NUIG 204-20 Research Computational Scientist / Research Associate Irish Centre for High-End Computing, NUI Galway

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time position as Research Computational Scientist at the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC), National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is available from earliest possible start date in January 2021 to 31st December 2021.

 

About ICHEC

The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) is the national centre for High-Performance Computing (HPC) in Ireland. The work involves using HPC-aided techniques for computer modelling, data management, big data analytics, artificial intelligence and performance engineering to develop solutions for a wide range of domains including environmental sciences, geophysics, healthcare and others. ICHEC engages with a number of national and international public sector organisations, enterprises and Government Agencies & Departments. For more details visit www.ichec.ie

 

Job Description

The successful candidate to join a team of computational scientists, contribute to the National Service Activity, and the Centre’s various other research and commercial projects with industry and public sector organisations. These projects focus on optimising and developing new HPC services and software for our clients. The role will report to the National Services Activity Lead.

Duties:

The job will focus on, but not be limited to:

  • Contribute to the National Services Activity, undertake technical evaluation of proposals, and assist in answering technical queries generated under the national helpdesk.
  • Assisting in maintaining and improving the National Service Activity, and supporting the Centre’s other activities including performance engineering, environmental sciences, AI & edge computing, big data & analytics, quantum computing, and training & education.
  • Working with an existing team of computational scientists on research or commercial consultancy projects under the supervision of the project technical coordinator.
  • Disseminating the outcomes of research and consultancy projects and delivering technical white papers and presentations at international conferences.

The postholder may also be required to take part in other activities at the Centre, as directed by the National Service Activity Lead to whom s/he will be reporting directly.

 

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Masters, or equivalent experience (min. 1+ years) in theoretical physics. computational science, or a related discipline.

 

 

Essential Requirements

  • Robust knowledge of HPC covering more than one of the following areas:
    • Experience working with HPC systems, batch schedulers, CI/CD pipeline tools.
    • Parallel programming models (MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, OpenCL, etc.).
    • Demonstrable evidence of in-depth knowledge of performance analysis at node and cluster levels.
    • Practical experience building CI/CD workflows with relevant tools.
    • Working experience with languages such as C, C++, Fortran, Julia, Python, or similar.
      • Excellent documentation, communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.

 

Desirable Requirements

  • Knowledge of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling; Ansys, Abaqus or OpenFoam.
  • Experience in building, optimising and deploying machine learning and data science workflows on HPC systems.
  • Experience with virtualisation and containerisation of software stacks and applications (Kubernetes, Docker, Singularity, etc.).
  • sExperience working in Agile/PRINCE2 team environment.

 

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.   

 

Applications

Email a covering letter, CV, and contact details of three referees (in Word or PDF) to recruit@ichec.ie

Include reference number NUIG 204-20 in the subject line of the email application.

 

Enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Goar Sánchez (Goar.Sanchez@ichec.ie).

 

Closing date for applications is 22nd January 2021

 

Interviews are planned for week beginning 25th January 2021


Salary: €38,632 per annum

               

Start date: earliest possible start date

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 22 Jan 2021

Application: NUIG 204-20 Research Computational Scientist / Research Associate

NUIG 192-20, Research Assistant, Data Science Institute

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time position as a Research Assistant with the Data Science institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 This position is funded by European Regional Development Fund under the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014-2020 and is available from 15 January for a six-month duration.

 Information on project

EMERGREEN (Emerging Technologies for Greener Communities) project goal is to overcome the common territorial challenge of how to deliver quality and sustainable public services in remote areas, defeating factors such as long distances, high service delivery costs due to low demand aggregation, shortages in human and material resources, and lack of access to the latest innovations.

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day research & development project tasks, working closely with other members of the team at the Data Science institute, NUI Galway.

 The candidate will be involved in the development of the existing pilot services, collection of user feedback and further improvements.

 The candidate should have an interest in public services research, specifically in relation to public service innovations. The candidate will be supported in their professional development, be able to avail of a range of training opportunities and have the potential to publish research findings results at national and international conferences and venues.

 Duties:

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • ·         Day-to-day research & development project tasks
  • ·         Participation in project meetings
  • ·         Plan, create and manage pilot services based on the existing requirements
  • ·         Present information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project.  The Research Assistant will make use of standard research techniques and methods.
  • Assist in analysis and interpretation of results of project research.

  • Present project results nationally and internationally

  • Contribute to the publication of findings

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Skills:

  • Undergraduate or Master’s degree in computing, electronic engineering, mathematics or similar.

  • Computer programming experience (Python preferred).

  • Understanding of Public Services

  • Knowledge of web technologies and experience in web development

  • Research & Technical report writing skills

  • Ability to analyse and interpret research results

 Desirable skills:

  • Working in an international team.

  • Computer science research experience.

  • Expertise in using agile project methodology.

  • Experience with the development of web-based solutions.

  • Understanding of OOP (Object Oriented Programming).

