NUIG-222-19-Clinical Research Midwife-Specified Purpose Contract for 4 months

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time/part-time, fixed term position as a Clinical Research Midwife with the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available as full- time, 39 hours per week (1 FTE) OR 2 x Part-time, 19.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE).

Normally within the hours of 08.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday.

This position is a Specified Purpose Contract for 4 months. The location of the post will be in the University Maternity Hospital Limerick.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated midwife to work as part of a dynamic team. The position involves screening women for recruitment and randomisation into the MILO study. The MILO study is a multicentre, complex feasibility study with a clinical focus on the role of amniotic membrane sweeping in the prevention of formal induction of labour for post-term pregnancy.

You will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of recruitment of women to the study and data collection. You will be the ‘first point of contact’ for clinicians contacting the team with queries, helping to ensure that the MILO Study runs smoothly.

This role offers an excellent opportunity for you to gain a wide range of skills and experience within the clinical research environment. As part of your role, you will be encouraged to develop your own research skills.

 

Successful applicants will have: excellent communication skills and attention to detail, current registration as a midwife with NMBI register, have strong IT skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Garda vetting will apply as appropriate to Child Protection Policy

 

Salary: €37,874 to € 40,222 per annum (pro-rata - for part time or shorter contracts)      

 

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

 

To Apply:

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Elaine Finucane by email: elainemay.finucane@nuigalway.ie

Applications by maximum 5 page CV with covering letter to be emailed (as one PDF file) to carol.burke@nuigalway.ie prior to 17.00 on 22nd January 2020.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 22nd January 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: Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG-222-19 - Clinical Research Midwife-Specified Purpose Contract for 4 months

NUIG 233-19, Research Assistant x 2, Anaerobic Digestion, School of Natural Sciences, College of Science & Engineering

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two full time, specific purpose contracts (6 months) as Research Assistants in Microbiology, The College of Science & Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

The positions are funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland. The posts are available from January 2020.

 

 

Job Description:

The successful candidates will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems, and will work with industry partners on piloting NUI Galway prototypes at industrial sites.

The successful candidates will be expected to take responsibility for meeting appropriate milestones, timelines and deliverables as part of the overall work programme.

 

Duties:

The post holders will:

  • ·         Operate and maintain laboratory-scale anaerobic wastewater treatment systems, and will work with industry partners on piloting NUI Galway prototypes at industrial partner sites, to include management of reactor influents, effluents, gas analysis and routine maintenance of the systems.
  • ·         Support ongoing PhD and Postdoctoral laboratory-scale bioreactor projects, through the assembly and operation of these systems.
  • ·         Prepare and deliver oral and written reports, and to attend and participate in meetings, as part of the overall work programme.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • An honours BSc degree or equivalent in Microbiology or cognate subject.
  • Experience of analytical methods relevant to environmental biotechnology
  • Experience of mechanical equipment maintenance
  • Knowledge or experience of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems at technical scale. 
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Full, clean driving license 
  • Experience of biopolymer production through fermentations 

 

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €22,497 - €35,218 per annum            

 

 

 

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 Professor Vincent O’Flaherty (vincent.oflaherty@nuigalway.ie).   

 

To Apply:

Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV (Word or PDF format only) and the names and addresses of three referees via e-mail to Professor Vincent O’Flaherty:

vincent.oflaherty@nuigalway.ie

 

 

Please put reference number NUIG 233-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, January 23rd 2020

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 23 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG 233-19, Research Assistant x 2, School of Natural Sciences

NUIG 013-20, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the School of Political Science and Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from 15 April 2020 to 15 May 2021.

 The School of Political Science and Sociology includes the disciplines of Political Science, Sociology, Applied Social Science and Gender and Women's Studies. The School is committed to advancing new knowledge in its key research areas and bringing academic expertise to bear in addressing problems in public and social policy, at local, national and international level. In addition to gender focused research, the School’s main domains of research are: power, conflict and ideologies; governance and sustainable development; and child, youth and family.

 Job Description:

Gender-based Violence and Migration Ireland (GBV-MIG) is part of a seven-country study funded by the EU Gender Net Plus scheme. This mixed-methods research project takes an intersectional approach to understanding vulnerabilities to gender-based violence (GBV) in the context of migration in Ireland. It aims to document and analyse how different forms of discrimination and inequality exacerbate such vulnerabilities and to identify policy, societal and community responses that can minimize specific vulnerabilities experienced by women and other migrants in Ireland who are affected by GBV. The successful candidate will join a small dedicated team in the School of Political Science and Sociology and play a key role, in collaboration with the project’s international team, in all aspects of the Irish study, supervised and supported by project’s PI and senior researcher.

Duties:

  • ·         Conduct reviews and syntheses of literatures concerning the nexus of gender-based violence, migration and related policy, societal and community responses in Ireland, encompassing qualitative and quantitative data pertinent to the project;
  • ·         Undertake interviews with migrants and refugees in Ireland and with key informants and stakeholders working with them in different capacities;
  • ·         Process resulting data and contribute to the development of analyses;
  • ·         Contribute to writing and editing of papers, reports, articles and other outputs of the project;
  • ·         Organise communication, dissemination and outreach actions related to the project;
  • ·         Participate in dissemination of research findings at relevant conferences, meetings and policy forums;
  • ·         Undertake limited, research-led teaching and postgraduate supervision in the School related to the MIG-GBV project
  • ·         Participate in the wider research and scholarly activities of the School.

  Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline, e.g., sociology, political science, human rights, women’s/gender studies, or a related social science or cognate field.
  • Substantial experience conducting social science research
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and active interest in issues relating to gender, migration, and international protection
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills (English)

 Desirable Requirements:

  • A record of publication in relevant academic outlets
  • Postdoctoral researcher experience in a relevant research project
  • Experience working with migrant/refugee groups and communities
  • Experience in social media and web content management

Salary: €37,874 per annum

Start date: Position is available from 15 April 2020 to 15 May 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 School is available at: http://www.nuigalway.ie/soc/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Niamh Reilly (niamh.reilly@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. Niamh Reilly, Niamh.reilly@nuigalway.ie 

Please put reference number NUIG 013-20 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Monday, 24 February 2020.  

Interviews are planned to be held on Monday, 23 March 2020. 

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

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

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

 

Closing Date: Monday, 24 Feb 2020

Application: NUIG 013-20, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Political Science and Sociology

NUIG 197-19, PhD Studentship in Cell and Developmental Biology, "NEUcrest" ITN Early Stage Researcher (two positions)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two full-time, fixed term positions as an Early Stage Researcher with Dr. Gerhard Schlosser, School of Natural Science at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union and is available from 1st April 2020 to contract end date of 31st March 2023.

 

NEUcrest is a four-year project, funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme (grant agreement number 860635). The neural crest is an essential stem cell population of the vertebrate embryos. The project focuses on integrating academic, clinical and industrial research for a better understanding of neural crest development and neural crest related diseases. These pathologies are a major group of congenital diseases in human, and a heavy societal concern. The NEUcrest network comprises 20 partners in academia, industry and hospitals from seven European countries, gathered in a synergistic effort to advance knowledge and outreach about these diseases.

 

Job Description/Duties:

The successful candidate will work in one of two highly multidisciplinary projects and will employ a variety of scientific techniques including embryological methods, genome editing, imaging as well as generation and bioinformatic analysis of genomic datasets to investigate neural crest development in embryos of the clawed toad, Xenopus laevis. The two projects will focus on:

 

  1. Elucidating the specification of neural crest and other ectodermal territories at the Xenopus neural plate border

or

  1. Analyzing the role of Sox9/Sox10 in Xenopus neural crest and cranial placode development

 

In addition, training for transferrable skills in outreach and industrial management are deeply embedded in the programme.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Biology or Biomedical Science

  • Strong background in Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Biology

  • Experience in laboratory training validated by internships and written reports (at bachelor and master level)

  • Less than 4 years' full time equivalent research experience and has not yet been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD)

  • Resided less than 12 months in Ireland in the last 3 years

  • 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

  • Availability to travel nationally and internationally two to three times a year.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with outreach events

  • Experience in Developmental Biology and animal models.

     

     

Salary: The remuneration will be in line with the European Commission rules for Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant holders (Early-Stage Researchers, Initial Training Network).

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf

 

Start date: Position is available from 1 April 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. Gerhard Schlosser (gerhard.schlosser@nuigalway.ie)

 

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

 

 

To Apply:

Applications (in English) should include a CV (please use Europass template: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/editors/en/cv/compose), certificates of examination grades, a motivation letter (max. 1 page) describing your research career goals, skills and experience, as well as two letters of recommendation. Please send applications via e-mail (in PDF only) to Dr. Gerhard Schlosser: gerhard.schlosser@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG 197-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Friday, 7th February 2020

Closing Date: Friday, 07 Feb 2020

Application: NUIG 197-19, PhD Studentship, School of Natural Sciences

NUIG 230-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, Data Science Institute, NUI Galway

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

This position is funded by European Commission under the H2020 programme and is available from 01 February 2020 to contract end date of 31 December 2022.

 Information on project/centre (include web links/bio pages etc.)

At the Data Science Institute (DSI), we research technologies at the convergence of Computer Science, Web Science and Artificial Intelligence to build a fundamental understanding of how information and knowledge are increasingly driving society through digital processes, and of the tools, techniques and principles supporting a data-enhanced world. For more information, see https://datascienceinstitute.ie/.

