NUIG-134-20 -Research Assistant (Part-Time) – Molecular Systems Physiology Research Group, School of Medicine

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time fixed term position as a Research Assistant in the Molecular Systems Physiology Research group, led by Prof. Ines Thiele, at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This part-time position (50%), is available from January 15th, 2021, to contract end date of December 31st, 2022, with the option of extension.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will support the research activities of the Molecular Systems Physiology Research group. Our research focuses on developing computational models and approaches to investigate the role of diet in human health. Therefore, we develop comprehensive computational models of human and microbial metabolism and integrate these with experimental data. Our overall vision is to facilitate personalised, predictive modelling for a better health.

 

Duties:

  • Review and synthesise scientific publications on human and gut microbial metabolism.
  • Communicate with national and international partners and stakeholders.
  • Assist in writing scientific papers, reports, and grant applications.
  • Edit manuscripts and scientific output of the group.
  • Maintenance and ordering of lab supplies.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or above) in Biology, Medical Sciences, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or related fields.
  • Demonstrable experience in scientific communication.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills are required.
  • Excellent working knowledge of English is required.
  • High motivation and interest in interdisciplinary work is required.

 

Desirable Requirements: Experience with scientific outreach activities.

  • Experience in lab management.
  • Working knowledge of human and microbial metabolism.
  • Experience in computational modelling.
  • Interest in learning new tools and approaches.

 

Salary: €22,609 to €35,218 per annum (pro rata for shorter term/ part time contracts)

 

 

Start date: Position is available from 15.01.2021

 

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 Molecular Systems Physiology Group is available at http://thielelab.eu.

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a cover letter, CV, and the contact details of two referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Prof. Ines Thiele: ines.thiele@nuigalway.ie

Please note that the reference number NUIG-134-20 must be in the subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 15.11.2020

 

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: Sunday, 15 Nov 2020

Application: NUIG-134-20 -Research Assistant – Molecular Systems Physiology Research Group

NUIG 133-20 Postdoctoral Researcher – Computational Modelling of the Salmon Microbiome School of Science

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Molecular Systems Physiology Research group, led by Prof. Ines Thiele, at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by the ERA-Net BlueBio and is available from January 15th, 2021, to contract end date of December 31st, 2022.

 

This position is part of the BlueBio funded project ImprovAFish “Improving aquaculture sustainability by modulating the feed-microbiome-host axis in Fish”.The project aimsto use omics data and novel computational approaches to explore and ultimately improvefunctional coupling along the feed-microbiome-host axis within the major aquaculture species Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in an appliedcontext. Within the project commercial-scale trials will be performed and thebiomolecular interactions between microorganisms and animals fed with different feed additives will be identified. A particular emphasis will be to identify feed additives that relate to sustainable and ethical food production parameters. Understanding the physiological effects of the specific biomolecular interactions. The project involves seven European partners and several companies. The position holder will develop and perform computational modelling of the Salmon microbiome to identify microbes and feed additives that lead to more sustainable feeding strategies.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will develop computational modelling tools and perform omics-based computational modelling analyses to improve our understanding of microbes, feed additives, and host-microbiome interactions involved in sustainable feeding strategies.

Duties: Develop computational metabolic modelling methods to investigate salmon microbiome metabolism and the role of feed additives.

  • Reconstruct and maintain the salmon microbiome reconstruction compendium.
  • Perform computational modelling of salmon microbiome metabolism.
  • Analyse omics-data in the context of the salmon microbiome.
  • Work with collaborators on the ImprovAFish project.
  • Contribute to writing of scientific papers, progress reports, and grant applications.
  • Contribute to supervision of student research projects.

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Systems Biology, or related fields.
  • Demonstrable experience in biocomputational modelling.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of software development in MATLAB.
  • Excellent communication skills are required.
  • Excellent working knowledge of English is required.
  • High motivation and interest in interdisciplinary work is required.

 

Desirable Requirements: Experience with the constraint-based modelling approach is desired.

  • Working knowledge of statistical methods and tools is of advantage.
  • Experience with metagenomic, transcriptomic and metabolomic data is desirable.
  • Experience with microbiome analysis pipelines is desirable.
  • Programming experience in other languages is of advantage (C++, Perl, R, Python).

Salary: €37,874 to €49,050 per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from 15.01.2021

 

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 Molecular Systems Physiology Group is available at http://thielelab.eu.

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a cover letter, CV, and the contact details of two referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Prof. Ines Thiele: e-mail ines.thiele@nuigalway.ie

 

Please note that the reference number NUIG-133-20 must be in the subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 15.11.2020

 

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: Sunday, 15 Nov 2020

Application: NUIG 133-20 Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 161-20, Research Assistant in Regenerative Medicine, Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant at the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by aEuropean Research Council Starting grant (ERC StG) and is available from the 16th November 2020 for a fixed term period of two years.  