  • Strong writing and communication skills.

  • The ability to work independently and propose creative solutions.

  • Experience with digital platforms for citizen participation would be advantageous.

  • Experience of working with a diverse set of stakeholders and customers would also be advantageous.

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

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 Salary: €27,766 - €31,120 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

 Start date: Position is available from 15th January 2021

 Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

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

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

 Further information about the Data Science institute is available at https://dsi.nuigalway.ie/about/.

 To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Professor Mathieu d’Aquin: mathieu.daquin@insight-centre.org

 Please put reference number NUIG 192-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Friday, December 11th 2020

Closing Date: Friday, 11 Dec 2020

Application: NUIG 192-20, Research Assistant, Data Science Institute

NUIG 200-20 Postdoctoral Researcher,Crisis Coping for Marginalised Youth: Living and Learning through COVID-19,UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre / School of Education, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for an 18 months, full-time Postdoctoral Researcher with the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre/ / School of Education at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

This position is funded by HRB and is available from 25 January 2021 to the contract end date of August 30th June 2022.

 

Information on project

The aim of this rapid response research study is to co-design and co- develop coping, wellbeing and support strategies for young people (aged 12-18 years) and their parents, in the context of coping with COVID-19, including fast- tracking dissemination to facilitate educational engagement.

This year has seen disruptions on a global scale, disruptions that for many have been deeply unsettling as they brought into focus the precarity of our everyday lives. The Covid-19 pandemic had a global impact on education, with the UN (2020) stating that school closures affected 94% of the world’s student population, a figure that rises to 99% in low and lower-middle income countries. The abrupt closing of schools meant that this key part of life either came to a halt or was significantly altered in terms of the ‘doing’ of school for children and young people. The challenges encountered in attempting to ensure the continuation of education pointed both to how limited the educational practices of schooling were once physical schools were closed but also to how much broader a societal role schools played than merely that of schooling.  As responses to the crisis developed, it became clear that, while school closures had negative implications for most young people, the effects were of greater consequence for some than for others, leading to a magnification of marginalisation for many groups of learners. In this context, the focus turned to trying to limit the exacerbation of existing inequalities and inequities, for example those affecting students with additional needs, lower SES groups (ESRI, 2020), students with limited access to technological hardware or internet access or, indeed, with limited capacity in the use of technology (Hall et al., 2020). Addressing and ameliorating these concerns continues as schools reopen and begin to reconfigure new norms for teaching and learning and the practices of everyday life in schools. This study intends to focus on these current experiences of schooling under the new norms that are now becoming established in schools. The purpose is to gain a contemporaneous insight into these emerging lived experiences.

 

 

Job Description:

Working closely with project partners, the successful candidate will be taking a lead role in the design and delivery of the research and evaluation of the project. 

 

 

 

Duties:

 

The post holder will:

 

  • Work with project partners to refine and implement the evaluation framework for the project.

  • Undertake a literature review and further develop the theoretical framework for the project.

  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement qualitative and quantitative fieldwork.

  • Undertake qualitative and quantitative data analysis and report writing.

  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. conferences, steering groups; to other team members.

  • Provide project update reports at key stages in project delivery.

  • Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research.

  • Uphold ethical and legal requirements, including data protection and confidentiality.

  • Complete the administrative work to support the programme of research.

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

 

Essential Requirements:

 

  • PhD in sociology, education, or a related discipline – completed or close to completion.
  • A track record of academic publications.

  • A track record of completed research projects in addition to a minimum of 2 years’ experience in applied social research.
  • Experience and skills in both qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Evidence of independent research at postdoctoral level.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a research project of this nature and scope.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines, especially in the collaborative production of research reports and deliverables.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills

  • Demonstrate awareness of the research environment and stakeholder groups particualry marginalised and vulnerable populations.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Peer review publications

  • Experience in youth work and / or education settings

  • Experience of and ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €38,631 - €44,659 per annum pro rata

 

Start date: Position is available from 25.01.2021

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about NUI Galway is available at www.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 Professor Gerry Mac Ruairc: gerry.macruairc@nuigalway.ie

 

Please put reference number NUIG 200-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 18th January 2021

 

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: Monday, 18 Jan 2021

Application: NUIG 200-20 Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 198-20, Early Stage Researchers/PhD studentships X 10, School of Natural Sciences and the School of Mathematics

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for one of 10 full time, 4-year positions as an early stage researcher/PhD student in the INTEGRATE  programme within the SFI Centre for Research Training (CRT) in Genomics Data Science at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

 This position is funded by the European Union Marie Sklodowska Curie Action programme (H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2019-945385) and Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 01-09-2021 to contract end date of 30-08-2025.

 INTEGRATE is a doctorate training programme within the CRT in Genomics Data Science. The INTEGRATE programme trains early stage researchers to specialise in integrative human genomics research by providing interdisciplinary training in (1) biomedical science (2) health research skills and methodologies and (3) genomics data science. The researchers trained in the programme will thus develop the knowledge and the ability to identify research questions that offer the greatest benefit to society and have all the skills to address these typically complex problems.