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will become a key part of the team working on machine learning and explainable AI models for oncology patient stratification based on the risk of post-treatment complications. Participation on the development of the necessary novel computer science concepts and software prototypes is also expected. Some project coordination activities will be part of the administrative duties associated with the role.

 Duties:

 Assisting in biomedical and clinical data collection and integration activities.

  • Developing predictive models on top of the data (primarily focused on making predictions applicable to stratification of oncological patients based on post-treatment risks).

  • Participating on the development of explainable predictive models with other NUI Galway team members and project consortium partners.

  • Assisting with coordination of the project on the NUI Galway side.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in computer science or related disciplines
  • Substantial experience with knowledge graph technology
  • Thorough knowledge of machine learning, with special focus on knowledge graph embeddings, representation learning, link prediction and knowledge base completion
  • Good grasp of the explainable AI topic and current trends
  • Demonstrable hands-on experience with advanced machine learning projects (e.g. via GitHub and/or published research)
  • Working knowledge of linked biomedical data relevant to oncology (e.g. cancer signalling, proteomics and pathway databases or genomic variation datasets)

 Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with coordination of research projects
  • Experience with biomedical text mining

 Salary: €37,874 - €42,560

 Start date: Position is available from 01 February 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 Data Science Institute is available at https://datascienceinstitute.ie/.

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to: Dr Vit Novacek vit.novacek@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 Vit Novacek vit.novacek@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 230-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

  

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

Interviews are planned to be held on 27/01/2020

 

Closing Date: Monday, 20 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG 230-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, Data Science Institute

NUIG-234-19 Outreach Coordinator – Active Consent Programme Drama and Theatre Studies and School of Psychology NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part- time (4 days a week, 0.80 FTE), fixed term position as the Outreach Coordinator for the Active Consent Programme at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is funded by Lifes2Good Foundation, Galway University Foundation and NUI Galway and is available from 15/02/2020 to contract end date of 29/02/2021, with the possibility of renewal.

The Active Consent Programme is looking to recruit an Outreach Co-Ordinator to join a project team working across educational sectors (third-level, secondary and sports organisations). We deliver sexual consent education to young people (ages 16-24) from an active and positive perspective using direct interventions including interactive workshops and engagement with the arts including theatre and film.  

Through the Active Consent Programme, we work with young people to shine light on the grey areas of consent and provide practical skills as informed by ongoing research into sexual attitudes and behaviours across Ireland.  The philosophy behind our approach is to work with young people, not provide classes, by using the evidence-based activities that we have designed. No one is ever asked to give personal information or talk about their own experiences.  We also work directly with students and community partners on the ongoing design of our workshop activities and other materials. 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will lead and administer the scaling up of Active Consent programme’s research and resources. This will include building of on-going working relationships by engaging, supporting and networking with existing and new stakeholder organisations across the country, in particular those based in the Leinster region, as well as development and piloting of new resources and on-going research into the efficacy of the same.

Duties:

Their duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement Active Consent programme.

  • Oversee collaboration and research with schools and sports organisations under the supervision and direction of Siobhán O’Higgins and Pádraig MacNeela.

  • Define research objectives and proposals for the programme’s research in line with our strategic plan whilst contributing to the research programme of the Active Consent Team.  This will be under general guidance of Siobhán O’Higgins and Pádraig MacNeela.

  • Conduct individual and/or collaborative research projects in a variety of settings (e.g. creative performance, and field).

  • Determine appropriate methodologies for research, with advice and support as appropriate.

  • Keep up to date with research related methods and techniques, in particular, developments in the specific area of sexual consent and sexual health.

  • Complete the administrative work to support their sphere of the Active Consent  programme

  • Contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of their sphere of the Active Consent programme.

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

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

  • Know the legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements.

  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research, conferences, steering groups, other team members, as agreed with the PI/project leader.

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

  • Communicate their research with their peers.

  • Attend and network at relevant conferences and meeting hosted by relevant professional institutions and other universities as appropriate.

  • Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of the Active Consent Programme.

  • Deepen understanding of relevant issues in the higher education, research, funding and political environment.

  • Gain experience in grant writing.

  • May contribute to the College/School/Research Unit through, for example, participating in promotion activity such as student Open Days, career days, or contribute to public events such as science week etc.

  • Participate in internal / external networks for the exchange of information and to form relationships for future collaboration.

  • Contribute to teaching /tutoring/mentoring that shall normally be no more than 50 hours per annum in an associated school and under the close supervision of a fulltime academic member of the School.

    Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • At least 10 years’ experience working as a health care professional with an in-depth knowledge of sexual health
  • Proven ability to manage both people and time lines
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to write reports and plan strategically
  • Experience of working with third level students
  • Experience of facilitating consent workshops
  • Full Driving licence

 Desirable Requirements:

  • Demonstrate understanding of sexual consent and sexual health

  • Demonstrate the ability to manage a research project, including the co-supervision of research trainees and students on work placement.

  • Have knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures, relevant to the role.

  • Develop their own career reputation and career development.

  • The drive to acquire generic and transferable skills (including project management, business skills and postgraduate mentoring/supervision).

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

  • Experience as an educator.

 

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

Start date: Position is available from 15/02/2020

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 Active Consent is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/smartconsent/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Siobhán O’Higgins (Siobhan.ohiggins@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 Siobhan.ohiggins@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG- 234-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Thursday, 23rd January 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: Thursday, 23 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG-234-19 Outreach Coordinator, Active Consent Programme

NUIG-231-19 -Research Assistant – WORLDCOM Project, School of Medicine, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant with Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Ecology (ARME) group, Discipline of Bacteriology, National University of Ireland Galway This position is funded by the European Commission under the H2020 One Health European Joint Programme (OHEJP) (https://onehealthejp.eu/). The successful candidate will contribute to the One Health EJP WORLDCOM project (https://onehealthejp.eu/jrp-worldcom/) and the position is available from April 1st 2020 for 12 months.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be employed to carry out work on the H2020 funded-One Health EJP project WORLDCOM. The OHEJP is an exemplar of the ‘One Health’ concept, and boasts a landmark partnership between 38 acclaimed food, veterinary and medical laboratories and institutes across 19 member states in Europe, and the Med-Vet-Net-Association. Within the OHEJP the Joint Research Projects (JRPs) are key instruments to facilitate partner organisations working together and aligning their approaches. The WORLDCOM project will involve the development of real-time diagnostic on-site tools for the detection of zoonotic pathogens and resistance markers. Multiplex assays for both pathogen and resistance genes using novel isothermal technology Loop Mediated Endonuclease Cleavage-Loop Mediated Isothermal. As well as design and development of the novel tests a significant part of the work will involve development of sample preparation methods for nucleic acid extraction. The successful candidate will work with the project team to ensure communication of project findings though publication and presentation at national and international meetings, via social media and other communication activities. The successful candidate will participate in the outreach programme of the ARME group.

 

Duties:

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Design, development and validation of molecular (LAMP) diagnostic tests for microbial pathogens

  • Development of sample preparation methods for nucleic acid extraction

  • Collection and processing of environmental samples and testing using molecular tests.

  • Ensuring that research programme timelines are adhered to and project deliverables and milestones are achieved.

  • Maintaining laboratory notebooks, research records and generating technical reports and data as required by the WORLDCOM project management team

  • Ensuring that project work is performed in line with Health and Safety and other relevant NUI Galway policies.

  • Maintaining confidentiality of all background IP, foreground IP, and research results emerging from the project
  • Preparation and delivery of periodic reports for the project management team.
  • Communication of project findings though publication and presentation at national and international meetings, via social media and other communication activities.
  • Participation in the outreach programme of the ARME group

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Postgraduate qualification (Masters or Higher) in molecular biology, biomedical science or related area

  • A minimum of 2 years practical laboratory experience in the area of molecular biology, including the design, development and evaluation of nucleic acid diagnostic tests, involving in vitro amplification technologies.

  • Understanding and practical experience of microbiological techniques used in the isolation and identification of bacterial pathogens

  • Experience of evaluating sample preparation methods for nucleic acid extraction.

  • The ability to be well organised and work to deadlines identifying priorities and managing time effectively.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Familiarity and practical experience working with a range of isothermal amplification technologies e.g. NASBA; RPA.
  • Experience in training and laboratory-based supervision of students and/or other researchers
  • Knowledge of relevant bioinformatics software applications and experience in undertaking bioinformatics analysis for detection of microbial sequence differences for pathogen-specific assay design
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a research team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High level of computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet/Email) including database software.
  • Good initiative, flexibility and organisational skills
  • Technical troubleshooting skills

 

Salary: €22,497 - €35,218 per annum (/pro-rata - for part time or shorter contracts)       

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Start date: Position is available from April 1st 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 the Discipline of Bacteriology is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/bac/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Dearbháile Morris, dearbhaile.morris@nuigalway.ie 

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post.

 

 

 

 

To Apply:

Applications should include a CV, with the contact details of three referees, and a cover letter outlining explicitly how the candidate meets the essential and desirable requirements. Please send applications via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Debbie Monroe: e-mail Debbie.monroe@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-231-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday January 24th 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, 24 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG-231-19 - Research Assistant – WORLDCOM Project

NUIG 232-19- Scientific Research Associate – MedTrain (1FTE, maternity leave cover) SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) National University of Ireland Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Scientific Research Associate – MedTrain, with the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), at the National University of Ireland Galway.