 

Project/ centre Information

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a dynamic and motivated team that are investigating mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs), mechanobiology, immunomodulation, biomaterials, and tissue engineering, towards regenerative medicine strategies. The appointed research assistant will join our research team, led by Dr. Meadhbh Brennan,whose multidisciplinary research group spans the Schools of Engineering (Department of Biomedical Engineering) and of Medicine (REMEDI) at NUIG, Ireland.

 

Job Description:

This role will involve assisting in stem cell and extracellular vesicle (EV) research within a research/academic team. EVs are nanosized packages containing protein and nucleic acids that act as cell-cell communicators. The successful candidate will be expected to support the ongoing EV research of the lab and also take responsibility for organization of lab resources as well as procurement tasks. 

 

Duties:

  • ·         Assist in the implementation of the research activities, including collecting, processing and analysis of MSCs, EVs, and tissue samples
  • ·         Project management of activities, milestones, and deliverables and ensure they adhere to the research programme, and assist in the preparation of periodic reports to funders
  • ·         Assist in the collecting, recording, and processing relevant Health and Safety documentation
  • ·         Assist in general lab maintenance and organisation
  • ·         Record and validate assigned experimental work
  • ·         Learning new laboratory skills and training of team members
  • ·         Assist in the dissemination of project results and outcomes
  • ·         Keep the protocols and procedures for experimental techniques and data collection up to date
  • ·         Manage project resources within own control appropriately, for example coordinate the provision of consumables for the project within the budget (auditing stock, liaising with suppliers, and procurement).

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent experience in a relevant area of biomedical science
  • Experience in a laboratory environment
  • Knowledge of MSCs
  • Hands-on experience with cell culture techniques
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • MSc in a biomedical science related field
  • Experience in a stem cell laboratory environment
  • Works well independently and also as part of a team
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good initiative and flexibility
  • Knowledge of laboratory chemical and biological safety

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €23,061.00 - €30,243 per annum, pro rata

 

Start date: Position is available from the 16th November 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

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway. For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie. Further information about REMEDI is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/remedi/. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Meadhbh Brennan. 

 

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. Meadhbh Brennan at meadhbh.brennan@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-161-20in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday, October 30th 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

 

'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, 30 Oct 2020

Application: NUIG 161-20, Research Assistant, Colleges of Medicine and Engineering

NUIG 167-20, The School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (0.50 FTE) fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Centre for Chromosome Biology, Discipline of Biochemistry, School of Natural Sciences at National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is co-funded by Wellcome, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), and Health Research Board (HRB), and is available from 1st January 2021 for an 18 months period (until 30th June 2022). Information about the lab can be found at https://www.urifranklab.org

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will maintain our laboratory cultures of the marine cnidarian Hydractinia, and also perform other general duties in the lab, including supervision of junior personnel.

 

Main Duties:

  • Feed, clean and maintain the animal cultures

  • Provide technical support to researchers in the lab

  • Perform general laboratory duties as directed by the Principal Investigator

  • Supervise junior researchers in the lab

 

Essential Qualifications and requirements:

  • BSc in biology, cell Biology or related area

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • High motivation

  • Experience in aquaculture of marine cnidarians

 

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in molecular biology techniques

     

     

Salary: €26,839 per annum, pro-rata for shorter/part-time contracts.             

Start date:  The position is available from January 2021.

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 Centre for Chromosome Biology is available at www.chromosome.ie

For informal enquiries, contact Prof Uri Frank: uri.frank@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

Applicants should send a covering letter, detailed CV and the names and addresses of at least two referees via e-mail (in PDF format) to: uri.frank@nuigalway.ie. Applicants must put Ref. No. NUIG 167-20 in the subject line of the e-mail application. 

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Friday November 6th 2020.

 

Closing Date: Friday, 06 Nov 2020

Application: NUIG 167-20, Research Assistant, The School of Natural Sciences

NUIG 108-20 Postdoctoral Researcher, Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU)

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 4 year full-time, fixed-term contract as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Marine Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme.

Job Description:

Working with colleagues in SEMRU, the Postdoctoral Researcher will produce research aimed at increasing our understanding of the role of maritime transport in Ireland’s economic growth, environmental sustainability and societal development. S/he will explore the interconnectedness between the maritime sector and other sectors of the economy. Additionally, s/he will assess port policies in Ireland and examine what reforms, if any, to port policies are needed in light of recent national and global economic developments. The successful candidate will construct new economic models to explore the strategic development of ports and related infrastructure and the development of port policies that contribute to a competitive and effective market for maritime transport services.

Duties:

• Liaise with State agencies to collect data on the Irish maritime sector.

• Prepare a literature review of reports relating to national ports, competition and spatial policy.

• Critically evaluate official reports and policy documents.

• Prepare case studies, strategic analyses, economic impact assessments and economic modelling.

• Write research reports and prepare peer-reviewed publications.

• Engage with relevant national and international networks, and explore opportunities for collaboration and securing further research funding under Horizon Europe.

• Build national expertise in this research area, produce policy briefs for stakeholders, and publish research findings as widely as possible through peer-reviewed papers, conference presentations, articles, etc.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Essential Criteria Required:

• Candidates must hold a PhD, or be near to completing a PhD, in a relevant research area (e.g. Maritime Economics, Transport Economics, etc.)

