis of nanosuspensions.  The candidate will support the reporting and management of the project and will engage with the dissemination activities at the different regions of the consortium.

 

 

Duties: The main duties of the post are as follows:

  • Undertake Raman and DLS measurements of inorganic and organic nanosuspensions.
  • Undertake experimental methods to validate the novel PAT4Nano analytical methods and instrumentation being developed.
  • Support the PI on liaising and reporting to the EU Project Officer which includes preparation of periodic scientific and financial reports.
  • Deliver presentations and undertake outreach activities relevant to PAT4Nano as required by the PI for the successful delivery of the project.
  • Help train undergraduate and visiting student research projects from time to time as required.
  • Assist in the management of the NBL laboratory facilities being used for PAT4Nano.
  • Maintain and record all experimental data related to the project on a secure backup system.  All experimental methodologies should be documented in paper lab notebooks or electronic lab notebooks or reference made to their location. 
  • Undertake any other activities relevant to the PAT4Nano project as directed by the PI.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • An honours M.Sc. degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy, or an equivalent discipline.
  • Proven experimental experience in the use of Dynamic Light Scattering.
  • Proven experimental experience in the use of Raman Spectroscopy.
  • Experience in the analysis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language).

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in the analysis of inorganic nanoparticles.
  • Mobility in EU countries to attend meetings and seminars.

 

(For research assistant and Part-time posts, please include this clause in the advertisement)

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €27,380 - €29,360 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 01/10/2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

 

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 Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory is available at www.nuigalway.ie/nanoscale

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Alan G. Ryder

 

 

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 Prof. Alan G. Ryder (alan.ryder@nuigalway.ie )

Please put reference number NUIG RES 195-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 20/08/2022

 

Interviews are planned to be held as soon as possible afterwards.

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

Closing Date: Saturday, 20 Aug 2022

Application: Research Assistant, PAT4Nano, Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory (NUIG RES 195-22

NUIG RES 202-22 Taighdeoir Iardhochtúireachta: Cartlanna Gaeilge,Scoil na dTeangacha, na Litríochtaí agus na gCultúr

Tá Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh ag earcú Taighdeoir Iardhochtúireachta lánaimseartha amháin ar chonradh téarma shocraithe – Cartlanna Gaeilge don tionscadal CARTLANN: Gníomhaíochas, teanga agus na meáin: ag baint úsáid as cartlanna Chonradh na Gaeilge chun tuiscint a fháil ar pholasaithe i leith na Gaeilge ar an dá thaobh den teorainn, faoi stiúir an Dr John Walsh, Scoil na dTeangacha, na Litríochtaí agus na gCultúr. Tá an post á mhaoiniú ag deontas ó Chlár Maoinithe Taighde Thuaidh-Theas an Údaráis um Ard-Oideachas 2021, a bronnadh ar an Dr Walsh. Beifear ag súil go gcuirfidh an té a cheapfar tús lena ról an 1 Eanáir 2023.

 

Cur síos ar an Tionscadal

 

Déanann CARTLANN scrúdú ar an eagraíocht dheonach trasteorann Ghaeilge, Conradh na Gaeilge, a bunaíodh sa bhliain 1893 agus atá fós ag feidhmiú sa lá atá inniu ann. Ag tarraingt ar thaifid chartlainne fhairsinge ar an dá thaobh den teorainn, díríonn an tionscadal ar ról lárnach na meán in obair Chonradh na Gaeilge, mar ardán chun eolas a scaipeadh agus mar ábhar feachtasaíochta. Is é príomhfhoinse an tionscadail bailiúchán cartlainne Chonradh na Gaeilge in OÉ Gaillimh ina bhfuil breis agus 600 bosca taifead agus atá ar an gcartlann Ghaeilge is mó a tháinig i seilbh na hOllscoile riamh.

 

Ag díriú ar na tréimhsí 1922-1940 agus 1970-2000, scrúdóidh an tionscadal an úsáid a bhain Conradh na Gaeilge as na mórmheáin, an fhorbairt a rinneadh ar a mheáin chraolacháin agus chlóite féin agus an ról a bhí aige i bhfeachtais chun go mbeadh meáin áitiúla agus náisiúnta Ghaeilge ar fáil. Is é seo an chéad mhórthionscadal taighde a scrúdóidh an caidreamh idir Conradh na Gaeilge agus na meáin ar dhá thaobh na teorann agus tabharfaidh sé léargas ar an tuiscint a bhíonn ag an ngníomhaíochas teanga ar na meáin, an rath a bhí ar fheachtais éagsúla nó an chaoi ar theip orthu agus an caidreamh íogair atá idir an dá dhlínse maidir le ceist achrannach na Gaeilge. Ó thaobh coincheapa de, bainfidh sé leas as raon teoiricí a bhaineann le staidéar ar na meáin, léann cartlannaíochta agus an tsochtheangeolaíocht lena n-áirítear na meáin sna mionteangacha, athneartú teanga agus polasaí teanga.

 

Ó uair a bhunaithe, tá tuiscint ag Conradh na Gaeilge ar an tábhacht a bhaineann leis na meáin, mar is léir ón mbaint a bhí aige le nuachtáin Ghaeilge ag deireadh an 19ú agus tús an 20ú hAois, na feachtais leanúnacha a bhí ar bun aige ar son stáisiúin raidió agus teilifíse Ghaeilge agus an úsáid a bhaineann sé as na meáin shóisialta sa lá atá inniu ann. Bhí a chuid feachtas fite fuaite leis na meáin ón tús agus úsáideadh réimse leathan ardán i nGaeilge agus i mBéarla i bhformáidí analógacha agus digiteacha. Bhí Conradh na Gaeilge ar scaradh gabhail idir an traidisiún agus an saol nua-aimseartha ó bunaíodh é: agus é ag cur teanga agus cultúr dúchais na hÉireann chun cinn, chuaigh sé i ngleic le gach dul chun cinn teicneolaíochta sa chraoltóireacht agus sna meáin chun a chuid feachtas a chur chun cinn agus a fhealsúnacht a scaipeadh i measc an phobail i gcoitinne.

