NUIG 049-17 Postdoctoral Researcher Study on children in care or children leaving care within the Irish context UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (60%), fixed term position as a postdoctoral researcher with the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the 'Irish Research Council Research for Policy and Society and is co-funded by Tulsa, Department of Children & Youth Affairs and the Irish Research Council’.  

For further information on the centre see:  http://www.nuigalway.ie/childandfamilyresearch/ 

Job Description:The successful candidate will be involved in carrying out a research study to consider the feasibility of conducting a longitudinal study on children in care or children leaving care within the Irish context. This project is implementing the DCYA’s Ryan Report Recommendation regarding a longitudinal study. The post will involve working with a designated Principal Investigator in order to undertake this research study. 

Duties:

The primary duties include:

  • Research design and planning: developing and implementing detailed research plans based on existing project design.
  • Fieldwork implementation and management: oversight of and participation in key data collection tasks.
  • Data analysis: including using both qualitative and quantitative analysis tools with particular emphasis on longitudinal studies.
  • Report writing: drafting of an interim and final project reports and other formative outputs as required.
  • Dissemination: including presentation and conferences and the drafting of academic publications.  

Qualifications/Skills required:            

Essential criteria for selection purposes include:

  • Completed Ph.D.

  • Experience in applied policy and practice research using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

  • Demonstrated excellence in empirical social research as per the duties above.

  • Demonstrated capacity to work to tight deadlines.

  • Capacity to work on a self-directed basis.

  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.

Desirable criteria for selection purposes include:

  • Academic publications.

  • Experience of working with research commissioners.

  • Experience of research and practice in the field of children and family services/with young people / vulnerable populations.   

Salary: €37,750, pro-rata for this part-time (60%) post.      Start date and Contract Duration: April 2017 – March 2018 

NB: Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post. 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:  Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.   

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

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made by e-mail only to Dr Carmel Devaney: carmel.devaney@nuigalway.ie    

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

To Apply: Applications should be sent, by e-mail only (word or PDF), to cfrc@nuigalway.ie for the attention of Mrs. Emily O’Donnell, Business Manager and must include (1) a covering letter, (2) completed application form, (3) CV to include the contact details of three referees including at least one academic referee.

Please ensure the reference number NUIG-049-17 is included in the subject line of your e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 24th March 2017. 

 Interviews are planned to be held on the Friday 31st March 2017. 

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

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

Closing Date: Friday, 24 Mar 2017

Application: NUIG 049-17 Postdoctoral Researcher - Study on children in care

NUIG 019-17 Postdoctoral Researcher –Plant Bioinformatics Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre (PABC), School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 4 years full time, fixed term position as a postdoctoral researcher (Plant Bioinformatics / Biostatistics) in the Plant Systems Biology research group of Dr. Ronan Sulpice at NUI Galway. This position involves a collaboration with two German research groups and during the appointment, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to spend approximately 2 years with both of these groups; 1. Cell walls, metabolism and bioinformatics group of Prof. Usadel (Aachen University, Germany) and 2. the Mathematical modelling and Systems Biology group of Dr Nikoloski (Max Planck Institute of Plant Molecular Physiology, Potsdam, Germany.

This position is part of a large EU (H2020) funded project and will be available from June 2017 to contract end date of June 2021. 

Job Description:  Many tropical tree crops are threatened by climate change (CC), including coffee which is highly sensitive to high temperatures, droughts and diseases. 60% of coffee today is cultivated in Agroforestry Systems (AFS), which reduce dependence on external inputs and mitigate the adverse effects of CC. So far, however, breeding has developed cultivars only for open-sun cultivation. This projects aims at developing new Arabica coffee F1 hybrids, better adapted to AFS and CC and maintaining a robust defense system to biotic and abiotic stresses.

The successful candidate will build a database to collect phenotypic, molecular and metabolic data obtained from field and glasshouse trials, established in 8 countries (Portugal, France, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, French Guyana, Cameroon, El Salvador, Vietnam). By combining extensive phenotyping with metabolomic and transcriptomic analysis, the successful candidate will develop analytical and predictive tools, leading to marker aided rapid selection and a new approach for breeding of perennial crops. The successful candidate will also participate in the development of metabolic and transriptomic visualization tools tailored for coffee, using as a foundation the existing MAPMAN tools. 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Candidates will have a Ph.D. in Biology or Bioinformatics. They will have evidence of demonstrable knowledge of Bioinformatics, which should include analyses of metabolomic and transcriptomic data. Strong knowledge in bioinformatics and excellent bases in Mathematics are expected. Knowledge in Plant Biology and in particular metabolism / phenotyping is expected.

The candidates will be expected to have excellent skills regarding scientific reporting and presentation. A part of the activity will involve the collection and merging of phenotypic / metabolic data obtained by the labs of the consortium, thus excellent communication skills will be necessary. They should have a good track record of publication and writing experience. Candidates will also have possibility for teaching and demonstrating at undergraduate and postgraduate level for a limited number of hours. Thus excellent skills for team working are indispensable and previous experience in student supervision and teaching is a plus.

The position is suited to applicants seeking to develop a future career pathway in field-based molecular breeding. In the frame of his/her own career development, the candidate will be expected to write papers and apply for his/her own funding after setting up.   

Essential Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Biology or Bioinformatics
  • Extensive experience in the analysis of large datasets
  • Experience in programming
  • knowledge of plant physiology and metabolism
  • Evidence of good track of publication record and writing experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.  

Desirable Requirements:

  • Good technical knowledge in relevant areas of biochemistry and metabolomics.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Supervision of research students
  • Grant writing.  

