NUIG-106-17 Research Assistant in Anaerobic Digestion, School of Natural Sciences, College of Science NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, 6 month fixed term position as a Research Assistant with Microbiology at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Dairy Processing Technology Centre (www.dptc.ie), which aims to provide research and development support for the Irish Dairy Processing Sector; and the Irish EPA. It is available from 1st August 2017 to contract end date of 31st January 2018.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems, and will work with industry partners on piloting NUI Galway prototypes. The successful candidate will be expected to take responsibility for meeting appropriate milestones, timelines and deliverables as part of the overall DPTC work programme.

Duties: The postholder will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems, and will work with industry partners on piloting NUI Galway prototypes. The successful candidate will be expected to take responsibility for meeting appropriate milestones, timelines and deliverables as part of the overall DPTC work programme.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • An honours BSc degree or equivalent in Chemical or Biological Engineering.
  • Experience of working in a process-based industrial setting
  • Knowledge of statistical tools for interpretation of bioprocess data
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills   

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Expertise of participation in, and delivery of, industry-led projects.
  • Knowledge or experience of anaerobic wastewater treatment systems at technical scale.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €21,850 - €32,930 per annum (pro-rata - for part time or shorter contracts)           

Start date: Position is available from August 1st 2017

 

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

Please put reference number NUIG-106-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 30th June 2017 

Interviews are planned to be held week beginning 10th July 2017

 

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

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

Closing Date: Friday, 30 Jun 2017

Application: NUIG 106-17 Research Assistant in Anaerobic Digestion

NUIG 090-17 Postdoctoral Researcher –Quantum Chemical Kinetic Calculations, Combustion Chemistry Centre, National University of Galway, Ireland.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcherwith School of Chemistry at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland under their Principal Investigator Award Programme and is available from 1st September 2017 to contract end date of 31st August 2019.

The Combustion Chemistry Centre, C3 is engaged in fundamental research on the combustion of fossil and biofuels. Combustion is the ultimate interdisciplinary field, it requires knowledge of chemistry, physics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and mathematics. C3 is concerned with the application of combustion research to the design of energy-efficient engine and gas turbine combustion systems and the impact of their use on toxic and greenhouse gas emissions, thus helping address the problems of urban air pollution and climate change.

Description:  The post involves the application of ab-initio, density functional (DFT), multi-reference configuration interaction (MR-CI) and coupled cluster (CC) calculations to characterize potential energy surfaces and the application of conventional transition state theory (TST) or Rice-Ramsperger- Kassel-Marcus (RRKM) theory to predicted rate constants.  The project forms part of the Combustion Chemistry Centre’s (C3) programme funded by SFI (http://c3.nuigalway.ie/).

Essential Requirements:

The success candidate should have

  • A Ph.D. or a Ph.D. thesis submitted, in Applied Chemistry or a related discipline.

  • High level of experience and competence in quantum chemical calculations. 

  • Demonstrated output in terms of published papers in peer-reviewed journals is also required. 

  • In addition, an interest in combustion, good writing, and communication skills are essential for this project, which will involve close collaboration with other members of C3 including SFI and industrial partners. 

Desirable Requirements

  • A candidate with a knowledge or experience of quantum chemistry calculations applied to the calculation of rate constants would have an advantage.   

Salary Scale: €37,750 - €42,394 per annum         Start date:  Position is available from 1st September 2017.  

Host Institute:  Located in the vibrant cultural city of Galway in the west of Ireland, with over 17,000 students and more than 2,400 staff, NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence.   

Further information about research at the Combustion Chemistry Centre is available at: http://c3.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.   

For information on research at NUI Galway see Research at NUIG   

Informal enquiries about these posts may be made via e-mail to henry.curran@nuigalway.ie 

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

To apply:  Applications to include a covering letter, CV (including details of all third level university courses & grades) and the contact details of three referees via e-mail (in word or PDF format only) to Prof. Henry Curran (henry.curran@nuigalway.ie).   Applicants must put ref. no. NUIG 090-16 in subject line of e-mail application. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 30th June 2017. 