 

Ar an bhfoireann taighde beidh an Príomhthaighdeoir (An Dr Walsh) agus an comh-Phríomhthaighdeoir (An Dr Niall Comer, Ollscoil Uladh) agus beirt taighdeoirí iardhochtúireachta. Beidh an taighdeoir iardhochtúireachta seo a earcófar le bheith ag obair leis an Dr Walsh bunaithe ar an bhfógra seo lonnaithe in Institiúid de Móra do Thaighde sna Daonnachtaí agus sa Léann Sóisialta in Áras Taighde Uí Argadáin, OÉ Gaillimh. Earcóidh Ollscoil Uladh an dara taighdeoir iardhochtúireachta ar a conlán féin. Seo a leanas struchtúr an tionscadail:

 

  • Pacáiste Oibre 1 (OÉ Gaillimh). Is é sainchuspóir Phacáiste Oibre 1 anailís a dhéanamh ar an tsraith maidir leis na meáin, feachtais agus an Ghaeltacht i mbailiúchán cartlainne Chonradh na Gaeilge in OÉ Gaillimh sa tréimhse 1970-2000. Faoi Phacáiste Oibre 1, oibreoidh an taighdeoir iardhochtúireachta leis an Dr Walsh ar fhoshraitheanna de bhailiúchán Chonradh na Gaeilge in OÉ Gaillimh, agus díreofar ar na meáin agus ar fheachtais ina bhfuil aird faoi leith ar ghníomhaíochas áitiúil i nGaeltacht na Gaillimhe nó atá dírithe uirthi. Roghnaíodh an tréimhse seo toisc go n-áirítear ann spriocanna tábhachtacha a bhaineann le gníomhaíochas teanga nuair a bhí na meáin i lár an aonaigh. Ina measc seo tá an bhaint a bhí ag Conradh na Gaeilge le nó an tacaíocht a thug sé do raidió agus teilifís bhradach i nGaeilge, a chuid feachtas le haghaidh stáisiúin raidió agus teilifíse náisiúnta cheadúnaithe agus an úsáid a bhaineann sé as na meáin chun cúiseanna eile a chur chun cinn.
  • Pacáiste Oibre 2 (Ollscoil Uladh). Is é sainchuspóir Phacáiste Oibre 2 scrúdú a dhéanamh ar ghníomhaíochas agus na meáin i gcartlanna i dTuaisceart Éireann le linn na tréimhse 1922-1940. Faoi Phacáiste Oibre 2, oibreoidh an Dr Comer leis an dara comhalta iardhochtúireachta, a earcóidh Ollscoil Uladh iad féin, ar pháipéir a bhaineann le rannóg an tuaiscirt de Chonradh na Gaeilge, Comhaltas Uladh. Díreoidh an obair seo arís ar na meáin agus ar fheachtais le haird faoi leith ar an ngníomhaíochas sna blianta tosaigh ríthábhachtacha i ndiaidh na Críochdheighilte nuair a bhí an Ghaeilge imeallaithe faoi riail na nAontachtach.

 

Fad ama an Chonartha:  1 Eanáir 2023 – 31 Iúil 2024 (19 mí)

 

Fostófar an t-iarrthóir rathúil ar Phacáiste Oibre 1 i nGaillimh agus scrúdóidh sé/sí an úsáid a bhain Conradh na Gaeilge as na mórmheáin, an éabhlóid a bhain lena mheáin féin ar nós stáisiúin raidió agus irisí clóite, agus an tacaíocht a thug sé d’fheachtais chun go mbeadh meáin ar leith ar fáil i nGaeilge. Bainfidh sé/sí úsáid as a c(h)uid saineolais i gcartlanna na Gaeilge chun oibriú le foireann an tionscadail agus leis an bPríomhthaighdeoir, an Dr John Walsh chun na taifid chartlainne a bhaineann leis na meáin i mbailiúchán Chonradh na Gaeilge in OÉ Gaillimh a mheas. Déanfaidh sé/sí léirmhíniú ar réimse foinsí príomhúla agus tánaisteacha lena n-áirítear preaseisiúintí, bileoigíní, póstaeir, cáipéisí polasaí, gearrthóga nuachtáin agus taifeadtaí closamhairc. Trí anailís ar cháipéisí sna taifid sin, nochtfaidh sé/sí téamaí agus patrúin shuntasacha maidir leis an tionchar a bhíonn ag na meáin ar ghníomhaíochas na Gaeilge.

 

Áirítear na dualgais seo a leanas ar obair an taighdeora iardhochtúireachta seo:

 

  • Anailís a dhéanamh ar na sraitheanna éagsúla a bhaineann le gníomhaíochas na meán i mbailiúchán Chonradh na Gaeilge in OÉ Gaillimh.
  • Measúnú a dhéanamh ar an gcaoi ar bhain Conradh na Gaeilge úsáid as cineálacha éagsúla meán sna feachtais ar fad atá san áireamh sa bhailiúchán.
  • Cur le láithreán gréasáin an tionscadail, ábhar a bheith le foilsiú ar na meáin shóisialta.
  • Obair thaighde a ullmhú lena foilsiú, ina (h)aonar nó i gcomhar leis an bhfoireann taighde (foilseacháin phiarmheasúnaithe, cuir i láthair ag comhdhálacha).
  • Tabhairt faoi ghníomhaíochtaí for-rochtana atá dírithe ar thorthaí taighde ón tionscadal a scaipeadh ar phobail acadúla agus ar ghnáthdhaoine.
  • Comhdháil acadúil a eagrú ag deireadh théarma an tionscadail.
  • Tabhairt faoi dhualgais riaracháin ghaolmhara.

