NUIG 180-19, Postdoctoral Researcher in Lexicography and Natural Language Processing,Data Science Institute

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Data Science Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is funded by European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731015 and is available from 1st December 2019 to contract end date of 1st November 2021.

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

 

Job Description:

The Data Science Institute (DSI) at NUI Galway is inviting applications for the position of postdoctoral researcher for 2 years in the context of the ELEXIS project on a European Lexicographic Infrastructure.

 The position will be of interest to an early career researcher with experience of natural language processing technologies and its application to areas of digital humanities research. Excellent knowledge of the NLP domain and of state-of-the-art tools and techniques will be required, as well as experience in the development of lexicographic resources would be preferable. A good appreciation of current challenges and limitations of the field, as well as being able to envision opportunities and work collaboratively is key.

 

The researcher will be involved in leading the creation of a tool to support the acquisition and enrichment of lexicographic data from text, including the identification of headwords, word senses, definitions, examples and morphology in a semi-automatic manner. This work will also involve further development of existing computational lexicons including Polylingual and Colloquial WordNet.

 

In addition, the postdoctoral researcher will be expected to take on other duties, which may include supervising students, writing proposal for EU and national calls and participating in industry projects related to the current research.

 

 

Duties:

  • Develop new research methodologies as part of the ELEXIS project

  • Collaborate with research partners in the ELEXIS project and travel to meetings.

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

  • Assist in the teaching and supervision of students at DSI

     

     Qualifications/Skills required:

     

    Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Natural Language Processing, Computer Science or Lexicography

  • Experience with natural language processing or related technologies

  • Strong publication record

  • Excellent understanding of experimental design and scientific methodologies

  • Strong command of oral and written English

  • Good programming skills and evidence of previously completed software projects

     

    Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience working with lexical and semantic resources

  • Strong skills in Java programming

  • Experience with supervision of students

  • Experience in writing grant proposals

  • Track record of contribution to open source projects.

     

    Salary: €37,874 - €49,050 per annum

     

    Start date: Position is available from 1st December 2019

     

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

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

     

    NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

     

    To Apply:

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

     

    Please put reference number NUIG-180-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

     

    Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 5.00 pm Friday, 08th November 2019

     

     Interviews are planned to be held on 18th November

     

     

    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, 08 Nov 2019

Application: NUIG 180-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, Data Science Institute

NUIG 186-19, Research Computational Scientist/ Research Associate, Irish Centre for High-End Computing, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as Research Computational Scientist/Research Associate with The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from 1st December 2019 to contract end date of 31st December 2020.

 

ICHEC is the national High-Performance Computing (HPC) in Ireland and is a centre of domain, systems and software expertise that provides high performance software solutions to academia, industry and state bodies, through partnership, knowledge transfer, project delivery and service provision. ICHEC operates the national HPC service providing compute resources and software expertise for the research communities across all the main science disciplines through collaborative industry & academic partnerships and programmes of education and outreach.

www.ichec.ie

 

Job Description:

Joining a team of computational scientists, the job will focus on contributing to the Centre’s various research and commercial projects with industry and the Irish public sector. These projects focus on optimising and developing new software for our clients. The role will report to the Technical Manager.

 

Duties:

Working with industry partners, the job will focus on, but not be limited to:

  • ·         Assisting in defining research objectives and carrying out original research, which supports the Centre’s novel technology and industry engagement programmes.
  • ·         Working with an existing team of computational scientists on research or commercial consultancy projects under the supervision of a senior computational scientist or project manager.
  • ·         Disseminating the outcomes of research and consultancy projects and delivering technical white papers and presentations at international conferences.

 

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a Masters, or equivalent experience (min. 2+ years) in computational science, computer science, or a related discipline.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Evidence of a track record working in an HPC environment, with strong software development experience in C / C++, OpenMP & MPI.

  • Demonstrable evidence of in-depth knowledge of parallel programming and performance analysis at node and cluster levels.

  • Experience in programming for GPUs or FPGAs with CUDA or OpenCL.

  • Experience ins scripting languages, such as Python, and machine learning toolkits.

  • Exposure to edge computing devices and platforms such as Nvidia Jetson, Intel Movidius Myriad and Google’s Coral.  

  • Candidates should also have excellent communication and organisational skills; be comfortable taking responsibility for decisions; be highly motivated to develop and enhance software; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

     

     

     

 

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in computational science, computer science, or a related discipline.

  • Exposure to quantum computing, or exascale systems would be an advantage.

  • Experience in modern software development practices, e.g. revision control, continuous integration, static analysis.