This position is funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the EU and is available from February 2020 until contract end date of October 2020.

 

Organisation:

The SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) is a national, SFI funded, €49.6m research centre that brings together researchers from NUI Galway, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The prime objective for CÚRAM is to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing innovative implantable ‘smart’ medical devices to treat major unmet medical needs. Implants will be designed and manufactured to respond to the body’s environment and to deliver therapeutic agents, such as drugs, exactly where needed. Cutting-edge science will develop devices using the very latest research from biomaterials, stem cells and drug delivery and the support of strong clinical collaborations, industry partners and hospital groups to enable rapid translation to the clinic. The centre will include almost 40 industry partners and support product development and the creation of new spin-out companies.

 

Job Description:

The main function of the post will be the coordination and implementation of an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions COFUND programme. The postholder will work with the Project Leader, Professor Abhay Pandit to provide, in the main;

  • Management of resources required for delivering on all project related tasks to include, project management of the programme, and assistance with the financial management of the research project, supported by the Cúram financial personnel.

  • Responsible for the preparation of research progress reports and outcomes in particular, for the EU Project Officer and Science Foundation Ireland and to provide scientific input intoresearch programmes on-going at CÚRAM

  • Contribute to the MedTrain scientific and training programmes, and present and disseminate research progress to team members, the MedTrain Steering groups and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Attend networking and relevant conferences hosted by relevant professional institutions/universities as appropriate.

     

    The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have an excellent track record in a research field relevant to CÚRAM. A postgraduate qualification in a biomedical-related field is essential as well as previous project management experience. The successful candidate will assist in the dissemination of the programme and its calls, evaluation and selection of fellows, career development and training aspects of the programme, and dissemination of project results and outcomes. The successful candidate may be required to travel nationally and internationally.

     

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of experienced researchers recruited to the programme

  • Managing relationships with academic and non-academic secondment partners

  • Preparation of periodic scientific and financial reports for the relevant funding bodies

  • Assist the Principal Investigator in the defining, monitoring and implementation of research objectives and milestones for the MedTrain Research Programme

  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement the research programme and the international dissemination of the programme

  • Implementing the evaluation and selection process of researchers in the programme

  • Supporting applicants and fellows throughout the duration of the programme, which includes preparation of application documentation and setting up a support helpdesk (email and phone)

  • Coordinating the career development and training programme, which includes organising training events for researchers and Principal Investigators involved in the programme

  • Communicating and disseminating programme results which includes producing periodic scientific reports, newsletters and organising scientific/strategic outreach events

  • Providing scientific input into research programmes and contributing to publications on-going in the overall programme.

  • Providing support in grant writing for future funding calls

  • Some national and international travel may be required

 

Qualifications: Essential

 

  • Evidence of a track record in a research and development environment

  • A postgraduate qualification in a biomedical field relevant to CÚRAM’s research focus with a minimum of 5 years subsequent relevant experience

  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent project and event management skills

  • Excellent report writing, presentation and IT skills

  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment

 

Qualifications: Desirable

 

  • Experience of working in a related industrial environment

  • Experience supervising/mentoring university researchers

 

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.  

 

Salary: €37,874 - €49,050 per annum

 

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

 

Start date: Position is available from February 2020

 

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Abhay Pandit (abhay.pandit@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 Iain Shaw (curam@nuigalway.ie ).

Please put reference number NUIG-232-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Thursday 23rd January 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.

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, 23 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG 232-19-Scientific Research Associate – MedTrain (1FTE, maternity leave cove

NUIG 001-20, Vigilance Officer, HRB Clinical Research Facility, NUI Galway

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term contract position as a Vigilance Officer within the HRB Clinical Research Facility at the National University of Ireland, Galway (CRFG). The position is available immediately for a period of one year, with potential to extend subject to project success and funding acquisition.

 

The HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway’s (CRFG) remit is to increase the amount of clinical research currently undertaken in Ireland. Medical doctors and nurses will work with other scientists to improve our understanding of a variety of diseases and to develop new tests and treatments to help tackle these diseases. The Centre aims to provide patients with the latest advances in areas such as Cancer, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Diabetes, Inflammatory Diseases, Critical Illness, Cystic Fibrosis, Cardiovascular Disease, Psychiatry, Gastroenterology, Renal Disease

Please see www.crfg.ie for more information on the facility.

 

Job Description:

The Vigilance Officer role is part of a multi-disciplinary team within the CRFG co-ordination unit. The Vigilance Officer will establish and maintain Device Vigilance or Pharmacovigilance processes that support the activities of the HRB-CRFG as a delate Sponsor in relation to Clinical Trials and Clinical Investigations, while being the primary point of contact for queries and issues related to Sponsor oversight functions. The role will establish safety oversight processes for clinical trials of medicinal products/medical devices across all study phases.

 

The Vigilance Officer supports the associated study teams in ensuring Adverse Event and device deficiency reports are processed in an accurate and timely fashion in accordance with regulatory requirement; and ensures that NUIG is informed in a timely and accurate fashion of safety issues concerning NUIG-Sponsored trials, to safeguard the interests of patients and health-care professionals while complying with legal/regulatory requirements concerning adverse event monitoring and reporting.

 

The Vigilance Officer manages the overall evaluation of pharmacovigilance data received and identification of potential pharmacovigilance issues; implements Risk Management strategies in the HRB-CRFG and NUIG, to ensure NUIG-adopted studies are appropriately monitored in terms of safety and onward reporting; and develops, implements and maintains systems to assure the quality of institutional-sponsored clinical research undertaken within the HRB-CRFG is in accordance with all relevant regulations and standards.

 

 

Duties:

  • Interpret complex legislation as applies to Sponsoring clinical research studies, identifying the implications for HRB-CRFG operation and act to initiate necessary changes to practice in order to ensure that the HRB-CRFG remains compliant with statutory regulations at all times.

  • Maintain systems and processes to ensure that Pharmaco/device vigilance practices for Sponsored clinical studies that are run through the HRB-CRFG are conducted in accordance with ICH GCP guidelines, the Clinical Trial Directive, the relevant medical device directive ISO 14155 and all relevant legislation and standards.

  • Liaise with the sponsor to ensure that all requirements are met in terms of safety monitoring, assessment and onwards reporting.

  • Develop mechanisms for Risk Assessment of sponsored clinical studies from the point of view of Pharmacovigilance to ensure that any high risk areas are mitigated prior to the study opening and throughout the course of the study.

  • Guide and assist with the production of periodic safety update reports (e.g. DSUR) and other interim reports as required (e.g. DSMB).

  • Undertake periodic safety reporting to all relevant Regulatory Authorities.

  • Prepare and send periodic progress reports to the Sponsor.

  • Undertake EudraVigilance registration as required.

  • Act as the Pharmacovigilance contact person for Sponsor-affiliates, internal staff and project managers.

  • Provide professional advice to CIs/PIs in relation to safety monitoring and reporting in the conduct of clinical research.

  • Handle collection, submission and filing of safety data from study event reports, spontaneous reports and reports from literature for studies where the Sponsor these duties.

  • Lead with the preparation and maintenance of Pharmacovigilance documentation and SOPs.

  • Liaise with Clinical Research personnel in the preparation of safety data required in support of the clinical research programme.

  • Respond to all medical and technical enquiries accurately and in accordance with current opinion/knowledge, the published literature and HRB-CRFG in-house expertise.

  • Ensure that all medical information queries from both NUIG/HRB-CRFG and external stakeholders are handled accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Maintain regular contact with external personnel reporting adverse drug reactions or making medical information enquiries and with regulatory authorities as required, in addition to both NUIG and HRB-CRFG associates.

  • Provide NUIG-wide quality assurance activities aimed at monitoring and improving regulatory compliance for both clinical research and pharmacovigilance.

  • Undertake continuous monitoring and review to ensure accuracy and quality of output processes.

  • Maintain references and other Medical Information resources.

  • Provide Pharmacovigilance training to internal staff, and external partners, as required.

  • Budget development support for Device vigilance or pharmacovigilance.

    Carry out other appropriate and relevant duties under the direction of the CRFG Director/sponsor that arise during the ambit of the post.

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree level qualification in a clinical or life sciences related subject.
  • Proven project management and organisational skills.
  • Five years’ experience gained working in clinical research or a closely related field in the commercial setting (e.g. CRO, Pharma or Medical Device sector) or in an academic setting.
  • Must have experience gained working in a vigilance role (Pharmaco or Device vigilance) for a sponsor in a commercial (e.g. CRO, Pharma or Medical Device) or academic setting.
  • Experience in developing vigilance strategies and safety data management.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written & presentation) with proven ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, showing initiative and good judgement.
  • Good data management and IT skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • At least one year experience gained working directly in a vigilance role (Pharmaco or Device vigilance) for a sponsor in a commercial (e.g. CRO, Pharma or Medical Device) or academic setting. 

  • Qualification in Pharmacovigilance or related discipline leading the development of safety plans and strategies for safety oversight of clinical study execution

  • Postgraduate Qualification in Clinical Research or other Life Science or engineering-related subject

  • Prior experience in Pharmacovigilance of academic-Sponsored clinical studies

  • Understanding of MedDRA and device vigilance coding

  • Familiarity with medical and therapeutic area knowledge terminology

  • Understanding of EudraVigilance and EUDAMED reporting processes.

