NUIG 124-18 Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) – Quantitative T cell Immunology and Immunotherapy (QuanTII), School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics

Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) –

Quantitative T cell Immunology and Immunotherapy (QuanTII)

School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics

Ref. No. NUIG 124-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as Early Stage Researcher (PhD candidate) in bioinformatics/immunoinformatics at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN).

QUANTI: (http://www1.maths.leeds.ac.uk/applied/QUANTII/) is a Marie Curie International Training Network with the objective of training a new generation of quantitative immunologists, who will be able to address challenges arising in Systems Immunology. QuanTII will apply state-of-the-art technologies and immunology expertise to generate new insights into immunological processes at all levels of organisation.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will register as a PhD student in bioinformatics at National University of Ireland Galway, under the primary supervision of Prof. Cathal Seoighe

(http://maths.nuigalway.ie/biocluster/researchers/cathalseoighe/). (S)he will undertake research as part of the QuanTII network (specifically the development of methods and computational tools relating to the anlaysis of T cell repertoire diversity) and will participate in training activities of the network. The research project will involve collaboration with members of the network, including participating in research visits to other member institutions.

Qualifications and skills required:

Essential requirements:

-          Undergraduate or MSc degree in a relevant discipline, such as bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, statistics or the molecular life sciences

-          Excellent academic track record

-          Excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills

-          A passion for scientific discovery

-          To ensure the European character of an ITN project, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Ireland for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to the date of selection

Desirable requirements:

-          Ability to write computer code

-          Experience of statistical data analysis

A very attractive salary is attached to this fellowship; please see the attached link for full details: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/

Start date: Position is available from the 1st of January 2019

Further information about the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics is available at http://www.maths.nuigalway.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Cathal Seoighe (Cathal.Seoighe@nuigalway.ie)

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of two referees should be sent, via email (in Word or PDF only) to Cathal Seoighe (Cathal.Seoighe@nuigalway.ie)

Please put reference number NIUG 124-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on October 26, 2018.

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

Closing Date: Friday, 26 Oct 2018

NUIG 130-18 Postdoctoral Researcher – Marine Natural Products School of Chemistry & Ryan Institute, NUI Galway

Postdoctoral Researcher – Marine Natural Products

School of Chemistry & Ryan Institute

NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG-130-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Natural Products between the Marine Biodiscovery group at the National University of Ireland, Galway and the Marine Institute, Oranmore. This position is funded by the Marine Institute and is available for 16 months from 1st November 2018 to contract end date of 29th February 2020.

The main aim of this project is to establish a National Marine Biodiscovery Laboratory in Ireland (NMBLI) to be located at the Marine Institute, Oranmore with the contribution of three academic partners: National University of Ireland Galway, University of Limerick and University College Cork.

 

The Marine Biodiscovery group is housed at the School of Chemistry of NUI Galway, Ireland while the NMBLI will be based at the Marine Institute, Oranmore. The postdoctoral researcher will be based in NUI Galway and at the Marine Institute.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the main Principal Investigator of the project and will co-supervise the work of two research assistants: one in marine natural product chemistry, the second in the taxonomy of marine organisms. The postholder will organise the biological repository of the NMBLI, build a chemical repository of Irish marine natural products and develop a web-database combining all the data.

The research part of this post will be mainly focused on marine natural product chemistry and the development of efficient dereplication processes to quickly identify the most promising marine Irish species leading to new natural products with potential industrial interest.

Main duties and responsibilities:

The main tasks will be;

  • Assess the current operational needs of the NMBLI including the biological repository and make recommendations for development;

  • Undertake and be responsible for sourcing (collection) of Irish marine invertebrates
  • Undertake the implementation of a chemical repository;

  • Develop efficient dereplication processes in UHPLC-MS using databases like GNPS or Marinlit

  • Undertake and support research on the purification and structure elucidation of marine natural products from Irish invertebrates
  • Liaise with and distribute samples and extracts to project partners
  • Promote the work of the project through conference and workshop presentations, and in peer-reviewed publications
  • Assist project management team and interact with project partners
  • Ensure that the project is carried out with reference to the appropriate health and safety guidelines and any other relevant NUI Galway policies (e.g., purchasing and procurement)
  • Maintain confidentiality of Intellectual Property (IP) associated with the project
  • Assist in the application and protection of IP by identifying potential research results of value and preparing supporting documentation as required by the IP committee and Technology Transfer Office
  • Assist with supervision and training of students/researchers on related projects as appropriate
  • Lay the foundation for the further growth of the laboratory to become a national marine materials repository

Qualifications and Skills Required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Marine Natural Product Chemistry, Marine Biotechnology or Marine Biology
  • Experience in extraction and isolation of bioactive compounds from marine invertebrates
  • Experience in separation science (HPLC mostly)
  • Experience in structure elucidation (NMR and MS)
  • Demonstrable experience in both independent and collaborative research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English language)
  • Evidence of scientific publication and dissemination of results at conferences

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in metabolomics and/or dereplication processes
  • Experience in bioassays and screening of bioactivities
  • Experience in project management
  • Appropriate supervisory and teaching experience may be an advantage
  • Appreciation of IP procedures relevant to university research

 

Salary: €39,138- €41,413 per annum Start date: 1st November 2018

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 Marine Biodiscovery NUI Galway is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/chemistry/olivierthomas/ and for the MI http://www.marine.ie/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Olivier THOMAS.

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 Olivier THOMAS: e-mail olivier.thomas@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-130-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 31st August 2018 

Interviews are planned to be held on 28th September 2018. 

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, 31 Aug 2018

NUIG 126-18 Postdoctoral Researcher in Cytometry and Cell Biology, NUI Galway Flow Cytometry Core Facility/CÚRAM, National University of Ireland, Galway

Postdoctoral Researcher in Cytometry and Cell Biology

NUI Galway Flow Cytometry Core Facility/CÚRAM

National University of Ireland, Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 126-18

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

This position is funded by the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) and is available from October 2018 to contract end date of December 2020.

 

Job Description:

This exciting new position combines a flow cytometry specialist role together with an imaging flow cytometry based research project and would suit candidates with an interest in high end flow cytometry applications.