Salary: €37,750 – 42,394 per annum                        Start date: Position is available from June 2017.  

Continuing Professional Development/Training:  Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.   

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

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

Further information about the Plant Systems Biology Lab is available at:  www.plantagbiosciences.org /

http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/ronansulpice/  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made via email to Dr. Ronan Sulpice ronan.sulpice@nuigalway.ie 

To Apply:  Applications to include a 1 page (max) covering letter, to include your personal goals for your career plan, CV,and contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to:  Dr Ronan Sulpice ronan.sulpice@nuigalway.ie  

Please put reference number NUIG 019-18 in subject line of e-mail application. Applications lacking this reference number in the email subject line will not be considered.   

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Thursday 30th of March 2017.   

Interviews are planned to be held on Monday 17th of April 2017.   

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

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

Closing Date: Thursday, 30 Mar 2017

Application: NUIG 019-17 Postdoctoral Researcher-Plant Bioinformatics

NUIG 043-17 Research Assistant (part-time) - Cancer Niche Group Blood Cancer Network Ireland, Apoptosis Research Centre, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time, fixed term contract as a research assistant for the Cancer Niche Group of Blood Cancer Network Ireland (BCNI) and Apoptosis Research Centre based in the Biomedical Sciences Building at NUI Galway. The position is available from April 2017 to March 2019 subject to an initial one year probationary period. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society.   

Organisation:  BCNI focuses on research and early phase clinical trials for patients with blood cancers in Ireland. The Cancer Niche Group investigates how leukemia cells alter the bone marrow they reside in and how the bone marrow microenvironment can shelter leukemia cells from therapeutic drugs. The laboratory focuses on signal transduction pathways controlling cell viability, proliferation and quiescence. We also investigate how the immune system can be activated to identify and eliminate leukemic cells. Our studies are based on advanced 3D cell cultures and ex vivo models of the bone marrow.   

Job Description: The Cancer Niche Group wishes to recruit a highly motivated and talented research assistant to support the research activities of the laboratory. The successful candidate should have a B.Sc. degree of first class honours or higher degree (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in a relevant discipline (for example Biomedical science, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Medicine, Pharmacology). Research experience in cell biology, leukemia or bone marrow biology is an advantage. The research assistant will be required to work with Dr. Szegezdi with the following key roles: 

  • Design and implement laboratory standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Carry out research experiments and analyse the data.
  • Participate in collaborative translational research projects utilising the banked samples with industry and academic partners.
  • Contribute to laboratory management tasks, such as health and safety tasks, ordering and maintenance of reagent inventories.

 Qualifications: Essential

  • B.Sc. in biomedical science, pharmacology, biotechnology or a related subject.
  • Strong computer/technology skills including MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Good experience in cell culture techniques.
  • Accurate attention to detail with ability to working within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment.

Qualifications: Desirable

  • Technical skills in flow cytometry, cell death, cell viability assays, western blotting
  • Experience in leukemia biology, bone marrow hematopoietic microenvironment.
  • Knowledge of biobanking and working experience with clinical patient databases.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:  Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.   

Salary scale: €21,850 – €23,876 per annum, pro-rata for this part-time(50%) post. 

Start date: Post is available from 1st May 2017. 

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

NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this post. 

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

To Apply:  Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) toeva.szegezdi@nuigalway.ie  Please put reference number NUIG 043-17 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Friday 24th March 2017. 

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

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

Closing Date: Friday, 24 Mar 2017

Application: NUIG 043-17 Research Assistant - Cancer Niche Group

NUIG 047-17 Up to 15 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows (experienced researchers), - Medical Device Research & Development, Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for up to 15 full-time fixed term positions as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows in MedTrain, a new Industry-Academia Training, Career Development, and Mobility Fellowship Programme in Medical Device Research and Development at the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland, Galway. These positions are available for two years from July 2017, and are co-funded by the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND scheme.   

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 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.   

MedTrain: Career Development and Mobility Fellowships in Medical Device Research and Development - A CÚRAM Industry-Academia Training Initiative. The MedTrain programme aims to enhance the creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative potential of experienced researchers, by providing opportunities for skills acquisition through advanced training, international and inter-sectoral mobility. The MedTrain programme is based on individual-driven mobility; meaning applicants are free to choose their research area (within the remit of CÚRAM), MedTrain supervisor and secondment organisation. Fellows will be based at one of four CÚRAM academic organisations: National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway), University College Cork (UCC), University College Dublin (UCD) or the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), with secondment to a non-academic research partner, located in any country of the world appropriate to further the research, training and career development needs of each fellow.   

Job Description: MedTrain offers prestigious two-year fellowships to eligible experienced researchers in the area of Medical Device Research and Development, including Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Biomaterials and Drug Delivery, Glyco and Protein Engineering, and Neuromodulation and Computational Modelling. This is a research and training focused role. The fellow will conduct a specified programme of research, developed in collaboration with a CÚRAM Principal Investigator (PI), supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of the PI. This will include secondment to a non-academic research partner. Fellows are required to engage in MedTrain and CÚRAM training and public outreach activities.   

Essential Requirements:

MedTrain Fellowships are open to candidates of any nationality. In order to be eligible, applicants must at the time of recruitment (7 July 2017):

  • be in possession of a doctoral degree, or have at least four years full-time equivalent research experience.
  • not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to this date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken in to account.    

