NUIG RES 075-21 Postdoctoral Researcher – for the investigation of CLEC12A targeting as treatment for acute Leukaemia School of Natural Sciences, College of Science & Engineering

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

This position is a collaborative project with the company ONK Therapeutics and is available from May 2021 to contract end date of January 2022.

Job Description:

ONK Therapeutics (Galway, Ireland, https://www.onktherapeutics.com/), together with NUI Galway, is developing a chimeric antigen receptor engineered natural killer cell (CAR-NK) product utilising a humanised antibody targeting the leukemic stem cell (LSC) antigen, CLEC12A.  A CLEC12A-CAR-T cells have shown promising pre-clinical activity in in vitro and in vivo models of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and has recently entered the clinic. The CAR-NK approach may have several advantages over a CAR-T approach, such as reduced risk of sustained neutropenia, reduced likelihood of toxicity due to cytokine release syndrome (CRS) or neurotoxicity, and the ‘off-the-shelf’ availability for patients.

AML is a highly heterogeneous and a challenging disease due to the plasticity of AML LSCs and the tendency for resistant clones to emerge under selective pressure.  Thus, it is likely that targeting CLEC12A alone is not sufficient to eradicate these resistant clones. Therefore, this project proposes to evaluate multi-targeted approaches including combination with the death ligand, TRAIL expressed on the surface of NK cells to achieve synergistic killing and prevent the emergence of resistance.  The project will also explore the potential added benefit of certain gene edits to enhance NK cell cytotoxicity, cytokine production and persistence in the context of AML. Overall, the project aims to validate combinations which make most sense to bring forward into clinical development.

Duties:

  • Help generate different CLEC12A-CAR-NK cells in expanded cord blood-derived NK cells.
  • Test the cytotoxic potential of CLEC12A-CAR-NK cells on AML cell lines
  • Evaluate CLEC12A-CAR-NK therapeutic potential in primary AML cells
  • Determine CLEC12A-CAR-NK cell-mediated cytotoxicity against AML blasts and LSCs
  • Determine the potential effect of the bone marrow microenvironment (BMM) on CLEC12A-CAR-NK efficacy using 3D models of the AML-BMM.
  • Determine the effect of TRAIL variant expressing NK cells on immune suppressive cells within the BMM.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology or a related field
  • Publication record in the field of AML
  • Proficiency in English
  • Highly experienced in cell culture techniques, including primary immune cells
  • Extensive knowledge of AML and the bone marrow microenvironment (BMM)
  • Expertise in 3D modelling of the BMM
  • Competency in flow cytometry and multi-colour panel design
  • Experience with NK-cell mediated cytotoxicity assays

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in immunotherapy or cell therapy research
  • Experience in multicolour flow cytometry
  • Attention to detail with ability to working within tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment

Salary: €38,631 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from May 2021

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Eva Szegezdi email: eva.szegezdi@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. Eva Szegezdi email: eva.szegezdi@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES075-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 30th April 2021

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed 

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

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

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

 

Closing Date: Friday, 30 Apr 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher, College of Science & Engineering (NUIG RES 075-21)

Postdoctoral Researcher – European Space Agency, School of Physics, NUI Galway (NUIG-RES-032-21)

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

 

This position is funded by the European Space Agency and is available from 1st August 2021 to contract end date of 31st December 2022. The successful candidate will be based in Galway, Ireland in the Applied Optics group of the School of Physics. The post is part of a collaboration with the Tyndall National Institute, which is designing and building a prototype system suitable for deployment in a future Quantum Physics experiment in Space. It will involve developing an optical system which demonstrates the detection and tracking of micro and nano-sized particles in a 3D volume.

 

The post will involve travel to the Tyndall Institute and may involve travel to design review meetings at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands.

 

Job Description:

 

The successful candidate will take a major role in the detailed design of an optical system to detect microscopic particles, as well as the construction, alignment and testing of a laboratory prototype.

 

Duties: The main duties are to:

 

  • Carry out the detailed design of the optical prototype and prepare the corresponding technical notes for delivery to the funding agency.
  • Assemble a laboratory prototype, suitable for integration with a particle launch system, being developed by our partners at the Tyndall National Institute.
  • Perform the tests and validation of the laboratory prototype and prepare the corresponding test and analysis report.
  • Determine appropriate methodologies for the research, with advice and support as appropriate.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement the research project.
  • To have knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures, relevant to the role, this may include broader University/sector/external sponsor or funder (e.g. Commercial Awareness, Research Ethics, Knowledge Transfer, Patents, Intellectual Property Rights, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities & Diversity).
  • To contribute to costing research grant proposals and assist in the financial management of a research project.
  • To carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post.
  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the field of study
  • To be familiar with the publication process.
  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; conferences, steering groups; other team members, as agreed with the PI / project leader.
  • Contribute to the research project’s dissemination in whatever form - report, papers, chapters, book
  • Contribute to teaching /tutoring/mentoring
  • To interact closely with postgraduate research students who are studying for a Masters or a PhD and possibly have an agreed role in supporting these students in their day to day research in conjunction with an academic supervisor.
  • Engage in the wider research and scholarly activities of your research group, School and Institute.
  • Participate in internal / external networks for the exchange of information and to form relationships for future research collaboration.

