NUIG 213-18, Clinical Research Nurse (Psychiatry), National University of Ireland, Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed-term contract position as a Clinical Research Nurse in psychiatry with the HRB Clinical Research Facility at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is available immediately, as a full time (1FTE) or part time (0.5FTE) post, and the initial contract duration is for 1 year, with the potential to extend subject to project success and funding acquisition.

 

The HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway’s remit is to increase the amount of clinical research currently happening in Ireland. Nurses and medical doctors will work with other scientists to improve our understanding of a variety of diseases and to develop new tests and treatments to help tackle these diseases. The Centre will provide patients with the latest advances in areas such as cancer, obstetrics and gynecology, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, Critical Illness, cystic fibrosis, cardiovascular disease and mental illness.

  Purpose of Post

 The Clinical Research Nurse in psychiatry will work under the direction of the Clinical Research Unit Manager, Director of the Clinical Research Facility and Principal Investigators Prof. Colm McDonald, Prof. Gary Donohoe, and Dr. Brian Hallahan in conducting clinical research activities. Within the remit of this post, the successful individual will have responsibility for a caseload of studies and patients participating in Psychiatry/Psychology clinical trials and observational studies. He/She will be working within a highly qualified team to initiate, screen, and recruit, adhere-to-protocol and close-out of clinical psychiatry studies within the HRB Clinical Research Facility Galway (CRFG). They will make sure that the conduct of the trial is in compliance with the currently approved protocol/amendment(s), ensuring adherence to applicable regulations, standards and the principles of International Conference on Harmonisation, Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP).

Main Duties of the Post:

  • Adhering to CRFG SOPs for clinical research projects

  • Adhering to nursing procedures within the CRFG and hospital

  • Participating in the implementation of CRFG protocols

  • Recruitment of patients from local clinical mental health services

  • Planning and conducting clinical research activities to ensure the smooth operation of each study in the CRFG, as per best practice.

  • Participating in the education process of patients about their disease, clinical research participation plans, gold standard treatment options and outcomes.

  • Informing patients of all details pertaining to the clinical study/research project prior to their recruitment

  • Screening and helping to obtain fully informed consent from patients enrolling on CRFG studies

  • Helping to meet study specific target recruitment projections

    • Ensuring patient confidentiality and dignity is maintained at all times during all CRFG activities

    • Upkeep of the individual research documentation including site files, CRFs, monitoring arrangements, data correction etc. as they pertain to the CRFG.

    • Ensuring all CRFG studies are conducted to ICH-GCP standards

    • Providing nursing knowledge, expertise and care to patients participating in CRFG protocols and to nursing and other health care professional colleagues

    • Working within a multi-disciplinary team in evaluating and treating clinical problems in line with research protocol

    • Acquiring data from recruited participants related to the area of clinical expertise, including psychiatric diagnostic and symptom rating scales. 

    • Facilitating the ongoing education of multi-disciplinary teams with respect to ICH-GCP, specific protocol and research requirements

    • Ensuring continuity of patient care by liaising with outside health professionals and those who are involved with clinical work

    • Using agreed protocols to deal with referrals and enquiries from other hospitals/CRFs

    • Promoting a safe clinical environment for patients, visitors and staff of the CRFG

    • Undertaking further education as appropriate

    • Attending investigator meetings (national and international) and educational conferences where applicable

        

      Essential Requirements:

    • Current registration with the appropriate division of An Bord Altranais, for psychiatry nursing.

    • At least 1 year post graduate clinical experience working in the area of psychiatry

    • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

    • Good understanding of Clinical Research

    • Competence (or willingness to train) in phlebotomy procedures

        

    Desirable Requirements:

    • Experience in the field of clinical or translational research and/or academic studies.

    • Certified Good Clinical Practice training

    • Strong computer skills, including MS Office applications

Closing Date: Friday, 11 Jan 2019

Application: NUIG 213-18, Clinical Research Nurse (Psychiatry)

Postdoctoral Researcher, to be based in Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering & Informatics at NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fixed term contract as a Postdoctoral Researcher, to be based in Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering & Informatics at NUI Galway. This post is funded by Science foundation Ireland and is available from 14th January 2019, for six months.