 

Salary: €37,874 - €38,418 per annum          

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st December 2019

 

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 ICHEC is available at www.ichec.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Venkatesh Kannan (Venkatesh.Kannan@ichec.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 recruit@ichec.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG 186-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4.00 pm on Friday, 25th October 2019.

 

Interviews are planned for week 11th November 2019

 

Closing Date: Friday, 25 Oct 2019

Application: NUIG 186-19, Research Computational Scientist/ Research Associate

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 February 2020 to contract end date of 31st January 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 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

 

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, 22nd November 2019

 

 

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, 22 Nov 2019

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

NUIG 196-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, Modelling for Multi-Facility Energy Management, College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway

 

Postdoctoral Researcher

Modelling for Multi-Facility Energy Management

CIVIL ENGINEERING

College of Engineering and Informatics

NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 196-19

 

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

This position is funded by EU HORIZON 2020 and is available, for one year, from 1 November 2019 to contract end date of 1 November 2020.

 

GEOFIT is an integrated industrially driven action aimed at deployment of cost effective enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) on energy efficient building retrofitting. This entails the development technical development of innovative EGS and its components, namely, non-standard heat exchanger configurations, a novel hybrid heat pump and electrically driven compression heat pump systems and suite of heating and cooling components to be integrated with the novel GSHP concepts, all specially designed to applied in energy efficient retrofitting projects. To make viable the novel EGS in energy efficient building retrofitting, a suite of tools and technologies is developed, including: low invasive risk assessment technologies, site-inspection and worksite building monitoring techniques (SHM), control systems for cost-effective and optimized EGS in operation phase and novel BIM-enabled dedicated tools for management of geothermal based retrofitting works (GEOBIM platform). Furthermore, the project is commited with the application of novel drilling techniques as the improved low invasive vertical drilling and trenchless technologies.

 

IRUSE research group (www.iruse.ie) is currently comprised of 5 principal investigators, 6 postdoctoral researchers, 12 PhD candidates, 1 Masters Student and continues to grow. This multidisciplinary research team ensures diverse, equal and inclusive working environment. IRUSE is located in the Alice Perry Engineering Building in the College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway, which is the largest engineering school in Ireland.

 

Duties:

 

The successful candidate will:

 

  • Provide a role in the development of large-scale research proposals for accessing national and international funding

  • Develop essential project documentation and reporting

  • Review of state of the art (publications in high impact journals, conferences and patents)

  • Development, integration, calibration and validation of building environmental, energy performance and heating/cooling system detailed and reduced order models in Modelica or similar

  • Development, integration and validation of algorithms for BMS data treatment

  • Development of Industrial Energy Management Strategies utilising Modelica models

  • Act as Energy facility manager

  • Carry out task as defined in the H2020 projects

  • Supervise/Assist PhD candidates in the field of energy modelling and simulation of buildings

  • Provide organizational support in terms of project management, administration and finance

    Provide research and some teaching assistance, for the purpose of personal career development, as required.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • A doctoral degree in mechanical, energy systems engineering or related area

  • Demonstrated 2 to 3 years industrial or academic experience related to energy management and energy modelling

  • Demonstrated building simulation modelling experience

  • Demonstrated independence, proactivity, exceptional communication skills, commitment to deliver results, adaptability and the ability to work in a team environment

    Publication record in relevant high impact journals.

 

Desirable Requirements:

 

  • 2 to 3 years postdoctoral industrial or academic experience related to thermodynamic-Heat Transfer modelling or building HVAC energy simulation modelling

  • Familiarity with demand response and flexibility management

  • Experience in Building Energy Simulation software such as DYMOLA or similar

  • Experience in facilities management or relevant certification

  • Familiarity with building management systems

  • Familiarity with ASHRAE Guideline 14 and/or IPMVP

    Knowledge of other programming languages, Python, and familiarity with API/Libraries development.

 

 

Salary: €37,874 to €41,374 per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from 01 November 2019

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Federico Seri by email federico.seri@nuigalway.ie

 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

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

Further information about IRUSE is available at www.iruse.ie

 

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 iruse@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG-196-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday, October 25th 2019

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 25 Oct 2019

Application: NUIG 196-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, College of Engineering and Informatics

NUIG 199-19 Research Fellow – Electrical and Electronic Engineering College of Engineering and Informatics NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Research Fellow with the Translational Medical Device lab within the College of Engineering and Informatics at the National University of Ireland Galway.

The position is funded by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation through Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) and is available from November 2019 to November 2022.