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the Physics or a related Engineering discipline.
  • The ideal candidate should have a track record in a research and development environment
  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in Applied Optics and of relevant research methods and techniques.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the research environment and the various grant sources and application mechanisms

 

Desirable:

  • Experience developing micro/nanoparticle detection/imaging systems would be a strong advantage.
  • Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products
  • Strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

 

 

Salary: €38,631 to €47,265 per annum pro-rata for shorter/part time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply)         

 

 

Start date: Positions are available immediately.

 

 

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

Further information about the Applied Optics group is available at www.optics.nuigalway.ie.  

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Nicholas Devaney (nicholas.devaney@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. Nicholas Devaney: e-mail nicholas.devaney@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG-RES-032-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm, 30th April 2021

 

Interviews are planned to take place week commencing 17th May 2021

 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 30 Apr 2021

Application: NUIG RES 032-21 Postdoctoral Researcher – European Space Agency

NUIG RES-065-21 Postdoctoral Researcher – Synergies between indigenous and FDI-based firms Centre for Entrepreneurial Growth and Scaling at the Whitaker Institute

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The successful candidate will be part of the project team on a project entitled “Synergies between indigenous and FDI-based firms”.

This position is available from September 2021 to contract end date of 31st August 2022.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work in a team under the supervision of Professors Jonathan Levie and Esther Tippmann. In Ireland, the growth and scaling of indigenous firms is often seen as being hampered by the substantial presence of foreign-owned companies. Instead of seeing the growth and scaling of indigenous and FDI-based firms as being in competition, this project seeks to explore their complementarities and synergies as well as possible policy interventions to realise better any potential synergies. 

Duties:

 Undertake and prepare literature reviews to formulate a robust theoretical background

  • Empirical data collection and analysis using appropriate qualitative techniques
  • Contribute to the writing of research papers for publication in top-level outlets in the fields of entrepreneurship and management
  • Contribute to the writing of policy-oriented reports or white papers
  • Develop and support the delivery of executive education
  • Actively participate in new funding opportunities, such as the development and writing of proposals
  • Liaise with stakeholders in the local, national and international ecosystem relating to scaling and strengthen those relationships
  • Attend national and international meetings and conferences
  • Contribute to the management and reporting requirements of the project
  • Lead and support the hosting of events, seminars or workshop related to the emerging Centre for Entrepreneurial Growth and Scaling

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Requirements:

 Ph.D. in entrepreneurship, strategy, public policy or other relevant disciplines

  • Record of publication in entrepreneurship, strategy or other relevant disciplines
  • Evidence of excellent research skills, including of qualitative research approaches
    • Evidence of excellent communications skills, including with senior executives/firm founders
    • Strong coordination, project management and teamwork skills
    • Be a motivated self-starter, as well as being focused and exacting in work ethic.

Desirable Requirements:

 Experience with interviewing senior executives/founders and advanced qualitative data analysis techniques

  • Good record of participation in the academic community
  • Good dissemination skills targeting non-academic audiences (policy-focused)
  • Track record of engagement with a diverse set of external stakeholders, such as policy or industry advocacy groups
  • Good teaching experience

Salary: €38,631 to €41,026 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from September 2021

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

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

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Jonathan Levie (jonathan.levie@nuigalway.ie) and Professor Esther Tippmann (esther.tippmann@nuigalway.ie).

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV (in word or PDF only), and the contact details of three referees.

Applications should be sent via e-mail to Courtney Yanta: courtney.yanta@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES-065-21 in the subject line of the e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 30th April 2021.

Interviews are planned to be held by the end of May 2021.

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

 Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed.

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

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

Closing Date: Friday, 30 Apr 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher – (NUIG RES-065-21)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Developmental Biology, Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 068-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Centre for Chromosome Biology, Discipline of Biochemistry, School of Natural Sciences at National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is co-funded by Wellcome, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Health Research Board (HRB), and the US National Science Foundation, and is available from 1st July 2021, for a two-year (24 months) period. Information about the lab can be found at https://www.franklab.org

Job Description:

The successful candidate will conduct research on the molecular/cellular mechanisms that control stem cell-mediated regeneration in the cnidarian Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus. She or he will be the lead postdoctoral researcher responsible for the day-to-day coordination and management of the study, including performing wet-lab experiments and providing supervision to undergraduate and postgraduate researchers. The postdoc will present her or his data in international meetings and peer-reviewed journals, and also apply for funding to external agencies.