• A minimum of 12 months relevant research experience.

Desirable Criteria Required:

• Research experience in the area of port policies, investment and development.

• Experience with using quantitative economic models such as Input-Output models and Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models.

• Excellent writing skills for both peer-review and public outreach formats.

Salary: €37,874 - €47,673 per annum, depending on relevant experience.

Start date: Position is available from January 2021

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 SEMRU is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/semru/

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Professor Alan Ahearne at alan.ahearne@nuigalway.ie

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of two referees should be sent, via e-mail (as a single document in Word or PDF only) to Ms. Courtney Yanta at courtney.yanta@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 108-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on 30th October 2020.

Interviews are planned to be held during the week of 9th November and will likely be held remotely due to the present Covid-19 restrictions.

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, 30 Oct 2020

Application: NUIG 108-20 Postdoctoral Researcher, Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU)

NUIG 143-20, Postdoctoral Researcher,Discipline of Microbiology, The School of Natural Sciences

Postdoctoral Researcher

Anaerobic Biogas Production and Purification

 

Discipline of Microbiology, The School of Natural Sciences

College of Science & Engineering

 

NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 143-20

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Department of Microbiology, The School of Natural Sciences

at The National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 01 November 2020 to contract end date of 31 October 2021.

 

 

Information on project/centre

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher in Anaerobic Biorefinery Processing at NUI Galway. The position is funded by the SFI Research Professorship Innovative Energy Technologies for Biofuels, Bioenergy and a Sustainable Irish Bioeconomy (IETSBIO3), which aims to carry out an ambitious research program on fundamental and applied research and development for new energy production processes from organic wastes in support of providing a self-sufficient Irish energy sector. The positions are available from November 2020.

The postholder will work within an academic team to elucidate and optimise the microbiological pathways involved in the anaerobic biodegradation of organic materials (organic solid waste, agro-industrial waste, dairy-processing wastewaters) with the aim to maximise the yield of biogas. The successful candidate is expected to take responsibility for meeting appropriate milestones, timelines and deliverables as part of the overall SFI Research Professorship. In addition, the postholder has a vision and the ambition to build up an own research line.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the evaluation and optimisation of the capacity of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems to convert organic waste to biogas, and will work with academic, industry and government partners at the NUI Galway laboratory facilities. The successful candidate will be expected to take responsibility for meeting appropriate milestones, timelines and deliverables as part of the overall work programme of the SFI Research Professorship.

 

Duties:

  • Develop anaerobic biological treatment systems for biogas production from organic waste materials as well as bioprocesses for biogas clean-up, with a focus on resolving microbial biodegradation, community development and process control of bioreactor systems;

  • Support academic, industry and governmental partners on integration of biofuel production and purification from waste in the national energy supply system;

     

     

  • Contribute to development of prototype development and system integration of biofuel production systems;

  • Actively participate in international conferences and meetings as required;

  • Publish in high-impact journals as appropriate;

  • Participate in progress meetings and workshops as appropriate, including travel to other countries within Europe;

  • Provide support and mentoring to post-graduate research students in the host research group;

  • Engage in appropriate continuing professional development activities to support their own career development plans.

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD in a relevant research field, i.e. Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Environmental Microbiology or Environmental Engineering with a strong microbiology background.
  • Significant experience in and clear affinity with anaerobic microbiology, physiology or process development, ideally in waste to energy or related applications.
  • Recognition in the international community of energy systems studies as, for example, evidenced by involvement in professional societies, policy or programme committees or editorial boards of relevant journals
  • Knowledge of Matlab or other statistical tools for interpretation of microbial biodegradation data.
  • Enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research in areas relevant for energy and environmental studies and sustainable development
  • Evidence of primary/senior authorship of peer-reviewed publications in relevant areas, or other equivalent output e.g. patents.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge or experience of anaerobic wastewater or waste gas treatment systems at experimental and technical scale. 

  • Experience in anaerobic bioreactor operation, biogas cleaning reactors and/or process control

  • Proven capabilities to lead a research group

  • A strong list of publications

  • The ability to acquire external funding

  • Expertise in organisation of scientific events

     

Salary:            €49,050 per annum, pro-rata

 

Start date:      Position is available from 1 November 2020

Closing Date: Thursday, 15 Oct 2020

Application: NUIG 143-20, Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 160-20 Postdoctoral Researcher,Multiscale modelling of photocatalytic reactors,School of Chemistry,NUI Galway

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

The position is funded by the H2020 programme (Grant Agreement 862453) and is available from 1st November for a period of 18 months.