 

Cáilíochtaí                             

Déanfar an ceapachán faoi réir na gcritéar seo a leanas:

 

Critéir riachtanacha

 

  • PhD le Gaeilge/Stair/Cartlanna/Polasaí Teanga nó i ndisciplín gaolmhar (arna bhronnadh roimh dháta an agallaimh nó curtha isteach roimhe sin).
  • Taithí shuntasach ar fhoinsí príomhúla nó ar thaighde cáilíochtúil.
  • Ardchumas scríofa agus labhartha sa Ghaeilge (leibhéal C2 de Chomhchreat Tagartha na hEorpa um Theangacha: https://www.coe.int/en/web/common-european-framework-reference-languages/level-descriptions).
  • Sárscileanna scríbhneoireachta agus cumarsáide.
  • An cumas oibriú go héifeachtach i gcomhpháirt le daoine eile agus go neamhspleách.
  • Ardspreagtha chun oibre, le scileanna eagrúcháin den scoth.

 

Critéir inmhianaithe

 

  • Suim i gcartlanna/stair chultúrtha/ an tsochtheangeolaíocht/polasaí teanga/gníomhaíochas teanga/staidéar ar na meáin.
  • Foilseacháin phiarmheasúnaithe a bheith curtha i gcló ag an iarratasóir.
  • Taithí ar oibriú leis na daonnachtaí digiteacha. 

 

Oibreoidh an taighdeoir faoi stiúir díreach an Dr John Walsh.

 

Chun iarratas a dhéanamh

Ba chóir go mbeadh na hiarratais i nGaeilge agus go mbeadh litir chumhdaigh leo ina leagtar amach oiriúnacht an iarratasóra don ról, CV, sampla d’obair acadúil scríofa i nGaeilge atá ábhartha don phost ina mbeidh 1,000 focal ar a laghad (e.g. sliocht as páipéar neamhfhoilsithe, alt foilsithe, caibidil as tráchtas etc.), agus sonraí teagmhála bheirt mholtóirí. Ba cheart iarratais a sheoladh ar ríomhphost (i bhformáid PDF amháin) chuig mooreinstitute@nuigalway.ie 

Cuir an uimhir thagartha ábhartha NUIG RES 202-22 i líne ábhair an iarratais ríomhphoist.

 

Tuarastal: €39,535 sa bhliain (beidh feidhm ag rialacha polasaí pá na hearnála poiblí a bhaineann le hiontrálaithe nua)

Dáta Tosaigh: 1 Eanáir 2023

 

Tá tuilleadh eolais faoi thaighde agus oibriú in OÉ Gaillimh ar fáil ag Taighde in OÉ Gaillimh

 

Chun teacht ar eolas faoi bhogadh go hÉirinn féach www.euraxess.ie

 

Is féidir tuilleadh fiosrúcháin neamhfhoirmiúla maidir leis an bpost seo a dhéanamh ach dul i dteagmháil leis an Dr John Walsh: john.walsh@nuigalway.ie 

 

Is é an dáta deiridh a nglacfar le hiarratais 5.00pm, an 25 Lúnasa 2022. 

 

Tá na hagallaimh le bheith ar siúl an tseachtain dar tús an 12 Meán Fómhair 2022.

 

 

Beidh na hagallaimh á reáchtáil go fíorúil.

 

Coimeádann OÉ Gaillimh an ceart aici féin an post seo a athfhógairt nó síneadh a chur leis an spriocdháta.

 

 

Is fostóir comhionannais deiseanna í Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh.

 

Déantar earcaíocht do gach post de réir earcaíocht Oscailte, Thrédhearcach, Fhiúntach (OTM) agus Inniúlacht-bhunaithe.

Closing Date: Thursday, 25 Aug 2022

Application: NUIG RES 202-22 Taighdeoir Iardhochtúireachta

NUIG RES 205-22 Research Fellow Part -Time (0.5FTE),Legumes for Sustainable Development (LEG4DEV Project),Agriculture & Bioeconomy Research Centre, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (0.5FTE) fixed term position as a LEG4DEV Research Fellow in the group of Prof. Charles Spillane within the Agriculture and Bioeconomy Research Centre, Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by EU via LEG4DEV Research Grant https://leg4dev.org  and is available from 1 September 2022 to contract end date of 31 March 2023

 

Project Title: LEG4DEV, Legume-based agroecological intensification of maize and cassava cropping systems in Sub-Saharan Africa for water-food-energy nexus sustainability, nutritional security & livelihood resilience.