 Main Duties:

  • Perform the principal aspects of the laboratory work associated with the project
  • Provide intellectual input into the research
  • Supervise junior undergraduate and postgraduate researchers in the lab
  • Disseminate the project’s outputs through presentations at international conferences and peer-reviewed journal publications
  • Carry out other appropriate and relevant duties under the direction of the Principal Investigator

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Qualifications and requirements:

  • PhD in developmental biology
  • Evidence of excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong background in experimental embryology
  • Experience of research and completion of a research project
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals

 Desirable Criteria:

  • Ability to communicate effectively to both academic and general audiences
  • High motivation for research

 Salary: €38,631 - €39,186 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 Start date: The position is available from July 2021

Continuing Professional Development/Training: Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

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

Further information about the Centre for Chromosome Biology is available at www.chromosome.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Uri Frank: uri.frank@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

Applicants should send a covering letter, detailed CV and the names and addresses of at least three referees via e-mail (in Word or PDF format only) to: uri.frank@nuigalway.ie. Applicants must put Ref. No. NUIG RES 068-21 in the subject line of the e-mail application.  

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, Friday 23rd April 2021

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise 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, 23 Apr 2021

Application: NUIG RES 068-21 Postdoctoral Researcher in Developmental Biology

Research Assistant – MSc Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security Programme, Ryan Institute, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 066-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the MSc Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security Programme at the Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by the MScCCAFS program at NUI Galway and is available from 1 May 2021 to contract end date of 31 September 2021 (in the first instance).

The MSc program in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MScCCAFS) is an award winning program in NUI Galway, that is run in partnership with the international CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), which is led by the CGIAR.

Weblinks: 

http://www.nuigalway.ie/ccafs/

https://ccafs.cgiar.org/

Job Description:

The successful candidate will engage in research activity support to the MSc Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security Programme Board.

Duties:

  • Supporting and engaging in interdisciplinary research activities across a wide range of MScCCAFS student projects and research topics.
  • Engaging in research design, research project management, data analysis and drafting of research papers and outputs.
  • Engaging in daily research planning meetings across a wide range of MScCCAFS student projects and research topics.
  • Organisation and development of research output materials, including research papers, posters and presentations.
  • Engagemengt in MScCCAFS Board meetings, research project meetings, conferences and meetings related to the research activities of the MScCCAFS program.
  • MScCCAFS program research communications, and engagement in outreach and recruitment.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements: 

  • Degree or Masters in area relevant to Climate, Food and Farming.
  • Excellent organisational, coordination, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent skills in use of computer and webtools for organisation of research projects and teams.
  • Excellent data-analytical and data-visualisation skills.
  • Experience or interest in research for international development.
  • Grant, report and research paper writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (including development of communication materials).
  • Willingness to work with project partners and collaborators globally from multiple cultural backgrounds.

Desirable Requirements:

  • PhD in area relevant to Climate, Food and Farming
  • Knowledge of use of tools such as Excel, R, Stata/SPSS, GIS, QDAMinor/Vosviewer, Tableau, web scraping approaches, for research purposes
  • Working knowledge of additional languages beyond English (e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese).

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €23,061 to €24,057 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 Start date: Position is available from 1st May 2021

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

 Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

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

 Further information about the Ryan Institute is available at weblink.

 www.ryaninstitute.ie

https://globalresearchalliance.org/library/cliff_grads-fellowship/w

 Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Charles Spillane [charles.spillane@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: charles.spillane@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-RES-066-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm 20th April 2021

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

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: Tuesday, 20 Apr 2021

Application: NUIGRES066-21 Research Assistant–MSc Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security

NUIG RES 069-21-Research Assistant(data curator) – Virtual Metabolic Human Database ,School of Medicine, NUI Galway

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

This position is funded by European Research Council (ERC) and is available from July 1st, 2021, for two years.

 

This position is part of the ERC funded project BugTheDrug “Predicting the effects of gut microbiota and diet on an individual’s drug response and safety. The project aims at developingnovel approaches that explicitly account for individual variations in drug response due to environmental influences, in addition to genetic variations. The human gut microbiota metabolises drugs and is modulated by diet, and it exhibits significant variation among individuals. However, the influence of the gut microbiota on drug failure or drug side effects is under-researched. In this project, we will combine whole-body, genome-scale molecular resolution modelling of human metabolism and human gut microbial metabolism with physiological, clinically relevant modelling of drug responses. In the course of the project, two pilot studies on human subjects will be carried out to illustrate that this innovative, versatile computational modelling framework can be used to stratify patients prior to drug prescription and to optimize drug bioavailability through personalized dietary intervention. This project will advance mechanistic understanding of drug-microbiota-diet interactions and their contribution to individual drug responses. Moreover, the project will conceptually and technologically address the demand for novel approaches to the study of individual variability, thereby providing breakthrough support for progress in precision medicine.