 

 

The Project:

FlowPhotoChem aims to develop and model an integrated modular system based on continuous-flow heterogeneous photo(electro)catalytic reactors to produce relevant chemicals such as ethylene in the chemical sector, precursor to ""green plastics"" and many other high-value chemicals using abundant resources such as water, carbon dioxide and light. We aim at delivering cost-efficient small-scale systems for intermittent operation to respond to the needs of rural, isolated territories, and distributed manufacturing. Novel multifunctional photo(electro)catalytic materials integrated into practical and scalable reactors are required in Europe to maintain the technological leadership in chemical manufacturing, while ensuring the deployment of sustainable processes which meet circular economy and green industry for a low-carbon future. FlowPhotoChem will use the expertise of the partners to design, model, construct and validate an integrated modular system with improved energy efficiency and negative CO2 emissions, since concentrated CO2 will be valorised to high-value chemicals. The integrated system will be studied from a life cycle analysis perspective to quantify such effects, and to include a techno-economic study to quantify the cost of the technology and compare with comparable renewable solutions for the production of the same/similar chemicals.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof Henry Curran to develop a multi-physics (and potentially multi-scale) model to describe and predict the performance of gas-phase photocatalytic reactors, in particular for the photocatalytic CO2 hydrogenation in a flow photoreactor. The model will rely on input parameters derived both from experiments and multi-scale/atomistic simulations. The developed model will help to design the flow reactor to optimise space-time yields of the targeted compounds.

 

Duties:

  • Support the PI on liaising and reporting to the Project Coordinator which includes preparation of periodic scientific reports.

  • Keep appropriate records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy.

    Designing of computational multi-physic models based on demonstrator reactors to be developed within the frame of the project.

    Liaise with other project partners to combine multi-physics models with experimental data and atomistic simulations.

  • Mentor and assist, as appropriate and as directed, the research graduate students in the group.

  • Contribute to the research project’s dissemination in whatever form - report, papers, chapters, book.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, have a strong background in computational chemistry/materials science and are expected to have performed original scientific research within multi-physics, mesoscopic and/or reactor level simulations of photocatalytic/photoelectrocatalytic reactors. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about renewable energy/fuels; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. The position requires communication with the different partners of the consortium, thus excellent communication skills are mandatory.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

  • Evidence of experience in computational multi-physics modelling in the area of chemical engineering

  • Evidence of experience in multi-scale modelling

  • Demonstrable experience in both independent and collaborative research

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language)

  • Evidence of scientific publication and dissemination of results at conferences

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in working in a team

  • Experience in photocatalytic reactor modelling

  • Evidence of innovative thinking, able to work both independently and in cross-disciplinary teams

  • Appropriate supervisory or teaching experience may be an advantage

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary range: €37,874 - €45,042 per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from November 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

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Henry Curran, e-mail henry.curran@nuigalway.ie

 

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV and contact details for two referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Prof Henry Curran and Dr Pau Farràs: e-mails henry.curran@nuigalway.ie and pau.farras@nuigalway.ie. Please put reference number NUIG 160-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 30th October 2020.

 

Interviews are planned to be held on week starting on 2nd November 2020.

 

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: Friday, 30 Oct 2020

Application: NUIG 160-20 Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 164-20 Postdoctoral Researcher, I-Form Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing in Ireland, College of Engineering

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, specific purpose position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing in Ireland at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 02 January 2021 to 30 November 2022.

I-Form was established by Science Foundation Ireland in late 2017 with a mission to shape the future of manufacturing through high-impact research into the application of digital technologies to materials processing. The Centre is applying developments in digital technologies to materials processing in order to improve understanding, modelling and control of the manufacturing process, thus increasing the competitiveness of Irish industry. I-Form brings together expertise in materials science, engineering, data analytics and cognitive computing. One of our key materials processing demonstrators is the area of Additive Manufacturing (or 3D printing), which has the potential to disrupt traditional manufacturing and create new and individualised products in areas such as medical devices, aerospace and pharmaceuticals. I-Form operates in close collaboration with a network of companies, as well as leading manufacturing research centres from around the globe. Over the course of its first phase, the Centre will recruit a multi-disciplinary team of over 100 PhD and Post-Doctoral researchers. In addition to NUI Galway, the Centre is composed of six further institutes; University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin, Maynooth University, IT Sligo and Waterford IT.

The position will play an essential role in an international collaboration between NUI and IMDEA Materials Institute in Madrid, Spain. IMDEA Materials is a public research organization founded in 2007 by Madrid’s regional government to carry out research of excellence in Material Science and Engineering by attracting talent from all over world to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment. IMDEA Materials has grown rapidly since its foundation and currently includes more than 120 researchers from 17 nationalities and has become one of the leading research centres in materials in Europe, which has recently received the María de Maeztu seal of excellence from the Spanish government (bestowed to only a handful of top-level institutions nationwide). Research activities focus on the areas of materials for transport and materials for energy. The Institute has state-of-the-art facilities for processing, characterization and simulation of advanced materials. More information at http://www.imdea.org/materials

Job Description:

The successful candidate will play a key role in the development of multi-physics, multi-scale models of metal laser-based powder bed fusion processing and post process heat treatments. Developing fast, accurate modelling tools is a critical element of the adoption of metal additive manufacturing more broadly in industry as it supports rapid and cost-effective product and process development. Delivery of sufficiently accurate modelling tools is a challenge due to the complexity of the process and number

of variables involved. The candidate will work with a team of researchers across I-Form to improve on the state-of-the art substantiation of modelling tools in this area.