Job Description:

This is an SFI-funded joint project between Mechanical Engineering at NUI Galway and the University of Limerick (Materials Surface Science Institute), with collaboration from ESB Energy International, Wood and GE (UK), as well as numerous international academic and research partners. The aim of this research is to develop an integrated multi-scale process modelling and life prediction methodology for next generation welded connections. This will represent a significant scientific step towards the development of a robust process-structure-property capability, widely recognised as a target disruptive technology for engineering design. The motivating rationale is the opportunity for increased sustainability of engineering structures through microstructure design, with particular focus on welded connections, which are notoriously susceptible to premature cracking and failure. The development of tailored combinations of welding and heat treatment processes, to design nano-, micro- and macro-scale material structures, will achieve significantly increased resistance to crack initiation and propagation, and hence enhanced service life and sustainability. MECHANNICS will target specific applications of direct relevance to Irish industry and society, leading to reduced costs and material utilisation, and increased competitiveness. In partnership with industrial collaborators, MECHANNICS will develop new software products for sustainable, structural design and condition monitoring.

 

The key tasks involved in the position are:

  • Coordinate and conduct experimental test programme for welding and heat treatment, as well as failure and constitutive behaviour characterisation of weldment materials, high temperature creep, fatigue and corrosion testing,

  • Software development and case studies with industrial partners,

  • Supervision of PhD research on process modelling and testing of welding, heat treatment, fatigue and corrosion,

  • Development of 3D imaging and microscopy methods for measurement of damage evolution,

  • Assist with programme management, meeting coordination and collaborations etc.,

  • Contribute to development of funding applications for continuity of research, e.g. H2020.

 

 

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a PhD in a solid mechanics, materials modelling or a closely related discipline;

 

Essential Criteria:

  • Evidence of a strong publication record;

  • Have experience in research funding applications (e.g. EU H2020, Enterprise Ireland);

  • Track record of supervision of PhD students;

  • Possess a good knowledge of finite element modelling, ideally in Abaqus.

     

Desirable Criteria:

  • Have excellent communication skills;

  • Demonstrable experience in mechanical testing, ideally related to welding and/or corrosion and fatigue processes;

 

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

 

Salary scale: €39,530 - €48,206 pro rata per annum (Postdoctoral Researcher scale)

Start Date: 14th January 2019

 

Further information about Mechanical Engineering at NUI Galway can be found at (http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/mechanical-engineering/).

 

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to Professor Sean Leen: sean.leen@nuigalway.ie    (Tel: +353-91-495955).

 

To Apply: Applications (Covering letter, CV and contact details of three referees) should be sent to Professor Sean Leen, Mechanical Engineering, NUI Galway, Galway, H91 HX31 or to sean.leen@nuigalway.ie.  Please ensure that the reference number NUIG 216-18isin the subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5:00 p.m. (Irish Time) on Friday 21st December, 2018

 

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, 21 Dec 2018

Application: NUIG 216-18 Postdoctoral Researcher

NUIG 199-18 Postdoctoral Researcher in Economics of Dementia, Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia National University of Ireland, Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, one year fixed-term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher/Economist at the Centre for Economic and Social  Research on Dementia.This position is funded by the Health Research Board and is available from 1 January 2019 to 31st December 2019.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will carry out economic research at the Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia.  Specifically, the successful candidate will work on datasets modelling resource allocation in dementia care, as well as undertaking cost effectiveness analysis in psychosocial care for people with dementia. The successful candidate will also lead on the analysis of a discrete choice experiment in home care for people with dementia. She/he will also work on a Cochrane Review of palliative care interventions in advanced dementia.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Essential Criteria Required:

 

  • PhD in Economics

  • Postdoctoral experience of at least 18 months

  • At least five  published peer-reviewed papers
  • Excellent and evidenced IT Skills, specifically in database management skills.
  • Experience in carrying out Discrete Choice Experiments

 

Desirable Criteria Required:

 

  • Excellent communication, including proven ability in writing skills.