The research project will focus on developing an imaging flow cytometry based assay (using an Amnis ImageStream x mark II imaging flow cytometer) to quantify extracellular vesicle size, density and surface marker expression in medium derived from cultured human breast cancer cells. In addition flow cytometry techniques will be used to characterise the uptake and functional effects of human breast cancer cell-derived extracellular vesicles on macrophages and T-cells. The long term goal is to develop a commercialisable device concept for the application of nanoscale technology to directly detect and quantify cancer cell-derived extracellular vesicles.

In addition to this research project, the successful applicant will also be play an important role in the delivery and development of services, protocols, consultation and training to users of the NUI Galway Flow Cytometry Core Facility.

Duties:

  • Plan, co-ordinate and implement a research project to quantify extracellular vesicle size, density and surface marker expression in medium derived from cultured human breast cancer cells

  • Present on research progress and outcomes to bodies supervising research, steering groups, research centres, as agreed with the PI/project leader.

  • Write original manuscripts and make presentations at national and international scientific meetings of relevance to extracellular vesicles, breast cancer and imaging flow cytometry technology.

  • Develop academic and industry collaborations of relevance to the analysis of breast cancer-derived extracellular vesicles and their analysis

  • Manage own personal and research resources including research budget and keep records as directed and in line with Funder/University policy as appropriate.

  • Provide training, technical expertise and analysis support to postgraduate students, research trainees and other core facility users in the planning and performance of imaging flow cytometry experiments

  • Maintain and carry out regular quality control procedures on an imaging flow cytometer.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Immunology, Cancer Biology or similar field.
  • Previous experience in flow cytometry and/or multi-parameter imaging is essential.
  • Demonstrable experience in multi-disciplinary research and ability to work in a team.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Prior research experience related to cancer, cellular immunology or extracellular vesicles
  • Previous experience in imaging flow cytometry

Salary: €39,138 to €41,413 per annum

Start date: Position is available from October 1st 2018

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 NUI Galway Flow Cytometry Core Facility is available at:www.ncbes.eurhost.net/flow-cytometry-core-facility.aspx, information on CÚRAM is available at: http://www.curamdevices.ie/curam/.

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Matthew Griffin, matthew.griffin@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 Prof. Matthew Griffin: matthew.griffin@nuigalway.ie.

Please put reference number NUIG-126-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 31st August 2018

Interviews are planned to be held on 25th September 2018. 

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, 31 Aug 2018

NUIG 145-18 safefood Research Fellowship in Social Marketing, Whitaker Institute,National University of Ireland Galway

safefood Research Fellowship in Social Marketing

Whitaker Institute,

National University of Ireland Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 145-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a safefood Research Fellowship in Social Marketing with Marketing Discipline at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by safefood and is available from September 2018 to contract end date of August 31st, 2021.

Combining research and knowledge from business, marketing, public policy and the social sciences, the Social Innovation, Participation and Policy unit (SIPPs) researches pressing societal problems, like obesity, antibiotic resistance, public transport, and sustainable marine resources. The group looks for community and collective initiatives that bring positive systemic change. It combines policy insight, stakeholder engagement and public sector expertise to develop innovative policy solutions, improved governance systems, and the capacity of the public to influence those who make decisions affecting their lives and well-being. For further information, see http://whitakerinstitute.ie/research-cluster/social-innovation-policy/

Job Description and Duties

The successful Research Fellow will:

1.    Research Function

Coordinate all market research, quantitative and qualitative for safefood including the planning, development and analysis of the results.

Conduct systematic literature reviews, suitable for publication in a top tier peer-reviewed journal.

2.    Digital Marketing

Assist with the co-ordination of the web publishing team.

Assist in the development and publishing of material on the safefood.eu website. Provide assistance in the management of safefood’s other web projects as appropriate.

Support the development and implementation of safefood’s digital and social media marketing activities.  

3.    Development of other communications materials

Assist in the development of healthy eating and food safety consumer material to be delivered through a range of sources including website, digital, social media, educational setting materials and print.

Provide additional social marketing knowledge to the marketing and communications team when appropriate.

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Candidates must hold a Masters in Marketing or Business Studies and be able to clearly demonstrate that they have studied social marketing/behaviour change in either the Masters or Degree qualification. 

  • Specific competencies such as team work, managing projects and communication of information should be demonstrated in the application as well as some experience of and using quantitative, and ideally, qualitative research methodologies.  

  • Digital and social media knowledge and skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Practical experience of social marketing and/or public health promotion campaigns.

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €20,000 to €24,000 per annum

Start date: Position is available from September, 2018.

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 school/centre is available at www.nuigalway.ie/marketing

 Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Christine Domegan at christine.domegan@nuigalway.ie

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

 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr. Christine Domegan: e-mail christine.domegan@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 145-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday August 24th, 2018 

Interviews are planned to be held on Friday, August 31st, 2018 in NUI Galway.  

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 Aug 2018

NUIG 146-18 Call 3b for Applications to the CÚRAM MedTrain Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (2018), CURAM National University of Ireland, Galway

Call 3b for Applications to the CÚRAM MedTrain Fellowship Programme (2018)

Deadline: Wednesday 26th September 2018, 23.59 hours (UTC)

 

To fill up to 31 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows (experienced researchers)

(at least 1 position available in call 3b)

 Medical Device Research & Development

Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM)

National University of Ireland, Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 146-18

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill up to 31 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. This position(s) is available for two years from 1st January 2019, 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 Research in Development of Roadmaps for Commercialization of Medical Devices, Functional Biomaterials and Developing Research Methodology in Measuring Impact of Biomedical Science Communication. 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 of up to 6 months 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 (14th December 2018):

  • 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.         

The reference date for the time of recruitment corresponds to the end of the application process (following production of the final ranking list), when successful candidates will be notified of intent to offer a contract at one of the host institutes.

Salary: €33,616-43,525 per annum; 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: This position is available no later than or before 1st January 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.

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 26th September 2018.