A key part of this role is engaging in international collaboration with the IMDEA Materials Institute in Spain. It is envisaged that the candidate will spend up to half of their time co-located at IMDEA, co-hosted by the research groups in Multiscale Materials Modeling and Modeling and Simulation of Materials Processing, interacting with other researchers involved in related projects within the framework of the Institute strategic initiative on Damage-tolerant additive manufacturing, thus leveraging their expertise in materials modelling and applying best practice within I-Form.

Duties:

• Develop phase-field modelling solutions for additive manufacturing of metallic materials, such as Ti6Al4V. This will involve code development.

• Crystal plasticity modelling of additively manufactured Ti6Al4V, at different stages of process.

• Coupling of phase-field modelling and crystal plasticity modelling for additive manufacture of Ti6Al4V.

• Act as focus of collaborative research between I-Form and IMDEA.

• Contribute to management of PhD and Master’s research on related topics within I-Form and IMDEA.

• Publish developments in high-impact journals.

• Present at high impact international conferences.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

• Hold a PhD in solid mechanics, materials modelling, computational physics, or a closely related discipline;

• Have a strong publication record;

• Be willing to spend time on research collaboration visits at IMDEA (Madrid);

• Possess experience and knowledge of metallurgical processes for metals, such as Ti6Al4V, and modelling of metallurgical processes.

• Possess experience and knowledge of development of phase field modelling code for metallic materials, ideally for effect of manufacturing processes, e.g. additive manufacturing or welding.

• Possess a good knowledge of material modelling and code development.

• Possess basic knowledge of finite element modelling.

Desirable Requirements:

• Have experience of international collaborations, ideally involving short- to medium-term overseas visits.

• Have experience in research funding applications (e.g. Irish Research Council).

• Have excellent communication skills.

• Be expected to assist in the supervision of PhD students.

Salary: €38,631 to €41,026 per annum, pro rata.

Start date: Position is available from 02 January 2021.

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 I-Form Research Centre for Advanced manufacturing in Ireland and Mechanical Engineering at NUI Galway can be found at (www.i-form.ie) and (http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/mechanical-engineering/).

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Seán Leen, Mechanical Engineering, NUI Galway, sean.leen@nuigalway.ie and +353 87 6284451.

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 Seán Leen, Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, NUI Galway, Galway, H91 HX31, sean.leen@nuigalway.ie.

Please put reference number NUIG 164-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday, 20th November 2020.

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

Interviews will be held remotely in line with COVID-19 restrictions.

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, 20 Nov 2020

Application: NUIG 164-20 Postdoctoral Researcher, College of Engineering

NUIG 165-20 Postdoctoral Researcher,Gene Transfection Cell Analysis and Sorting Platform,Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI,NUI Galway

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

 

This position is funded by the Irish Government Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund and Enterprise Ireland and is available from 01 November, 2020 to 30 June, 2022.

 

The work, in partnership with Cellix Ltd. and Trinity College Dublin, the work is focused on the development of innovative therapies involving cell and gene therapy.   It involves the generation of gene-modified stem cells as advanced therapeutics as well as innovation in cell separation and characterisation.

 

Job Description:

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent, a strong, proven track record in research and development in the areas of cell biology, stem cells or mesenchymal stromal cells, evidence of a high level of expertise in cell and molecular methods including isolation and differentiation of stem cells, transduction methods, differentiation assays, flow cytometry and other techniques.   Previous experience in working with advanced therapeutics is required as well as demonstrable evidence of published work in the essential areas.

 

Duties:

The successful candidate will work on gene editing techniques involving human stem cells for development of therapeutically useful next generation cell products.  This will involve a number of viral and nonviral gene transfection approaches as well as innovative cell separation methods.  

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences.

  • Strong, proven track record in research and development in the area of cell biology, stem cells mesenchymal stromal cells.

  • Evidence of high level of expertise in cell and molecular methods including isolation and differentiation of stem cells, transduction methods, differentiation assays, flow cytometry and other techniques.

  • Previous experience in working with advanced therapeutics.

  • Demonstrable evidence of published work in the essential areas.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Substantial experience in cell and molecular analysis.

  • Experience in advanced imaging protocols.

  • Expertise in data acquisition and analysis.

  • A thorough understanding of translation of advanced medicinal products.

  • Knowledge and understanding of pre-clinical research, translational research and clinical trial methodologies.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Candidates must be highly organised, motivated and passionate about research and translational to novel therapeutics.

 

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

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €38,631– €50,031 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 01 November, 2020.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

'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 REMEDI is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/listings/regenerative-medicine.html

 

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 Frank Barry at frank.barry@uigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG 165-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Thursday 5th November 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: Thursday, 05 Nov 2020

Application: NUIG 165-20 Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 159-20, Research Associate, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway,

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time,fixed-term position as a Research Associate with the Data Science Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825185 and is available from 1st December 2020 to 30th June 2022.

