Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Medicine, NUI Galway Ref.No. NUIG 32-20

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

This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland and is available from 1st June 2020 to the contract end date 10th June 2021.

 

Job Description:

 

We are seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral position on “Energy storage cells and solid state batteries”. The project will involve the assembly and testing of energy storage cells based on different formulations of graphene materials. Our lab has materials preparation capabilities, including wet labs. We also have materials characterisation instruments such as SEM, XRD, XPS, potentiostats, and battery assembling tools. We are looking for highly self-motivated team players with experience in material development, battery assembly and testing. Experience with solid state batteries is a plus.

This project is based on a Commercialisation fund granted by Enterprise Ireland and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund). The project has a strong product development and commercial focus and there may be the possibility of future startup opportunities.

 

Duties:

•Lead the development of prototypes including technical specification activities, and verification testing

•Proactively identify technical solutions and risks for project deliverables

•Work with external design firms in the transfer of knowledge required for development of a proof-of-concept, minimum viable product

•Monitor IP landscape and seek new patent opportunities.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

•PhD in Chemical or Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics or related field

•Strong background in material development

•Strong background in battery assembly and testing.

• Evidence of research activity (publications, conference presentations, awards) and future scholarly output (working papers, research proposals etc.)

•Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation) with an ability to enable effective knowledge and technology transfer.

•Fluency in English

•Ability to generate new ideas, unique concepts, models and solutions

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with solid state batteries

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €37,874 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)

 

Start date: 1/6/2020

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Firas Awaja firas.awaja@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. Firas Awaja (firas.awaja@nuigalway.ie)

Please put reference number NUIG 32-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 15th April 2020

 

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: Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020

NUIG 040-20, Postdoctoral Researcher, ECSEL Heliaus (tHErmaL vIsion Augmented awarenesS, College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway

  

                                                                      

Postdoctoral Researcher

ECSEL Heliaus (tHErmaL vIsion Augmented awarenesS)

College of Engineering and Informatics

NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 040-20

 

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

This position is funded by EU H2020 and is available from 02 March 2020 to 30 November 2021.

 

The project will focus on development of new computational and cognitive algorithms for Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) imaging using a new generation of low-cost microbolometer sensors. Research is closely aligned with emerging technology roadmaps for European and US Industry in both the automotive and consumer sectors. Successful candidates will work closely with Engineering teams from Xperi, a World-Leading supplier of Imaging solutions for automotive and consumer markets. These positions will suit highly-motivated candidates with prior research experience and publications who are keen to work on industry-focused research topics. 

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for development of new computational and cognitive algorithms for Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) imaging using a new generation of low-cost microbolometer sensors. They will work closely with Engineering teams from Xperi, a World-Leading supplier of Imaging solutions for automotive and consumer markets.

 

Duties:

  • ·         Data collection and dataset preparation
  • ·         Development of new computational and cognitive algorithms for LWIR imaging, including training and validation of CNNs
  • ·         Keep up to date with DL/CNN research methods and techniques.
  • ·         Mentor and assist, as appropriate and as directed, the PhD students involved in the project
  • ·         Contribute to the research project’s dissemination in the form of reports, journal/conference papers
  • ·         Attend and network at relevant conferences and meeting hosted by relevant professional institutions and other universities as appropriate

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent research experience
  • Experience in programming and training of state-of-art Neural Networks (PyTorch, Tendorflow)
  • Proven publication record

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Advanced Deep Learning techniques; Hybrid Visible/NIR/LWIR Optics & Imaging; Multi-frame Imaging Algorithms; LWIR/Thermal Imaging Algorithms; Advanced NIR/LWIR Facial Models; Hybrid Visible/NIR/LWIR Imaging Pipelines.
  • Experience in managing ethics compliance for image acquisition protocols for building large datasets from human subjects.
  • Experience with state-of-art image processing and computer vision algorithms
  • Experience with Generative Adversarial Networks and their training and applications 
  • Experience with thermal sensing or other non-visible imaging techniques 

 

 

Salary: €37, 874 - € 49,050 per annum (pro-rata)    

 

Start date: 01 June 2020

 

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

 

More information about Xperi can be found at https://www.xperi.com/.  More information about Heliaus project can be found at https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/223287/factsheet/en

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Peter Corcoran at peter.corcoran@nuigalway.ie  - please (i) make sure to put ‘Industry Postdoctoral Postion’ into the subject line of your e-mail; (ii) provide an up-to-date CV, and (iii) include a short motivational statement in your cover e-mail.