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. The interviews will be held two weeks after shortlisting. Further details are available at www.medtrain.eu. For informal enquiries about this post, please contact the MedTrain programme manager medtrain@curamdevices.ie

Closing date for submission of applications is 26th September 2018 at 23.59 UTC

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, 26 Sep 2018

NUIG 151-18 D1 Now Study Programme Manager/Research Associate

D1 Now Study Programme Manager/Research Associate

School of Psychology and School of Medicine

National University of Ireland, Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 151-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position for 21 months as the D1 Now Study Programme Manager that spans the Schools of Psychology and Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Health Research Board (HRB) and is available from October 2018 to contract end date (approx.  21 months).

Prof Sean Dinneen, School of Medicine, is Lead Applicant of the D1 Now Study (https://d1now.ie/). He is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Programme Manager who will assist in leading a programme of research in designing and refining a health behaviour intervention that will be initially tested in a feasibility study before proceeding to a cluster randomised pilot study. The Programme Manager will report directly to Prof Dinneen. She/he will also work closely with Dr Molly Byrne, Health Research Board Research Leader and Director of the Health Behaviour Change Research Group, School of Psychology (http://www.nuigalway.ie/hbcrg/), other Co-applicants, Collaborators, members of the Young Adult Panel and other study sites across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The Programme Manager will have an office in the School of Psychology, NUI Galway. However, the candidate can agree an alternative location with Prof Dinneen and Dr Byrne where appropriate.

D1 Now Study

From January 2014 until January 2017, the study team, that spans NUI Galway and the Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Galway University Hospitals campuses, have been working on a HRB-funded study to develop a new intervention to improve outcomes for young adults with type 1 diabetes. The team used both the Medical Research Council (MRC) guidelines for developing and evaluating complex interventions (2010) and the Behaviour Change Wheel (BCW) for characterising and designing behaviour change interventions (Michie and colleagues, 2011). The team have established an evidence base from a systematic review, a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) panel (Young Adult Panel) and a qualitative engagement study with key stakeholders to develop a new intervention called D1 Now. D1 Now emphasises better engagement between young adults and their diabetes team. It includes a key worker, a Young Adult Service Portal and an agenda setting tool.

The D1 Now Study team have received funding from the HRB through their Definitive Intervention and Feasibility Award to test the feasibility and acceptability of the D1 Now intervention in a multi-centre, cluster randomised pilot in advance of a definitive cluster randomised controlled trial. The team will continue to adhere to the MRC and BCW guidelines in all 4 work packages:

  1. Developing, modelling and refining the D1 Now intervention

  2. Feasibility of the D1 Now intervention

  3. Cluster randomised pilot of the D1 Now intervention

  4. Formation of Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research: our Young Adult Panels

    The study team will use the findings from the feasibility and pilot phases to publish a protocol for a future definitive trial.

     

Job Description:

The successful candidate will oversee, manage and lead on all work packages of the D1 Now feasibility and pilot study. She/he will specifically focus on the day-to-day management of the study and delivery of the study in line with study objectives and timelines. She/he will lead out of some of the work packages and will oversee data entry, quality assurance, data management and analysis, financial management, meeting schedules, preparation of manuscripts and reports to the funding agency and study management. She/he should have strong experience in testing, modeling, refining and evaluating health behavioural change intervention and randomised controlled trials. Ideally she/he should be familiar with the Medical Research Council for developing and evaluating complex interventions and the Behaviour Change Wheel. She/he should have a strong track record of publishing in peer reviewed journals and at presenting at scientific conferences. Experience working with young adults would be desirable.

Duties/ Key Responsibilities:

  • ·         To work closely with Prof Dinneen and Dr Byrne on all aspects on the D1 Now Study
  • ·         Assist with the supervision of D1 Now Study Postdoctoral Researchers
  • ·         To work collaboratively with other study Co-applicants and Collaborators
  • ·         To continue to develop the study’s Young Adult Panel in Galway and Dublin
  • ·         To work closely with the Young Adult Panel to co-design all aspects of the D1 Now intervention as required
  • ·         To prepare scientific and financial reports
  • ·         To organise and host study meetings and conferences as required
  • Lead on the qualitative and quantitative data collection, collation, cleansing and analysis where appropriate

  • ·         To lead on the SWAT (Study Within A Trial) – assessing if involving the Young Adult Panel in the pilot improves recruitment and retention
    • ·         Build collaborative relationships with other Diabetes Centres in Ireland and Northern Ireland
    • ·         To maintain (and develop where appropriate) the D1 Now website and social media accounts
    • ·         To work with the Qualitative and Behaviour/ Health Psychology Postdoctoral Researchers on the testing, modelling and refining of the D1 Now intervention
    • ·         To assist in testing the feasibility and acceptability of the entire D1 Now intervention package and make appropriate refinements
    • ·         To lead and assist in the preparation of all manuscripts associated with the D1 Now Study for publication in high quality, peer-reviewed journals and for presentation at scientific conferences
    • ·         To lead on the preparation of D1 Now intervention reports where required, e.g., annual reports for ethics committees and funding agency
    • ·         To drive, develop, lead and coordinate the preparation and submission of grant proposals to funding agencies
    • ·         Liaise with the Research Office, Research Accounts Office, Human Resources and Communications Office in NUI Galway
    • ·         Identify opportunities for academic collaboration in the area of type 1 diabetes (in particular structured education and young adults)
    • ·         Personnel and performance management - staff supervision and research team management
    • ·         Support and deputise as required by Prof Sean Dinneen at local, national and international meetings
    • ·         Write job descriptions, recruit, advertise and interview potential postdoctoral researchers

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Education to the level of Masters degree or equivalent degree in Psychology, Social Science, Health Service Research or related discipline
  • Experience in programme management
  • Proficiency with computer systems including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and statistical and database software, e.g., SPSS and NVivo
  • Experience with managing budgets and in preparing financial reports
  • Experience of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research
  • 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 organisation skills

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Research in the area of health behaviour change intervention development and/ or evaluation
  • Experience working with young adults
  • Research in the area of chronic disease, in particular diabetes
  • Experience of randomised controlled trials, in particular in the area of health behaviour change interventions
  • Experience in applying for research funding
  • Familiarity with key framework/ guideline documents such as the Medical Research Council for developing and evaluating complex interventions and the Behaviour Change Wheel
  • Experience of co-ordinating multi-disciplinary, multi-site programmes and of inter-agency working
  • Experience in testing, modeling, refining and evaluating health behavioural change interventions
  • Experience maintaining websites and social media accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat
  • Flexibility in attending national and international meetings and conferences
  • Experience in research ethics
  • Awareness of Irish Health Services

Salary: €47,720 per annum [fixed point]

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post  

Start date: 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

Informal enquiries concerning this position may be made to Prof Seán Dinneen, sean.dinneen@nuigalway.ie, telephone +353 (0)91 495290.