     

 

Salary: €40,662 per annum (fixed)    Start date: 1st January 2019            

 

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 contactProf. Eamon O’Shea via e-mail at eamon.oshea@nuigalway.ie 

 

NB: Gárda Vetting is a requirement for this post

 

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a detailed CV with covering letter, and the names and addresses of at least three and not more than five referees via e-mail (in word or PDF format only) to christine.delargy@nuigalway.ie 

 

Applicants must put Ref. No. NUIG 199-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm (Irish Time) on 21st December 2018.

 

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: Friday, 21 Dec 2018

Application: NUIG 199-18 Postdoctoral Researcher in Economics of Dementia

Research Assistant in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available part-time 28th January 2019 –30th April 2019).

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a term position as a Research Assistant in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available part-time (50%) from the (28th January 2019 –30th April 2019).

 

The Project:

A communication framework based on the principle of person centred care (PCC) and Validation Therapy called VERA (Validation, Emotion, Reassure, Activity)  was developed by Blackhall et al. (2011) to support students to undertake PCC with people living with dementia. The ethos is on entering the inner emotional and personal world of the person with dementia. It is fundamentally respectful of the person and accepts that there is meaning and value to a person’s behaviour and speech. The VERA framework is a foundation level skill that seeks to accept rather than explore complex emotional responses or behaviours.  This research project entitled Talking with VERA: focuses on exploring the impact of an education intervention based on the VERA framework to promote person-centred communication  between student nurses and older people with  and or dementia The successful candidate will report to the PI Professor Dympna Casey and Co PI Dr Fionnuala Jordan.

 

 

Job Description:  The successful candidate will need excellent communication, research and people skills. They will be required to take an active role in all aspects of the research including recruitment of pilot sites, data collection, data analysis, literature reviewing and drafting papers for publication. They will be supported by the rest of the research team in general and PI/Co-PI in particular.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage the day to day operational matters of the project

  • Oversee and manage the project budget with the assistance of PI and or Co-PI

  • Organise Steering Group, and other Project team meetings

  • Draft Agendas, minute take and ensure timely circulation of same

  • Establish and maintain effective and efficient communication mechanisms with all key stakeholders

  • Liaise with the pilot site and oversee the recruitment of study participants
  • Develop standard data collection and reporting procedures and coordinate the data collection process at the site  

  • Organise the schedule for the VERA training for research team members

  • Co-ordinate the timely delivery of the VERA intervention at the pilot site

  • Assist in drafting of reports and lead the publication outputs from the study

  • Contribute to the dissemination of information and findings

  • Compile data required for progress reports, and presentations.

  • Present progress reports and updates to the steering committee and other relevant bodies

  • Undertake literature review work, data analysis and write up as required

  • Assist in other reasonable research-related tasks as requested by Prof Casey  or that agreed with the Co PI & research team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essential Requirements:

 

  • Masters in a health related field

  • Evidence of experience in conducting research including literature searching, producing literature reviews, data analysis and writing up of findings to a high standard

  • Proven track record of ability to meet deadlines

  • Evidence of peer review publications and or report writing

  • Evidence of excellent IT skills to include Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook & SPSS,

  • Excellent minute taking skills and record keeping

  • A proven track record of delivering programmes of work on time

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills including experience of effective team work and collaboration

  • Capable of working independently and autonomously

  • Highly motivated and passionate about developing high quality research
  • Flexibility and initiative in completing projects

  • Excellent critical thinking, analysis and organization skills with a strong attention to detail and quality

 

  • Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of  working with people with dementia

  • Extensive experience of writing to publication standard

 

Salary Range: €23,310- €26,107 per annum (pro-rata for part time and/or shorter contracts).

Start date: Position is available from 28th January 2019

 

NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this post.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

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 Priscilla Doyle priscilla.doyle@nuigalway.ie

Please put ‘VERA Ref no. NUIG 200-18’ in subject line of e-mail application.

Or by post to: Priscilla Doyle, CREST Project, Room 235, Aras Moyola,

School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway city, Ireland

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm (Irish Time) Friday 21st December 2018

Interviews are planned for the week of 21st January 2019

 

 

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

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

Closing Date: Friday, 21 Dec 2018

Application: NUIG 220-18 Research Assistant – CREST Study School of Nursing and Midwifery

The HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for a 0.5 FTE, fixed term position as a Research Assistant.