 

 

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. Peter Corcoran at peter.corcoran@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG 040-20 and ‘Industry Postdoctoral Position’ in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish time) Monday, June 1st 2020

 

We reserve the right to re-advertise 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: Monday, 01 Jun 2020

Application: NUIG 040-20, Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 050-20, Research Project Manager, Apoptosis Research Centre (ARC), College of Science and Engineering, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from highly motivated and suitably qualified candidates for a 0.5 FTE, 18 months, fixed term contract, as Research Project Manager for the joint research programme of Professors Afshin Samali and Adrienne Gorman of the Apoptosis Research Centre (ARC), National University of Ireland Galway. This position is available from 01 May 2020 to 31 October 2021.

 Organisation: Prof Samali and Prof Gorman’s research team is located at the Biomedical Sciences Building at NUI, Galway. Their research is focused on the mechanisms of cell death and survival signalling, with particular interest in cancer cell survival signalling that is mediated by activation of cell stress response pathways. The research programme has broad relevance and has potential implications for the treatment of a range of diseases including cancers, neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. The successful candidate will report to Prof Afshin Samali.

 

Job Description: The project manager will provide support for the development and implementation of Prof Samali and Prof Gorman’s joint research programme. This will include all aspects of the research programme with a particular focus on managing ongoing research projects including preparation of grant applications, manuscripts for publication, presentations, various reports (scientific, technical and financial). The post holder must be capable of exercising a high level of responsibility, initiative and decision-making, working collaboratively and will be expected to develop strong working relationships across a wide range of internal offices and external stakeholders including external funding agencies, industry and clinical collaborators. The project manager will work closely with Prof Samali and Prof Gorman and with clinical and industry partners to submit competitive proposals for both national and EU initiatives.

 

Duties:

  • ·         Support overall progress of the joint research programme towards targeted milestones and deliverables
  • ·         Co-ordinate and support proposal development for national and international funding agencies, including multi-partner collaborative projects involving clinical and industry partners
  • ·         Provide scientific input to project design, budgeting, impact for new funding applications, requiring strong scientific writing skills
  • ·         Support the co-ordination of international consortia and Horizon 2020 programmes
  • ·         Consult with NUI Galway Technology Transfer Office representatives for the identification and protection of intellectual property generated by the research programme, draft IDFs and help prepare patent documents
  • ·         Work with NUI Galway’s Research Office, Research Accounts Office and external funding agencies on grant submissions and reporting
  • ·         Manage the post-award phase of ongoing projects and successful proposals, including ensuring timely scientific/technical and financial reporting
  • ·         Work with Research Accounts Office and Procurement Office to manage the financial accounts for the research group
  • ·         Actively promote knowledge exchange and outreach initiatives, including contributing to press releases and liaising with NUI Galway’s Marketing and Communications Office
    • ·         Actively promote and manage the group’s online profile in order to attract international talent and strengthen the international reputation of the group

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Criteria

  • PhD in Cell Biology/Biochemistry or a closely related subject

  • At least 2 years’ relevant experience in scientific writing, grant proposal writing, technical and financial report writing

  • Excellent knowledge of Irish and European science research funding landscapes and opportunities

  • Track record of demonstrable accomplishments in cell biology/biochemistry/similar biological research

  • Evidence of proficiency in scientific research writing such as manuscripts or funding proposals

  • Experience of preparing large-scale, multi-disciplinary research proposals in biological sciences for funding to national and/or international funding agencies, including ability to write fluently and quickly

  • Demonstrable project and budget management experience

    Evidence of accurate attention to detail with ability to work within tight deadlines to meet research project milestones and deliverables, grant deadlines

    Excellent knowledge of requirements for research integrity, ethics and good research practice

    Self-motivated and capable of working on own initiative

    Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills combined with a proven ability to work well in a team and to develop collaborative relationships with a broad range of stakeholders

 

Desirable

  • ·         Relevant international peer reviewed publications, reports and strategy/policy documents.
  • ·         Evidence of proficiency in scientific research writing such as manuscripts or funding proposals
  • ·         Experience of peer-reviewing research manuscripts for scientific journals or research proposals for funding agencies

 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €37,874 - €40,222 pro rata per annum (IUA post-doctoral salary scale)

 

Start date: 1 May 2020.