 

The Virtual Metabolic Human (https://vmh.life) is a newly created resource that contains the most recent version of Recon, the global reconstruction of the human metabolic network, a gut microbiota resource of more than 800 reconstructions, information for more than 250 diseases and their connections with the human reconstruction, a gene-phenotype map for Leigh Syndrome to be used by clinicians, visualization of metabolic networks with ReconMaps, and a nutrition resource that allows researchers to model the metabolic effect of different diets. We are continuously expanding the database content and its links to biomedical and clinical information. The VMH targets researchers from all life science domains, including metabolomics, microbiome, and systems biomedicine.

 

Further information and suggested reading:

Noronha et al, “The Virtual Metabolic Human database: integrating human and gut microbiome metabolism with nutrition and disease”, Nucleic Acid Research, D1, 2019.

Thiele et al, “Quantitative systems pharmacology and the personalized drug–microbiota–diet axis” Current Opinion in Systems Biology, 4, 43-52, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will expand and broaden the information content covered by the VMH database.

Duties:

  • Maintain, expand, and improve the information content of the VMH database with particular focus on human and microbial metabolism.
  • Research in primary and review peer-reviewed publications information required for broadening the metabolic coverage of the VMH.
  • Identify novel data resources that could be connected to the VMH, in line with the vision of the VMH being a biomedical and metabolic resource.
  • Assist in writing scientific papers, documentations, reports, and grant applications.
  • Acquire necessary background knowledge on the metabolic reconstructions. 
  • Interact with national and international collaborators to ensure progress on the VMH content development.
  • Participate at outreach activities, workshops, and tutorials demonstrating the VMH.
  • Assist in maintenance of the group’s reconstruction and simulation result analysis.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • BSc or MSc in Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or related fields.
  • Demonstratable knowledge in extracting metabolic and biological data from primary and review literature and databases.
  • Demonstratable experience in microbial and human metabolism.
  • Excellent communication skills are required. Excellent working knowledge of English is required.
  • High motivation and interest in interdisciplinary work is required.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with biochemical databases is of advantage.
  • Experience with Matlab is of advantage.
  • Working knowledge of metabolic reconstructions and constraint-based modelling is of advantage.

Salary: €23,061 – €29,393 per annum pro rata for shorter/part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from 01.07.2021

 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

To Apply:

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

Please note that the reference number NUIG RES 069-21 must be in the subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 21st  April 2021

 

 

The interviews are likely to be held between 26.04 and 30.04.2021.

 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise 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: Wednesday, 21 Apr 2021

Application: NUIG RES 069-21-Research Assistant,School of Medicine, NUI Galway

NUIG RES-070-21 Postdoctoral Researcher – in Industrial Processing & Design of a Scaffold for the Repair of Rotator Cuff Tears Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM)

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

The position is available for a 24-month period initially, with a possibility for extension, subject to successful project outcomes and funding acquisition. This position represents an unparalleled opportunity to participate at the birth of new a start-up formation within the Commercialization Fund Programme from Enterprise Ireland initiative by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and European Regional Developmental Fund from European Commission. The position is available from June 2021.

Organisation:  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 electrically active materials, 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 includes almost 40 industry partners and supports product development and the creation of new spin-out companies.

Project:  This project will be conducted in conjunction with Dr. Biggs Lab and CURAM. The goal is to bring the tendon-regeneration technology developed at Dr. Biggs Lab to the market. The main activities of this project are to design a delivery system for scaffold implantation, scale up the manufacturing process of the product and perform large animal experimentation for FDA approval.  This is a first-gen product with further applications in soft tissue repair and biosensors. As the project progresses, we will engage as required with domain experts and other independent entrepreneurs to develop a successful commercialization strategy leading to a start-up.

Job Description:

The Technical Leader (TL) role will be responsible for the optimization of the formulation, fabrication, and characterization of the tendon-regeneration scaffolds. In conjunction with partners the successful candidate will be in charge of coordinating the preclinical studies and scaling up and establish the manufacturing process in GMP conditions.

What we are searching for:

  • Experience with polymer synthesis and electrospinning;
  • Finite Element modelling experience is a plus
  • Experience with musculoskeletal pre-clinical models
  • Interact with physician KOLs
  • Willingness to engage in spinning-out the technologies developed in this project

Duties:

  • Perform extensive physicomechanical characterization;
  • Analyse data in an accurate and precise manner;
  • Scale the design to human attributes ensuring the design parameters of the materials

and product configuration are appropriate also for a large animal model preclinical study.