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 Valerie Parker at Valerie.parker@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 151-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm, Friday 22nd August 2018 

Interviews are planned to be held on Monday 24th September 2018

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, 22 Aug 2018

NUIG 152-18 Postdoctoral Researcher in Engineering, BENCHVALUE Project, MaREI Centre, College of Engineering & Informatics, NUI Galway

Postdoctoral Researcher in Engineering

BENCHVALUE Project

MaREI Centre, College of Engineering & Informatics, NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 152-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term 12 month contract position as a postdoctoral researcher within the MaREI Centre and the Informatics Research Unit for Sustainable Engineering (IRUSE) at the School of Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is funded through the European Commission FP7 programme.

 

BENCHVALUE: BENCHMARKING WOOD MATERIAL VALUE CHAINS AGAINST NON-RENEWABLE VALUE CHAINS BY USING AND EXPANDING ASSESSMENT TOOL ”TOSIA”

Project objectives

The aim of the project is to develop a versatile benchmarking method to compare between renewable wood-based and non-renewable value chains and to quantify the sustainability impacts and climate change mitigation potential of substituting non-renewable with wood-based materials to support decision makers in policy and market environment. Further information on the project are available at: http://benchvalue.efi.int/

Project motivation

Europe aspires to create a thriving bioeconomy. For this, new innovative product value chains need to be developed, but an increased uptake of bio-based products is only possible if they are economic and more sustainable than competitive products.

The construction sector was chosen as the demonstration case to test the BenchValue method, as timber can be a viable and long-term alternative for storing green Carbon in buildings and substituting GHG emissions from more energy intensive materials. Furthermore, the construction sector is one of the leading sectors of the Eurasian economy and vital to the bio-economy.

In order to increase acceptance of the developed method and transparency of results, we build on the established ToSIA methodology for the forest-based sector (Lindner et al. 2010) and aim to expand it into comparison between wood-based and non-renewable value chains.

Stakeholders need a common method for comparing impact values for different materials for informed decision making, and ToSIA is suitable for that (Tuomasjukka et al. 2013). Currently no such label, standard or method exists (e.g. EN 15978 LCA of buildings partially covers environmental aspects), but are in demand with the upcoming EU “Energy Performance of Buildings Directive” (European Parliament & Council of the European Union 2010) which will be legally binding from 2020 onwards.

 

Project deliverables

The project is divided into five work packages (WP), as follows:

WP1 Coordination and Outreach: Project coordination and communication of project progress and results

WP2 Analysis: Gap analysis of the current version of ToSIA

WP3: Method: Development of a benchmarking method with ToSIA

WP4: Case studies: Proof of concept demonstrated at selected case studies and capacity building through international practical knowledge exchange

WP5: Synthesis: Recommendations how to improve assessment methods and definition of baselines and scenarios to quantify current and possible future contribution of wood construction (potential) to the bioeconomy

 

Our group is specifically tasked with selecting cases studies in Ireland that address specific national issues and testing the developed method in Ireland, which is part of WP4.

 

Primary candidate tasks / objectives

The postdoctoral researchers will be responsible for conducting the research and day to day management of tasks associated with the Benchvalue project. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to contribute to at least 3 international peer-reviewed each year, as well conference papers. She/he will be expected to also contribute to writing of Horizon2020 and other funding applications. She/he will also be required to help with other tasks when feasible. Specific tasks of the postdoctoral researcher(s) will include, but is not limited to:

• Contribute to a specified programme of research and scholarship under the supervision and direction the Principal Investigator.

• Define research objectives and proposals for own (or joint) research in line with research strategy whilst contributing to the research programme of the unit.  This will be under general guidance of the Principal Investigator.

• Determine appropriate methodologies for research as appropriate.

• Keep up to date with research related methods and techniques, in particular, developments in the specific research area.

• Have knowledge and understanding of the policy, practices and procedures, relevant to the role, which may include broader University/ sector/ external sponsor or funder (e.g. Commercial Awareness, Research Ethics, Knowledge Transfer, Patents, Intellectual Property Rights, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities & Diversity).

• Publish research frequently in high quality, peer-reviewed journals and compliant with the publication process. Each postdoctoral researcher will be expected to contribute to at least 3 international peer-reviewed journal papers each year, as well conference papers.

• Write, or contribute to the writing of, strong research and grant proposals, such as Horizon2020 and other funding applications.

• Present on research progress and outcomes e.g. to bodies supervising research; conferences, steering groups; other team members, and works with industry and other relevant external bodies to keep research relevant, as agreed with the PI / project leader.

• Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research with the support of and under the supervision of your Principal Investigator as appropriate.

• Engage in appropriate training and professional development opportunities to develop their own career reputation and career development as outlined, discussed and agreed with PI without adversely impacting the primary research role.

• If appropriate, contribute to teaching /tutoring/mentoring for personal career development that shall not exceed 50 hours per annum per researcher in the School of Engineering and under the close supervision of a fulltime academic member of the School.  The extent of this must not adversely impact the primary research role.

• Develop his/her career reputation and career development.

• Subject to school approval, may act as co-supervisor or be a member of a supervision panel.

• May act as mentor to foreign students on undergraduate placement/ internships.

• Build up collaborative links and networks with other schools, disciplines, organisations and keeps up to date with research in own area and what is happening in the international research community.

• Dissemination of research, impact, influence and engagement.

• Assist with weekly group meetings with the view to chairing them in the absence of the PI

• Manage his/her own personal and research resources (including where required, laboratories, and specialist equipment) as appropriate.

• Responsible for data and laboratory notebooks, archiving procedure and security. Know the legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements.

• Effectively plan research and estimate the time and resources required to complete it, and deliver on schedule under the supervision of the PI and as set out in the milestones for the research project.