 

The research group of Prof. Charles Spillane is seeking talented and motivated individuals to join the LEG4DEV program to conduct impactful research and innovation on legume-based agroecological intensification of maize and cassava cropping systems in Sub-Saharan Africa for water-food-energy nexus sustainability, nutritional security & livelihood resilience (LEG4DEV). Grain and agroforestry legume crops have major potential for climate-smart transformation of nutritional, income and sustainability outcomes from smallholder systems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Led by the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), with a range of global partners, the LEG4DEV program builds from activities, results and findings of a number of current/past policies, plans and government-led processes in Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. The program’s overall goal is to promote scaling of legume-based agroecological intensification of smallholder maize and cassava cropping systems in SSA for water-food-energy nexus sustainability that enables food security and livelihood resilience. The LEG4DEV program is seeking to recruit individuals and experienced professionals motivated by the transformative potential of legumes who have the capability and skills to work within the LEG4DEV team to enable scaling of legume-based research and innovations to improve sustainability, nutritional security & livelihood resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Job Description:

The purpose of the role is conduct advanced research and innovation to deliver LEG4DEV research project.  The Research Fellow will support the LEG4DEV Project Leader (Prof. Charles Spillane) by enabling independent and self-directed research by the LEG4DEV research team. 

 

Duties: In addition to the Principal Duties and Responsibilities listed below, the successful candidate will also carry out the duties specific to this project:

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and conduct research activities and research planning of the LEG4DEV programme.
  • Develop methodologies appropriate to the agroecological intensification technologies/practices that add to the intellectual understanding of the field.
  • Play a leading role in international collaborative LEG4DEV research and act as a driver of research projects and outputs.
  • Make a significant contribution to the outputs, outcomes and impact pathway(s) of this LEG4DEV research and scholarship including peer-reviewed academic publications of international standing.
  • Co-ordinate and supervise the work of LEG4DEV research staff and co-supervise post-grads and PhD students for the LEG4DEV project
  • Ensure high impact research outputs, impacts and outcomes from LEG4DEV activities.
  • Develop relations with public and private enterprises in order to capitalise on intellectual property for the LEG4DEV project.
  • Enable internationally cutting-edge research and innovation activities of the LEG4DEV program.
  • Contribute to further development of the LEG4DEV research programme and contribute in seeking and pursuing appropriate further funding for LEG4DEV.
  • Participate fully in the wider research and scholarly activities of the School, Ryan Institute and University.
  • Able to manage and oversee research projects and to take responsibility for their overall success. Take responsibility for, manage and conduct administrative and management tasks associated with your programme of research
  • Organise and conduct meetings with research staff to clarify objectives, develop team work plans/timetables for research and support staff, communicate progress.
  • Independently and proactively identify research projects/activities to be carried out by LEG4DEV team.
  • Participate in the selection of staff working on their own projects.
  • Deal with contract negotiation and financial allocation with other collaborators for research projects.
  • Write up LEG4DEV research work for publication.
  • Disseminate the outcomes of this research and scholarship including peer-reviewed academic publications of international standing.
  • Successfully communicating LEG4DEV research internationally.
  • Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required by the School or Research Institute, or the University and the Principal Investigator (Prof. Charles Spillane).

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

  • Have an established reputation for the quality of their research work.
  • Contribute to major research grant applications to support research projects
  • Demonstrate extensive experience of initiating, designing and implementing research projects.
  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to act as a research leader and have the ability to project manage major projects.
  • Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures, relevant to the role, provision of advice to junior colleagues on policy and standards, which may include broader University/ sector/ external sponsor or funder (e.g. Commercial Awareness, Research Ethics, Knowledge Transfer, Patents, Intellectual Property Rights, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities & Diversity).
  • Know the legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements.
  • Have independently secured funding to conduct a research project as the Principal Investigator.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in crop science, crop-genetics, or a related area.
  • Track record of high-quality publications and/or innovation outputs
  • A minimum of 10 years postdoctoral experience, including an international element
    • Demonstrable track record in publications, as assessed by the norms of their discipline i.e. quality and impact of academic publisher, citations, ranking of journal publications etc.
    • Demonstrable track record in supervision of students, including, where appropriate contributing to undergraduate project supervision and Masters Dissertations on taught programmes.
    • Demonstrable track record in research leadership within a research group or laboratory.
    • Demonstrable track record in contribution to the writing of research proposals which are submitted to peer-reviewed funding processes.
    • Demonstrated contribution to management of research projects (reporting, financial management, purchasing etc)
    • Proven ability to coordinate overall delivery of project objectives including interdependencies across work packages
    • Track record of communication research to a wide range of stakeholders
    • Experience of devising new methodologies to solve complex research problems

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • GIS (ArcGIS, qGIS), Crop modelling (DSSAT), R and Data analysis skills
  • Innovation and commercialisation outputs, e.g. development of patents, prototypes
  • Industry collaboration or experience.
    • Experience working with Government agencies, nationally or internationally
    • Ability and willingness to work in and promote diverse multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environments.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €56933 to €74324 per annum per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 1 September 2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

 

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 LEG4DEV is available at https://leg4dev.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 Prof. Charles Spillane: e-mail Charles.spillane@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 205-22 subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 22nd  August 2022

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

Closing Date: Monday, 22 Aug 2022

Application: NUIG RES 205-22 Research Fellow Part -Time (0.5FTE)

Postdoctoral Researcher - Enterprise and Innovation Systems, Enterprise Research Centre, School of Engineering, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 201-22)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Enterprise and Innovation Systems with the Enterprise Research Centre in the School of Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  

This position is funded by the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships Initiative and is available from 1 November 2022 to contract end date of 29 February 2024.