 The HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for a 0.5 FTE, fixed term position as a Research Assistant to join our team at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is funded by the Health Research Board and is available from 1 February 2019 until 1 February 2020, a period of 12 months, with a possibility of a further 6 months, depending on funding availability. 

 Job Description:

 

The successful candidate(s) will be part of the HRB Primary Care CTNI, a collaborative partnership that brings together key people in Ireland to run clinical trials in primary care. Working closely with the public, with patients and with GPs and other healthcare professionals, the Network aims to improve individual patient health and health care by conducting high quality, internationally recognised, randomised trials in Irish primary care, addressing important and common problems.

 

Established in 2015 and funded for 5 years by the Health Research Board, the HRB Primary Care CTNI is a collaboration between researchers based at National University of Ireland Galway, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Queen’s University Belfast. The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) is the other key partner in the Network, with many GPs and other primary care health professionals engaged in research with the Network. A number of Irish and international partners are also part of the Network.

 

Network activities include i) providing access and support to those interested in conducting trials in Irish primary care, including industry sponsors ii) supporting multidisciplinary education, mainly through existing resources, for all those interested in primary care trials iii) supporting public and patient involvement in research. To date, we have over a hundred registered practices who are involved in 7 national and 4 international trials with close to 1000 patients recruited here in Ireland. We have hosted 3 national PPI conferences, 3 webinar series and have published in both peer-reviewed journals and other publications.

Duties:

 

Research

  • ·         Actively participate as a team member in developing the Network’s research programme
  • ·         Co-ordinate clinical trials being run in primary care
  • ·         Track and monitor Network KPI’s and evaluate impact of Network initiatives
  • ·         Assist in evaluating a general practice information program of assessment, feedback and training intended to improve the quality of data recording in the Clinical Trial Network
  • Assist in evaluating impact of Knowledge Exchange & Dissemination (KEDS) Projects
  • Provide assistance in conducting other research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating studies within the overall scope of the Network programme
  • Coordinate the development of standard operating procedures, templates, forms and questionnaires to support Network activities and research

  • Conduct literature and database searches and interpret and present the findings of the literature searches as appropriate

  • Present information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project.

    Support the supervision of summer students working on Network-focused research.

    Support the preparation of applications for research funding as appropriate.

     

 

Research programme-related administration

  • ·         Support the day-to-day management and governance of the HRB Primary Care CTNI programme.
  • ·         Provide administrative and logistical support to research, education, training and dissemination events and all other programme activities.
  • Liaise with administrative representatives of partner institutions

    Support the Public and Patient Involvement in Research (PPI) initiatives of the Network

    Develop and update the Network web site

    Take responsibility for the development of a strong online presence for the research programme.

 

Write up and dissemination

  • Write up results from own research activity (e.g. as project report) for review by PI/programme manager, which could include preparing technical reports, conclusions and recommendations.

  • Provide input into the research programme dissemination, as directed by the PI/programme manager. Authorship should be decided in line with guidelines such as the ICMJE, or similar authorship guidelines as appropriate.

  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to steering group or other team members, as agreed with the PI/programme manager.

  • Contribute to drafting dissemination plans, research progress reports and publications

  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings/conferences.

     

Support

  • Support and, where appropriate, co-supervise the work of summer students
  • Where appropriate provide advice and / or assistance to researchers and research students on health and PPI research methodologies  

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Applicants must have at least a Master degree in a health related science or equivalent research experience. They will be required to work within an interdisciplinary group of researchers, administrators, clinicians and members of the public. The ideal candidate will have experience of health research, and will be interested in developing further skills and knowledge in this area.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Masters degree in a health related science
  • Knowledge of and direct experience in clinical research
  • Demonstrable evidence of excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Strong IT skills, including use of social media and web site maintenance

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in management of research studies
  • Knowledge of and experience of working in a PPI-focused research environment
  • Clear evidence of ability to multi-task and prioritise activities
  • Demonstrable evidence of excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Experience in working with community groups, voluntary organisations and the public
  • ·         An understanding of the Irish health research environment
  • Be highly motivated and self-driven
  • Have excellent writing, oral, presentation and interpersonal skills

 

Employment permit restrictions apply to posts at the level of Research Assistant.