Liaise with veterinary surgeons on the design of a large pre-clinical study

  • Develop a number of design concepts building on the data generated in the small animal model already completed.
  • Obtain feedback from Physician KOLs
  • Actively participate in international conferences and meetings
  • Closely work with industry partners and postdoctoral scientists within CÚRAM and associated institutes within and outside NUI Galway.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant science or engineering subject and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in research/industry experience, and a proven track record in a research and development environment. Previous experience with PTFE formulation and electrospinning; finite elements modelling and pre-clinical studies is essential.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a systematic understanding of a field of tissue engineering
  • Candidates must demonstrate an ability to manage a research project including the co-supervision of students.
  • Candidates must possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in clinical translation of medical devices.

Desirable Requirements:

  • The successful candidate should also have expertise in as many of the following areas as possible: animal handling; in vitro assays; biocompatibility assays; protein analysis; histology; immunohistochemistry; biomaterials fabrication and functionalization.
  • Candidates should be highly motivated and passionate about developing new medical products.

Salary: €39,186 to €42,201 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from June 2021

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

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

Informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr. Manus Biggs (manus.biggs@nuigalway.ie)

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

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Tara Cosgrave (curam@nuigalway.ie)

Please put reference number NUIG RES-070-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 23rd April 2021 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed 

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

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

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

Closing Date: Friday, 23 Apr 2021

Application: NUIG RES 070-21 Postdoctoral Researcher – Centre for Research in Medical Devices

Research Associate - Cardiac Physiologist (Echocardiography Sonographer), 'CORRIB Research Centre', College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, NUI Galway (NUIG RES 071-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Associate - Cardiac Physiologist (Echocardiography Sonographer) within the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available immediately for one year, renewable based on funding availability. A panel may be formed that will last 12 months.

Job Description:

College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences at the National University of Ireland, Galway are seeking to recruit a highly dynamic and motivated individual as Research Associate - Cardiac Physiologist (Echocardiography Sonographer) to specifically support research dedicated cardiac investigations and interventions. The successful candidate will fulfil the role of a Research Associate - Cardiac Physiologist for the the CORRIB Core Lab, NUI Galway Cardiovascular research program. The CORRIB Core lab is rapidly growing, research unit with the main task is to support national and internationally clinical research funded projects.  

Duties:

  • The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for the analysis of non-invasive cardiac investigations associated with the CORRIB Core Lab, NUI Galway. This research post will have a line of reporting into the Medical Directorate of Structural Heart, Heart Failure and Cardio-Oncology of the CORRIB Core Lab
  • Main duties include, but are not limited to, the analysis and reporting on transthoracic and trans-oesophageal echocardiography in a Core Lab Setting.
  • Knowledge of the Resting ECG, Exercise treadmill testing ambulatory ECG and BP recordings is preferable.
  • Knowledge on performance of non-invasive cardiac investigations or other duties deemed appropriate to your position, coupled with helping the Medical Director in providing and developing imaging protocols in a busy Core Lab.
  • Supervise staff, prioritising and allocating work and promoting positive staff morale and team working in conjunction with the Medical Director.
  • Foster and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues, front line managers, and other personnel in the team.
  • Ensure the quality of documentation of reports are in accordance with professional standards.
  • Communicate verbally and / or in writing results, data interpretation and data reporting to the Medical Director, research team and relevant clinical colleagues.
  • Be responsible for adhering to existing standards and protocols and for the development and maintenance of standards/strategies for quality improvement and outcome measurement of the CORRIB Core Lab. Ensure that professional standards are maintained in relation to confidentiality, ethics and legislation. Operate within the scope of practice and in accordance with local guidelines.
  • Assist in the mentoring/training of PhD and visiting students in Echocardiography and other relevant technologies.
  • Co-author high quality publications.
  • Prepare project reports as required by the Medical Director.
  • Undertake any other activities relevant to the projects as directed by the Medical Director.
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Medical Director

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Candidates must have at the latest date of application:

Essential Requirements:

  1. Qualifications – One of the following 5 criteria
    1. BSc in Clinical Measurement as confirmed by the Irish Institute of Clinical Measurement Science (IICMS) OR
    2. Certificate in Medical Physics and Psychological Measurement (MPPM) from Dublin Institute of Technology or equivalent as confirmed by the Irish Institute of Clinical Measurement Science (IICMS) OR
    3. Possess an equivalent relevant scientific qualification (Level 8) as confirmed by the Irish Institute of Clinical Measurement Science (IICMS) OR
    4. Candidates with non-Irish accreditation are also encouraged to apply provided that they possess international accreditation on Echocardiography with relevant expertise. OR
    5. Candidates with equivalent imaging cardiovascular Core lab expertise are also encouraged to apply.    
  2. Minimum of 4 years’ satisfactory relevant post-qualification experience to carry out the post in a competent and safe manner
  3. Candidates must have the clinical, managerial and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role.
  4. Experience of processing data and presenting results   

 

Desirable Requirements:            

-          Internationally recognised certification in Echocardiography, such as the British Society of Echocardiography or the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging or American Society of Echocardiography

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

-          Team skills and leadership skills including the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team (particularly in the context of a changing clinical and technical environment).