 

http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/mechanical-engineering/research/enterpriseresearchcentre/

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work closely with the Principal Investigator to conduct research in the area of Enterprise and Innovation Systems. She/he will be responsible for

  • Conducting a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator
  • Designing and conducting independent research
  • Managing an Erasmus+ European project related to design thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship
  • Mentoring research students
  • Assisting in grant writing and manuscript preparation
  • Engaging in the dissemination of the results of the research with the support of and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator e.g.
    • Publishing research results
    • Presenting findings at scientific conferences
    • Organizing industry workshops
    • Translating knowledge of advances in the subject area into research activity

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Information Systems, Industrial Engineering or similar
  • Strong publication track record
  • Evidence of mentoring students
  • Evidence of experience in teaching
  • Experience using statistical analysis software (e.g., PLS SEM, SPSSX, R)
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Evidence of experience in managing collaborative research projects focusing on managing risks, action items, issues, dependencies, and decisions

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Track record on managing agile projects
  • Experience with working with industry partners
  • Experience in managing multidisciplinary projects

 

 

Salary: €39,522 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

Start date: Position is available from 1st November 2022 to 29th February 2024

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information. 

 

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 Enterprise Research Centre is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/mechanical-engineering/research/enterpriseresearchcentre/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Kathryn Cormican (Kathryn.Cormican@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 Kathryn Cormican (Kathryn.cormican@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 201-22 in the subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17.00PM (Irish Time) on Friday 26th August 2022

 

Interviews are planned to be held on 10th September 2022 via MS TEAMS

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post. 

 

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

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

Closing Date: Friday, 26 Aug 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher - Enterprise and Innovation Systems (NUIG RES 201-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher/Scientist Cellimage Project, Regenerative Medicine Institute, College of Medicine, (NUIG RES 200-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher/Scientist Cellimage Project

Regenerative Medicine Institute, College of Medicine

Ref. No. NUIG RES 200-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral researcher with the Regenerative Medicine Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland and is available from 01/09/2022 to the contract end date of 31/10/2024.

 

The Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) is a world-class biomedical research centre which focuses on research in cell and gene therapies to address a number of major disease targets.  Our research spans a broad spectrum of translational strategies including basic stem cell biology, advanced manufacturing, contemporary analytics and clinical trials.

The CELLIMAGE Project, funded under the Disruptive Technologies innovation fund is designed to develop novel artificial intelligence tools to support next generation cell therapy manufacturing.  The project is a partnership between REMEDI, Valitacell Ltd., and Intel.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will carry out work involving the isolation, expansion and characterisation of tissue derived stem cells. Particular duties will include the use of metabolomics mass spectrometry to elucidate a detailed understanding of therapeutically useful cells in terms of their metabolic state and processing of lipids and other molecules under a variety of culture conditions and in response to licensing and processing environments.  The entire body of work will be carried out with a view towards good manufacturing practice (GMP) applications in cell manufacturing and batch release.  A detailed practical understanding of bioinformatics tools used to analyse genomic, proteomic and metabolomic data is essential. 

 

Duties:

  • Isolate and expand stem cell populations from post-natal tissues from human and animal species
  • Develop protocols involving the use of imaging mass spectrometry to assess the metabolomic profile of cell preparations for use in therapeutic applications.  These may include mesenchymal stromal cells from a variety of tissue sources and mammalian species, as well as induced pluripotent stem cells and derived differentiated cells.
  • Utilise available software and bioinformatics tools for the analysis and presentation of metabolomic data and/or where necessary, develop new analytical modalities for data interpretation.
  • Have a complete understanding of current trends in this research area, including up to date knowledge of publications.
  • Maintain accurate records of laboratory experimentation and data in accordance with Good Laboratory Practice.
  • Prepare detailed periodic reports as needed.
  • Present the results of the relevant research investigation at laboratory meetings, partner meetings and conferences as required.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in a life sciences discipline
  • Experience in and understanding of cell biology, cell culture techniques and advanced methods for cell characterisation
  • Expertise in the use of bioinformatics tools for the analysis of mass spectrometry data and correlation with other data such as gene expression profiles, proteomics and cell phenotype.
  • Detailed understanding and practical experience of stem cell biology and the use of cells in therapeutic applications.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • 3-4 years’ experience in stem cell biology or in the application of cellular therapies in human medicine.
  • Proven track record demonstrating experience in advanced methods of cell characterisation, including the utilisation of large data in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics used for these purposes.
  • An understanding of GMP-compliant cell manufacturing.

 

 

Salary: €39,523 – €45,609 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

 

Start date: Position is available from 01/09/2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

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 NUI Galway School of Medicine is available at this link.

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Frank Barry at frank.barry@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 Ms. Amy Hogan (amy.hogan@nuigalway.ie)

 

Please put the reference number NUIG RES 200-22 in the subject line of the e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 25/08/2022

 

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

 

 

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 25 Aug 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher/Scientist Cellimage Project (NUIG RES 200-22)

Research Fellow in the School of Medicine ,LILY – Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund (DTIF) Round 3, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (NUIG RES 204-22)

Research Fellow in the School of Medicine at NUIG

LILY – Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund (DTIF) Round 3

School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Ref. No. NUIG RES 204-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term positions as Research Fellow in the Lowery Lab and Translational Medical Device Lab in collaboration with the Duffy Lab within the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland Galway.

 

This position is funded under the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) Round 3 which is a €500 million fund established under the National Development Plan (NDP). 

 

The position is available from September 1st, 2022, to contract end date of March 31st, 2024.

 

Job Description:

The Research Fellow will be the lead clinical site engineer on a first in human clinical trial of a novel device to prevent hair loss caused by chemotherapy. This role offers candidates the opportunity to personally bring a novel medical device from lab-research through to clinical impact.

 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape clinical trial protocols, lead patient recruitment, and perform preliminary data analysis. You will act as the link between benchtop device development and bedside implementation of the technology. You will participate in cross-consortium meetings with industry project partners Luminate Medical and Gentian Services, providing key updates on clinical progress.