 

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Professor Afshin Samali (Afshin.Samali@nuigalway.ie)

 

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

 

 

To Apply:

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

 

Please put reference number NUIG 050-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) on Friday, 10th April 2020.

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, 10 Apr 2020

Application: NUIG 050-20, Research Project Manager

Ref. No. NUIG -066-20- Associate Director of Cochrane Ireland (0.4FTE) Evidence Synthesis Ireland Centre for Health Evaluation, Methodology Research and Evidence Synthesis (CHEMRES)

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (0.4 FTE i.e., equivalent 2 days per week) 18-month fixed term position as Associate Director of Cochrane Ireland (Research Fellow level) within Evidence Synthesis Ireland (https://evidencesynthesisireland.ie/). There is potential for renewal of post subject to funding and the successful candidate will be based in the Centre for Health Evaluation, Methodology Research and Evidence Synthesis (CHEMRES) in NUI Galway.

 

Academic staff in NUI Galway who are interested in this post may consider undertaking the role from within their current academic role profile as part as their research commitments, subject to line manager approval.

 

The primary aim of Evidence Synthesis Ireland and Cochrane Ireland is to build a critical mass of experts in a range of evidence synthesis methodologies to address the training and support needs for evidence informed decision making in policy and practice for the island of Ireland. The secondary aim is to generate knowledge around methods of and efficiencies in evidence syntheses. This will be achieved through a focus on three high-level activities relating to evidence synthesis (i) support (ii) training and education and (iii) research and innovation.

 

Established in December 2018, Evidence Synthesis Ireland is 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. Evidence Synthesis Ireland and Cochrane Ireland have already made substantial contributions to building capacity in evidence synthesis.

 

The Associate Director of Cochrane Ireland role is a senior position within Evidence Synthesis Ireland. The successful candidate will work with both the Director and Programme Manager of Evidence Synthesis Ireland and Cochrane Ireland. He/she reports to the Programme Manager.

 

The Associate Director of Cochrane Ireland will:

 

  • Take a leadership responsibility for the activities of Cochrane Ireland with a focus on developing and maintaining strategic partnerships in the Cochrane community and ensuring the implementation of the strategic objectives;

  • Be responsible for the scientific direction of Cochrane Ireland with responsibility and accountability for carrying out the activities associated with Cochrane Ireland

  • Contribute to Evidence Synthesis Ireland activities ensuring that Cochrane Ireland’s interests are represented.

  • Act as a key link between Cochrane UK, Cochrane Ireland and Evidence Synthesis Ireland, ensuring alignment of activities and strategic priorities;

  • Offer leadership in the design, development and implementation of short and long-term strategic plans, programmes, events and activities for Cochrane Ireland, in line with ESI objectives;

  • Lead on the development of an international Cochrane trainer accreditation scheme

  • Undertake travel within and between Ireland and UK and elsewhere internationally as required.

      

    Qualifications/Skills required:

     Essential Requirements:

  • Education to the level of PhD in a health science subject;

  • Peer reviewed evidence synthesis papers;

  • Evidence of excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, including communication skills to produce information that is presented appropriately by academic and non-academic audiences;

  • Evidence of substantial experience in national and international network and relationship building and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external stakeholders at national and international levels;

  • Ability to travel domestically or internationally, as well as staff events outside normal working hours.

     

    Desirable Requirements:

     

    • Experience in leading Cochrane systematic reviews

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €54,717 to €56,304 pro rata per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from 20 May 2020

 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

 

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Nikita Burke, Programme Manager, Evidence Synthesis Ireland nikita.burke@nuigalway.ie or Professor Declan Devane, Professor of Midwifery & Director of Evidence Synthesis Ireland and Cochrane Ireland at declan.devane@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, a CV (of a maximum of 5 pages) to include the names and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in PDF format only) to: Ms. Sheena Connolly sheena.connolly@nuigalway.ie

Closing Date: Monday, 13 Apr 2020

Application: NUIG -066-20- Associate Director of Cochrane Ireland

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