• Where appropriate, work with PI to register patents to protect intellectual property.

• She/he will also be required to help with other tasks when feasible.

 

Essential requirements

  • Honours Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, material science, or a related discipline;

  • A PhD in a related field, or 5+ years equivalent industry/research based experience;

  • The candidate will be expected to have published peer-reviewed journal papers, as well as presented results at international conferences; 

  • Experience in life cycle assessment;

  • Expertise in energy efficiency of buildings and/or building retrofit;

  • Excellent technical writing skills;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Ability to work well within a team.

 

Desirable requirements

  • 3+ industry / postdoctoral research based experience;

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and specifications;

  • Experience of data management and data analysis;

  • Experience in policy-relevant research in the field of sustainability;

  • Experience in socio-economic research in energy efficiency;

  • Experience in laboratory testing and field measurements;

  • Knowledge of thermodynamics and heat transfer;

  • Knowledge of statistical methods;

  • Experience in proposal writing;

  • Experience in student supervision.

 

Salary €39,138 - €43,828 per annum                        Start date: 1 October 2018

 

To Apply:

Please submit the following;

  • Full Curriculum Vitae;
  • Covering letter;
  • Contact details of three references.

 

All of the required documentation should be sent by email to jamie.goggins@nuigalway.ie under the subject: BENCHVALUE-PDR. Alternatively, the documentation may be sent by regular post to Dr Jamie Goggins, Civil Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Please ensure to put, in subject line of e-mail application, the reference: BENCHVALUE NUIG 152-18

 

Further information:

BENCHVALUE project: http://benchvalue.efi.int/

Civil Engineering at National university of Ireland, Galway: http://www.nuigalway.ie/civileng/

MaREI Centre: http://www.marei.ie 

IRUSE-Galway group website: http://www.iruse.ie/

National University of Ireland, Galway: http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/who-we-are/

Living in Ireland: http://www.livinginireland.ie/

Moving to Ireland: http://www.euraxess.ie/

 

For additional information about this post please contact:
Dr. Jamie Goggins, Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Tel: +353-91-492609; E-mail: jamie.goggins@nuigalway.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 31st August 2018

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

National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunity employer

Closing Date: Friday, 31 Aug 2018

NUIG 154-18 PhD Fellowship – Study and Applications of Microalgal Toxins Marine Biodiscovery School of Chemistry/Marine Institute

PhD Fellowship – Study and Applications of Microalgal Toxins

Marine Biodiscovery School of Chemistry/Marine Institute

Ref. No. NUIG 154-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time 4-year PhD studentship/scholarship for a Structured PhD in Chemistry on the topic of “Culture optimization and bioactivity of toxic microalgae” between the School of Chemistry (Marine Biodiscovery) at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the Marine Institute, Oranmore.

This position is a Cullen fellowship funded by the Marine Institute and is available from October 2018 to contract end date of September 2022.

The Structured Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemistry programme is a four year (full-time) postgraduate research degree that combines a PhD thesis with the taught academic components of the school of chemistry. This full-time PhD programme subscribes to the scientist-practitioner model, and provides students with integrated training in the academic and research aspects of Chemistry as well as providing students with a broad range of transferable skills including teaching activities at the undergraduate level.

Job Description:

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) produce toxins that can accumulate in marine animals and thereby represent a significant threat to the marine environment, public health and several Irish marine-dependent industries.  Industries foremost affected by HABs include the Irish shellfish and finfish aquaculture and commercial fishing enterprises, which are renowned internationally for the quality of their products. Closures of shellfish production areas, for example, have been recommended by Ireland’s MI in recent decades due to food safety issues ultimately caused by HABs. Such closures, while necessary for the protection of public health, can also cause significant economic challenges for the Irish seafood sector. 

The recipient of this PhD Cullen fellowship will work in the field of HABs affecting Irish waters, and will also participate in the further development of the National Marine Biodiscovery Lab of Ireland (NMBLI) at the MI through conducting bioassays on marine toxins and metabolite extracts derived from harmful micoalgae . The main supervisor of this PhD program, Professor Olivier Thomas, is leading the NMBLI, in coordination with Jeff Fisher Director of the Marine Environment and Food Safety Services at the M.I.; Dr. Fisher will supervise the development and progression of bioassays for bioactivity.   

The main objectives of this PhD opportunity will be: i) to work in close collaboration with the co-supervisors and other staff of the biotoxin groups at the MI on the optimization of micro-algal cultures and the exploration of the bioactivity of selected toxic Irish microalgae extracts. (For this aspect of the work the PhD scholar will collaborate with the phytoplankton team at the MI, supervised by Joe Silke, to optimize culture of the three main toxic microalgal species affecting Irish waters at a small scale in the first instance and then at a medium scale for metabolite production); ii) to isolate and elucidate the structure first of the known toxins and then other metabolites present in the three species at NUIG; iii) to develop and conduct bioassays at the MI’s NMBLI with the toxins and their metabolites to examine potential applications of bioactivity (e.g., antimicrobial, antifungal, antiparasitic functions); and  iv) to run some ecotoxicological bioassays on the isolated metabolites.

The supervisors of the project will include:

-       Olivier Thomas (Professor Marine Biodiscovery NUIG)

-       Dr. Jeffrey Fisher (Marine Institute)

-       Joe Silke (Marine Institute)

-       Dr. Dagmar Stengel (Macroalgae NUIG)

Tasks and Learning Outcomes:

The PhD will be organized around 4 main tasks:

- Task 1: optimization of the cultures of three toxic microalgal species at the Marine Institute

- Task 2: description of the chemodiversity of the three species at NUIG

- Task 3: antimicrobial screening of the metabolites produced at the Marine Institute

- Task 4: ecological impacts of the metabolites produced by Azadinium.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

1st class or a 2:1 honours first degree in Chemistry or a related subject (also 2.2 honours with a Master degree may be considered)

Training in and experience of Organic Chemistry and/or Biochemistry

Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Highly motivated, with excellent organisational skills

Desirable Requirements:

Masters degree

Knowledge of Natural Product Chemistry

Experience in culture of microalgae

Experience in bioassays

Driving license

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Scholarship Amount & Stipend: The fellowship award will be €23,000 per annum. This amount comprises a scholarship award of €16,000 to the Cullen Fellow as well as payment of fees to the host institution and €1,000 for travel.