  • Clinical Research Data Management experience

  • Experience working with EDC systems for data capture and design of Safety Case Report Forms.

  • Good Clinical Practice training

     

    Salary: €54,717 - €71,430 per annum.

 

Start date: Position is available immediately.

 

NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this post

 

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 our centre 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 grainne.macnamara@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG 001-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 24th January 2020.

 

A panel may be formed for future similar posts.

 

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, 24 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG 001-20- Vigilance Officer-HRB Clinical Research Facility, NUI Galway

NUIG 002-20, Senior Clinical Trial Coordinator, HRB Clinical Research Facility, NUI Galway

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term contract position as a Senior Clinical Trial Coordinator within the HRB Clinical Research Facility at the National University of Ireland, Galway (CRFG). The position is available immediately for a period of two years, with potential to extend subject to project success and funding acquisition.

 

The HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway’s (CRFG) remit is to contribute to the development, coordination and service delivery of clinical research in Ireland and the support of emerging academic investigators. Multidisciplinary teams work in a coordinated fashion to improve our understanding of a variety of diseases and to develop new strategies to help tackle these challenges. The Centre provides patients with the latest advances in areas such as psychiatry, cancer, obstetrics and gynaecology, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, critical illness, cystic fibrosis and cardiovascular disease amongst others. We provide supporting services in quality and regulatory oversight, data management, study design and roles associated with the legal sponsorship of regulated clinical trials.

 

Please see www.crfg.ie for more information on the facility.

 

Job Description:

The Senior Clinical Trial Coordinator works under the direction of the CRFG Director/Clinical Trials Programme Manager and/or the Chief Investigator to co-ordinate studies for regulated (academic or commercially sponsored) clinical trial(s) and/or clinical investigation(s) and/or for non-regulated studies in the CRFG. The role is part of a multi-disciplinary team within the CRFG co-ordination unit.

This is a lead project coordination and management role within the coordination unit of the CRFG and the post holder has a senior level coordination role leading research studies, clinical trial(s) or clinical investigation(s) throughout the study lifecycle of set-up, execution, close-out and reporting in addition to mentoring coordination personnel in the unit.

 

The Senior Clinical Trial Coordinator supports the Clinical Trials Programme manager and the clinical trial coordinators to ensure that the studies coordinated in the CRFG coordination team are in line with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and/or ISO 14155, internal SOPs and policies and relevant legislation and regulatory requirements. The role acts at a senior level and involves mentorship of clinical trial coordination team(s), involving tutoring and training of more junior or less experienced coordinator team colleagues. Where appropriate the role will act as project leader and as a line manager of research teams as required.

 

The role leads the development and setup of appropriate clinical trial coordination processes, documents, SOPs and associated templates to guide the successful and standardised execution and delivery of clinical trials in the CRFG co-ordination unit. The role involves hands on execution of operational trial duties including the generation of key study documentation, management of resources, scheduling activities, reporting and training of study personnel in accordance with GCP. The Senior Clinical Trial Coordinator undertakes periodic research landscape review to ensure adherence to applicable legislation. The role demonstrates leadership on complex and high risk processes within the operational team, possesses and disseminates specialist knowledge and demonstrates a level of autonomy and decision making, in collaboration with the CRFG Director/CT Programme Manager and/or the Chief Investigator.

 

The role contributes to and support the development of research grant funding applications and supports chief investigator and research teams as required to develop funding applications. The role has strong regulatory knowledge for the delivery of clinical trials and investigations in line with applicable regulations and all data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements.

 

In parallel, the post-holder may undertake clinical trial monitoring risk assessment, planning and operational activities, contributing to the delivery of the GCP-required monitoring function in the CRFG. The post holder may also be required to participate in coordination activities at the site or within the coordination team for non-regulated trials (e.g. recruitment) as required to support the activities underway in the CRFG.

 

Duties:

  • Conduct clinical research work to a high standard in accordance with applicable clinical research regulations and protocols under the direction of the CRFG Director/Clinical Trials Programme Manager and/or the Chief Investigator.
  • Undertake periodic landscape review for legislative requirements and implement processes to incorporate changes into existing systems or introduce new processes to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Leadership in the development and setup of appropriate clinical trial co-ordination processes, SOPs and associated templates to guide the successful and standardised execution and delivery of clinical trials in the CRFG co-ordination unit.
  • Oversee and ensure key study milestones and objectives are tracking to an agreed timeline and adhere to project management best practices, promoting a best practice culture and leading on project management techniques within the facility.
  • Lead the development and execution of study plans including leading the establishment of project plans, risk assessments and management and planning resources.
  • Confirm the necessary processes are in place for management of the investigational product, as applicable and other study supplies.
  • Take the lead on budget agreements and contract negotiation as appropriate and when delegated.
  • Lead the process of protocol development, where applicable and design and support quality by design.
  • Lead on the development of study monitoring strategies taking into account risk based approaches where applicable.
  • Provide an advisory role and participate in the process of developing study related documentation such as CRFs, SOPs, information sheets, risk assessments, their amendments and associated quality assurance processes and documents as required for applicable studies.
  • Lead the process, when required, to identify and procure vendors/suppliers or service providers, vendor/service provider assessment, and undertake any associated computer system validation requirements. 
  • Overall responsibility for distribution and management of essential documents and the Trial Master File(s).
  • Complete host institution(s), Regulatory and Ethics Committee approvals submissions, as applicable.
  • Lead on investigator and site evaluation and selection processes.
  • Oversee the process of study initiations, site training, monitoring and close-out as required.
  • Liaise directly with clinical sites as required to aid resolution of queries that arise and provide direction on implementation and management of the study protocol and procedures, and provide direction to coordination unit colleagues as applicable.
  • Manage the study deviation process and liaise with sites and sponsor where required on the documentation, tracking and resolution of study deviations and associated corrective/preventive actions as required for the studies assigned.
  • Implement, manage and oversee the study risk assessment/risk management processes for studies as required.
  • Manage monitoring report/letter review and responses on behalf of sponsor for any queries/issues that arise during monitoring as required for the studies assigned. 
  • Implement systems to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines, CRFG coordination level SOPs and/or CRFG site SOPs as required.
  • Contribute to preparation for audits and inspections as required and present work as required during audits and inspections.
  • Co-ordinate and undertake research study-specific processes according to specific study protocols and regulations.
  • Prepare study and coordination unit summary reports as required.
  • Provide training as appropriate on study-related activities and processes for site personnel.
  • Provide training as required for new personnel undertaking co-ordination tasks.
  • Update sponsor, Chief Investigator, data and safety monitoring committees, regulatory bodies, ethics committees, and other governing bodies on the status of all clinical trial activities.
  • Provide support and backup as necessary for colleagues in coordination activities for other clinical studies forming part of the CRFG research portfolio.
  • Implement strategies, support and lead as required, initiatives for participant recruitment for research studies as required.
  • Undertake clinical data compilation and literature reviews for the research area and participate in dissemination of same at international meetings.
  • Undertake research on, and analysis of, study outputs and measures with the aim of providing information for future funding proposals and applications.
  • Determine appropriate methodologies and activities for relevant research studies in the CRFG whilst keeping up to date with research related methods and techniques.
  • Contribute to manuscripts for publication to peer reviewed internationally recognised journals.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of knowledge in the CRFG and facilitate research activities such as workshops and screening events.
  • In parallel, additional duties for this role may be to undertake monitoring activities. This will be as assigned for a select number of studies in the CRFG to ensure patient safety, data integrity and GCP compliance.
  • Continue to build personal skills by taking training opportunities as available and required.
  • Carry out other appropriate and relevant duties under the direction of the CRFG Director/Clinical Trials Programme Manager and/or Chief investigator.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree level qualification in a clinical or life sciences related subject. 
  • Five years’ experience gained working in clinical research or a closely related field e.g. Pharma or Medical Device sector.
  • Previous experience gained in a clinical trial co-ordination role working on the co-ordination of regulated clinical trials/investigations or non-regulated clinical studies.
  • Experience working within a Quality Management adhering to QC and QA control systems and risk management processes.
  • Experienced in leading and establishing new processes. 
  • Working knowledge of Good Clinical Practice as outlined per ICH GCP and ISO14155.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to take the lead on the delivery of key project milestones.
  • Leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Post graduate level qualification in a clinical or life sciences related subject (MSc or PhD).

  • A Project management qualification.

  • Experience adhering to applicable regulations, guidelines and legislation for Clinical Trials.

  • Previous experience gained project managing a cross functional project team.

  • Experience in the identification, assessment and management of risk.

  • Experience with research data collation, management and GCP monitoring.

  • Self-motivated, high level of initiative and excellent attention to detail.

  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team.

 

Salary: €54,717 - €71,430 per annum.

 

Start date: Position is available immediately.

 

NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this post

 

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 our centre 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 grainne.macnamara@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG 002-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 24th January 2020.

 

A panel may be formed for future similar posts.

 

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, 24 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG 002-20 - Senior Clinical Trial Coordinator

NUIG 003-20, Clinical Trial Coordinator, HRB Clinical Research Facility, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term contract position as a Clinical Trial Coordinator within the HRB Clinical Research Facility at the National University of Ireland, Galway (CRFG). The position is available immediately for a period of one year, with potential to extend subject to project success and funding acquisition.