 

The successful candidate will be based in the Lowery Lab in the Lambe Institute in the School of Medicine at NUI Galway. The candidate will be supported in their professional development, be able to avail of a range of career level focussed training opportunities, have the potential to publish research findings in leading journals and to protect intellectual property.

 

Duties:

  • Oversee the first in human clinical trial of the Lily Device including defining research objectives, developing measurement techniques, and planning the research study.
  • Management of trial device prototypes, including de-bugging, verification and validation testing, and development of SOPs.
  • Plan, manage and support patient recruitment. Interface with clinical teams to identify patient candidates, provide patients with clear risk-benefit information, and document consent from patients to participate.
  • Support patient participation in studies. Actively participate in taking measurements, assisting patients to use trial devices, and developing procedures for more effective patient participation.
  • Develop and implement quality assurance measures to maintain a high quality research output and seamless patient exerience.
  • Work with other team members to plan project activities, identify key objectives and set key milestones.
  • Keep up to date with research related methods and techniques, in particular, developments in the specific research area.
  • Contribute to publications and/or development of IP.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • MEng or BEng in Biomedical Engineering (or related discipline) and 4 - 6 years industry/research experience.
  • Experience in medical device design, testing and evaluation, especially experience in:
    • Working with and creating medical device prototypes, including benchtop device testing and iteration.
    • Working from first principles in de-bugging device issues and troubleshoot errors.
    • Designing systematic test methods to ensure consistent performance.
    • Identifying device and process shortcomings based on observations and user feedback and designing solutions to meet these needs.
    • Experience in working with patients in a clinical setting or in medical device clinical trials.
  • You can work in a team, act as a research leader, and collaborate across disciplines.
  • Posess a high level of initiative, project management capability, and motivation.
  • You understand research ethics, intellectual property development, and legal requirements regarding data protection and patient confidentiality.
  • You are an excellent communicator, both written and oral.

Desirable Requirements:

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering (or related discipline)
  • Mechanical design, industrial design, or human factors design experience.
  • Experience in the presenting of research findings to technical/non-technical audiences.

 

Salary:  Point 1 of the Research Fellow Salary Scale €56,933 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply). 

Start date: Position is available from September, 2022

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

 

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 College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is available at:

http://www.nuigalway.ie/medicine-nursing-and-health-sciences/research/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Aoife Lowery via email at:  aoife.lowery@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 Professor Martin O’Halloran in cc via email at:  martin.ohalloran@nuigalway.ie   

 

Please put reference number NUIG-RES 204-22 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm September 1st  2022

 

Interviews are planned to be held on September 7th, 2022

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

 

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

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

 

'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

Closing Date: Thursday, 01 Sep 2022

Application: Research Fellow, School of Medicine, (NUIG RES 204-22)

Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Fellow, Evidence Synthesis Ireland, Centre for Health Evaluation Methodology Research & Evidence Synthesis, School of Nursing & Midwifery,(NUIG RES 213-22)

Systematic Reviewer

 

(Post-Doctoral Researcher/Research Fellow)

 

Evidence Synthesis Ireland

 

Centre for Health Evaluation Methodology Research & Evidence Synthesis (CHEMRES)

 

School of Nursing & Midwifery, NUI Galway

 

Ref. No: NUIG RES 213-22

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher for an exciting opportunity within Evidence Synthesis Ireland & Cochrane Ireland based in the Centre for Health Evaluation, Methodology Research and Evidence Synthesis (CHEMRES) in NUI Galway.

 

The position is full-time for 2 years commencing 3rd Oct 2022 (or earlier). The role is appointable at either Postdoctoral level or Research Fellow level, depending on the successful candidate's experience.

 

CHEMRES hosts the HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN), Evidence Synthesis Ireland (ESI) and Cochrane Ireland. These major initiatives and other projects within CHEMRES provide a vibrant research environment characterised by a shared vision for innovative research with high impact.

 

Evidence Synthesis Ireland (ESI) is an all-Ireland initiative funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) and the Health and Social Care, Research and Development (HSC R&D) Division of the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland. ESI’s mission is to make evidence syntheses more usable in every sense of the word – better designed, conducted, and reported, more useable for decision-makers and more usable within health care policy and clinical practice decision-making across the island of Ireland and beyond. ESI includes Cochrane Ireland, whose mission is to promote evidence-informed health decision-making by producing high-quality, relevant, accessible systematic reviews and other synthesized research evidence.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will take a lead role in a European Health And Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) funded project to support the activities of the EU/EEA National Immunisation Technical Advisory Groups’ (NITAG) Collaboration. The successful candidate will lead the (a) conduct of two to four systematic reviews or rapid reviews of scientific evidence in the area of vaccines and/or EU/EEA vaccination programmes, including COVID-19 and (b) develop and support the delivery (with trainers) of an online training program on methodologies for assessing evidence and carrying out reviews, synthesis and evaluations and subsequent transformation into technical documents/guidance (a program of 10 sessions run on two occasions).

 

The role provides a substantial opportunity to inform the decision-making of EU/EEA NITAGs and/or affiliated committees on recommendations for vaccination programmes, which is particularly relevant and useful during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

This role will require substantial evidence synthesis methodology experience and expertise as well as demonstratable evidence of leadership ability. The successful applicant will be highly motivated, passionate about developing high-quality research, and self-motivated with strong attention to detail and quality.

 

The successful candidate will engage in the broader research and scholarly activities of Evidence Synthesis Ireland, Cochrane Ireland, and CHEMRES. They are expected to help build capacity in evidence synthesis by supporting ESI’s training programme. They will have access to an extensive education program for their professional development and the opportunity to contribute to other reviews as a co-author.