Candidates are required to develop a project proposal in collaboration with a CÚRAM PI (from those listed on the MedTrain website). Following eligibility and ethics checking, proposals will be subject to international peer-review, after which a number of top ranking candidates will be invited to interview. Further details are available at www.medtrain.eu   

Salary: Remuneration is in line with EC rules for Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND grants (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/index_en.htm). Please refer to the MedTrain Guide for Applicants available at www.medtrain.eu for details.   

Start date: Positions are available from July 2017.  

Continuing Professional Development/Training:  Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.

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

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

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact the MedTrain programme manager Dr Maggie Hall (medtrain@curamdevices.ie). 

To Apply:  In order to apply, candidates are required to develop a project proposal in collaboration with a CÚRAM Principal Investigator (from those listed on the MedTrain website www.medtrain.eu), and submit their proposal via the online application system, which can be accessed via the website. The system will remain open for applications until midnight (UTC) on the call deadline 10 April 2017. 

Closing date for submission of applications is midnight on Monday 10th April 2017.

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

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

 

Closing Date: Monday, 10 Apr 2017

Application: NUIG 047-17 MedTrain Fellowships

NUIG 053-17 Postdoctoral Researcher, In 3D Printing/Micro Processing of Electrically Active Materials, Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term contract research position at the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), 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 is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and is available from June 2017.   

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 will include almost 40 industry partners and support product development and the creation of new spin-out companies. This project will also be conducted in conjunction with the Centre for Cell Engineering at the University of Glasgow through an SFI-BBSRC joint funding grant.   

Job Description: The Postdoctoral Researcher will be responsible for the microfabrication, characterization and analysis of novel electrically active materials. Candidates with expertise in 3D printing, modeling of piezoelectric processes and laser processing or 2-photon lithography are particularly sought.   

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform extensive 3D design, fabrication and electrochemical analysis of polymeric materials.

  • Analyze data in an accurate and precise manner;

  • Actively participate in international conferences and meetings;

  • Publish data in high impact factor journals;

  • Closely work with postdoctoral scientists within CÚRAM, the University of Glasgow and associated institutes within and outside NUI Galway. 

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a PhD, or a PhD in prospect, in a relevant science or engineering subject, and a proven track record in a research and development environment.

  • Candidates must be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products.

  • Previous experience in 3D modeling; optical processing, lithography or 3D printing is essential.

  • In addition, the successful candidate should also have expertise in as many of the following areas as possible: 2-photon lithography; piezoelectric material formulation and characterization; electrochemistry; biomaterials fabrication and functionalization. 

Salary: €37,750 - €38,860 per annum.    Start date: June 2017.   

Continuing Professional Development/Training:Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.   

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

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

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

To Apply:  Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Tara Cosgrave (curam@nuigalway.ie).   Please put reference number NUIG 053-17 in subject line of e-mail application.   

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 1st May 2017.   

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

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

 

Closing Date: Monday, 01 May 2017

Application: NUIG 053-17 Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 055-17 Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Ecology Irish Seaweed Research Group – Ryan Institute, School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a postdoctoral researcher (Marine Ecology) studying the roles of seaweed farms in coastal ecosystems.  The candidate will be affiliated to the Ryan Institute’s Irish Seaweed Research Group (Prof. Mark Johnson / Dr. Ronan Sulpice) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The candidate will also be affiliated to the Dr. Ronan Sulpice’s Plant Systems Biology Laboratory within the Plant and Agri-Biosciences department. 

This position is part of the GenialG project funded by the European Commission (Horizon2020; http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/206026_en.html) and is available from mid April 2017 to contract end date of April 2020.  

Job Description:  

The successful candidate will develop and implement an experimental program to assess faunal community assemblages that develop around seaweed aquaculture structures in Ireland, in particular those growing Saccharina latissima. This program will extend to selected aquaculture sites in Northern Europe, by directly liaising with GENIALG partners. S/He will gather and collate coastal abiotic data in conjunction with other GENIALG partners and report the results through project workshops, papers, conferences and reports informing/advising about policies regarding seaweed aquaculture at national and EU levels. Co-supervision of research students may also be required. The candidate will work in the Ryan Institute’s Irish Seaweed Research Group, an affiliation of researchers including Dr. Ronan Sulpice’s Plant Systems Biology Laboratory and Prof. Mark Johnson’s research group.   

Qualifications/Skills required:   The candidates will have a Ph.D. in Marine Ecology (or equivalent). They will have evidence of demonstrable knowledge of European marine faunal assemblage identification. 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in marine ecology or related discipline
  • Extensive experience in European marine faunal assemblage identification
  • Good track record in organising long-term and/or large spatial scale surveys or experiments
  • Sub-Aqua/Diving qualification equivalent to CMAS** or above
  • Driving licence valid for use in Europe
  • Good track of publication record and writing experience. 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Good publication track record appropriate for career stage
  • Second language (preferably French)
  • Scientific diver or commercial diver qualification
  • Boat handling qualification/associated experience
  • Experience of research student supervision
  • Experience presenting work at international project meetings and/or conferences.  

Salary: €37,750-€42,394 per annum            Start date: Position is available from mid-April 2017.  

Continuing Professional Development/Training:  Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.   

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

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

Further information about the Plant Systems Biology Lab, the Irish Seaweed Research Group and the Ryan Institute are available at: https://www.nuigalway.ie/ryaninstitute/research/

http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/ronansulpice/

http://www.irishseaweedresearch.com/index.php  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made via email to maeve.edwards@nuigalway.ie   

To Apply:

Applications to include a 1 page (max) covering letter, to include your personal goals for your career plan and why you think your profile fits this position, CV,and contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to:   Dr. Maeve Edwards, Irish Seaweed Research Group, NUIG  Email: maeve.edwards@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 055-17 in subject line of e-mail application. Applications lacking this reference number in the email subject line will not be considered. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Thursday 30th March 2017.  