Interviews will take place on the 28th July 2017

Closing Date: Friday, 30 Jun 2017

Application: NUIG 090-17 Postdoctoral Researcher - Chemistry

NUIG 099-17Postdoctoral Researcher - School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, NUI Galway

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

This position is funded by a Starting Investigator Award to Dr Aideen Ryan. The position is available initially for two years from 1st August 2017, with the possibility for extension, and is subject to initial one year probationary period. 

Information on project and research centre Recent clinical evidence suggests that stromal cell gene signatures (including the expression of α-SMA) have prognostic significance in colorectal cancer. However, the mechanisms dictating these observations are poorly understood. This project will aim to identify novel stromal cell mediated immunomodulatory mechanisms activated in the colon tumor microenvironment that influence the anti-tumour immune response in a pre-clinical model of colon cancer. The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary environment within the Regenerative Medicine Institute, and will collaborate with immunologists, cancer researchers and gastroenterologists at NUI Galway and Galway University Hospitals. The Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) was established in 2004 and is recognized as the leading stem cell research institute in Ireland. Over 150 researchers work to translate basic research findings to clinical applications specifically in the areas of orthopedics and transplantation. REMEDI has state-of-the-art research infrastructure including bio-resource, imaging, histology, flow cytometry, molecular biology, gene vector and cell culture core facilities which are coordinated by a team of experienced technical support staff. 

Job Description The successful candidate will conduct a project to investigate tumour stromal interactions in metastatic colon cancer for the identification of novel immunotherapeutic targets. The successful candidate will have day to day responsibility for the performance of all duties associated with their research project, in recording, interpretation and validation of experimental data, and in dissemination of project results and outcomes. The candidates will ensure research programme requirements in terms of documentation of the project research activities, milestones and major key deliverables are implemented and adhered to.  He/She/They will assist in the preparation of periodic scientific reports for the SFI funded project, maintain confidentiality of background IP, foreground IP and research results, supervise post-graduate students and  liaise with the members of the on the identification of and patent protection of intellectual property generated in the work- programme. He/She/They will also represent the research activities of the immune-oncology research group as required at local, national and international events. 

Qualifications/Skills required. 

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Immunology with relevant experience and an understanding of stromal cell biology and/or cancer immunology

  • Strong research experience in laboratory-based cellular and molecular biology, in the development and application of immunological assays and in the analysis of biological samples

  • Proven experience in identification, characterisation and analysis of primary stromal and immune cell populations using multicolour flow cytometry in vitro and ex vivo

  • Candidates should also have a strong publication record of relevance to the project, have excellent data analysis, communication and organizational skills

  • A minimum of 2 years relevant research experience in cancer/immunology related pre-clinical models, with evidence of training and certification

  • Extensive knowledge of statistical software for patient data analysis

  • Experience in supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and postgraduate students

  • Problem solving experience in a research laboratory environment.

  • Experience of participation in successful inter-disciplinary research programmes.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Evidence of research publications, report writing and presentation skills.

  • Team player with excellent organisational skills

  • Highly motivated and passionate about translational research.

  • High level of IT skills: proficiency in the full Microsoft Office package and use of the flow cytometry software tools.High level of IT skills: proficiency in the full Microsoft Office package and use of the flow cytometry software tools. 

Salary: €37,750 - €41,181 per annum.            Start date: Position is available from August 1st 2017. 

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 work is available at www.remedi.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Aideen Ryan (aideen.ryan@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 aideen.ryan@nuigalway.ie  Please put reference number NUIG 099-17 in subject line of e-mail application.   

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 7th July 2017. 

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, 07 Jul 2017

Application: NUIG 099-17 Postdoctoral Researcher - Medicine 2v

NUIG 103-17 Postdoctoral Researcher REALTA: A low-cost, non-surgical and drug-free method for permanently treating PA-induced hypertension College of Engineering, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (20%), fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the European Research Council and is available from July 2017 to the 30th of December 2018.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work as part of a team focused on developing and testing a new medical device for treatment of lesions in the adrenal gland using microwave ablation. He/she will have the necessary experience to plan and execute the mechanical design and testing activities, to ensure it meets key safety and efficacy requirements within project timelines.