 

Salary: €26,107 per annum (pro rata)

 

Start date: 1 February 2019

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

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

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

 

Further information about the HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland is available at www.primarycaretrials.ie and General Practice is available at www.nuigalway.ie/dgp

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Nikita Burke (nikita.burke@nuigalway.ie)  

 

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV (maximum length 4 pages),and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Breda Kelleher breda.kelleher@nuigalway.ie 

 

Please put reference number NUIG 219-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 21 December 2018

 

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 9January 2019. All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 21 Dec 2018

Application: NUIG 219-18 Research Assistant – HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Irelan

As part of the PPI Ignite @ NUI Galway Research Programme, we are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time 0.5FTE, fixed term position as a Research Assistant.

As part of the PPI Ignite @ NUI Galway Research Programme, we are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time 0.5FTE, fixed term position as a Research Assistant to join our team at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is funded by the Health Research Board and is available from 1 February 2019 until 28 February 2021, a period of 25 months.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate(s) will be part of the PPI Ignite @ NUI Galway research programme working with researchers across the University and with members of the public. The post holder will be based in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society (ILAS) and will work across NUI Galway.

 

Public and patient involvement (PPI) in research means research carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them. The PPI Ignite @ NUI Galway programme aims to bring about a change across health and social care research ensuring that all researchers, as a matter of course, work in partnership with the public/patient across the full research cycle, enabling the voice of the public/patient to guide and influence the research. PPI Ignite @ NUI Galway commenced in March 2018. Four other universities (DCU, TCD, UCD and UL) are also funded under the PPI Ignite programme.

 

One of the aims of the PPI Ignite @ NUI Galway is to refine existing and develop new PPI research methodologies, particularly in evaluating the impact of PPI, and to contribute to the growing literature in this area. The post holder will play an important role in this work. 

 

Duties:

Research

  • ·         Actively participate as a team member in developing and measuring outcomes and processes to evaluate PPI in the context the PPI Ignite @ NUI Galway research programme and write procedural guidance for collection of evaluation data.
  • ·         Assist in evaluating the pilot Community Engaged Scholars Programme, planned for delivery within PPI Ignite in 2019.
  • Provide assistance in conducting other research activities, including planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating studies within the overall scope of the PPI Ignite programme.

  • Coordinate the development or adaptation of templates, forms and questionnaires to support PPI research methods.

  • Conduct literature and database searches and interpret and present the findings of the literature searches as appropriate.

  • Present information on research progress and outcomes to others responsible for the research project.

    Support the supervision of summer students working on PPI-focused research.

    Support the preparation of applications for research funding as appropriate.

 

Research programme-related administration

  • ·         Support the day-to-day management of the PPI Ignite @ NUI Galway programme.
  • ·         Provide administrative and logistical support to research, education, training and dissemination events and all other programme activities.
  • ·         Develop and update the research programme web site.
  • ·         Take responsibility for the development of a strong social media presence for the research programme.

 

Write up & dissemination

  • Write up results from own research activity (e.g. as project report) for review by PI/programme manager, which could include preparing technical reports, conclusions and recommendations.

  • Provide input into the research programme dissemination, as directed by the PI/programme manager. Authorship should be decided in line with guidelines such as the ICMJE, or similar authorship guidelines as appropriate.

  • Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to steering group or other team members, as agreed with the PI/programme manager.

  • Contribute to drafting research progress reports and publications

    Attend and contribute to relevant meetings/conferences

 

Support

  • Support and, where appropriate, co-supervise the work of summer students
  • Where appropriate provide advice and / or assistance to researchers and research students on PPI research methodologies  
  • May participate in limited student contact hours for own development (e.g. may deliver teaching on PPI methodologies to undergraduates). The extent of this must not adversely impact the primary research role.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Applicants must have at least a Master degree in a health related science or equivalent research experience. They will be required to work within an interdisciplinary group of researchers, administrators, clinicians and members of the public. The ideal candidate will have experience of PPI in research, and will be interested in developing further skills and knowledge in this area.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Masters degree (or higher) in a health related science
  • Knowledge of and at least one’s year experience of working in a PPI-focused research environment
  • Knowledge of and direct experience in clinical research
  • Strong IT skills, including use of social media and web site maintenance

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in management of research studies
  • Demonstrable evidence of excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Experience in working with community groups, voluntary organisations and the public
  • ·         An understanding of the Irish health research environment
  • Be highly motivated and self-driven
  • Have excellent writing, oral, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Clear evidence of ability to multi-task and prioritise activities

 

Employment permit restrictions apply to posts at the level of Research Assistant.