Interviews are planned to be held on April 6th 2017.

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

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

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 30 Mar 2017

Application: NUIG 055-17 Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Ecology

NUIG 052-17 Research Performance Engineer Irish Centre for High-End Computing, NUI Galway

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

Job Description:

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Continuing Professional Development/Training:  Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.   

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

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Michael Lysaght, michael.lysaght@ichec.ie 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to recruit@ichec.ie Please put reference number NUIG 052-17 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4.00 pm Tuesday 2nd May 2017. 

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

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

 

Closing Date: Tuesday, 02 May 2017

Application: NUIG 052-17 Research Performance Engineer

NUIG 054-17 Postdoctoral Researcher: ‘StressBio’ Project SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the School of Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Irish Research Council and is available from April 2017 for 18 months. The successful candidate will join a thriving and internationally recognised research group focusing on cardiovascular psychophysiology, under the supervision of Professor Brian Hughes (http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/brianhughes/).   

Job Description: Thesuccessful candidate will work on ‘StressBio’, a project funded by the Irish Research Council. ‘StressBio’ seeks to integrate psychology, glycosciences, and engineering to advance the field of applied stress physiology. The overall aims of the present research are: (a) to map the cardiovascular response to mental stress under laboratory conditions, with a focus on individual differences (e.g., trait, gender) in resilience during stress; (b) to examine the molecular basis of observed cardiovascular stress response profiles; and (c) to conceptualize a designable low-cost and easy-to-use device for monitoring stress responses. This Postdoctoral Researcher will be directly responsible for the completion of part (a) of this project (mapping of cardiovascular responses). This Postdoctoral Researcher will also be responsible for ensuring smooth collaboration and interaction across all strands of the project, and for contributing significantly to overall project management, while under PI supervision.   

Duties: The successful candidate will conduct a specified programme of research and scholarship relating to the ‘StressBio’ research programme funded by the Irish Research Council (REPRO/2016/72), under the supervision and direction of the PI; and will complete project related administrative work required to support the research programme.   

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential

  • Completed PhD in Psychology
  • Evidence of knowledge and skills in research design
  • Advanced knowledge of quantitative analysis using SPSS
  • Experience of publishing peer-reviewed research
  • Experience in conducting research in cardiovascular psychophysiology
  • Experience of managing research projects. 

Desirable

  • Experience of writing research funding applications particularly EU funding
  • Experience and skills in website design and management
  • Experience of disseminating research findings to diverse audiences. 

Salary: €37,750 – 41,181 per annum.      Start date: Position is available from April 2017.   

Continuing Professional Development/Training:  Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.    

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

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

Further information about the School of Psychology is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/psy/ 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Brian Hughes at brian.hughes@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 brian.hughes@nuigalway.ie. Please put reference number NUIG-054-17 in subject line of e-mail application.  

Or by post to: Professor Brian Hughes, School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland.   

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Thursday 30th March 2017   

Interviews are planned to be held on 10 April 2017 

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

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

Closing Date: Thursday, 30 Mar 2017

Application: NUIG 054-17 Postdoctoral Researcher - Stress Bio Project

NUIG 050-17 Research Fellow in Network Science, Graph/Network Analytics, Web Science, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position for two years as a Research Fellow in the Unit for Information Mining and Retrieval (UIMR) at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway. The successful candidate will be expected to perform a leading role in research, supervision and research group management. They will work with the unit head in supervising a research team focusing on research challenges in Network Science, Graph/Network Analytics and Graph Databases, Web-Mining, Web-Science, Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery, Adaptive/Explorative Search and Recommender Systems. 

Job Description:  This position is funded by the Insight Centre SFI Grant and is available from September to contract end date of 30th June 2019 with possible extension, dependent on project success/outcomes and additional funding. See the Insight Centre for Data Analytics website:http://www.insight-centre.org/  

The successful candidate will be expected to perform a leading role in research and supervision within unit for information mining and retrieval in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics Galway.   

The Insight Centre and the UIMR group provide a supportive open environment for carrying out data science research. The successful candidate will work within a team consisting of a senior lecturer, a postdoc and several PhD and Masters students. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to supervise and co-supervise Master and PhD students, and will have opportunity to contribute to teaching, for the purpose of personal career development, in the College of Engineering’s MSc in Computer Science (Data Analytics). The candidate will contribute to ongoing research on a collaborative basis with other research units within the Insight Centre. 

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Carry out their own research and demonstrate leadership through collaboration with junior researchers

  • Assist the unit head in the supervision and development of the research group

  • Provide support for the acquisition of additional funding for the group and the institute

  • Contribute to the dissemination of the group’s and centre’s research activities

  • Contribute actively to the on-going initiatives within the Insight centre and the College of Engineering and Informatics

  • Collaborate extensively with units and projects within Insight that pursue Information Mining research objectives

  • Collaborate with industry as part of industry research partnerships

  • Participate as a member of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics Galway team in a collegial way, assisting in the definition and realisation of the scientific goals and vision of the institute.

  • When required, support technology transfer into the community and businesses through demonstrators and international co-operations

  • Support the unit leadership and institute directorship with administrative and unit/institute development tasks.

Qualifications:

Essential skills /experience:

  • A PhD in Computer Science with postdoctoral experience in topics relevant to the position

  • Evidence of clear vision of world-class research topics such as Network Science, Graph/Network Analytics, Web-Mining, Web-Science, Graph Databases, Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery, Adaptive/Explorative Search and Recommender Systems

  • Demonstrated ability to work on foundational and applied research problems

  • Evidence of preparing/writing grant proposals

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise students and researchers at graduate level

  • Evidence of ability to conduct and publish excellent research in top ranked venues and journals

  • Excellent problem-solving and data-analytical and programming skills.  