 

DSI incorporates the NUI Galway node of the nationwide Insight Centre for Data Analytics. DSI hosts more than 100 staff and has established itself as a top player worldwide in the areas of Semantic Web and Linked Data. It has successfully implemented a research strategy around the goal of “Enabling Networked Knowledge”, which aims at capitalizing on knowledge as the fuel for the digital service economy, by linking information and exploiting the resulting knowledge graphs as the basis for economic productivity. The institute performs fundamental and applied research in a range of research areas to enable this, including data streams and sensor networks, knowledge discovery, natural language processing, social semantics and social network analysis, among others. Research outcomes are applied in use cases across a range of domains, including eGovernment, financial services, manufacturing, eHealth and Life Sciences.

 

 

Job Description:

 

The Data Science Institute (DSI) at NUI Galway is inviting applications for the position of research associate for 19 months in the context of the SFI Insight Research Centre for Data Analytics.

 

This position will be in the Prêt-à-LLOD project and in particular, will be the lead developer of the Teanga system, developed as Task 3.3 “Workflows for Portable and Scalable Semantic Language Services” in the project. This tool will require strong programming skills in Python and Javascript and good knowledge of relevant technologies including Docker and Linked Data technologies including RDF. The candidate will be responsible for the delivery of this system and the appropriate deliverable as required by the project funders, as well as the publication and development of scientific outcomes of the project.

 

In addition, the research associate will be expected to contribute to the project and the institute by means of attending relevant meetings of the project and contribute where necessary to activities of the institute related to research as required. This may include the development of new research activities and contributions to writing research grants.

 

 

Duties:

  • Implement the Teanga system and relevant deliverables as part of the Prêt-à-LLOD project

  • Develop new research methodologies as part of the Insight Centre.

  • Collaborate with research partners in the Insight Centre and travel to meetings.

  • Contribute to the research and academic culture of DSI and NUIG

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Qualifications/Skills required:

     

    Essential Requirements:

  • MSc in Natural Language Processing, Computer Science or Lexicography OR at least two years’ experience in a research environment.

  • Experience with natural language processing or related technologies

  • Excellent understanding of experimental design and scientific methodologies

  • Strong command of oral and written English

  • Strong programming skills in Python and Javascript

  • Knowledge of Docker, Linked Data and experience with the use of web services.

     

    Desirable Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of linguistics related to under-resourced languages

  • Programming experience with deep learning

  • Experience with supervision of students

  • Experience in writing grant proposals

  • Track record of contribution to open source projects.

     

    Salary:                        €37,874-€42,559 per annum

     

    Start date:                  1st December 2020

     

    Continuing Professional Development/Training:

    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 Data Science Institute is available at https://datascienceinstitute.ie/

    Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. John P. McCrae (john.mccrae@nuigalway.ie)

     

    NB: Garda vetting is a requirement for this post

     

    To Apply:

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

     

    Please put reference number NUIG 159-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

     

    Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday, 6th November 2020

     

    Interviews are planned to be held on 16th November 2020

     

     

Closing Date: Friday, 06 Nov 2020

Application: NUIG 159-20, Research Associate, Data Science Institute

NUIG 162-20, Funded PhD Position with Academic & Industry Training, Marie Skłodowska-Curie H2020 Innovative Training Networks, School of Medicine

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as Early Stage Researcher/PhD student (ESR) with Dr Howard Fearnhead at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position, funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie H2020 Innovative Training Networks grant is available from December 2020. The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum period of three years (regular full-time employment contract).

 

Information on project/centre

A call for one PhD position with three-year funding is open under the supervision of Dr Howard Fearnhead at NUI Galway (https://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/howardfearnhead/) and Dr. Rafael Gozalbes of ProtoQSAR, Valencia, Spain (https://protoqsar.com/en/). This position is part of the recently granted Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN), TOXIFATE, which aims to improve prediction of drug-induced muscle toxicity. The Early Stage Researcher (ESR) will spend 50% of training with the industry partner in Spain. TOXIFATE is a major interdisciplinary effort between cell biologists, toxicologists and chemi- and bio-informaticians focused on improving toxicity prediction and training researchers for the emerging computational toxicology sector.

 

The central scientific objective is to understand quantitative relationships between the activation of cell-stress and cell-death pathways and the resulting cell-fate. This will be accomplished through the use of sophisticated in vitro models, high content microscopy and transcriptomics coupled to the development of new computational tools that allow modelling and prediction of cell-behaviour.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will participate in a European Industrial Doctorate programme and benefit from an international scientific network of high-profile academic and industry partners offering state-of-the-art research facilities, as well as an ambitious training plan that will be implemented through courses, outreach activities, participation in seminars and workshops for the development of scientific and transferable skills. The ESR will be supervised by an Industry-Academia supervisory team consisting of at least one supervisor from each sector. The ESR will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for Early Stage Researchers (https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/ ).