 

Qualifications/ Skills Required:

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in a health sciences subject and have a strong background in evidence synthesis, ideally including completed Cochrane systematic reviews. Candidates should be highly motivated and passionate about evidence synthesis and have excellent organisational, coordination and interpersonal skills. The position requires substantial engagement with national and international researchers and policymakers, thus excellent communication skills are essential. The ideal candidate will have evidence of innovative thinking and an ability to work independently and flexibly in cross-disciplinary teams.

 

Essential Requirements:

  •    PhD in a health science subject
  •    High-quality, peer-reviewed evidence syntheses publications, including published systematic reviews of health care    interventions
    • Experience in delivering evidence synthesis training
    • Experience overseeing all aspects of the systematic review process from question formulation through to publication
    • Experience of, and comfortable with coordination, communication and liaison with large multidisciplinary teams, preparing a comprehensive proposal, understanding and communicating needs of the commissioner to delivering final reports and dissemination
    • Ability to manage administrative tasks associated with research projects, including monitoring budgets, resources and timelines, delivering outputs such as funder updates and reports, and organising project meetings and documentation
    • Ability to communicate new and complex information effectively to a diverse audience, both verbally and in writing
    • Willing to travel in Ireland and to EU and potentially to non-EU stakeholders;
    • Have knowledge and understanding of policy, practices and procedures associated with health research including research integrity, FAIR Data Management, Research Ethics, Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination, Intellectual Property, Equality Diversity and Inclusion, and Public and Patient Involvement in Research.
  • Expertise in systematic review and meta-analyses as evidenced by published systematic review and meta-analyses as lead or senior author

 

Additional Essential Criteria for appointment at Research Fellow Level

  • At least 3 years postdoctoral experience in evidence synthesis
  • Evidence of ability to generate grant income as evidenced by being principal or co-principal  investigator on nationally competitive health research funder grants (co-applicant on multiple grants may be considered)
  • Evidence of experience managing and mentoring junior team members and supporting them in delivering high-quality work on time.
  • Flexibility in meeting project requirements and in working across multiple simultaneous projects;
  • Desirable Requirements:
  • Experience in developing training programs on evidence synthesis methods
  • Established reputation in undertaking complex evidence synthesis
  • Excellent IT skills; experience with using Revman, Covidence, Rayyan, or EPPI reviewer, Microsoft Office, reference management software and literature databases.
  • Track record in coordinating large, multicenter projects.
  • Lead author of a substantial Cochrane review
  • Lead author of a systematic review related to vaccines/ vaccination programmes

 Employment permit restrictions apply to this category of post

 Salary:

 The successful candidate will be appointed on one of these two scales, depending on experience, and meeting the above criteria.

 €46,907 to €51,036 per annum Point 1- 4 (Postdoctoral Researcher 2 scale) per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)

€56,933 to €60,285 per annum Point 1 – 3 (Research Fellow scale) per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)

 Start date: 3rd Oct 2022

 Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.  

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

 For further information on Evidence Synthesis Ireland, please visit https://www.evidencesynthesisireland.ie

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

 Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Declan Devane at declan.devane@nuigalway.ie

 Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

 To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, a CV (of a maximum of 5 pages) to include the names and the contact details of three referees, one of whom must be the current employer) should be sent via e-mail (in PDF format only) to Ms. Deirdre Conway, deirdre.conway@nuigalway.ie  

 Please put reference number Ref. No:NUIG RES 213-22  in subject line of e-mail application.

                                     Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on the 1st of September 2022.

                         All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

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

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 01 Sep 2022

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Fellow, (NUIG RES 213-22)

NUIG RES 219-22 Research Associate School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Research Associate in Public Engagement (Cell EXPLORERS National Coordinator)

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences - National University of Ireland Galway

Ref. No. NUIG RES 219-22

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Associate in public engagement for the role of the Cell EXPLORERS national coordinator in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at the National University of Ireland Galway. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 1st November 2022 to 31st December 2023 (14 months).

 The Cell EXPLORERS educational outreach programme (www.cellexplorers.com), coordinated by the research team based at NUI Galway, received funding support to run a national network of 13 partners team based in 10 institutions in Ireland. All partner teams in the network use the same unique model for sustainable STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) public engagement where local scientist volunteers (undergraduate/postgraduate students and/ or staff researchers) deliver outreach activities to school children and the Irish public in the community. It has the dual benefit of engaging the public in science whilst also developing key graduate student attributes and researchers’ public engagement skills in a way and at a scale unique in Ireland. By using evaluation/ revision cycles and evidence-based education research findings, the programme works on developing best practice of the dissemination of Education & Public Engagement activities to schools, or other informal settings involving brief interactions.

 The current funding of the Cell Explorers network has the following specific objectives:

  1. Support an active network disseminating Education & Public Engagement activities: The Cell EXPLORERS teams act as informal science education providers by bringing engaging science activities and information on science careers to children at an age where they make decisions about their interest in STEM (primary school age) or make their choice of STEM as a career (secondary school age). The NUIG Galway led coordination structure provides partner teams content and support to disseminate STEM engagement activities in the local community.
  1. Evaluate impact on young participants of the revision of the network practice:

To maximise impact on young participants, CE has revised both its main classroom intervention (“Fantastic DNA”), and the associated facilitator’s training using both its research and evaluation findings and the science capital teaching approach. An important objective is to establish through evaluation if these revisions maximise the impact on participants.