    Desirable skills / experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to execute this vision, including initiation of and contribution to international scientific events such as workshops and tutorials. 

Salary: €51,716 to €56,442 per annum.        Start date: Position is available from June 2017 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:  Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.   

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

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

Further information about Insight Centre for Data Analytics is available athttp://www.insight-centre.org/  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Conor Hayes at conor.hayes@insight-centre.org 

To Apply:  Applications to include a letter of introduction, a CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail ( in PDF only) to hr-nuig@insight-centre.org

Please put reference number NUIG 050-17 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Friday 7h April 2017. 

Interviews will take place at the end of April 2017. 

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

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

 

Closing Date: Friday, 07 Apr 2017

Application: NUIG 050-17 Research Fellow in Network Science

NUIG 056-17 Postdoctoral Researcher - School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a postdoctoral researcher within the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is funded by Janssen and is available from 01 April 2017 to contract end date of May 2018. 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will assist in all areas associated with the Janssen/Blood Cancer Network of Ireland funded research project entitled ‘Investigation of the role of chemotherapy in potentiating macrophage mediated effects of Daratumumab for the treatment of multiple myeloma’. The successful candidate will have day to day responsibility for the performance of all duties associated with their research project, in recording, interpretation and validation of experimental data, and in dissemination of project results and outcomes. The postholder will ensure research programme requirements in terms of documentation of the project activities, milestones and major key deliverables are implemented and adhered to.  The postholder will assist in the preparation of periodic scientific reports for the Janssen project, maintain confidentiality of background IP, foreground IP and research results, liaise with the members of the group, industry partners and TTO office on the identification of and patent protection of intellectual property generated in the work- programme. The successful candidate will also represent the research activities of the immune-oncology research group as required at local, national and international events (including  talks, panel discussions and meetings with funding agencies, industry representatives etc. 

Qualifications/Skills required.  

Essential Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Immunology with relevant experience and an understanding of translation or clinical trial methodology

  • Proven track record in a research environment and previous experience in assessing primary human monocyte/macrophage activation and function ex vivo

  • Proven experience in identification and analysis of distinct primary immune cell populations using multicolour flow cytometry

  • Evidence of experience in working within a clinical research facility, specifically in liaising with clinical teams regarding ethics applications, patient enrolment and sample collection.

  • A minimum of 2 years relevant research experience in an academic and/or industry R&D environment

  • Extensive knowledge of statistical software for patient data analysis

  • Experience in supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and postgraduate students

  • Problem solving experience in a research laboratory environment.

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

    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.   

Desirable Requirements:

  • Knowledge of clinical trial methodology.

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

  • 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 flow cytometry software tools. 

Salary: €37,750 - €38,860 per annum.            Start date: Position is available, as soon as possible.   

Continuing Professional Development/Training:  Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.   

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

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

Further information about our work is available at www.remedi.ie and www.bcni.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Aideen Ryan (Aideen.ryan@nuigalway.ie) or Professor Michael O’Dwyer (Michael.odwyer@nuigalway.ie)  

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to aideen.ryan@nuiaglway.ie    Please put reference number NUIG-056-17 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Wednesday 5th April 2017. 

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

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

 

 

 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 05 Apr 2017

Application: NUIG 056-17 Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Medicine

NUIG 057-17 Postdoctoral Researcher – ‘Protein Self-Assembly and Crystal Engineering’ School of Chemistry, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 0.8 FTE, fixed term position as a postdoctoral researcher in the Crowley Laboratory, School of Chemistry, at NUI Galway. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 01/06/2017 until 30/11/2017.   

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be a recent PhD graduate with a background in protein production, crystallization and X-ray crystallography.  The postholder will work in a multidisciplinary team on a project focused on protein assembly. For more ideas see our recent work on protein-polymer conjugates (Cattani et al. Nature Chemistry 2015).  

Duties:

To conduct high-quality protein science in a collaborative environment

To purify proteins and characterize protein assemblies by using structural biology methods

To manage the project, including data collection / interpretation, manuscript preparation and publication

To participate in international meetings / conferences and data collection trips

To contribute to running the laboratory, including student supervision.  

Qualifications/Skills required:

The ideal candidate will have a track record in protein science with proven experience in protein production and characterization.  Applicants must have a BSc in chemistry, biochemistry or related discipline and a PhD in protein science (e.g. structural biology, biophysics).  Experience in at least one of the following methods: NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, SAXS, ITC, SEC-MALS is essential.   

Applicants will have at least one first author publication in an internationally-recognized journal.  Desirable criteria include experience in student supervision and ambition for a career in research / academia. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new projects; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. 

Salary: €37,750 - €42,394 per annum           Start date: Position is available from 1/06/2017. 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:  Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.   

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

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

Further information about the Crowley laboratory is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/chemistry/petercrowley/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Peter Crowley: peter.crowley@nuigalway.ie 

To Apply:  Applications to include a cover letter, two page CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr. Peter Crowley: peter.crowley@nuigalway.ie     Please put reference number NUIG 057-17 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Tuesday 25th April 2017.  

Interviews are planned to be held week beginning 1st May 2017. 

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

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

Closing Date: Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017

Application: NUIG 057-17 Postdoctoral Researcher, Chemistry

NUIG 058-17 Postdoctoral Researcher in Health Psychology Health Behaviour Change Research Group, School of Psychology, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Health Behaviour Change Research Group at the School of Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the Health Research Board, and is available from September 2017 for two years.   