 

Salary: €27,635 per annum (pro rata). Annual increment will apply.

 

Start date: 1 Feb 2019

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

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

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

Further information about the PPI Ignite Programme is available at www.nuigalway.ie/ppi

 

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Edel Murphy (edel.murphy@nuigalway.ie)  

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV (maximum length 4 pages),and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Edel Murphy (edel.murphy@nuigalway.ie)

Please put reference number NUIG-215-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm (Irish Time) on Friday 21 December 2018

 

Interviews will take place on Friday 11th January 2019. All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

 

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer

Closing Date: Friday, 21 Dec 2018

Application: NUIG-215-18 Research assistant (Part-time) – PPI Ignite @ NUI Galway,School of M

NUIG 221-18, Research Fellow – Knowledge graph integration and enrichment Data Science Institute

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research fellow with the Data Science Institute and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available immediately to contract end date of 30th June 2019.

 

The Data Science Institute at NUI Galway provide a supportive open environment for carrying out data science research. The candidate will integrate the Data and Knowledge Management team where they will be expected to direct and conduct research and support leading a research group in the area of Linked Data and Knowledge graphs.

 

The successful candidate will work within a team consisting of a Professor, research fellows, postdocs 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.

 

 

Job Description:

The hired research fellow will be expected to perform a leading role in research and development in the area of linking for large scale data knowledge graph, especially using methods from a wide range of artificial intelligence areas to support the integration and enrichment of such knowledge graphs.

 

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.

 

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: Establishing a research programme on data linking for knowledge graph and the associated methodologies, conducting and directing the associated research, supporting the creation of the necessary infrastructure, liaison with other research teams, publishing results and raising further funding. The successful candidate is also expected to be responsible for project management & technical leadership of some targeted research and commercialisation projects related to knowledge graphs.

 

Duties:

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 on knowledge graph-related projects

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

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

  • Participate as a member of the Insight and Data Science Institute teams 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.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

Candidates are expected to demonstrate that they:

  • have a clear vision for the needs and state of the art in data linking for large scale knowledge graphs and be able to demonstrate that they can execute on this vision, including initiation of and contribution to international scientific events in the Linked Data area such as workshops, tutorials

  • have a proven track record of research performance, including publications and collaborations.

  • have a demonstrated ability to implement and demonstrate research results through highly functioning research prototypes.

  • are a recognised expert in the areas of linked data, knowledge graphs, data integration, large scale data management and data enrichment.

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

     

Regarding experience and qualifications, candidates must have:

  • a PhD in computer science or related fields

  • experience in managing  projects

  • a demonstrated ability to work on foundational and applied research problems

  • experience in successfully preparing/writing grant proposals and participating in collaborative research projects

  • an clear ability to conduct and publish excellent research in top ranked venues and journals

  • excellent problem-solving and data-analytical and programming skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Strong experience in working in complex research environment, within small and large teams, co-located or distributed

  • Experience in working in a company, ideally related in the production of software and services relevant to the position

 Salary: €53,776 to €58,597 per annum (pro-rata - for part time or shorter contracts)        

 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 the Data Science Institute and the Insight Centre for data analytics is available at http://datascienceinstitute.ie and https://insight-centre.org

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Mathieu d’Aquin

 NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

  To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG 221-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Or by post to Mathieu d’Aquin, Data Science Institute, DERI Building, National University of Ireland Galway, IDA Business Park, Lower Dangan, Galway, H91 AEX4, Ireland

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Friday, December 21st 2018

Closing Date: Friday, 21 Dec 2018

Application: NUIG 221-18, Research Fellow – Knowledge graph integration and enrichment

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