  1. Plan for sustainability: Adopting new revised activities, Developing simplified evaluation strategy and maintaining community of practice, and evolving the financial plan to support the network through regular network meeting are key the future plans of the programme.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will act as the national coordinator and manage the running and the evaluation of the Cell EXPLORERS National network. With the assistance of a research assistant, they will manage and organise the national partner teams set up, training, the logistics of delivering materials and equipment, and perform data collection for the evaluation. An important part of the role is the analysis of data collected to measure the network activities and the evaluation of their impact, and generate guidelines, reports and publications based on results.

They will integrate the Informal Science Education research team based at NUI Galway directed by Dr Muriel Grenon (Principal investigator and Director of Cell EXPLORERS) and made of 4 other members, including a research assistant involved in supporting the national coordination. The successful candidate will also be involved in the delivery and coordination of the educational outreach activities and the team of volunteers of the NUI Galway Cell EXPLORERS team. The newly recruited coordinator will overlap for few months with the current Cell EXPLORERS national coordinator.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordination of the National network
    • Keep communication and track of the activities of the national partners (includes training of teams, development of communication documents, transport, budget among others)
    • Coordinate work with partners to allow school visits and festival events, including:
      • Ascertain partner needs (consumables, printing material) and address them
      • Provide training to partners on team coordination and in revised activities
      • Disseminate training protocols to partner teams
      • Organise the yearly network meeting
      • Support and develop the programme’s sustainability plan
      • Contribute to quick and effective solving of technical problems raised by students and staff participating on the project
      • Manage and maintain the network communal drive
        • To complete the administrative work to support the programme, including revision or creation of procedures to optimise the running of the network activities
  • Programme Evaluation:
  • Coordinate data collection from participants of events delivered by local and national teams
  • Train team of volunteers to input data in our online system
  • Organise the data entry
  • Analyse data
  • Compilation of data for funder and team reports, presentations and publication.
    • Dissemination:
    • Engage in the dissemination of activities and impact of Cell EXPLORERS programme under any suitable forms (social media, website, write up reports or articles, present at conferences…) with the support of and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator.
    • Communicate results to all relevant groups (partners, peers, institutions, policy makers…) nationally and internationally
      • Contribute to writing of funding grant proposals in line with the group research interest
  • Coordination of the NUIGalway Cell Explorers team
    • Contribute to the coordination of the local team of activities (includes supporting training, vetting and management and delivery of science festivals, summer camps, and other special events)
    • Contribute to the management of the specific programme resources with the RA (specialist equipment and the Cell Explorers laboratory).
    • Project Supervision, Teaching & Training
    • Contribute to teaching /tutoring/mentoring taking place within the framework of the Cell EXPLORERS programme
    • Mentor, assist or supervise, as appropriate and as directed, the undergraduate placement/intern/project and research graduate students of the Cell EXPLORERS group
      • Professional development
      • Acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and undergraduate mentoring/supervision).
      • Develop their own career reputation and career development

Qualifications/Skills required:

The post is particularly well adapted to candidates with experience working in Education and public engagement, working with young people and an interest in STEM. The ideal candidate should have

experience coordinating and delivering project to completion. Applicants must possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge/practice of network coordination or in the field of public engagement/outreach/informal education/education as well as an interest in research and evaluation methods and techniques. Experience in managing and training a team and in program evaluation in these fields is important. The applicant should be creative and enthusiastic, with excellent organization and communication skills and proven ability to work independently on its own initiative and in a team environment.

Essential Requirements:

  • Primary Degree qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Excellent skills relevant to delivering education
  • 4+ years research / relevant industry experience is required. This includes:
    • Demonstrable experience in delivering STEM activity to young people (12-17) through public engagement/outreach activities or teaching or youth work
    • Evidence of experience in measuring activities or project impact
    • Demonstrable track record of excellent project management skills including ability to scope, plan and manage projects to deliver key objectives
  • Fluency in IT skills including word processing, Outlook, Power Point, spread sheets and Microsoft teams
  • Excellent writing skills and oral presentation skills
  • Evidence of academic or report writing skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and proven ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Evidence of experience training young adults and /or staff
  • Evidence of experience in volunteering programme 
  • Experience in designing science outreach activities for young people (primary/post-primary school students)
  • Evidence of experience with Social media, Website design and/or press relation
  • Conducting research studies; quantitative and qualitative data analysis (use of SPSS, NVIVO or similar platforms)
  • Experience of applying for research funding and/or reporting for funders, peer reviewed publications (conferences presentation, research article or equivalent)
  • Full Driving Licence

Salary: €39,523 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from 01/11/2022

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. 'NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.'

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 Cell EXPLORERS is available at www.cellexplorers.com

Other information: MG NUI Galway Profile: https://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/natural-sciences/murielgrenon/, Research group page: https://www.cellexplorers.com/our-research

Further information about Cell EXPLORERS programme is available at www.cellexplorers.com.

Informal enquiries concerning the post are very welcome and can be made to Dr Muriel Grenon by emailing Muriel.grenon@nuigalway.ie

NB: Garda vetting is a requirement for this post (as appropriate to Child Protection Policy)

To Apply:

Applications should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Muriel Grenon : Muriel.grenon@nuigalway.ie

Application must include:

  1. Reference of Post in the subject of the email
  2. Cover letter outlining the evidence of the applicant suitability for the post, including qualification, skills  and experience required for the post and their motivation in joining the project
  3. a Detailed CV mentioning all experiences relevant to the post
  4. The name and contact details of 3 referees
  5. Please put reference number NUIG RES 219-22 in subject line of e-mail application

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 22nd of September 2022

 

Interviews are planned to be held on the 6th of October 2022

 

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment.

 

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

Closing Date: Thursday, 22 Sep 2022

Application: NUIG RES 219-22 Research Associate School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

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