Dr Molly Byrne, Health Research Board Research Leader and Director of the Health Behaviour Change Research Group, is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Postdoctoral Researcher who will assist in leading a programme of research in designing and implementing behaviour change interventions to promote health.   

THE HEALTH BEHAVIOUR CHANGE RESEARCH GROUP

The Postdoctoral Researcher role is a senior position within the Health Behaviour Change Research Group (HBCRG). The HBCRG is a thriving research group with a vision to improve population health by developing and promoting an evidence-based approach to health behaviour change interventions. The HBCRG was established in 2014 and is a national hub and internationally recognised centre of excellence in evidence-based health behavioural intervention development, evaluation and implementation. Research within the group has focused primarily on the areas of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and primary care. The HBCRG has been particularly successful in acquiring competitive research funding awards; of the 30 research funding applications submitted by members of HBCRG since January 2014, 21 were successful.


The aims of the HBCRG are to:

  1. Lead the behavioural research agenda, by identifying and pursuing behavioural research priorities which impact health.

  2. Develop, pilot and evaluate complex interventions, using evidence-based behavioural theory and employing theory-linked behaviour change techniques.

  3. Advance the science of behaviour change and critically evaluate the evidence for different approaches to behaviour change

  4. Build capacity by establishing a critical mass of excellent researchers, delivering innovative training and creating a vibrant learning environment. 

    The Postdoctoral Researcher will join a growing team of researchers within the HBCRG and will have the opportunity to lead projects and contribute to many exciting activities within the group. Find out more about the HBCRG at the website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/hbcrg/ 

    The School of Psychology at NUI Galway

    The Postdoctoral Researcher will join the School of Psychology at a time of significant growth and development of research personnel in the School. S/He will be based in office facilities in the recently completed School of Psychology building in the centre of the NUI Galway campus.  

    JOB DESCRIPTION

The postdoctoral researcher will take a leading role in all aspects of the research programme, working alongside Dr Byrne. The successful candidate will lead on work to identify research priorities relevant to behavioural health interventions. They should ideally have some experience in conducting systematic literature reviews of interventions, developing and evaluating behavioural interventions and randomised controlled trial research. S/He will contribute to writing applications to secure future funding for the HBCRG. The researcher will be facilitated by Dr Byrne to establish and maintain local, national and international collaborations to ensure successful delivery of the key performance indicators of the funding award.  

Alongside the key responsibilities for this role, Dr Byrne will assist and support the Postdoctoral Researcher in developing their own personal research and academic career plan, and in achieving their career development goals. S/He will be mentored by Dr Byrne and it is expected that the researcher will be a future research leader in this field.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. To work with Dr Byrne to identify research priorities for behavioural research.

    2. To conduct systematic reviews of behaviour change approaches to identified priority behavioural research areas.

    3. To develop research protocols, set up and manage effective study procedures, liaise effectively with research collaborators and report on study progress.

    4. To prepare manuscripts for publication in high quality, peer-reviewed journals and for presentation at scientific conferences.

    5. To assist with any other research-related tasks that may be agreed with the grant-holders.

    6. To contribute to the training and development role of the HBCRG, and input to related teaching provided as part of the MSc in Health Psychology at NUI Galway. 

    7. To work closely with Dr Byrne to strategically develop the HBCRG, and identify and target future research funding opportunities.   

      QUALIFICATIONS

Suitable candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • PhD in Psychology (preferably Health Psychology) or related discipline

  • Evidence of publication in peer reviewed journals

  • Evidence of the ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills 

    It is also desirable that candidates would have experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • Health Psychology

  • Population Health and Health Services Research

  • Research in the area of health behaviour change intervention development or evaluation

  • Research in the areas of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and/or primary care

  • Experience of conducting and publishing systematic reviews

  • Experience of randomised controlled trials of behavioural interventions

  • Experience of applying for research funding

Salary: €43,643 fixed per annum                  Start date: Not later than 10th September 2017. 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:  Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.   

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

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

Further informal enquiries concerning this position may be made by contacting Dr Molly Byrne, molly.byrne@nuigalway.ie, telephone + 353 (0)91 495182. 

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in Microsoft Word or PDF format only) to Valerie Parker at valerie.parker@nuigalway.ie. Please put Ref. No. NUIG 058-17 in subject line of e-mail application.  

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm, Thursday 20th April 2017

Proposed date for interviews: Monday 8th May 2017 

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

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

Closing Date: Thursday, 20 Apr 2017

Application: NUIG 058-17 Postdoctoral Researcher in Health Psychology

NUIG 060-17 Postdoctoral Researcher – Health Behaviour in School-aged Children, Health Promotion Research Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral researcher with the Health Promotion Research Centre at the National University of Ireland, Galway.   

This position is funded by the Department of Health and is available from April 2017 to April 2018.   

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to join an interdisciplinary team working on the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study. Details of the HBSC Ireland study are available at www.nuigalway.ie/hbsc. HBSC Ireland is part of an international network of counties involved in the study of child and adolescent health behaviour, and detail on the international network can be found at www.hbsc.org. This post will also include contributions to other linked research projects such as HEPCOM (see hepcom.eu). The post would suit researchers with a good publication record who are seeking to establish themselves as senior independent researchers, with strong international links.   