There are 10 PhD positions available for the 2021 cohort across the six participating Irish Universities

(National University of Ireland, Galway; University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, Dublin City University and the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland).

 Job Description:

The successful candidates will participate in a residential training programme in genomics data science during the first semester of the programme after which they will carry out research on the broad area of integrative genomics in the form of a structured PhD programme either within NUIG or a Genomics CRT partner academic institute (UCD, TCD, RCSI, UCC, DCU).

 Main duties:

1. Complete the residential training programme between September 2021 – December 2021.

2. Join a research group and supervisor of the candidate’s choice.

3. Carry out the research project described in the research project and as determined by the project supervisor.

4. Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals.

5. Contribute to general laboratory tasks, lab management of the research group.

6. Contribute to teaching activities of the hosting university as per their regulation for structured PhD.

7. Meet the other requirements of the structured PhD programme the candidate joins, such as annual progress review, thesis submission, etc.

6. Contribute to activities of the Genomics CRT and INTEGRATE Programmes, such as participating in the student forum, outreach activities, etc.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Requirements:

Meet the H2020 MSCA eligibility criteria:

  • You must be an early stage researcher; meaning that at the call deadline (15th of January 2021) you must be within the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.

  • You must comply with the MSCA mobility rules whereby you should not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline.

  • You must have a 3rd level degree (B.Sc., equivalent of Honours 2.1 Irish degree or MSc.) in a relevant discipline, such as a biological science (genetics, biochemistry, biomedical science, molecular biology, immunology, etc.) or a data science (computer science, engineering, physics mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics, etc.). You should also have a strong aptitude for programming and data analysis.

  • You must have advanced level English language competency: You must demonstrate your ability to understand and express yourself in both written and spoken English at a sufficiently high level to be able to complete the training. English language competency can be demonstrated by certificates from International English language courses – see NUIG regulations at (http://www.nuigalway.ie/international-students/entry-requirements/ but note that the requirements at some of our partner institutions may differ slightly.

 Desirable Requirements:

  • Have relevant research experience, such as undergraduate or masters research in the field of genomics, bioinformatics, statistics or programming.

  • Have a track record in academic achievements including extracurricular achievements, such as awards or prizes.

  • Have a strong motivation to pursue a PhD in genomics data science.

 Salary: €18,660 plus €6,483.57 mobility allowance per annum. For applicants with a family, an additional monthly supplement will also be provided.

 Start date: Position is available from 1st September 2021

To Apply:

Applications can be made online on https://integrategenomics.eu/application/

                                           Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on the 15th of January 2021.

                                     Reviews of shortlisted candidate will take place during the months of February and March 2021.

 

Closing Date: Friday, 15 Jan 2021

Application: NUIG 198-20, Early Stage Researchers/PhD studentships X 10

NUIG 203-20, Research Assistant, Data Science Institute, College of Science & Engineering

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Data Science Institute (DSI) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Industry partner(s) and is available from 01 February 2021 to contract end date of 31 January 2022.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work with the Applied Innovation team at the Data Science Institute at NUI Galway on the application and evaluation of state-of-the-art machine learning approaches in collaboration with industry partners.

 

Duties:

  • Application of Machine Learning techniques to industry collaborator data to derive business insights

  • Innovative application of research concepts to the needs of industry & other collaborators.

  • Software development of demos & prototypes in Python, JavaScript & other technologies

  • Actively participate as a member of the research team and assist with overall objectives of the team

  • Present information on research project progress and outcomes to other stakeholders.

  • Working under the direction of project leader/PI, plan and manage own day-to-day research activity.

  • Provide guidance as required to any other staff and/or research students assisting with the research project, as agreed with the Principal Investigator/Grant holder.

  • Develop internal and external contacts with researchers in related areas.

  • Contribute to work of Institute through activities such as student Open Days, Outreach activities & other promotion activity within the Institute/University as appropriate.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • University degree or Higher Diploma in Computer Science or other related field.

  • Software development experience in Python, Java & JavaScript

  • Experience developing web dashboards using Python Dash & Plotly

  • ·         Experience collaborating on a research project with an industry partner
  • Experience applying machine learning algorithms such as Tensorflow and Scikit-learn to structured datasets.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and scientific writing skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of atmospheric physics a distinct advantage

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €27,376 to €27,766 per annum (pro-rata - for part time or shorter contracts)        

 

Start date: Position is available from 01 Feb 2021

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about the Data Science Institute is available at http://datascienceinstitute.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 Marc Mellotte (marc.mellotte@nuigalway.ie)

 Please put reference number NUIG 203-20 in subject line of e-mail application.

 Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Thursday, January 21st 2021

Closing Date: Thursday, 21 Jan 2021

Application: NUIG 203-20, Research Assistant

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