 

Duties:

  • Design, build and test microwave ablation catheter system

  • Develop benchtop test model to characterise ablation performance and test control systems

  • Conduct risk analysis to identify risks and develop mitigations

  • Plan and execute pre-clinical testing to demonstrate device safety and efficacy

  • Assist with building business case and pitching to investors

 

Qualifications:

Essential

  • A PhD (completed or near-completion) in the field of medical device design and/or testing
  • Evidence of previous experience in catheter design for ablation devices and system testing
  • Proven project management experience in the field of medical device design and development
  • Previous experience of planning and conducting preclinical testing for ablation systems
  • Evidence of proficiency in Solidworks (or similar) and numerical analysis software for mechanical and fluid flow analysis
  • Demonstrable experience leading risk analysis and design review processes for medical devices

 

Desirable       

  • Postdoctoral work in medical device testing and/or testing
  • Five years or more medical device industry experience
  • Direct experience of mechanical design for microwave ablation systems
  • Experience of pitching to investors and developing business plans for a new medical device start company
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and approval system for new medical devices

 

Salary: € 37,750-46,255 per annum, pro-rata for this part-time (20%) role.

Start date: Position is available from July 2017.

NB: Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of 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.  

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Martin O'Halloran (martin.ohalloran@nuigalway.ie).

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

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

 

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. Martin O'Halloran (martin.ohalloran@nuigalway.ie)

Please put reference number NUIG-103-17 in subject line of e-mail application.  

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Tuesday 27th June 2017. 

Interviews will take place week beginning 3rd July 2017.

  

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: Tuesday, 27 Jun 2017

Application: NUIG 103-17 Postdoctoral Researcher (.2)

NUIG 104-17 Postdoctoral Researcher REALTA: A low-cost, non-surgical and drug-free method for permanently treating PA-induced hypertension. College of Engineering, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (50%) fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the European Research Council and is available from July 2017 to the 30th of December 2018.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work alongside Dr. Martin O'Halloran (in collaboration with Dr. Conall Dennedy) in the design of a new medical device for the treatment of conditions in the adrenal gland. The technology will use microwave energy to ablate diseased lesions. The successful candidate will be part of a team focused on developing prototypes for preclinical testing.

It is  proposed  to  develop  and  conduct  preclinical  testing  on  a  novel MWA  system  that  can  be  delivered via a  flexible  endoscope  to  non-invasively  access  the  adrenal  gland  and  treat  Conn’s Syndrome.  The  system shall  be delivered   using   an   endoscope   fitted   with   an   ultrasound   transducer (Endoscopic  Ultrasound,  or  EUS)  which  allows  the  clinician  to  access the  adrenal  gland  from  the  digestive  tract. Technical  work  includes  the  development  and refinement  of  the  ablation  device  through  acute  and  chronic  animal  studies,  to  obtain  high  quality  preclinical proof of principle data, demonstrating both safety and efficacy.

The position will require an individual with sufficient expertise in electromagnetic imaging (radio frequency and microwave), digital signal processing, dielectric measurement, and microwave imaging and therapeutics. The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with clinical partners to design and implement experiments to examine the safety and efficacy of microwave ablation applicators, and later use these to refine outcomes to advance the design of new electromagnetic medical devices.

 

Duties:

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

  • Design and build microwave antenna systems for endoscopic ablation system

  • Conduct system testing to analyse device safety and efficacy

  • Use simulation software to model device characteristics and optimise performance

  • Provide input and help carry out preclinical testing

  • Take part in regular design reviews with project team

  • Interface with clinical, commercial and technical experts

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

     

Qualifications:

Essential

  • A PhD (completed or near-completion) in microwave engineering and RF antenna design.

  • Demonstrable experience in both antenna design and microwave ablation devices.

  • Evidence of expert knowledge of multi-physics software (CST / Comsol) for modelling of microwave systems

  • Track record in a research and development environment.

  • Track record of publishing in microwave 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       

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

  • Experience in microwave antenna prototyping.

  • Experience in EUS-guided devices.

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

 

Salary: € 37,750- €46,255 per annum, pro-rata for this part-time (50%) post.  

Start date: Position is available from July 2017.

NB: Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of 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.  

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Martin O'Halloran (martin.ohalloran@nuigalway.ie).

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

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

 

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. Martin O'Halloran (martin.ohalloran@nuigalway.ie)

Please put reference number NUIG-104-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Tuesday 27th June 2017.