Start date: Position is available from 1st October 2018

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 Marine Biodiscovery NUI Galway is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/chemistry/olivierthomas/ and for the MI http://www.marine.ie/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Olivier THOMAS

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of some referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Olivier THOMAS and Joe SILKE: e-mail olivier.thomas@nuigalway.ie; Joe.Silke@Marine.ie.

Please indicate reference NUIG-154-18-CULLEN-PhD in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 21st August 2018 

Interviews and decision are planned for the first week of September 2018 

All applications are assessed in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and competency based selection

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

Closing Date: Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018

NUIG 155-18 Research Fellow or Senior R&D Engineer– Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering, BioInnovate and the School of Medicine, NUI Galway

Research Fellow or Senior R&D Engineer– Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering

 

BioInnovate and the School of Medicine

NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG-155-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Research acting as Technical Lead (Senior Project Engineer) on a project within the BioInnovate and the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland and is available from September 2018 to 1st March 2019.

This position relates to Stage 1 of a project that focuses on the commercialisation of a woman’s health medical device, with possibility to extend depending on project success and funding acquisition. Furthermore, the commercial nature of this project may provide opportunities for acquiring future funding to support the foundation of a start-up, should achievement of milestones be successful.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a dynamic and motivated team in   developing a medical device in the area of women’s health.  The candidate will work collaboratively and aid the PI in the development of the medical device. The candidate will be responsible in developing early prototypes for in vitro test model studies and have a strong understanding of the process used to de-risk and demonstrate proof of principle for a new medical device. The candidate will lead the technical management of the project by providing strong technical expertise on designed developments, testing through animal trials, re-testing, product improvement and product delivery.

In addition to working closely with other members of the internal clinical and commercial team, they will also engage with suppliers and external design firms to collaboratively establish a proof-of-concept medical device.  

Duties:

  • Work and collaborate in a team with broad expertise in areas associated with medical device development
  • Provide technical leadership over the development of a Class II medical device
  • Lead in the development of prototypes, verification / validation units and product specification for a mechanical medical device including specifications, assembly drawings and manufacturing documentation
  • Assist in the fabrication and testing of a proof-of-concept product in vitro test model studies
  • Collaborate with  clinical team to develop test protocol guidelines for animal studies
  • Responsible for all activities pertaining to R&D of a new medical device from concept through to manufacture of the device
  • Proactively identify technical solutions and risks for project deliverables
  • Work with external design firms in the transfer of knowledge required for development of a proof-of-concept, minimum viable product
  • Engage with suppliers to prototype device in various materials to determine safety and ease of use of the materials
  • Documenting work in line with quality systems, to satisfy regulatory approval requirements (e.g. CE Mark and FDA)
  • Coordinate with outside consultants and clinicians to ensure testing and analyses required to fully qualify and verify device designs are appropriately representative to meet end user requirements
  • Conduct a general IP landscape report to gain an overview of patent activity and trends in the clinical area
  • Work and collaborate with team and NUIG TTO and patent lawyers to develop IP strategy and determine if an independent FTO analysis needed to be conducted

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Hold a MSc or PhD in Mechanical or Biomedical engineering or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years research / industrial experience working in the medical device sector
  • Strong understanding of the process used to de-risk and demonstrate proof of principle for new medical device technologies
  • Medical device related project management experience of fabrication and processing of new medical device products
  • Previous experience of leading or working on early medical device technology projects from early stage design to commercialisation
  • Experience of preclinical testing of medical devices, re-testing, product improvement to determine the design and material safety
  • Strong R&D experience preferably in the health care industry
  • Manage and drive project tasks to ensure timely completion of project milestones
  • Motivated and independent person, capable of working with minimal supervision
  • Clear evidence of good interpersonal and communication skills with good leadership abilities
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Desirable Requirements:

  • Solid experience of medical device design validation, including strong understanding of current FDA / CE regulatory systems and medical device directives
  • In-depth understanding of intellectual property
  • An understanding of investor requirements for funding of med-tech start ups
  • Well networked with academics, clinicians and industry partners in the med-tech space

Salary: € 53,243.00 per annum.

Start date: Position is available from start of September 2018.

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 BioInnovate is available at www.bioinnovate.ie and further information about the School of Medicine is available at www.nuigalway.ie/medicine/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Paula Newell (paula.newell@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 Paula Newell (paula.newell@nuigalway.ie)

Please put reference number NUIG-155-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, 21st August 2018. 

Interviews are planned for the week beginning 27th August 2018.   

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

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

Closing Date: Tuesday, 21 Aug 2018

NUIG 156-18 Senior Research Associate/Programme Manager Centre for Health Evaluation Methodology Research & Evidence Synthesis(CHEM-RES) School of Nursing & Midwifery, NUI Galway.

Senior Research Associate - Programme Manager

Evidence Synthesis

Centre for Health Evaluation Methodology Research & Evidence Synthesis (CHEM-RES)

School of Nursing & Midwifery, NUI Galway.

Ref. no: NUIG 156-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 3-year fixed term contract position as Programme Manager (Senior Research Associate) for an evidence synthesis capacity building initiative funded by the Health Research Board (HRB) and the Health and Social Care, Research and Development (HSC R&D) Division of the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland.

The position is full-time (1 WTE) and is available from 1st November 2018 (earlier may be considered) to contract end date of 31st November 2021. The initiative will be based in the new Centre for Health Evaluation, Methodology Research and Evidence Synthesis (CHEM-RES) in NUI Galway.

There has been a rapid expansion in the amount and availability of scientific evidence produced to inform policy and clinical practice. This creates challenges around quality assurance of the evidence generated (as not all evidence syntheses are created equal) and also dissemination of that information. It is accepted that health care decisions should be based on a synthesis of the global body of evidence rather than relying on the convenient selection of one or more discrete studies. Failure to use synthesised evidence in decision-making is known to lead to, at best, waste and, at worst, harm to the public, including increased mortality. Thus, the demand for evidence synthesis skills is gaining momentum and a critical mass of experts in a range of evidence synthesis methodologies is required.