 

The HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway’s (CRFG) remit is to contribute to the development, coordination and service delivery of clinical research in Ireland and the support of emerging academic investigators. Multidisciplinary teams work in a coordinated fashion to improve our understanding of a variety of diseases and to develop new strategies to help tackle these challenges. The Centre provides patients with the latest advances in areas such as psychiatry, cancer, obstetrics and gynaecology, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, critical illness, cystic fibrosis and cardiovascular disease amongst others. We provide supporting services in quality and regulatory oversight, data management, study design and roles associated with the legal sponsorship of regulated clinical trials.

 

Please see www.crfg.ie for more information on the facility.

 

Job Description:

The Clinical Trial Coordinator works under the direction of the CRFG Director/ Programme Manager/ and/or the Chief Investigator to co-ordinate studies for regulated (academic or commercially sponsored) clinical trial(s) and/or clinical investigation(s) and/or for non-regulated studies in the HRB-CRFG. The role is part of a multi-disciplinary team within the CRFG co-ordination unit. This is primarily a project management role and the post holder has a pivotal role leading the co-ordination of research studies, clinical trial(s) or clinical investigation(s) throughout the study lifecycle of set-up, execution, close-out and reporting.

 

In parallel, the post-holder may be assigned clinical trial study monitoring activities, contributing to the delivery of the GCP required monitoring function in the CRFG.

 

The Clinical Trial Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the daily conduct of the trial(s)/investigation(s). The role will involve the generation of key study documentation, management of resources, scheduling activities, reporting and training of study personnel in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP). S/He will be the main point of contact for all study stakeholders and provide updates to associated chief/principal investigators, funding bodies and study sponsor, as appropriate.  

 

The role will also involve contribution to the development and setup of appropriate clinical trial co-ordination processes, documents, SOPs and associated templates to guide the successful and standardised execution and delivery of clinical trials in the CRFG co-ordination unit.

The post holder may also be required to participate in some site co-ordination activities (e.g. recruitment) as required to support the activities underway in the CRFG.

 

Duties:

  • Conduct clinical research work to a high standard in accordance with applicable clinical research regulations and protocols under the direction of the CRFG Director/Clinical Trials Programme Manager/ and/or the Chief Investigator.
  • Contribution to the development and setup of appropriate clinical trial co-ordination processes, SOPs and associated templates to guide the successful and standardised execution and delivery of clinical trials in the CRFG co-ordination unit.
  • Oversee and ensure key study milestones and objectives are tracking to an agreed timeline and adhere to project management best practices.
  • Develop and execute study plans including establishing a project plan, risk assessment and management and planning resources.
  • Confirm the necessary processes are in place for the investigational product, as applicable and other study supplies.
  • Ensure budget agreements and contracts are in place and roles and responsibilities for all stakeholders are documented prior to commencing study activities.
  • Participate in process of protocol development.
  • Participate in the process of study monitoring plan development as required.
  • Participate in process of developing other study related documentation such as CRFs, SOPs, information sheets, risk assessments, their amendments and associated quality assurance processes and documents as required for the studies assigned.
  • Participate or lead the process, when required, to identify vendors/suppliers or service providers, any required vendor/service provider assessment, and any associated computer system validation requirements for systems supporting the execution of the study. 
  • Overall responsibility for management of essential documents and the Trial Master File.
  • Complete Regulatory and Ethics Committee submissions, as applicable.
  • Evaluate and document investigator and site selection.
  • Oversee the process of study initiations, site training, monitoring and close-out as required.
  • Liaise directly with clinical sites as required to aid resolution of queries that arise and provide direction on implementation and management of the study protocol and procedures.
  • Manage the study deviation process and liaise with sites and sponsor where required on the documentation, tracking and resolution of study deviations and associated corrective/preventive actions as required for the studies assigned.
  • Manage and oversee the study risk assessment/risk management process for the study as required for the studies assigned. 
  • Manage monitoring report/letter responses on behalf of sponsor for any queries/issues that arise during monitoring as required for the studies assigned. 
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines, CRFG coordination level SOPs and/or CRFG site SOPs as required.
  • Contribute to preparation for audits and inspections as required and present work as required during audits and inspections.
  • Co-ordinate and undertake research study-specific processes according to specific study protocols and regulations.
  • Prepare study reports as required.
  • Provide training as appropriate on study-related activities and processes for site personnel.
  • Provide training as required for new personnel undertaking co-ordination tasks.
  • Update sponsor, Chief Investigator, data and safety monitoring committees, regulatory bodies, ethics committees, and other governing bodies on the status of all clinical trial activities, as required.
  • Provide support and backup as necessary for colleagues in coordination activities for other clinical studies forming part of the CRFG research portfolio.
  • Implement strategies, support and lead as required, initiatives for participant recruitment for research studies as required.
  • Undertake clinical data compilation and literature reviews for the research area and participate in dissemination of same at international meetings.
  • Undertake research on, and analysis of, study outputs and measures with the aim of providing information for future funding proposals and applications.
  • Determine appropriate methodologies and activities for relevant research studies in the CRFG whilst keeping up to date with research related methods and techniques.
  • Contribution to manuscripts for publication to peer reviewed internationally recognised journals.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of knowledge in the CRFG and facilitate research activities such as workshops and screening events.
  • In parallel, additional duties for this role may be to undertake monitoring activities. This will be as assigned for a select number of studies in the CRFG to ensure patient safety, data integrity and GCP compliance.
  • Continue to build personal skills by taking training opportunities as available and required.
  • Carry out other appropriate and relevant duties under the direction of the CRFG Director/Clinical Trials Programme Manager and/or Chief investigator.

 

Clinical trial monitoring responsibilities

  • Ensure applicable sponsors, Principal Investigators and study teams adhere to the clinical trial protocol/clinical investigation plan, current regulations, applicable ICH/GCP guidelines, local policies and SOPs as required.
  • Comply with all applicable regulations and guideline, sponsor SOPs and/or site SOPs as required, in the execution of the role.
  • Represent internal and external research study stakeholders, in the provision of a monitoring service for the HRB-CRFG.
  • Participate as part of the study management team during the trial set up phase and support the study risk assessment/risk management process and other activities required during trial set up.
  • Undertake site initiation visits (SIVs) and additional site training, including protocol training, if required for relevant studies.
  • Adhere to monitoring plans and required critical monitoring activities with thorough and complete documentation of the process throughout.
  • Monitor clinical study progress (recruitment targets, safety reporting review, resources, etc.) through a combination of data review and on-site monitoring visits.
  • Undertake source data verification/review to verify that trial data is consistent with patient clinical notes and other source documentation, applying the principles of ALCOAC.
  • Meet expected timelines for completion of monitoring activities and submission of written monitoring reports.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree level qualification in a clinical or life sciences related subject. 
  • Three years’ experience gained working in clinical research or a closely related field e.g. Pharma or Medical Device sector.
  • Experience working within a Quality Management adhering to QC and QA control systems and risk management processes.
  • Working knowledge of Good Clinical Practice as outlined per ICH GCP and ISO14155.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills to ensure timeline for key project milestones are adhered to.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Post graduate level qualification in a clinical or life sciences related subject (MSc or PhD).

  • A Project management qualification.

  • Previous experience gained in a clinical trial co-ordination role working on the co-ordination of regulated clinical trials/investigations or non-regulated clinical studies.

  • Experience in study monitoring (on-site, central) for clinical trials and investigations.

  • Experience with research data collation and data management.
  • Experience in project managing a cross functional project team.

  • Experience adhering to applicable regulations, guidelines and legislation for Clinical Trials.

  • Experience in the identification, assessment and management of risk.

  • Self-motivated, high level of initiative and excellent attention to detail.

  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team.

 

Salary: €37,874 - €43,783 per annum.

 

Start date: Position is available immediately.

 

NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this post

 

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 our centre 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 grainne.macnamara@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG 003-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 24th January 2020.

 

A panel may be formed for future similar posts.

 

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, 24 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG 003-20, Clinical Trial Coordinator

NUIG 235-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, Cancer Niche Laboratory, Biomedical Sciences, College of Science & Engineering

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed term contract as a Postdoctoral Researcher for Precision Oncology Ireland, in the laboratory of Dr Eva Szegezdi, Biomedical Sciences, College of Science & Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is available from February 2020 to January 2022 subject to an initial one-year probationary period.

 

Organisation:  Precision Oncology Ireland (POI; www.precisiononcology.ie) is a consortium of 5 Irish Universities, 6 Irish Charities, and 10 International companies aiming to develop new diagnostics and therapeutics for the personalised treatment of cancer. The consortium is co-funded by Science Foundation Ireland with industry and charity partners. The vision of POI is to integrate cutting-edge genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and imaging technologies to generate molecular profiles that allow us to better understand cancer pathogenesis, progression and response to therapies. Bringing together experimental and computational advances combined through data integration is a key competitive advantage of the POI consortium. The results will be better diagnostics, personalised cancer therapies, and acceleration of cancer drug discovery and development.