-          Willingness to share knowledge and/or new ideas with staff and colleagues. 

-          Innovation including the ability to effectively challenge existing practices and procedures in developing and improving services to patients.

-          Flexibility and openness to change.

-          Good problem solving and decision-making skills and the ability to develop solutions to complex situations.

-          Experience of gathering, interpreting and analysing information to make informed decisions.

-          Strong project management and organisational skills

-          Commitment to providing a quality service in an effective and resourceful manner.

-          Good Clinical Practice Training in relation to all clinical research activity and the importance of providing a high-quality service.

-          Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills

-          Excellent IT skills

-          Data Protection/GDPR training or experience

Salary: €38,631 to €50,031 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available immediately for 1 year, renewable based on funding availability.

 Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Kim O’Flynn-Kelly (kim.oflynnkelly@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 Sandra Ganly (sandra.ganly@nuigalway.ie)

 Please put reference number NUIG RES 071-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 22nd April 2021

 Interviews are planned to be held week beginning 26th April 2021

 Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

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

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

 

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 22 Apr 2021

Application: NUIG RES 071-21 Research Associate - Cardiac Physiologist

NUIG RES 072-21 Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate – Quantum Computational Scientist Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate with the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is available from May 2021 for 10 months and based at our offices in Dublin or Galway.

Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)

ICHEC is Ireland’s national centre for High-Performance Computing (HPC) providing digital infrastructure capabilities and expertise through R&D engagements and skills development programmes to academia, industry and public sector organisations.

With a highly ambitious leading-edge Strategy for 2021-2025, ICHEC provides infrastructure services and expertise in HPC and data intelligence to develop efficient platforms, solutions and services based on technologies including AI, high performance data analytics, Earth Observation, quantum computing and cybersecurity across a number of sectors including environmental sciences, healthcare, agriculture, energy, financial services and ICT.

ICHEC works in close partnership with a number of national and international researchers, enterprises and public authorities for joint R&D, skills development, and provisioning HPC and data services to accelerate their digital transformation and green transition.

For more details reach out to our Centre Technical Manager, Dr. Venkatesh Kannan (venkatesh.kannan@ichec.ie), or visit www.ichec.ie.

Job Description & Duties:

The Quantum Computational Scientist will be an integral member of the rapidly growing Quantum Computing (QC) Activity at ICHEC which is one of the leading QC programmes in Ireland and Europe, working in close collaboration with a number of national and international research groups and enterprise partners in the area of quantum computing technologies and its application.

The QC Activity at ICHEC focuses on:

  1. Development and operation of hybrid HPC-quantum computing/simulation platforms and software toolchains;
  2. R&D in quantum algorithms and software development;
  3. Training and skills development in quantum computing and programming.

The successful candidate will

  • have the opportunity to be involved in a number of R&D projects associated with the QC Activity, develop technical solutions, training courses, partnerships and proposals;
  • work closely with national and international research/industry partners who are QC technology developers and end-users for R&D in domains including (but not limited to) hybrid HPC-quantum systems, quantum-enabled chemistry, optimisation and machine learning;
  • assist the Centre in identifying and seeking new opportunities, partnerships and projects;
  • disseminate the outcomes of the projects through reports, publications, press releases and presentations at events;
  • prepare and deliver training courses to academic, industry and public sector audiences.

This is a role for a highly motivated problem-solver, with a creative and analytical mind, who is excited to leverage and drive the emerging field of Quantum Computing to build new solutions that will have a global impact.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in a domain relevant to Quantum Information Processing, Quantum Computing or a related discipline or
  • A Master’s Degree with experience of at least 4 years in a domain relevant to Quantum Information Processing, Quantum Computing or a related discipline
  • Experience in quantum programming and software development using at least one of the quantum software development toolkits/frameworks such as IBM Qiskit, Atos QLM, Intel-QS, Google Cirq, Xanadu Pennylane, or others.
  • Experience with implementing quantum algorithms in at least one of the following areas: physics/chemistry systems, optimisation, machine learning, natural language processing, many-body simulation, or others. Experience in other application areas is also welcome.
  • Experience in at least one of the following languages: Python, C, C++, Julia, or similar.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team with academic, research and industry partners, with excellent communication and organisational skills.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of quantum algorithm development, circuit optimisation, noise models and quantum memory models.
  • Knowledge of working on HPC systems, CI/CD pipeline and tools.
  • Exposure to Agile/PRINCE2 project management frameworks.

Salary: €44,659 to €50,031 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from May 2021 for 10 months.