 

Duties:

The successful candidate will:

  • ·         Participate in training in in vitro toxicology and cheminformatics
  • ·         Develop and assess innovative means of modelling and predicting toxicity under the advice and training of academic and industry mentors.
  • ·         Participate in outreach activities, seminars and workshops for the development of scientific and transferable skills

 

Skills required:

•          Excellent communication and organisation skills

•          Fluent in spoken and written English

•          Excellent writing and presentation skills

•          Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment

 

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Have a B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree (1.1) in toxicology, pharmacology, bioinformatics or related field.
  • Be within the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers (without a doctoral degree).
  • Should not have resided or carried out main activity (studies, work, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the recruitment date.

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Have experience in some of the following areas: toxicology, pharmacology, cell biology, chemi- or bioinformatics.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills.

 

Salary: Remuneration is in line with EC rules for Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN projects: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf

This remuneration is in-line with the European Commission rules for Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant holders (Early-Stage Researchers, Innovative Training Network).

 

Start date: Position is available from January 1, 2021

 

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

 

For additional inquiries about this post, please email howard.fearnhead@nuigalway

Please put reference number NUIG 162-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

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 Howard Fearnhead, howard.fearnhead@nuigalway.ie.

 Please put reference number NUIG 162-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm November 20th 2020

Interviews are planned to be held between December 1st and December 4th 2020.

 

Closing Date: Friday, 20 Nov 2020

Application: NUIG 162-20

NUIG 140-20, Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Associate, Data Science Institute, Multimodal Event Processing for the Internet of Multimedia Things.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate with the Data Science Institute (DSI) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is available from 1st January 2021 to contract end date of 30th June 2022.

 

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics (www.insight-centre.org) is one of Europe’s largest data analytics research organisations, with 400+ researchers, more than 80 industry partners and over €100 million of funding. Insight is jointly hosted at four universities: NUI Galway, DCU, UCC and UCD as well as a number of affiliated bodies.

 

Duties:

  • Conduct a programme of research in large-scale distributed event processing for Internet of Multimedia Things within the context of Multimodal Event Processing.
  • Produce top-quality journal and conference publications, in collaboration with students and PIs.
  • Assist in the attraction of funding from Industry and Horizon Europe. 
  • Provide support and advice to PhD students working on similar topics.
  • Assist the Principal Investigator in overseeing software and system development for various projects in the area of large-scale distributed event processing and multimodal event analytic approaches.
  • ·         Design and implementation of industrial prototype demonstrators.
  • ·         Participate in Centre activities, including industry showcases, annual reviews and industry and agency visits.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree in computer science or closely related discipline.
  • Experience working with large-scale distributed event processing systems with an emphasis on stream analytics.
  • Experience/Knowledge with machine learning and deep learning algorithms for multimodal analytics.
  • Experience of industrial software development projects with a particular emphasis on processing of large quantities of real-time data and associated architectures.

 

Desirable Requirements:

The successful candidate should demonstrate strong competence in some of the following skills and experience:

 

  • ·        PhD degree in computer science or closely related discipline.
  • ·        Strong record of scientific publication in workshops, conferences, journals and book chapters.
  • ·        Experience working with state management in streaming systems, spatiotemporal/complex pattern detection, knowledge graphs/Linked Data, and resource-aware optimizations.
  • ·        Experience managing a research project including the supervision of undergraduate students and academic-Industrial research collaborations.
  • ·        Experience in smart cities applications, open data, or geospatial techniques.

 

 

Salary: €38,631 to €45,943 per annum (pro-rata for part time or shorter contracts)

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st January 2021

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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.

 

A panel for future similar positions may be formed.

 

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 Data Science Institute is available at http://datascienceinstitute.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. Edward Curry (edward.curry@nuigalway.ie)

Please put reference number NUIG 140-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Friday, 20th November 2020

 

Interviews will also take place in November 2020

Closing Date: Friday, 20 Nov 2020

Application: NUIG 140-20, Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Associate

NUIG 166-20, Research Assistant, School of Medicine, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fulltime, fixed term position as a Research Assistant in the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by the Health Research Board as part of A Research Leader Award and is available immediately, initially for a period of one year.

 

CARA is a five-year project and stands for Collaboration to reduce Antibiotic use and Resistance and identify opportunities for improvement and Awareness (CARA). Superbugs cause resistant infections which are difficult to treat and pose a serious threat to human health. CARA’s aim is to combine, link and analyse data from multiple already existing databases about infection, antibiotic prescribing antibiotic resistance and other healthcare- information. Once the CARA data-infrastructure is set up, dashboards for other researchers, clinicians, and healthcare workers to visualise relevant and linked data will be developed. Using data visualisation, we will be able to identify opportunities to reduce infections and antibiotic use and improve health care.

 

Job Description:

 

The successful candidate will be the coordinating Researcher, responsible for the day-to-day management of the project, working closely with the PI (Dr Akke Vellinga) and the co-investigators based in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, the Irish College of General Practitioners, Imperial College London, the Health Protection and Surveillance Centre, DCU as well as the other members of the CARA team.