Despite the growth in evidence synthesis and the increasing complexity of reviews of evidence, there is an urgent need to improve the capability to do and use evidence syntheses. In addition, the evidence base underpinning many aspects of the evidence synthesis process is limited. This leads to a lack of capacity to conduct reviews, a lack of knowledge and awareness of their benefit to inform health care policy and practice decisions and a lack of clear methodological guidance to inform the choice of evidence synthesis methods.

The primary aim of the new evidence synthesis capacity building initiative is to build a critical mass of experts in a range of evidence synthesis methodologies. This needs to address the training and support needs for evidence informed decision making in policy and practice for the island of Ireland. The secondary aim is to generate knowledge around methods of and efficiencies in evidence syntheses. This will be achieved through a focus on three high-level activities relating to evidence synthesis (i) support (ii) training and education and (iii) research and innovation. Importantly, this initiative also re-establishes Cochrane Ireland and its associated activities.

Job Description:

The Programme Manager’s role is a senior position within the initiative. He/she will be responsible for establishing, co-ordinating, managing and delivering activities for the initiative, as well as developing new strategies for its future. He/she will also be responsible for delivering on primary evidence synthesis methodology research projects including; applying for funding, conducting studies with international research teams and reporting and disseminating project findings. He/she will be based in CHEM-RES within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUI Galway.

Principal duties

  • Responsible for developing a world-class evidence synthesis capacity building centre at NUI Galway, including the re-establishment of Cochrane Ireland; 

  • Builds, drives and maintains national and international relationships;

  • Designs, develops and implements short and long-term strategic plans, programs, events and activities;

  • Manages and conducts a specific programme of research and scholarship - define research objectives and carry out substantive, original and significant research which supports research activity in evidence synthesis;

  • Plays a leading role in regional, national/international collaborative research projects and in creating and establishing a research programmes in evidence synthesis;

  • Leads the cultivation and strengthening of new and established partners, as well as fostering national awareness around evidence synthesis through targeted outreach and strategic communication;

  • Liaise with the broader evidence synthesis community both nationally and internationally to identify areas of strength and weakness to establish new strategic areas for improvement;

  • Identify suitable evidence synthesis methodology funding calls and lead on major grant applications, with follow through from project set-up to reporting; 

  • Prepare a strategy for important funding calls and maintain a management system for handling support requests, though to follow up;

  • Oversee the measurement, data collection, analysis and reporting of KPIs to the Executive Committee and funder;

  • Establish and manage the initiative’s Evidence Synthesis Fellow scheme, from advertisement to allocation and Fellow progress reporting;

  • Will oversee all aspects of complex partner communications, ensures periodic, consistent and timely communications and planning for members, Director and Executive committee and Advisory Board; takes responsibility for the development, maintenance and updating of the Network website and social media;

  • Maintains close communication and liaise with Executive Committee and the funders; attend regular Executive Committee meetings;

  • Facilitate and assist in the organisation of the series of courses and other activities in locations throughout the country;

  • Develop structures and processes for the identification of methodological expertise including teaching faculty;

  • Establish mechanisms and processes for the allocation of funds to support inter-institutional working (including workshops, research projects etc. where required);

  • Oversee finances and budget planning including initiate annual, interim and final financial reports in a timely manner, as required by funder;

  • Establish critical relationships with funders and other stakeholders (e.g. the Department of Health and Children, The Health Services Executive, industry, regulators, and others including international partners) on issues and initiatives relevant to the initiative;

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

    Qualifications/ Skills Required:

    Essential Requirements:

  • Education to the level of PhD in a health science subject;

  • Demonstrate extensive project management of and leadership experience in initiating, designing and implementing research projects including evidence of ability to manage and oversee research projects and to take responsibility for their overall success;

  • Evidence of strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to produce information that is appropriately presented and effectively received by academic and non-academic audiences;

  • Evidence of substantial experience in network and relationship building and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external stakeholders at national and international levels;

  • Evidence of high level of responsiveness in leading the handling concerns, resolving problems or issues;

  • Proven skills in synthesising large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals and reports;

  • Ability to travel domestically or internationally, as well as staff events outside normal working hours;

  • Flexible, self-motivated; ability to work independently and collaboratively;

  • Experience in supervising junior team members as needed;

  • Peer review publications

  • Proven excellence in IT literacy in particular with word processing and spread sheets;

Desirable Requirements:

    • Experience in evidence synthesis

    • Track record in coordinating international, multicenter projects;

    • Substantial experience in report writing, both scientific and financial

    • Previous research centre management experience

    • Website maintenance experience

Employment permit restrictions apply to this category of post

 

Salary: €63,125 to €72,582 (may be offered as a fixed personal rate)

Start date: 1st November 2018 (earlier may be considered)

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 further information on the HRB-Trial Methodology Research Network, please visit https://www.hrb-tmrn.ie/

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

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

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

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

Please put reference number Ref. no:NUIG 156-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 7th September 2018.

Interview date: 24th Sept 2018 (TBC)

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 Sep 2018

NUIG 157-18 Postdoctoral Researcher(s) x 2 Materials and Structures, MaREI Centre College of Engineering & Informatics NUI Galway

Postdoctoral Researcher(s) x 2

Materials and Structures, MaREI Centre

College of Engineering & Informatics

NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG-157-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for 2 full-time, fixed term 12 month contract positions as postdoctoral researchers within the Materials & Structures Research Group in the MaREI Centre at the College of Engineering and Informatics, National University of Ireland, Galway. These positions are jointly funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), H2020 Flotec project, H2020 MARINET II project, SEABLADE project and industry partners through the MaREI Centre.  These positions are for an initial period of 12 months, with potential to extend subject to project success and future funding acquisition.

 

Design, modelling and testing of composite blades for wind and tidal energy

MaREI is the marine and renewable energy research, development and innovation centre supported by Science Foundation Ireland. It combines expertise of a wide range of research groups and industrial partners, with a shared mission of solving the main scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges across the marine and renewable energy sectors. The specific goals of the main projects that the successful candidates will be involved in is (i) to develop and implement testing techniques for ocean energy structures by collaborating with leading industrial partners and (ii) to develop software tools for the analysis and design of wind and tidal turbine composite blades.