Interviews will take place week beginning 3rd July 2017.

  

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: Tuesday, 27 Jun 2017

Application: NUIG 104-17 Postdoctoral Researcher (.5)

NUIG 108-17 Research Assistant – Cleaner Fish Programme Carna Research Station, Ryan Institute, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant within the Irish lumpfish broodstock and selective breeding programme in the Ryan Institute of the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position will be based at Carna Research Station in Connemara.  The project is funded by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) and this position will be for a period of up to 30 months, subject to a one year probationary period.

The Carna Research Station is the Ryan Institute’s base for large scale, exploratory aquatic investigations, and both applied and basic research, on existing and novel species for aquaculture. 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will provide assistance in the development of a broodstock and breeding programme for lumpsucker for use in an integrated sea lice control management plan on commercial marine salmon farms in Ireland.  The research station is in a remote location (75km west of Galway) and would ideally suit someone living close to work premises to facilitate weekend working and flexible working hours. 

Duties:

Main responsibilities will be for the daily husbandry, onrearing and maintenance of lumpsucker larvae, juveniles and broodstock including feeding, cleaning and environmental monitoring.  In addition you will be required to:

  • Grade, sample and vaccinate fish
  • Assist with prepping fish for moving and transfer to transport tanks
  • Actively participate as a member of the research team and assist the Project Manager to conduct relevant research projects
  • Collect and manage data related to growth of stocks and experimental work
  • Keep appropriate records (e.g. daily log)
  • Provide input into the project’s dissemination (reports, papers etc) as directed by Project Manager
  • Provide guidance as required to any support staff and/or research students assisting with the research project, as agreed with the Project Manager.
  • Support the work of undergraduate students e.g. final year project students
  • Work flexible hours including weekend rota (time to be taken in lieu)

 

Skills and Qualifications:

 

REQUIRED

  • B.Sc. or equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g. Marine Science, Zoology).
  • Experience in live fish handling and husbandry.
  • Experience working in marine research projects
  • Evidence of ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 
  • Excellent practical skills and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent organisational and communications skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Word and Excel.
  • Full clean driving licence

 

DESIRED

  • Ability to collect, preserve, measure and record sample data
  • LAST course training
  • Ability to collate and analyze scientific data
  • Experience with marine finfish broodstock husbandry and breeding
  • Experience in hatchery production of lumpsucker

For informal queries about this post please contact Dr. Majbritt Bolton-Warberg (majbritt.bolton-warberg@nuigalway.ie)

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €21,850 - €29,342 per annum           Start date: July 2017

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

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.  

 

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. Majbritt Bolton-Warberg (majbritt.bolton-warberg@nuigalway.ie)

Please put reference number NUIG 108-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 30th June 2017 

Interviews are planned to take place on week beginning 10th July

 

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, 30 Jun 2017

Application: NUIG 108-17 Research Assistant - Cleaner Fish Programme

NUIG 109-17 Computational Scientist / Researcher - ESCAPE, Irish Centre for High-End Computing, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidate for a full-time, fixed term position as computational scientist with the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded as part of ICHEC’s membership of the Horizon 2020 (H2020) ESCAPE project and can be based in either ICHEC’s Dublin or Galway offices. The position is available immediately to contract end date of 30th September 2018.

Research Project Description

The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) research and innovation project Energy-efficient SCalable Algorithms for weather Prediction at Exascale(ESCAPE) develops world-class, extreme-scale computing capabilities for European operational numerical weather prediction and future climate models. It works to  define and encapsulate the fundamental algorithmic building blocks underlying weather and climate computing, combining cutting-edge research on algorithm development for use in extreme-scale, high-performance computing applications, minimising time and cost-to-solution. The project is coordinated by the European Centre for Medium-Range Forecasts (ECMWF). ICHEC is a task leader and a major partner together with academic partners from France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Switzerland and the UK as well as Bull and Optalsys.

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 partnerships and programmes of education and outreach.