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

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 1-page covering letter summarising your suitability and motivation for the role, CV (max. 3 pages), and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in a single PDF only) to Dr. Venkatesh Kannan email: venkatesh.kannan@ichec.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES-072-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday, 30th April 2021 

Interviews are planned to be held week commencing 4th May 2021 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

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.

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

Closing Date: Friday, 30 Apr 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate – ICHEC (NUIG RES 072-21)

Clinical Research Associate - Advanced Therapies and Cancer, HRB Clinical Research Facility, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (NUIG RES 073-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time fixed-term position as a Research Associate in Advanced Therapies and Cancer research group at the HRB Clinical Research Facility at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is available immediately for eight months with the option of extension.

 

The HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway’s (CRFG) remit is to increase the amount of clinical research currently happening in Ireland. Researchers and clinicians will work with other scientists to improve our understanding of a variety of diseases and to develop new tests and treatments to help tackle these diseases. The Centre aims to provide patients with the latest advances in areas such as Cancer and Cell Therapy

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team engaged with researchers and clinicians to support cell therapies and cancer clinical research activities.

 

The successful individual will be expected to arrange study visits and interact with patients and healthy volunteers participating in Cancer/ Haematology and Cell Therapy clinical research projects. Within the remit of this post, the individual will arrange and conduct research procedures as delegated by the investigator and in compliance with clinical trial regulations. The individual will gather and enter research data in compliance with GCP and data protection legislation, lead in internal audit, educational initiatives, training and oversight  of junior team members. It is expected the successful individual will undertake independent research, contribute to scientific publications and attend relevant national and international meetings when applicable.  The Clinical Research Associate will support the ongoing development of the ATC team and the CRFG

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate all necessary activities required for setting up and monitoring a study, completing accurate study status reports and maintaining study documentation.
  • Perform study procedures as required by the protocol and other study duties as delegated to them.
  • Verifying that source data/documents and other trial records are accurate, complete, and are maintained according to GCP principles.
  • Administer protocol, and other study related training, and establish regular lines of communication to manage ongoing project expectations and issues.
  • Evaluate the quality and integrity of study site practices relative to the protocol, applicable regulations. Escalate quality issues to the Quality and Regulatory Affairs Manager.
  • Manage the progress of assigned studies by tracking regulatory submissions and approvals, study recruitment, enrolment, case report form (CRF) completion and submission, and data query generation and resolution.
  • Create and maintain appropriate documentation regarding site management, monitoring visit findings and other required study documentation.
  • Assist the team with tasks, provide back-up to the operations team, assist in generation of status reports, providing project metrics, drafting project instructions/guidelines and assist in implementation of new processes.
  • Liaise with different functional team members, e.g. project management, pharmacovigilance, data management, health care professionals e.g. investigators, site coordinators and designees to address project related issues.
  • Undertake and participate in periodic internal quality assurance audits as part of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Facilitate monitoring visits by external audits by regulatory bodies and/or sponsoring pharmaceutical companies.
  • Maintain the storage of patient records in accordance with institutional policy
  • Compiling reports and updates on clinical research trial activity
  • If the role requires, they shall lead in the development of a training program for data entry staff within CRFG and lead in the orientation and training of new data entry staff within the CRFG.
  • Provide direction and guidance and supervision to new and or junior members of staff and students as informed by your line manager.
  •  If required lead in the development of a training program for data entry staff within the ATC and lead in the orientation and training of new data entry and/or research staff within the Advanced Therapies and Cancer Research Group
    • Perform other duties as assigned by line manager and directors of the Advanced Therapies and Cancer Research Group CRFG

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a medical, clinical, scientific or related field from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of one year working in the area of Cancer Clinical Research and/or Cell Therapy Clinical Research
  • A minimum of 4 years’ clinical research experience post primary degree
  • Knowledge of clinical research regulations and skill in performing internal audit.
  • Certification in ICH-GCP
  • Strong Project Management and organisational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and meticulous attention to detail in a high volume, deadline controlled environment.
  • Fluent in English possess excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong software and computer skills, including MS Office applications

 

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in the field of clinical or translational research and/or other academic studies
  • Proven leadership and management skills
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office applications

 

Salary: €38,631 – €50,031 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

Start date: Position is available from earliest agreed start date June 2021

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

 

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

 

Further information about HRB Clinical Research Facility is available at www.crfg.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 grainne.macnamara@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG RES 073-21 subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on 27th April 2021

 

Interviews are planned to be held on 7th May 2021

 

 

A panel may be formed for future similiar posts in other therapeutic areas such as Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Diabetes, Inflammatory Diseases, Critical Illness, Cystic Fibrosis, Cardiovascular Disease, Psychiatry, Gastroenterology and Renal Disease.