This project will focus on development of a novel solution to treat cardiac arrythmia. Currently, Atrial Fibrillation ablations are performed with the objective of blocking the pathway of the ‘stray’ electrical signal/impulse into the left atrium. It is widely understood that most of these erratic signals, that cause the arrhythmia, enter the heart where the pulmonary veins open into the atrium. The ablation is therefore performed at these locations and is known as pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). The ablation is essentially an intentional scarring treatment that renders the tissue dead and non-conductive in order to block the signal. The current ablation methods are all essentially thermal-based using either radiofrequency or cryoenergy to heat or freeze the tissue respectively, leading to tissue necrosis and blocking of conduction. However, gaps often remain or develop over time resulting in reconnection and ultimately failure of the treatment. The proposed project will develop a new technology to target the origin of Atrial Fibrillation to achieve effective treatment without creating a scar tissue. 

The research will be conducted at the Translational Medical Device Lab, NUI Galway, in collaboration with AtriAN Medical Ltd. AtriAN is an Irish Medical Device company based in Galway -- A powerful and prolific hub for medical devices.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will develop a disruptive solution for the treatment of arrythmia using pulsed electric fields (PEF) in close collaboration with AtriAN Medical. Technical work includes electrical characterisation of cardiac tissue, modelling and prototyping of the PEF device, safety evaluation and pre-clinical testing.

The position will require an individual with sufficient expertise in electronic engineering, electromagnetic modelling, and prototyping. The research fellow will work closely with academic, industrial and clinical partners to design, develop and evaluate the efficacy of proposed medical device.

 Duties: The successful candidate shall be expected to carry out the following duties as part of his/her role:

  • Procurement of equipment and consumables for the project.

  • Electrical characterisation of cardiac tissues.

  • Anatomical and biomechanical modelling of cardiac tissues.

  • Electric field modelling of PEF device in cardiac tissue and thoracic region.

  • Development of ex-vivo tissue models for the validation of device concept.

  • Electric field modelling for safety evaluation of the device.

  • Develop design specifications for an optimal device to selectively deliver pulsed electric fields in target tissue.

  • Plan pre-clinical research studies and demonstrate the benefit of the device in collaboration with industrial partner.

  • Interface with clinical, commercial and technical experts.

  • Work with other team members to plan project activities and set key milestones.

  • Prepare scientific reports and research articles.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • A PhD in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (or related discipline).

  • 3-5 years of postdoctoral research experience.

  • Demonstrable experience in RF/microwave ablation.

  • Demonstrable experience of computational modelling for RF/microwave ablation devices.

  • Demonstrable experience in electric fields modelling in biological tissues.

  • Evidence of expert knowledge of COMSOL, MATLAB and/or Python.

  • Track record in a research and development environment.

  • Track record of publishing in biomedical engineering journals.

  • Highly motivated and passionate about new scientific discoveries.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Clear evidence of good inter-personal skills.

    Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in cardiac ablation.

  • Experience in computational modelling of cardiac ablation devices.

  • Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Experience in working with commercial ablation systems.

  • Knowledge of applications of pulsed electric fields.

  • Knowledge of electroporation device design.

  • Experience in medical device prototyping.

  • Knowledge of medical device regulatory affairs.

  • Experience in the presenting of research findings to technical / non-technical audiences.

 Salary: €54,717 per annum (pro-rata for part time or shorter contracts) 

 Start date: Position is available from November 11th, 2019

 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 Translational Medical Device Lab is available at www.tmdlab.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Adnan Elahi (adnan.elahi@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. Adnan Elahi atadnan.elahi@nuigalway.ie  

Please put reference number NUIG-199-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Friday, 1st November 2019.

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

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

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

Closing Date: Friday, 01 Nov 2019

Application: NUIG 199-19 Research Fellow – Electrical and Electronic Engineering

NUIG-195-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, Modelling for Multi-Facility Energy Management and Machine learning specialist, School of Engineering and Informatics

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

This position is funded by EU HORIZON 2020 and is available, for one year, from 1 November 2019 to contract end date of 1 November 2020

 

The  SPHERE  cloud-ICT  platform  will  allow  to  interact  all  different  stakeholders  during  any  phase  of  the  asset  with  a  building  Digital   Twin   model   of   information   of   the   building   and   a   scalable   set   of   different   software   tools,   such   as   energy   demand/performance simulation tools, Decision Support and Coaching Systems, BEMs or IoT enabled Predictive Maintenance Algorithms. This Digital Twin concept is in fact a distributed but coordinated Database, including geometrical objects information that forms a unique synchronized virtual model of the reality. As has been proven in other fields, twinning this virtual information model with the reality helps significantly in decision-making during each phase of the whole building’s lifespan (manufacturing, design, construction, maintenance, operation, retrofitting and even demolition).  In  fact,  an  updated  model  allows  a  clearer  a  quicker view of the multifaceted values of each available option (TOTEX, GHG, Performance Indicators)

 

IRUSE research group (www.iruse.ie) is currently comprised of 5 principal investigators, 6 postdoctoral researchers, 12 PhD candidates, 1 Masters Student and continues to grow. This multidisciplinary research team ensures diverse, equal and inclusive working environment. IRUSE is located in the Alice Perry Engineering Building in the College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway, which is the largest engineering school in Ireland.