 

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a PhD (or in process of finalising) or equivalent experience (min 4+ years beyond undergraduate degree) in Maths, Physics, Computer Science or Engineering. Experience in High Performance Computing (HPC) development in MPI and or OpenMP using C, Fortran and Linux is required. A background in numerical weather prediction (NWP) and climate modelling is desirable. Experience in accelerator programming particularly Xeon Phi but also GPGPUs is also highly desirable. The candidate must be able to work well in a team and quickly acquire knowledge in new topics. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new software; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

Salary: €37,750 - €46,255 per annum   Start date: Post is open, immediate

 

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 NUI Galway is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/

Informal enquiries may be made to Alastair McKinstry (alastair.mckinstry@ichec.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: recruit@ichec.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 109-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4.00 pm on Thursday 20th July 2017.

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, 20 Jul 2017

Application: NUIG 109-17 Computational Scientist / Researcher - ESCAPE

NUIG 110-17 Research Performance Engineer, Irish Centre for High-End Computing, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Performance Engineer with the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  The successful candidate can choose to be based in ICHEC’s offices in either Dublin or Galway.  The position is available immediately to contract end date of 31st December 2020, subject of one year probationary period.

Job Description:

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 partnerships and programmes of education and outreach.

Working with industry partners, the job will focus on investigating new approaches, developing new software, as well as refactoring/optimizing existing software (performance engineering), with the general goal of increasing the performance and energy efficiency of software applications on a range of emerging many-core platforms, including emerging extreme scale systems.

 

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience (min. 4+ yrs.) in computational science/computer science, or a related discipline. In particular the candidate should be able to demonstrate a track record in an R&D environment, with strong software development experience in C/C++, CUDA, OpenMP, OpenCL being highly desirable. The ideal candidate would have; in-depth knowledge of parallel programming and performance analysis at node and cluster levels, as well as scaling and optimising applications on at least one of the following platforms (GPU, Xeon Phi, FPGA). Experience in scaling applications on large-scale clusters as well as development experience in a technical computing domain (e.g., oil & gas, finance, weather, machine learning). Candidates should also have excellent communication and organisational skills; be highly motivated to develop and enhance software; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

Salary: €51,716 per annum        Start date: Post is open, Immediate.

 

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.

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

Further information on NUI Galway is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Cathal Ò Broin (cathal.obroin@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 110-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4.00 pm Thursday 20th July 2017. 

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

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

Closing Date: Thursday, 20 Jul 2017

Application: NUIG 110-17 Research Performance Engineer ICHEC

Lecturer Above/Below the Bar in Physics - Optical Instrumentation

Applications are invited for an appointment as Lecturer below/ above the bar in Optical Instrumentation at NUI Galway. 

The School of Physics offers BSc programmes (including options in Applied physics, Astrophysics, and Biomedical physics), MSc programmes (in Astronomical Instrumentation, Key Enabling Technologies, Medical Physics, and Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety), and PhD programmes (in Astrophysics, Atmospheric Physics, Biophotonics, Biomedical Physics, Exposure Science, Laser-enabled Manufacturing, Marine Physics, and Nanomaterials).

The School is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates with a strong background in physics for the position of a lecturer above or below the bar. The successful candidate must have a proven ability to teach across many areas of our undergraduate physics programmes. The successful applicant will carry out their own research programmes in an area related to optical instrumentation aligned with the School's MSc programmes. Preference will be given to those candidates who are considered well-placed to develop externally funded research contracts that leverage existing research strengths in the School. For consideration as a lecturer above the bar, a considerable impact of independent research achievements in optical instrumentation is expected.

The School actively promotes equality and diversity throughout all of its activities and recruitment. To this end, the School welcomes applications for this permanent position from candidates on either a full- or half-time basis. When applying for the position candidates must clearly state whether they are applying for a full- or half-time post; candidates may not apply for both full time or half time positions.

The School will fill the position on the basis of merit with the most suitable single full-time or half-time applicant being offered the post.

The School of Physics has been awarded ‘Practitioner’ status of the Institute of Physics’ Juno Project, hence the School welcomes applications from suitably qualified female candidates.

The closing date for applications is 3rd August 2017.