About us:

The Health Promotion Research Centre was established in 1990 with support from the Department of Health. The Centre produces high quality research, of national and international significance, that supports the development of best practice and policy in the promotion of health. As the only designated research centre in Ireland dedicated to Health Promotion, the Centre collaborates with regional, national and international agencies, including the EU and WHO, on the development and evaluation of health promotion initiatives. The Centre has an active multidisciplinary research programme in place with over 30 staff undertaking independent, commissioned and consultancy work. It has attracted circa €16 million of external research funding and was designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in 2009. Centre staff also contribute to educational programmes in Health Promotion and the supervision of Doctoral and Masters Research.   

The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) is a cross-national research study conducted in collaboration with the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe. The study aims to gain new insight into, and increase our understanding of young people's health and well-being, health behaviours and their social and developmental context. HBSC was initiated in 1982 by researchers from three countries and shortly afterwards the project was adopted by the World Health Organisation as a WHO collaborative study. There are now 44 participating countries and regions, involving more than 300,000 pupils. Surveys are conducted every four years, concurrently in each participating country, using a common and collaboratively developed research protocol. Findings from the study are used to inform and influence population health, health services and health education policy and practice at local, national and international levels, as well as to contribute to the academic and scientific literature. Ireland has been a member of the study network since 1994, when Dr. Saoirse Nic Gabhainn of the Centre for Health Promotion Studies (now the WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion Research) in NUI Galway was elected by the international network to become Principal Investigator for Ireland. The study is school-based, with countries working to an internationally standardised protocol to collect internationally comparable data for 11-15 year olds. In Ireland, data have also been collected from children aged 9-11 and 15-17 years. We are currently focusing on dissemination of the 2014 dataset and preparations for the 2018 survey.   

Job Description:

The successful candidate will:

  • Undertake and direct reviews of the academic and policy literature

  • Liaise with advisory bodies, and key research stakeholders such as the Department of Health and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs

  • Undertake and direct detailed and complex quantitative data analysis, and contribute to the design of such analysis and its interpretation

  • Make presentations at national and international conferences

  • Draft reports, scientific papers and contribute to other dissemination activities

  • Assist in the planning, execution and management of data collection and data management

  • Contribute to the development of other projects, and grant applications

  • Other project related duties as required. 

    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.  

    The post offers significant opportunities for training and professional and personal development, including the opportunity to teach at post-graduate level, mentor junior researchers, develop technical research skills and international networking opportunities. 

Qualifications:

A PhD is essential: this should be in health promotion, epidemiology, health service research, sociology, psychology, or a related discipline. The successful candidate must also have at least three years experience in health-related research. Well-developed skills and experience in quantitative research design, data collection and data analysis, and significant experience of software packages such as SPSS or STATA (or similar), are required for this post. Crucial for the successful candidate will be demonstrated ability to write for publication. The ideal candidate should have good communication, management and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team.   

Desirable experience

Understanding and appreciation of child and adolescent health issues in Ireland and across Europe, child participation in the research process, demonstrated research leadership, experience of writing grant proposals and research supervision.   

Salary: €37,750 – 46,255 per annum               Start date: The position is available from April 2017. 

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

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Saoirse Nic Gabhainn at Health Promotion Research Centre at NUI Galway (email: saoirse.nicgabhainn@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 Professor Saoirse Nic Gabhainn (email:saoirse.nicgabhainn@nuigalway.ie)   Please put reference number NUIG-060-15 in subject line of e-mail application.   

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Tuesday, 4th April 2017.

Interviews are planned for week beginning 17th April 2017.  

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

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

Closing Date: Tuesday, 04 Apr 2017

Application: NUIG 060-17 Postdoctoral Researcher - HBSC

NUIG 059-17Postdoctoral Researcher in Economics, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time  (0.5 FTE) fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Global Women’s Studies, School of Political Science and Sociology, at the National University of Ireland, Galway. 

This position is funded by Department for International Development (UK) and is available from 18th of April 2017 to 30th of November 2018.   

The project, a collaboration between NUI Galway, Ipsos MORI and International Centre for Research on Women, funded by DFID, takes a multi- disciplinary, mixed methods approach that integrates quantitative and qualitative research with innovative economic analysis to derive social and economic costs of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in three countries. This study will capture the economic and social impacts of violence against women and girls on individuals, households, communities and whole countries. It focuses on Pakistan, Ghana and South Sudan, but its findings will have relevance for all low and middle income countries, including those experiencing violent conflict. We are devising new tools to assess the impacts of violence on societies. Our research will provide strong evidence of the cost of inaction on VAWG, in order to inform policies and budgets of governments and businesses. At present, such evidence is lacking, particularly at the macro level, and in low and middle income countries. This project is part of the What Works programme supported by DFID (see: www.whatworks.co.uk ). 

Job Description:  The successful candidate will work as part of a team on a multi-country study establishing social and economic costs of violence against women and girls. The successful candidate will work closely with the team in empirical analysis of the survey data and modeling the impact on economic growth with a view to establishing direct and indirect tangible costs of VAWG. The successful candidate will also contribute to the research outputs including reports and published papers. 

Qualifications:  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in macroeconomics or be close to completion of a Ph.D. Familiarity with Input-Output analysis and Social Accounting Matrices is necessary.  Some familiarity with DSGE models desirable. The ideal candidate would have experience with modeling frameworks at both theoretical and applied levels. Candidates should have significant knowledge and experience in applied statistical/econometric modeling and simulation in MATLAB, DYNARE and R computing environments, as well as proficiency in Excel and SPSS. Candidates should be able to demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a team as well as independently.   

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post. 