Job Description: The laboratory of Dr Eva Szegezdi is a member of the POI consortium and the current project is co-funded by SFI and the Celgene Institute for Translational Research Europe. The project focuses on drug resistance and relapse in acute myeloid leukaemia and how this process is impinged by the bone marrow microenvironment. The specific aim of the project is to use computational modelling to determine how the cellular composition of the bone marrow microenvironment and leukemic stem cell heterogeneity underpins drug resistance and consequent relapse after treatment. The project will use advanced computational biology tools to extract cell type-specific information from genomic and genetic datasets generated from bone marrow samples to determine cell type-specific genetic alterations and altered cellular composition of the BM niche. These data will inform about the genetic and epigenetic aberrancies within specific niche cell types that may drive drug resistance. The effect of the identified molecular perturbations (e.g. skewed stromal cell balance) will be validated using in vitro and ex vivo multi-cell type co-culture models.

 

Duties:

  • ·         Carry out genomic, transcriptomic, epigenetic and proteomic analysis of primary AML samples and evaluate results to generate testable hypothesis and identify potential biomarkers.
  • ·         Carry out functional studies and drug testing to validate the findings of the computational analysis
  • ·         Participate in the collaborative translational research project with and at the industry partner, CITRE.
  • Author original research articles, reports and educational resources related to the research project.

 

Qualifications: Essential

 

  • PhD in biomedical science, computational biology, bioinformatics or a related subject.
  • Experience in cell culture techniques.
  • Prior experience of analysis of omics data.
  • Expertise in statistical programming and data manipulation, using e.g. R/Bioconductor, Matlab, Python
  • Experience in integrative analysis and biological interpretation of high-throughput data preferred
  • Experience with version control and high-performance computing, including cloud computing and/or big data analytics platforms would be advantageous
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Accurate attention to detail with ability to working within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment.

Qualifications: Desirable

  • 1-3 years of postdoctoral research experience
  • Knowledge and track record in translational cancer biology or immunology, as evidenced by publications.
  • Experience in clinical or translational haematology, bone marrow haematopoietic microenvironment.
  • Experience in single cell transcriptome data analysis.

Salary scale: €37,874 per annum, pro rata

Start date: Post is available from 1st March 2020

 

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Eva Szegezdi (eva.szegezdi@nuigalway.ie).

 

Further information on research at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway and the Galway Clinical Research Facility at http://www.nuigalway.ie/hrb_crfg/

 

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 eva.szegezdi@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 235-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Friday 31st January 2020

Closing Date: Friday, 31 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG 235-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, College of Science & Engineering&

NUIG 004-20, Clinical Research Data Manager, HRB Clinical Research Facility, NUI Galway

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term contract position as a Clinical Research Data Manager within the HRB Clinical Research Facility at the National University of Ireland, Galway (CRFG). The position is available immediately for a period of one year, with potential to extend subject to project success and funding acquisition.

 

The CRFG provides an integrated Data Management service. This means seamless clinical data capture, validation, monitoring, storage, processing and archiving powered by the latest clinical research management technology.  The post holder will provide professional management and co-ordination of clinical research data as well as implementing the latest research-based data management processes as determined by national and international clinical research management bodies.  The role will involve Case Report Form (CRF) development or amendment, data collection, review and discrepancy management to ensure data quality and consistency. The post holder will contribute to the generation of complex data management solutions resulting in the development of customised research study databases in accordance with the study protocol and regulatory processes.

A variety of profiles will be considered for this post, for example a nurse with IT skills and research experience, a person with an IT background with data management experience or a data manager with IT skills.

 

Please see www.crfg.ie for more information on the facility.

 

Job Description:

The postholder will require a thorough understanding of the entire clinical research process to anticipate and fulfil the data needs of each study. This will involve working closely with the other members of the team including Principal Investigators to devise the data requirements based upon a clinical trial protocol and manage the creation of Case Report Forms. The role will involve CRF design and development (both paper and electronic), data collection, review and discrepancy management to ensure data quality and consistency, in accordance with ICH GCP standards.

 

The successful candidate will contribute to the research and data management functions within the Data Management team, working with clinical staff and CRFG management to establish workloads, timelines and priorities.

 

Electronic Data Capture of clinical research data in the HRB-CRFG is an essential component of our clinical research activities, managed through a variety of electronic programs. It is the responsibility of the Clinical Research Data Manager to plan for and resolve any issues that may occur during the capture of data in electronic format as well as ensuring that the data is high quality and delivered for analysis in an accurate and efficient fashion. The post holder will be expected to support funding submissions process by providing advice on Data Management aspects.

 

Duties:

  • Contribute to the design/review of the study protocol and provide input to the clinical trial team on data management issues.
  • Design case report forms and ensure effective management of their generation and quality control.
  • Prepare Case Report Form (CRF) completion instructions and present material for clinical trial activities at investigator meetings and site initiation visits.
  • Train site personnel to help improve the quality of the data being collected.
  • Assist with the development of training programs for Principal Investigators and research staff in data management.
  • Define database requirements and data validations.
  • Develop reports to track accrual and measure data quality.
  • Prepare clinical trial documentation including the data management plan.
  • Generate accurate data clarification requests and track all queries through their resolution and filing in the CRF.

  • Update tracking systems and create/maintain trial master files (TMF) and appropriate study documentation.

  • Ensure compliance with all ICH-GCP/EU/IRL regulations governing clinical trials.

  • Assist in standardising data management procedures and data definitions within the department.

  • Review, analyse, and validate clinical research data to ensure consistency, integrity and accuracy based on project specific guidelines in preparation for abstract submissions/publications
  • Support CRFG research funding submission process by providing advice on Clinical Research Data Management aspects.

  • Encode all clinical data in agreement with PI and statistician.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely communications with investigative sites in the collection, entry, management, quality control and analysis of data, as required by investigators and sponsors.
  • Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are followed.
  • Participate in system and vendor validations as required by the Senior Data Manager
  • Participate in audit as required within the department
  • Undertake additional data activities as assigned by a Senior Data Manager

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • University degree or equivalent professional experience (minimum 5 years)
  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience in a clinical research data management related role.
  • Evidence of knowledge of clinical research, associated processes and regulations
  • Strong communication skills
  • Effective organizational skills and detail orientated.
  • A high degree of motivation and ability to use initiative
  • An ability to work within a team
  • proven ability to demonstrate a good and confident command of spoken & written English, sufficient to successfully discuss and explain complex technical ideas in simple & concise terms to a diverse range of stakeholders

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • An IT qualification (Knowledge of SQL, Java, Python or similar would be useful but not essential)
  • Nursing qualification or Life science qualification
  • Nursing experience
  • ICH-GCP Training

 

 

Salary: €37,874 - €43,783 per annum.

 

Start date: Position is available immediately.

 

NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this post

 

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 our centre 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 grainne.macnamara@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG 004-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 24th January 2020.

 

A panel may be formed for future similar posts.

 

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, 24 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG 004-20, Clinical Research Data Manager, NUI Galway

NUIG 236-19, Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Fellow, Host-Parasite Biology: Vaccines/Diagnostics/Biotherapeutics, School of Natural Sciences

Applications are invited from outstanding and highly motivated candidates for a fixed term position as Postdoctoral Researcher/ Research Fellow in the Applied Molecular Parasitology Laboratory (AMPL), Infection & Immunity Cluster, at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is available for up to four years, beginning March 1st 2020, subject to an initial one-year probationary period. The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic research team working on helminth parasites, principally Fasciola hepatica.

 

The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic research team that will bring vaccines and diagnostics against the animal parasite Fasciola hepatica into field trials. The candidate with extend AMPL’s technical competence in vaccine/diagnostics discovery and implementation by adding expertise in gene cloning, biochemistry, and recombinant protein production, downstream isolation/characterization as well as expertise in molecular diagnostics (protein- and nucleic acid-based)

 

With support from the European Research Council (ERC) and Horizon 2020 over the last five years we have made tremendous advances in understanding host-parasite interaction, principally by applying various –omic technologies to both parasite and host. The candidate will take advantage of this novel bank of information to discover new vaccines/diagnostics that can be transferred to field trials.

 

 

Job Description:

The successful Postdoctoral Researcher / Research Fellow will investigate molecules involved in host-parasite interaction, especially those that are involved in virulence, tissue invasion, and modulation of host innate and adaptive immune responses. With other team members and in collaboration with Teagasc, Athenry, they will be involved in bringing these forward into on-farm vaccine and diagnostics. The successful candidate will also be involved in day-to-day planning and management of the laboratory, public engagement and outreach.

 

 

 

Duties:

  • Be responsible for coordinating progress within the objectives, milestones and deliverables of the SFI-funded programme.

  • Conduct research independently under the supervision of the Director and collaboratively with laboratory, and national and international university and industrial collaborators.

  • Co-supervision of postgraduate and undergraduate students

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

  • Conduct literature and database searches and interpret and present the findings of the literature searches as appropriate.

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

  • Contribute to the publication of findings and the writing of grant applications.

  • Provide input into the research project’s dissemination, in whatever form (report, papers, chapters, book) as directed by the Director/project manager. Authorship will be decided in line with guidelines such as the Vancouver Protocol, or similar authorship guidelines as appropriate.

  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; stakeholder groups; other team members, as agreed with the Director/project manager.

  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings/conferences.

  • Assist in analysis and interpretation of results of the general laboratory research.

  • Assist in the archiving of samples/reagents and keeping of records

  • Assist in the organisation of meetings, conferences, outreach programmes.