 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 27 Apr 2021

Application: NUIG RES 073-21 Clinical Research Associate - Advanced Therapies and Cancer

NUIG RES 074-21, Postdoctoral Researcher – Patient Safety and Healthcare Innovation, School of Medicine

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Irish Centre or Applied Patient Safety and Simulations (ICAPSS) in the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is available from 1st July for one year (12 months) period.

Job Description:

The purpose of this position is to support a range of patient safety and healthcare simulation research projects being carried out at ICAPSS. As such, the role will require research design, data collection, data analysis, writing up the findings, and supervising postgraduate students. The successful candidate will also evaluate the impact of the Spark Innovation Programme. This is an initiative for junior doctors to encourage them to develop and implement ideas on how to improve the health service.

Duties:

The successful candidate will be responsible for: designing, implementing, and conducting research on patient safety and healthcare simulation, and; leading an evaluation of the impact of the Spark Innovation Programme to encourage healthcare innovation by junior doctors.

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD (or close to completion) in Psychology, or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience of quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Demonstrated experience of qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Evidence of research publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Evidence of excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Evidence of conducting Health Services Research

Desirable Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Previous experience in healthcare simulation research
  • Previous experience in evaluating programme effectiveness

Salary: €38,631 to €44,659 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

Start date: Position is available from 1st July 2021

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans. NUI Galway provides continuing professional development supports for all researchers seeking to build their own career pathways either within or beyond academia.  Researchers are encouraged to engage with our Researcher Development Centre (RDC) upon commencing employment - see www.nuigalway.ie/rdc for further information.

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

Further information about the Irish Centre for Applied Patient Safety and Simulation is available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/icapss/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Paul O’Connor paul.oconnor@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 patientsafety@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES-074-21 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday 28th May 2021

Interviews are planned to be held on 18th June 2021

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

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

NUI Galway reserve the right to re advertise or extend the closing date for this post.

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

Closing Date: Friday, 28 May 2021

Application: Postdoctoral Researcher –Patient Safety & Healthcare Innovation(NUIG RES 074-21)

Research Assistant - Starstem NanoSTARS imaging for STEM cell therapy for arthritic joints, Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI), School of Medicine, NUI Galway NUIG RES 076-21)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant at the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI), National University of Ireland Galway. This position is funded by the European Union under the H2020-funded collaborative STARSTEM project (http://starstem.eu/) and is available from early May 2021 to 31st December 2021. 

     

Organisation: REMEDI (www.remedi.ie) is a partnership of scientists, engineers and clinicians, who all share a common vision of developing the next generation of cellular therapies in order to provide solutions for current clinical needs. In this project researchers work closely with TOMI, Tissue Optics & Microcirculation Imaging in the Physics Department. The University provides a research-friendly social and cultural environment.

 

Job Description:

This position is designed for assisting in research to optimize the use of the novel Starstem nanoparticle for labelling stem cells, establishing the effect of the labelling on the characteristics of the cells and assessing the ability of multispectral optoacoustic imaging to track the labelled cells in the arthritic joint. The successful candidate will work in a strong, team-oriented environment within the Orthobiology group at REMEDI and work collaboratively with STARSTEM partners locally and throughout Europe.    

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will:

  • Assist in all areas associated the STARSTEM project at REMEDI to ensure research programme requirements in terms of documentation of the project activities, milestones and major key deliverables are implemented and adhered to
  • Assist in the implementation of the research programme and in vitro/in vivo work
  • Assist in collecting, recording and processing pre-clinical samples
  • Record and validate assigned experimental work
  • Assist in dissemination of project results and outcomes
  • Assist in the preparation of periodic scientific reports to the funder
  • Maintain confidentiality of background IP, foreground IP and research results

 

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent experience in a relevant area of Biomedical Science.
  • Evidence of specific experience in culture and characterization of MSCs and/or imaging.
  • Proven experience in histology, molecular techniques, flow cytometry, transmission electrom microscopy.
  • Problem solving experience in a research laboratory environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

 

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in a stem cell laboratory environment.
  • Team player with good organisational skills.
  • Good initiative and flexibility.
  • Evidence of understanding of the entrepreneurial, commercialisation process and IP generation and protection.
  • High level of IT skills: proficiency in the full Microsoft Office package and use of the Internet.

 

Salary: €25,159 - €29,530 per annum pro rata for shorter and/or part-time contracts (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).

 

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

 

Start date: Earliest possible start date May 2021

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

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

 

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

 

For informal enquiries about these posts please contact Prof. Mary Murphy at mary.murphy@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply: Applications to include a cover letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to mary.murphy@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG RES 076-21 in the subject line of the e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday, 3rd May, 2021

 

Due to the University closure related to COVID-19, interviews may have to take place virtually and start dates may need to be delayed

 

NUI Galway reserve the right to readvertise 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: Monday, 03 May 2021

Application: NUIG RES 076-21 Research Assistant - Starstem

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