Salary: €37,750 - €40,003 per annum, pro-rata for this part-time (50%) post.     Start date: Position is available from 18th April 2017. 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:  Researchers at NUI Galway are encouraged to avail of a range of training and development opportunities designed to support their personal career development plans.    

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

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

Further information about our work is available at  www.nuigalway.ie/soc/  

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 Gillian.browne@nuigalway.ie  Please put reference number NUIG-059-17 in subject line of e-mail application. 

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

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

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

Closing Date: Friday, 07 Apr 2017

Application: NUIG 059-17 Postdoctoral Researcher - Economics

NUIG 061-17Research Fellow in Large Scale Linked Data Infrastructure, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position for two years as a Research Fellow in the Unit for Linked Data Infrastructures (LDI) at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway.   

The successful candidate will be expected to perform a leading role in research and management of a large scale research infrastructure in Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Galway, and will lead a team focusing on providing the infrastructure for research projects and commercialisation projects.  The current infrastructure is based on a Linux cluster with DC/OS. Collaborations with high performance computer centres and other data science centres have been established.   

They will work with the unit head in supervising a research team focusing on research challenges in providing the infrastructure for research projects and commercialisation projects. 

Job Description:  This position is funded by the Insight Centre SFI Grant and is available immediately until the contract end date of 30th June 2019 with possible extension, dependent on project success/outcomes and additional funding. See the Insight Centre for Data Analytics website:http://www.insight-centre.org/ 

The successful candidate will be expected to perform a leading role in research, supervision and research group management. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Overseeing architecture, development, and operations of platform, liaison with other research teams to help them solve distributed computing problems, ensuring the needs of researchers are met by the platform. The successful candidate is also expected to drive adoption of platform within the group and will also be responsible for project management & technical leadership of some targeted research and commercialisation projects related to distribute processing or “big data”. 

The Insight Centre and the LDI group provide a supportive open environment for carrying out data science research. The successful candidate will work within a team consisting of a Professor, a postdoc and several PhD and Masters students. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to supervise and co-supervise Master and PhD students on Linked Data Integration, and will have opportunity to contribute to teaching, for the purpose of personal career development. The candidate will contribute to ongoing research on a collaborative basis with other research units within the Insight Centre. 

The successful candidate is expected to: 

  • Collaborate extensively with all units and projects that pursue Linked Data- and Semantic Web-related research and provides an infrastructure that supports that research

  • Collaborate with industry and provide an infrastructure than enables collaboration

  • Provide support for the acquisition of additional funding for the group and the institution

  • Contribute actively to the on-going initiatives within the College of Engineering and Informatics

  • Participate as a member of the INSIGHT Galway team in a collegial way, assisting in the definition and realisation of the scientific goals and vision of the institute.

  • Contribute to standardisation and dissemination activities around Linked Data and Semantic Web technologies

  • Support technology transfer into the community and businesses through demonstrators, international co-operations, and on-site education programmes (for companies)

  • Support the institute directorship with administrative and institute development tasks. 

The successful candidate is also expected:

  • To have a clear vision for the needs of world-class research in large scale distributed infrastructure with linked data (LD) and be able to demonstrate that they can execute on this vision, including initiation of and contribution to international scientific events in the LD area such as workshops, tutorials

  • To define a national and international research and scientific strategy in LD

  • To have demonstrable deep knowledge of state of the art in distributed computing platforms.

  • To have a proven track record of leading teams in research (or industry) with at least three years’ experience with dev-ops or agile teams. They must be comfortable undertaking: project management; asset management, human resources and administrative functions of the role.

  • To have evidence that they can understand and facilitate the needs of both academic researchers and industrial practitioners and show they can act as liaison between industry partners and researchers.

  • To have a minimum two years of experience programming with distributed platforms (e.g., Hadoop), and can demonstrate a breadth of knowledge with the wider ecosystem. Strong background in distributed programming generally (such as Scala, Java & C++ languages), with at least ten years’ experience in one.

  • To demonstrate expertise in the areas of distributed graph processing and linked data.

  • To have excellent interpersonal communication, presentation and scientific writing skills, and a sense of passion and ambition in addressing research challenges. 

Qualifications:

Essential skills /experience:

  • PhD in computer science or related fields

  • Management experience, experience in managing  projects

  • Experience in distributed computing (e.g., Hadoop) and programming (e.g., Scala)

  • Good interpersonal communication skills

  • Evidence of clear vision of world-class research in Linked Data

  • Demonstrated ability to work on foundational and applied research problems

  • Evidence of preparing/writing grant proposals

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise students and researchers at graduate level

  • Evidence of ability to conduct and publish excellent research in top ranked venues and journals

  • Excellent problem-solving and data-analytical and programming skills. 

    Desirable skills / experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to execute this vision, including initiation of and contribution to international scientific events such as workshops and tutorials. 

Salary: €51,716 to €56,442 per annum.        Start date: Position is available immediately. 

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 Insight Centre for Data Analytics is available athttp://www.insight-centre.org/  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann at rebholz@insight-centre.org  

To Apply:  Applications to include a letter of introduction, a CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in PDF only) to hr-nuig@insight-centre.org          Please put reference number NUIG 061 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Friday, 14th April 2017. 

Interviews will take place at the end of April 2017. 

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

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

Closing Date: Friday, 14 Apr 2017

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  • 18,000 students.
  • 3,000 international students from 115 countries.
  • 2,400 staff members.
  • 120 links with universities across the globe.
  • 90,000 alumni in 107 countries.
  • 170 years experience providing university education.

NUI Galway Is:

  • Irelands's top Univerisity for graduate employability with 96% of our graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating.
  • The largest and oldest university in the west of Ireland.

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