  • Engage in disseminating laboratory outputs and impacts to the public

  • Plan and organize outreach activity (e.g. school seminars, annual Science Day activities etc.)

     

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a closely related discipline.
  • Strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology or cell biology techniques.
  • Ability to supervise and manage postgraduate and undergraduate students.
  • Track record of peer-reviewed publications in the field.
  • Computer skills including, Microsoft office package.
  • Ability to work and think independently.
  • Excellent team-worker.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • High levels of initiative and motivation.

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Specific expertise with routine biomedical methods
  • Expertise in techniques for protein purification and characterisation
  • Knowledge of gene cloning, sequencing and characterisation
  • Knowledge of vaccinology and diagnostics
  • Ability to write research grants and reports independently.
  • Evidence of public engagement and outreach activities.

 

 

Salary range: Postdoctoral Researcher:                   €37,874 - €49,050 per annum           

                        Research Fellow:                                €54,717 - €57,938 per annum.

 

 

 

 

Start date: Position is available from March 1st 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

 

 

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 P. Dalton - johnpius.dalton@nuigalway.ie

 

 

Please put reference number NUIG 236-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm (Irish Time) on Friday, 24th  January 2020.

Closing Date: Monday, 27 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG 236-19, Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Fellow, School of Natural Sciences

NUIG 005-20 Postdoctoral Researcher, Inclusive Learning at NUI Galway, Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term part-time (0.7FTE), fixed term position at the level of Postdoctoral Researcher at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The successful candidate will be part of the project team on a project entitled Inclusive Learning at NUI Galway. The project is funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, as part of the Strategic Alignment of Teaching and Learning Enhancement Funding in Higher Education 2019. This position is available from mid-February 2020 for a period of 10 months until December 2020.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work as part of the project team under the supervision of Dr Shivaun Quinlivan and Dr Lucy-Ann Buckley (project leads) and Ms Jane Ennis (project manager). The team’s research focus will be on the identification of exclusionary barriers experienced by particular postgraduate student groups and the provision of evidence to guide policy development and identify strategic priorities at an institutional level.

 

The post-holder must have excellent quantitative and qualitative skills and experience conducting interviews and focus groups.  Knowledge of inclusion and diversity practice, or inclusive education, would be an advantage. The successful candidate will be expected to assist in the overall management of the programme. 

 

Duties:

 

In this role you will be expected to:

 

  • Recruit participants for online surveys, focus groups and interviews.

  • Organise and conduct focus groups and interviews with target groups.

  • Analyse project data and prepare a written project report.

  • Contribute to writing research papers for peer-reviewed publications.

  • Contribute to project management.

  • Contribute to event organisation.

  • Work with project leads to raise the national and international profile of the research/project, in particular through publications, presentations and participation in relevant conferences and seminars.

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

 

Essential Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in a relevant social science discipline.

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

  • Experience of conducting focus groups and interviews.

  • Excellent and demonstrable knowledge of relevant computer software (including, e.g., MS Office, and qualitative data analysis software (e.g., NVivo). Familiarity with quantitative data analysis techniques and software (e.g. SPSS) would be an advantage.

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

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

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Strong coordination, organisational and management skills.

  • An ability to work effectively and in a mutually supportive manner within a project team.

     

    Desirable Requirements:

    Knowledge of inclusion and diversity practice.

    Knowledge of inclusive education.

  • A record of publications and a desire to publish and communicate research widely.

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

 

Start date:  10 February 2020 (or the soonest possible date thereafter)

 

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.  Additional Opportunities for training may be available with international collaborators on this project.

 

 

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 Whitaker Institute can be found at http://whitakerinstitute.ie/

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Shivaun Quinlivan (email shivaun.quinlivan@nuigalway.ie ) (Tel. 091 493842)

 

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 Jane Ennis jane.ennis@nuigalway.ie Please put reference number NUIG 005-20 in the subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Monday 27th January 2020.

 

Interviews are planned to be held on Monday 3rd February 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: Monday, 27 Jan 2020

NUIG 014-20 Research Associate/Project Manager FRANET

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (0.4FTE) fixed term position as a Research Associate/Project Manager with the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and is available from 1st April 2020 to contract end date of 31st March 2021.

 

FRANET is the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s multidisciplinary research network. It is composed of contractors in each EU Member State who, upon request, provide relevant data to FRA on fundamental rights issues, to facilitate the Agency’s comparative analyses. This project reports on and analyses selected fundamental rights issues in Ireland relevant to the work programmes of FRA.

Further information on FRANET is available at:

https://fra.europa.eu/en/research/franet

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will manage and coordinate the FRANET project at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights. Management of the project will require responding to requests from FRA to provide relevant data and research on fundamental rights issues, to facilitate the Agency’s comparative analyses across the EU. The successful candidate will manage and administer all relevant research requests and preparation and submission of reports on fundament rights, liaising with the FRANET team at the EU Fundamental Rights Agency.

 

Duties:

  • ·         Respond to requests from FRA for research and data on fundamental rights issues
  • ·         Manage and coordinate research reports and follow-up to information requests to FRA
  • ·         Manage invoicing and project administration, including budgetary resources and reporting
  • ·         Ensure timely reporting and submissions to FRA on research and data requests
  • ·         Coordinate and liaise with the FRANET network of experts on all relevant communications to FRA

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Postgraduate qualification in Law with a specialisation in European human rights law
  • Research experience in European human rights law and EU fundamental rights law
  • Track record of successful project management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of working with international organisations including EU bodies
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Experiencing of managing teams and budgetary resources
  • Understanding and knowledge of the work of the EU Fundamental Right agency

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent level of research output in Law with a specialisation in European human rights law
  • Research experience in EU fundamental rights with a particular focus on migration, socio-economic rights, racism and discrimination law

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €37,874 - €42,560 per annum pro-rata

 

Start date: Position is available from April 1st 2020, for 12 months.

 

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 Irish Centre for Human Rights is available at: https://www.nuigalway.ie/irish-centre-human-rights/  

 

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail with “FRANET” in subject line (in word or PDF only) to humanrights@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG-014-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

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Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 27th January 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: Monday, 27 Jan 2020

NUIG 017-20, Research Assistant, Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre, Ryan Institute, College of Science & Engineering Ref. No. NUIG 017-20

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

This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland Commercialization Award and is available from immediately to contract end date of 31 December 2020.

 The inter-disciplinary Lab of Professor Charles Spillane seeks to recruit Research Assistant to perform pig nutritional trials for new feed supplement validation. Professor Spillane’s lab is located within the Ryan Institute’s Plant and AgriBiosciences Centre (www.plantagbiosciences.org) at NUI Galway. See lab website: www.spillanelab.org

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will work as members of a research team on Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation program to develop new Iron-enhanced feed supplement. The Stage 2 of the program is funded for one year by the Enterprise Ireland (EI). Professor Spillane invites applications from highly motivated and talented individuals with strong research skills, particularly with a strong knowledge of nutrition, biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology or similar. Applicants should have the skills and capability to work independently and as a team, to design an experiment, to analyse experiments, to perform routine biochemical analysis and be willing to participate and be actively involved in pig trials.

The successful candidates will conduct research project on the EI-funded program. The role of the Research Assistant is to lead essential investigation and applied research based on defined needs of EI Commercialisation programme.

 Duties: The successful candidate will need to be actively engaged in the project to accomplish research tasks according to the timeline and will need to be able to interact with the other partners involved in the EI commercialisation Project to deliver results according to the timeline of the project. Main duties of the successful candidate:

 

  • To interpret, to critically analyse and rapidly disseminate obtained data, including statistical analysis of significant effects of treatments.

  • To prepare technical reports;

  • To be actively engage in networking tasks to ensure the continued deployment of the product developed over the course of the project.

  • To work closely with contact persons in research partner organisations and to perform Pig trials in research partner organisations using yeast supplement that need to be produced in commercial quantities for the project.

  • To collect and properly prepare pig faeces and pig blood samples for analysis.

  • To make biochemical (metabolomics) and genetics (qPCR) evaluation of the effect of yeast supplement on pig nutrition and pig health using.

  • To be actively engaged in the development of the business case to position technology for commercialisation.

  • To work closely with research MSc students assigned to the EI Commercialisation Project and will be involved in daily supervision of their research activities.

  • To work closely with other members of the Professor. Spillane research team on an on-going basis to support the efficient functioning of the EI commercialisation project through providing continuous contributions to the technical program and aiding in the preparation of grant reporting.

  • To work closely with Business consultant, Commercial specialist and Regulatory consultant and EI mentor, assigned to the EI commercialisation project.

The Research Assistant will also have assistance from other academic staff members for both research and industrial activities. Academic staff members will contribute knowledge from their specific fields of competence to further the Technology Transfer research goals. The Technology Transfer Office will guide the Research Assistant in policies and procedures relating to Intellectual Property matters. The Intellectual Property policy details the identification, evaluation and exploitation of results arising from research.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

The successful candidate need to have prior knowledge of animal nutritional field trials and statistical analysis to successfully deliver tasks on the EI commercialisation Project. Ideal candidate needs to be interested in the Project Commercialisation Route.

 Essential Requirements:

  • Second or Third level qualification in food nutrition, biotechnology or related discipline

  • Experience in identifying and assessing project objectives and potential opportunities.