 

The candidate will design and drive an integrated marketing campaign to raise awareness, catalyse change, support, coordinate, educate and facilitate user involvement in CARA.

The candidate should have an interest in health research, specifically in relation to infectious diseases. The candidate will have a master in a relevant discipline. The candidate will be supported in their professional development (including PhD), be able to avail of a range of training opportunities, have the potential to write first-author journal articles and present CARA and its results at national and international conferences and meetings. Opportunities also exist to engage in other (European) projects led by the PI.

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • ·         the day-to-day running of the project
  • ·         creating awareness of and develop the CARA brand
  • ·         plan, create and manage engaging content for the website and social media
  • ·         present CARA and its results nationally and internationally
  • ·         the preparation of manuscripts for publication

 

Any required travel, training and subsistence will be funded through CARA. Master students looking to do a PhD are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

Specific duties:

  • ·         Responsible for the (daily) management of the study.
  • ·         Support the PI in the conduct, plan, co-ordination and implementation of CARA
  • ·         Present on research progress and outcomes to steering groups and other team members, as agreed with the PI / project leader.
  • ·         In close collaboration with the PI and members of the research team, they will
    • o   Develop and manage an integrated marketing campaign
    • o   Propose and conduct research. Potentially as part of a PhD.
    • o   Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research and write up results
    • o   Publish in international peer reviewed journals on a regular basis.
    • o   Identify and contribute to the research project’s other dissemination opportunities
  • ·         To attend and network at relevant conferences and meeting hosted by relevant professional institutions and other universities as appropriate
  • ·         To support the PI with project related administrative tasks, procurement and purchasing, organising and recordings of meetings.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

The applicant must have at least a Master degree in a health related science or have evidence of health related experience. They will be required to work within an interdisciplinary group of researchers, clinicians and patients.

 

The ideal candidate must have an interest in Health Services Research/Population Health research, in particular in relation to infectious diseases.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Master degree (or higher) in a health related science or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable evidence of excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Be highly motivated and passionate about Health Research
  • Have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven experience in planning, executing and delivering integrated marketing campaigns.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in developing and curating engaging content for social media platforms.

  • Have experience in data analytics/data analysis
  • Knowledge of Irish Health Services and surveillance

  • Have experience in qualitative research methods
  • Have experience in quantitative research methods
  • Have a publication record

 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply to posts at the level of Research Assistant category of the post

 

Salary:  €23,061 to €35,922.00 per annum (Research Assistant scale)

 

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

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Akke Vellinga (akke.vellinga@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 akke.vellinga@nuigalway.ie 

 Please put reference number NUIG 166-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

  Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 06 November 2020.

 

Interview will be also be held in November and applicants will be invited to present an integrated marketing plan for CARA.

Closing Date: Friday, 06 Nov 2020

Application: NUIG 166-20, Research Assistant, School of Medicine

NUIG 168-20, Research Assistant, The School of Medicine, The College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates, for a full time fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Discipline of Physiology, The School of Medicine, The College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by Health Research Board and is available from 14 February 2021 to contract end date of 13th June 2022.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be part of an HRB-funded research project: Improving long-term patient recovery and reducing disability after COVID-19 critical illness using microRNA-based approaches.

For more Information on project, please visit https://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/covid19/

 

The duties will include, but not limited to:

 

  • Actively participate as a member of a research team and assist an individual research leader or team to conduct a particular study (or group of studies).

  • To provide assistance in conducting research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating research studies within the overall scope of a research project.

  • To coordinate and perform a variety of independent tasks and team activities involved in the collection, analysis, documentation and some interpretation of information/results.

  • To coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires and the application of qualitative and quantitative research techniques;

  • Assist in analysis and interpretation of results of own research.

  • Write up results from own research activity (e.g. as project report) for review by PI, including preparing technical reports, conclusions and recommendations.

  • Keep appropriate records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy.

  • Support and, where appropriate, co-supervise the work of undergraduate students e.g. Final Year Project Students.

  • Where appropriate provide advice and / or assistance to support staff, research students.

  • May participate in limited student contact hours for own development (e.g. May deliver laboratory demonstrations, teaching laboratory test methods and demonstrating of various experiments and equipment used to undergraduates). The extent of this must not adversely impact the primary research role.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • MSc in Physiology or relevant discipline

  • Experience in tissue culture (muscle cells)

  • Experience in communication with patients

  • Experience in molecular biology

  • Experience in microRNA-related techniques

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Publication/presentation

  • Student supervision

  • Experience in RNA seq, qPCR, statistics, bioinformatics

 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €23,061 to €25,867 per annum (pro-rata)

 

Start date: Position is available from 14 February 2021

 

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 Physiology, School of Medicine is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/physiology/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Whysall: kasia.whysall@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 kasia.whysall@nuigalway.ie 

 Please put reference number NUIG 168-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday, November 6th 2020

Closing Date: Friday, 06 Nov 2020

Application: NUIG 168-20, Research Assistant, The School of Medicine

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