Informal enquiries can be made to the Dr. Gerard O'Connor, Head of School, Physics, NUI Galway, Ireland. Tel +353 91492513, Gerard.oconnor@nuigalway.ie

Additional information on the School is available at: https://www.nuigalway.ie/physics/

 Salary note:  At Lecturer Below the Bar level      €37,230 to €57,782 p.a. (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011)

At Lecturer Above the Bar level €63,059 p.a. to €79,916 p.a.  (This appointment will be made on the Lecturer Below/Above the Bar scale (delete as appropriate) in line with current Government pay policy) (For pre 1995 public sector entrants in Ireland, the D class Salary rates will apply) 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on Thursday, 3rd  August 2017.  It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.

Garda vetting may apply.

Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation.

Further details are available atwww.djei.ie

For more information and Application Form please see website:  http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/jobs/ Applications should be submitted online.

Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control Framework for the higher education sector.

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing Date: Thursday, 03 Aug 2017

Application: Lecturer Above/Below the Bar in Physics Optical Instrumentation

NUIG 107-17 Research Network Programme Manager Health Research Board-Trial Methodology Network (HRB-TMRN) School of Nursing and Midwifery (base)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 4-year fixed term contract position as Research Network Programme Manager of the Health Research Board-Trials Methodology Network (HRB-TMRN). The position is full-time (1 WTE) and is available from 1st December 2017 to contract end date of 31st November 2020.

These are exciting and challenging times for clinical trials. The number and variety of treatments continues to grow, increasing pressures on researchers to determine how these compare to current treatments, while rising costs and regulation can make trials expensive and complex. However, as pressure on resources grows, there is more demand for reliable and robust evidence on the benefits, harms and costs of health care, so that people can make informed choices. This backdrop means that we need high quality research to ensure that the right trials are done, in the right ways and reported fairly and clearly.

HRB-TMRN is a partnership between the seven Irish universities. The overall mission of the HRB-TMRN is to strengthen trial methodology and reporting on the island of Ireland, through a programme of work, which will also impact elsewhere in the UK and internationally. This is achieved through a focus on three high-level activities relating to the methodology of trials (i) support (ii) training and education and (iii) research and innovation.

The HRB-TMRN was established in 2014, and since then has grown to become the main support network for all trialists, communicating to over 3,500 people with an interest in trials every month. The network is dynamic, energetic and adaptive to the needs of the trial community.

Job Description:

The Network Programme Manager’s role is a senior position within the HRB-TMRN. He/she will be responsible for co-ordinating, organising, managing and delivering activities for the Network, as well as developing new strategies for the networks future. He/she will also be responsible for delivering on trial methodology research projects including; applying for funding, conducting studies with international research teams and reporting and disseminating project findings. He/she will be based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUI Galway but will provide management across the Network.

 

Principal duties

  • Builds, and maintains national and international relationships critical to the Network, including identifying and reaching out to new Network members;
  • Designs, develops and implements short and long term strategic plans, programs, events and activities;
  • Collects, analyses, summarizes and/or reviews data, reporting findings, interpreting results and/or making recommendations;
  • Leads the cultivation and strengthening of new and established partners for the Network, through targeted outreach and strategic communication;
  • Liaise with the broader trial community both nationally and internationally to identify areas of strength and weakness to establish new strategic areas for improvement;
  • Identify suitable trial methodology funding calls and lead on grant applications, with follow through from project set-up to reporting. 
  • Prepare a network strategy for important funding calls and maintain a management system for handling support requests, though to follow up.
  • Oversee the measurement, data collection, analysis and reporting of KPIs to the Executive Committee and funder.     
  • Will oversee all aspects of complex Network communications, ensures periodic, consistent and timely communications and planning for members, Director and Steering committee; takes responsibility for the development, maintenance and updating of the Network website and social media;
  • Maintains close communication and liaise with Network Executive Committee and the network funder (HRB); attend regular Executive Committee meetings and report back on HRB-TMRN Network progress;
  • Facilitate and assist in the organisation of the series of courses and Network sponsored events in locations throughout the country;
  • Maintain and develop structures and processes (including identification of methodological expertise), Coordinate and manage the Trial Methodology and Reporting Advisory Service (TMRAS)
  • Maintain and expand the database of trial and trial methodology expertise;
  • Manage the established mechanisms and processes for the allocation of funds to support inter-institutional cross-Network working (including workshops, research projects, travel grants and training grants);
  • Oversee the Network’s finances and budget planning across all institutions including initiate annual, interim and final financial reports in a timely manner, as required by HRB;
  • Establish critical relationships with funders and other stakeholders (e.g. the Department of Health and Children, The Health Services Executive, industry, regulators, MRC-HTMR and others) on issues and initiatives relevant to the Network’s activities;