 

Duties:

 

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide organizational support in terms of project management, administration and finance;

  • Develop essential project documentation and reporting;

  • Review of state of the art (publications in high impact journals, conferences and patents);

  • Development of machine learning tools for improve energy efficiency in systems and in buildings.

  • Development, integration, calibration and validation of building environmental, energy performance and HVAC system detailed and reduced order models in Modelica;

  • Development, integration and validation of algorithms for BMS data treatment;

  • Development of Industrial Energy Management Strategies utilising Modelica models;

  • Supervise/Assist PhD candidates in the field of energy modelling and simulation of buildings;

  • Provide research and teaching assistance as be required.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

 

  • A doctoral degree in computer engineering, computer science, mechanical, energy systems engineering or related area;

  • Experience in thermodynamic modelling or building HVAC energy simulation modelling;

  • Demonstrated Machine Learning/data mining techniques experience;

  • Capacity of applied mathematical, statistical and AI methods to model, design and develop applications/services based in knowledge.

  • Demonstrated independence, proactivity, exceptional communication skills, commitment to deliver results, adaptability and the ability to work in a team environment.

 

Desirable Requirements:

 

  • Familiarity with Big Data technologies and programming languages (python, R, scala).

  • Experience with Big Data processing and visualization techniques.

  • Experience related to thermodynamic-Heat Transfer modelling or building HVAC energy simulation modelling;

  • Experience in Building Energy Simulation software such as IES-VE and/or EnergyPlus;

  • Familiarity with building management systems, prognosis and predictive maintenance of energy systems;

 

Salary: € 37,874- €41,374 per annum.

 

 

Start date: Position is available from 1 November 2019

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Federico Seri by email federico.seri@nuigalway.ie

 

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

 

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

 

Further information about IRUSE is available at www.iruse.ie

 

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 iruse@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG-195-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday, November 1st 2019

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 01 Nov 2019

Application: NUIG 195-19, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Engineering and Informatics

NUIG 202-19 Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbiology – Exploring new approaches to overcome antibiotic resistance in MRSA

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 4-year, full-time fixed-term Postdoctoral Researcher position in the laboratory of Professor James O’Gara to investigate how purine nucleotide homeostasis can be exploited as an Achilles’ heel in MRSA antimicrobial resistance as part of the search for new treatment options for drug resistance bacterial infections.

 This is a 4-year position starting on 1st January 2020, funded by the Health Research Board.

 The antimicrobial resistance crisis is one of the greatest threats to human health and is threatening the slide of society into a ‘post-antibiotic’ era. Beta-lactam antibiotics remain a cornerstone of antimicrobial chemotherapy in hospitals and the wider community but are not effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Our previous work has shown that purine nucleotide biosynthesis and homeostasis control resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics in MRSA. Using selected MRSA mutants, this project will explore the mechanistic basis for this phenomenon and how it can be exploited to identify new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of drug resistant bacterial infections with lower antibiotic doses and with drug combinations that are toxic at higher concentrations.

Prospective candidates must have a PhD degree in Microbiology or a related subject and demonstrated expertise in pathogen biology, microbial physiology and genetics and molecular biology. Evidence of an ability to publish in selective, high-ranking scientific journals is essential.

 Duties:

The successful candidates will:

  • ·         Be responsible for planning and successful execution of the experiments described in the project objectives.
  • ·         Be responsible for preparation and delivery of regular written and oral updates to the principal investigator.
  • ·         Be capable of working independently to prepare and write-up manuscripts for publication in high-ranking, selective scientific journals.
  • ·         Be responsible for laboratory safety and general laboratory management.
  • ·         Actively participate in national/international conferences and meetings.

Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a primary degree and Ph.D. in Microbiology or a related discipline.
  • Applicants must have first author publication(s) in leading microbiology, infectious disease or interdisciplinary journals.
  • Applicants must have a proven technical and experimental expertise in microbial physiology and genetics.
  • Applicants must have a proven ability to prepare and write up manuscripts for publication in selective, high-ranking journals.
  • Applicants must have excellent organisational, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Applicants must be highly motivated, ambitious and passionate about the challenge of antimicrobial resistance and bacterial infectious diseases.

 Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in conducting research on class 2 pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus
  • Experience with animal models of infection.

 Salary €37,874 (Point 1 of the Postdoctoral Researcher Salary Scale)

 Start date: January 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.

 Informal enquiries concerning the post are encouraged and may be made to Professor James O’Gara at jamesp.ogara@nuigalway.ie.

 To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of two referees should be sent, via e-mail (PDF attachments only) to Professor James O’Gara at jamesp.ogara@nuigalway.ie.

 Please put reference number NUIG 202-19 in subject line of e-mail application. 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 8th November 2019.

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

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

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

Closing Date: Friday, 08 Nov 2019

Application: NUIG 202-19 Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbiology

NUIG 198-19 PMSMatTrain Early Stage Researcher (ESR-5), Biomechanics Research Centre BMEC and Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two full-time fixed term positions as Early Stage Researcher and PhD student (ESR-5) with the Biomechanics Research Centre, BMEC (http://www.nuigalway.ie/biomec/) and the Centre for Research in Medical Devices, CÚRAM (http://www.nuigalway.ie/curam/), at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 The position, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union, is available from February 2020. The appointments will be on a temporary basis for a maximum period of three years (regular full-time employment contract).

 PMSMatTrain is a four-year project, under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Initial Training Network (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018), Grant Agreement No. 813263. The project focuses on gaining a comprehensive understanding of the progressive phase of multiple sclerosis (PMS) from basics to translation, fully supported by eight beneficiaries (six research institutions and two SMEs). This multidisciplinary network will educate and train 15 Early Stage Researchers in device design, biomaterials, materials science, stem cell biology, in vitro, ex vivo and pre-clinical models of multiple sclerosis, molecular biology, in silico modelling of CSF flow, material functionalisation strategies and device validation.

Programme fellows will experience both public and private sector research & development training and will be best placed to secure employment as high calibre, innovative and well-trained graduates.

 Organisations:

The 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, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and Royal College of Surgeons 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.

The Biomechanics Research Centre (BMEC) was established with a mission to advance in silico and in vitro research into mechanics, mechanobiology and cellular mechanotransduction. Research specialities include multi-scale mechanics of biofluid flow, structure-function relationships in medical device materials, and innovative therapeutic implants and devices. BMEC is home to over 25 principal investigators and researchers.

The researcher will be based in Dr Nathan Quinlan’s research group. Dr Quinlan is a senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at NUI Galway and a member of the Biomechanics Research Centre (BMEC). His research interests are in fluid dynamics, and in particular in applications to biology and medical devices. He has extensive experience in the development and application of both experimental and computational techniques, including novel approaches to computational fluid dynamics. He has collaborated with a number of partners in the medical devices industry and received competitive research funding from SFI, Enterprise Ireland and the EU, among others.

 Job Description:

The researchers will develop and validate the therapeutic efficacy of a novel device housing a multi-modal hydrogel using various models of multiple sclerosis (MS). Outputs from the research will inform pre-clinical studies and imaging modalities and will aid the generation of in silico models of the circulation of therapeutics within the cerebrospinal fluid.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will do the following

  • Develop in silico models of drug release from functionalised multi-modal scaffold.

  • Model in silico the diffusion of scaffold-released compounds.

  • Profile and model drug release kinetics and subsequent dispersal throughout the central nervous system.

    Qualifications: Essential

  • Honours Bachelor degree in mechanical, biomedical or chemical engineering, or a related field

  • Less than four 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 three 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 including two secondments (4-8 weeks each)

     Qualifications: Desirable

 Start date:  1st Feb 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.

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In line with the university Child Protection Policy, this post requires Gárda vetting.

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Nathan Quinlan (nathan.quinlan@nuigalway.ie). 

To Apply:

Applications (in English) should include a CV (Please use the Europass template: https://europass.cedefop .europa.eu/editors/en/cv/compose), certificates of examination grades, a motivation letter (max. one page) describing your research career goals, skills and experience, as well as two letters of recommendation. Please send applications until 17th Nov 2019, 5pm by e-mail (in PDF only) to PMS@nuigalway.ie. Please quote the project name and reference number "NUIG 198-19” in the subject line of e-mail application.

Closing Date: Sunday, 17 Nov 2019

Application: NUIG 198-19 PMSMatTrain Early Stage Researcher (ESR-5)

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