  • Excellent time-management, interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and self-manage.

  • Ability to be an effective team member.

  • Excellent written & spoken English

  • Full Irish/UK driving licence

 Desirable Requirements:

  • Track record of peer reviewed publications

  • Experience of independently engaging with industrial clients on projects.

  • Experience in product development with understanding of the food sector

  • Prior knowledge of toxicity tests

  • Molecular biology skills (RNA extraction, qPCR, primer design, etc)

  • Biochemical skills (colorimetric assays, C/N analysis, protein/AA analysis)

  • Proven track record of project management in an R&D setting

  • MSc or PhD or Equivalent in food nutrition, biotechnology or related discipline

 

 Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 Salary: €22,497 to €24,528 per annum         

 Start date: Immediately

End date: 31 December 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.  

Successful applicants wishing to proceed to further studies or commercialization (company spin out) routes arising from the EI-funded program will be encouraged and mentored by Professor. Spillane and his team.

 

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 PABC Research Centre is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/plant-and-agribiosciences/.

  

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. Charles Spillane [charles.spillane@nuigalway.ie] explaining their motivation and interest to join the program team

Please put reference number NUIG-017-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time), Friday, 31st January 2020.

Closing Date: Friday, 31 Jan 2020

Application: NUIG017-20, Research Assistant, Ryan Institute, College of Science & Engineering

NUIG 19-20 Postdoctoral Researcher, Marine Biodiscovery, School of Chemistry and Ryan Institute/Marine Institute, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Biodiscovery between the School in Chemistry and Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway and the Marine Institute Oranmore.

This position is funded by the Marine Instituteand is available from 01/03/2020 to contract end date of 28/02/2025 and subject to a one-year probationary period.

 

The aim of this project is to progress in the establishment of a National Marine Biodiscovery Laboratory in Ireland (NMBLI) located at the Marine Institute, Oranmore with the contribution of two academic partners: National University of Ireland Galway, and University College Cork.

 

The mentor Prof Olivier THOMAS is currently leading the Marine Biodiscovery group (https://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/chemistry/olivierthomas/) at the School of Chemistry of NUI Galway, Ireland and the NMBLI (http://www.imbd.ie/) based at the Marine Institute, Oranmore. The postdoctoral researcher will be based at the Marine Institute while chemical analyses (MS, CD, NMR) will be performed at NUIG.

 

Job Description:

 

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the main Principal Investigator of the project and will co-supervise the work of lab analysts at the Marine Institute. The post holder will be in close contact with staff of the Marine Institute, UCC and NUIG to manage and develop the laboratory and to interact with national and international industries working in marine sector and possible users of marine products.

 

The research activities will mainly be marine natural product chemistry and the development of efficient dereplication processes to quickly identify the most promising marine Irish species leading to new natural products with potential industrial interest. They will also include the development of the platform of bioassays at the MI and the supervision of the taxonomic identification of Irish macro and micro-organisms. They could also involve aspects in marine chemical ecology on both types of organisms due to facilities for microalgal cultures at the MI and the Carna Marine Station of NUIG in Connemara.

 

 

 

 

 

Duties:

  • Continue the development of the marine Biorepository at the Marine Institute including the expansion to marine micro-organisms;

  • Undertake and be responsible for sourcing (collection) of Irish marine organisms

  • Continue the implementation of a chemical repository/database of marine natural products using the MetaboLights server;

  • Develop efficient dereplication processes in MS/MS and NMR using databases like GNPS or SMART

  • Undertake and supervise research on the purification and structure elucidation of marine natural products

  • Liaise with and distribute samples and extracts to academic and industrial partners

  • Promote the work of the project through conference and workshop presentations, and in peer-reviewed publications

  • Assist 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/MI policies (e.g., purchasing and procurement)

  • Maintain confidentiality of Intellectual Property (IP) associated with the project

  • Assist in the application and protection of IP by identifying potential research results of value and preparing supporting documentation as required by the IP committee and Technology Transfer Office

  • Assist with supervision and training of students/researchers on related projects as appropriate

  • Lay the foundation for the further growth of the laboratory to become an international marine biorepository

     

Qualifications/Skills required:

The candidate should have a PhD in marine natural product chemistry or related area and some experience in management.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Marine Natural Product Chemistry or related areas
  • Experience in isolation (NMR) and structure elucidation (NMR MS and ECD) of bioactive compounds from marine organisms including invertebrates
  • Experience in the use of MS/MS and/or NMR for dereplication processes including molecular networks
  • 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 the biological screening of natural products
  • Experience in project management
  • Appropriate supervisory and teaching experience may be an advantage
  • Appreciation of IP procedures relevant to university research
  • Experience in Scientific diving
  • International driving licence

 

Salary: €37,874 per annum  

 

Start date: Position is available from 01 March 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 our research is available at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Olivier_Thomas2

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Olivier THOMAS

 

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 Olivier THOMAS: olivier.thomas@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG 19-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 14th February 2020

 

Interviews are planned to be held on 20th February 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, 14 Feb 2020

Application: NUIG19-20 Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 22-20 Postdoctoral Researcher,Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM)NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position for 24 months as a Postdoctoral Researcher with CÚRAM at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The project represents a Science Foundation Ireland facilitated collaboration between NUI Galway with an industrial partner.    

     

Organisation: CÚRAM is a partnership of scientists, engineers and clinicians, who all share a common vision of developing the next generation of medical devices in order to provide solutions for current clinical needs. The University provides a research-friendly social and cultural environment. Galway is also one of the key cities in Europe with a significant presence of the medical device industry sector. For more information on CÚRAM please refer to http://www.curamdevices.ie/

 

Job Description:

The position is designed for the characterisation of thrombi from acute ischemic stroke patients, using a mix of histological and immunohistochemical techniques, with the establishment of a database of clot pathology and the correlation of clot composition with impedance measurements to advance stroke treatment in collaboration with key centres in Europe and USA.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Compositional analysis of blood clots retrieved from acute ischemic stroke patients

  • Development of a clinical database of acute ischemic stroke clot histopathology

  • Development and establishment of additional protocols and development of capacity for the analysis and characterisation of blood clot samples

  • Publication of research outcomes in high impact factor journals

  • Active participation and presentations at international conferences, meetings and networking events

  • Grant writing

 

 

 

Essential Criteria:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the Biomedical Sciences or Medical degree (M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O or equivalent)

  • A good track record in histopathological analysis with experience of histology and immunohistochemistry is essential

  • Good statistical analysis skills are essential

  • Excellent scientific writing and oral presentation skills are essential

  • Candidates must be highly motivated and have excellent verbal communication, organizational and interpersonal skills

 

 Desirable Criteria:

  • The ideal candidate should have a track record in blood clot pathology/ research

  • Publications in high impact factor journals

  • Leadership and project management capability

 

Salary: €37,874 - €38,418 per annum

Start date: March 2020

 

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 informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Karen Doyle karen.doyle@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 Karen Doyle: karen.doyle@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 22-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 7 February 2020

Interviews are planned for Friday 21 February, 2020

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: Friday, 07 Feb 2020

Application: NUIG 22-20 Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 23-20 Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM,NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position for 12 months as a Postdoctoral Researcher with CÚRAM at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The project represents a Science Foundation Ireland facilitated collaboration between NUI Galway with an industrial partner.    

     

Organisation: CÚRAM is a partnership of scientists, engineers and clinicians, who all share a common vision of developing the next generation of medical devices in order to provide solutions for current clinical needs. The University provides a research-friendly social and cultural environment. Galway is also one of the key cities in Europe with a significant presence of the medical device industry sector. For more information on CÚRAM please refer to http://www.curamdevices.ie/

 

Job Description:

The position is designed for the characterisation of thrombi from acute ischemic stroke patients, using a mix of histological and immunohistochemical techniques and mass spectrometry and bioinformatics, with the establishment of a database of clot pathology, in collaboration with key centres in Europe and USA.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Histopathological analysis of clots retrieved from acute ischemic stroke patients

  • Development of additional clot analysis protocols using histology, immunohistochemistry and mass spectrometry/ bioinformatics

  • Management of a clinical database of acute ischemic stroke clot pathology

  • Publication of research outcomes in high impact factor journals

  • Active participation and presentations at international conferences, meetings and networking events

  • Grant writing

The role may require the successful candidate to spend time on secondment to the Mayo Clinic, USA

 


 

 

Essential Criteria

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the Biomedical Sciences or Medical degree (M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O or equivalent)

  • A good track record in histological OR immunohistochemical analysis is essential

  • A good track record in proteomic bioinformatics analysis is essential

  • Good statistical analysis skills are essential

  • Excellent scientific writing and oral presentation skills are essential

  • Candidates must be highly motivated and have excellent verbal communication, organizational and interpersonal skills

 

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in histology AND immunohistochemistry

  • Experience of bioinformatics analysis of shotgun mass spectrometry proteomic data

  • Publications in high impact factor journals

  • Leadership and project management capability

Salary: €37,874 - €38,418 per annum

Start date: April 2020

 

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 informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Karen Doyle (karen.doyle@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 Karen Doyle (karen.doyle@nuigalway.ie).Please put reference number NUIG 23-20 in subject line of e-mail application

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 7 February 2020

 

Interviews are planned for Tuesday 3 March, 2020

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 07 Feb 2020

Application: NUIG 23-20 Postdoctoral Researcher

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