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

 

Requirements:

Essential

  • Education to the level of PhD in a health science;
  • Evidence of strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to produce information that is appropriately presented and effectively received by academic and non-academic audiences;
  • Experience with grant writing and significant quantitative research experience.
  • Evidence of substantial knowledge of network and relationship building and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external stakeholders at national and international levels;
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including skills to plan, organize and implement strategies from proposal to deliverable;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes and to respond appropriately to rapidly changing deadlines;
  • Evidence of high level of responsiveness in leading the handling concerns, resolving problems or issues;
  • Proven skills in synthesising large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals and reports;
  • Ability to travel domestically or internationally, as well as staff events outside normal working hours;
  • Flexible, self-motivated; ability to work independently and collaboratively;
  • Experience in supervising junior team members as needed.
  • Proven excellence in IT literacy in particular with word processing and spread sheets;

 

Desirable

  • Experience in clinical trial research
  • Track record in coordinating multicenter projects;
  • Peer review publications
  • Substantial experience in report writing
  • Teaching experience
  • Previous network management experience
  • Website maintenance experience

 

Salary: €63,120 fixed per annum

Start date: 1st December 2017 or as soon 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.  

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

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

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Declan Devane, Professor of Midwifery and Director of the HRB-Trial Methodology Research Network at declan.devane@nuigalway.ie

 

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

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, a CV (of a maximum of 5 pages) to include the names and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in PDF format only) to: Ms. Sheena Connolly sheena.connolly@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number Ref. no:NUIG 107-17in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 14 July 2017 

Interview date: Interviews to be scheduled early August 2017

 

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 Jul 2017

Application: NUIG 107-17 Research Network Programme Manager

NUIG 105-17 Research Associate Technology Evaluator with Responsibility for Data Protection, Health Innovation Hub Ireland, College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (60%), fixed term position as a Technology Evaluator with Responsibility for Data Protection with the College of Engineering and Informatics at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland and is available from August 2017 to June 30th 2021.

 

Job Description:

This role is focused on evaluating opportunities for medical device innovation arising from the Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI). The HIHI facilitates and accelerates the commercialisation of innovative healthcare solutions. The HIHI want to hear from people in industry, healthcare professionals, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs who can demonstrate they have unique applied technologies and solutions ready for further commercial development in Ireland.

The candidate will work to identify a shortlist of the strongest ideas to progress for a more detailed commercial feasibility and technical development.

Duties:

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

  • Interface with clinicians to collect and manage new opportunities for innovation;
  • Carry out systematic evaluation of ideas submitted through the Health Innovation Hub Ireland;
  • Encourage innovation activities by developing networks between stakeholders and identifying opportunities for collaboration between groups;
  • Assist clinicians to develop project plan to advance idea through commercial feasibility and proof of principle studies;
  • Provide regular updates to the Health Innovation Hub Ireland management group;
  • Prepare reports and presentations for the Health Innovation Hub Ireland management group;
  • Support best practice in terms of data protection across all Health Innovation Hub Ireland projects.

 

Qualifications:

The successful candidate shall have the following qualifications:

  • 10 years’ experience working in the medical device sector;
  • Evidence of previous experience of working with clinicians to identity unmet clinical needs and opportunities for new technology development;
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of using structured methodologies to evaluate new medical device technologies to determine this technical feasibility and commercial viability;
  • Strong understanding of the process used to de-risk and demonstrate proof of principle for medical device technologies;
  • Proven project management experience including detailed planning and resource management skills;

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €37,750 to €41,181 per annum, pro-rata for this part-time (60%) post.                   

Start date: Position is available from August 2017.

NB: Gárda vetting 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 the Health Innovation Hub Ireland is available at http://hih.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. Martin O’Halloran: e-mail martin.ohalloran@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-105-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 7th July 2017.

 

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, 07 Jul 2017

Application: NUIG 105-17 Research Associate

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