 

The successful candidates will be based in the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), which is the largest and oldest university based in the West of Ireland, employing in excess of 2,000 staff with an 18,000 strong student population. NUI Galway is a research-led university and is ranked in the top 1% of universities world-wide in the QS World University Rankings for 2017/18 and in the top 250 in the Times Higher Education world rankings for 2017/18 and has just been named Irish University of the Year 2018 by the Sunday Times. Its research and teaching infrastructure is well established, of world calibre and well supported. The heavy structures research laboratory is a good example of this. NUI Galway has played a major role in marine research in Ireland due to its strategic location as a gateway to the North Atlantic and has a long history of involvement in European marine research.

 

Project objectives

The main projects the candidates will be working on are the H2020 Flotec project, H2020 MARINET II project, SEABLADE project and research collaboration with industry partners through the MaREI Centre.  These projects focus on the structural performance of wind and tidal turbine blades. These projects will advance the verifiable design life of wind and tidal turbine rotor blades through a suite of tests and verification studies, both accelerating advancement of the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) and commercial readiness and informing decision making for future design iterations to reduce material costs and maintenance, while also improving reliability and performance even further.

 

Key deliverables of this research project are:

  • The delivery of validated design and testing software tools for improved design and manufacture of tidal rotor blades with increased confidence and predictability of reliability.

  • To complete structural testing of tidal turbines blades in the heavy structures laboratory at NUI Galway, enhance the testing capabilities of this laboratory and develop a new international testing standard for tidal turbine blades.

 

The successful candidates will join the project team that comprises of a Principal Investigator, four collaborative academic staff members (civil engineering, mechanical engineering), three postdoctoral researchers, two technical staff members and 4 PhD students. The Researchers will also liaise with other researchers in the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) Centre (www.marei.ie), both at NUI Galway and at the relevant MaREI partner institutions (UCC, UL, NUIM and UCD).

 

Primary candidate tasks / objectives:

Postdoctoral Researcherswill be responsible for complete structural testing of tidal and wind turbines blades, as well as other structures, in the heavy structures laboratory at NUI Galway, enhance the testing capabilities of this laboratory and develop a new international testing standard for tidal turbine blades. This will include design of test set-ups, including fixtures and fitings, and be responsible for their procurement. All work will be carried out using international standards. This person will have experience in design, manufacture and testing of large scale structures. S/he will be responsible to preparing algorithms in Labview for controlling the testing and acquisition of data during the testing.

 

The system must be robust for structural testing in static and high-cycle fatigue loading, as well as obtaining eigenfreqencies of the structure. This person must have experience in software development using Labview, as well as setting instrumentation. The heavy structures laboratory is well equipped with a large structures test cell, state-of-the-art data acquisition system and measurement devices, including Digital Image Correlation (DIC), 3D laser scanner, vibrometer, National Instruments PXI 120 channel data acquisition system and a range of sensors (see http://bit.ly/2rKxRnU for more details).

 

The postdoctoral researcher(s) will also have the opportunity to further develop and validate our in-house design and testing software tools, BladeComp, for improved design and manufacture of tidal rotor blades to give increased confidence and predictability of reliability. BladeComp employs advanced finite element modelling techniques with detailed manufacturing and material data, together with built-in optimisation options, to analyse the structural performance of composite turbine rotor blades.

 

Skills/Qualifications Required:

 

Essential requirements:

  • Honours Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or a related discipline;

  • A PhD in a related field, or 5+ years equivalent industry/research based experience;

  • Evidence of industry/research based experience in structural engineering design with applications in fatigue loading;

  • Evidence of expertise in laboratory testing to international standards;

  • Evidence of experience in writing grant applications;

  • Evidence of experience in experimental techniques in measuring damage in structural systems; 

  • Demonstrable expertise in Python programming and/or Labview programming;

  • Track record of excellent technical writing skills;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Ability to work well within a team.

 

Desirable requirements:

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and specifications;

  • Experience of data management and data analysis;

  • Demonstrable expertise in advanced modelling of composite large scale rotor blades in ABAQUS;

  • Demonstrable expertise in modelling fluid structures interaction;

  • Research experience in micromechanical and damage modelling of metallic and/or composite materials

  • Experience in, or knowledge of the following topics: modelling and experimental investigation of composite damage; mechanical characterisation of composite materials.

  • The candidate will be expected to have published peer-reviewed journal papers, as well as presented results at international conferences. 

  • Experience in numerical simulation (i.e. FE, CFD);

  • Knowledge of statistical methods;

  • Experience in proposal writing;

  • Experience in student supervision;

     

Salary €39,138 - €43,828 per annum            Start date: October 2018

 

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.  

 

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

To Apply:

Please submit the following;

  • Full Curriculum Vitae;
  • Covering letter, including specifying which of the two posts you are applying for;
  • Contact details of three references.

 

All of the required documentation should be sent by email to jamie.goggins@nuigalway.ie under the subject: MaREI-Blades-Postdoc. Alternatively, the documentation may be sent by regular post to Dr Jamie Goggins, Civil Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway.

 

Please ensure to put, in subject line of e-mail application, the reference: MaREI-Blades-Postdoc NUIG 157-18

 

Further information:

MaREI Centre: www.marei.ie  

Civil Engineering at National university of Ireland, Galway: http://www.nuigalway.ie/civileng/

National University of Ireland, Galway: http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/who-we-are/

Living in Ireland: http://www.livinginireland.ie/

Moving to Ireland: http://www.euraxess.ie/

 

For additional information about this post please contact:
Dr. Jamie Goggins, Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator, MaREI Centre, College of Engineering and Informatics, National University of Ireland, Galway.
Tel: +353-91-492609; E-mail: jamie.goggins@nuigalway.ie 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 31st August, 2018.

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

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

Closing Date: Friday, 31 Aug 2018

NUIG 158-18 Senior Researcher- Innovation Out Lead, Health Innovation Hub Ireland, College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, NUI Galway

Senior Researcher- Innovation Out Lead

Health Innovation Hub Ireland

College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 158-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Senior Research Fellow within the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland and is available from 1st October 2018 to the 28th of February 2021.

 

Job Description:

Have you worked in Medtech? Do you have a passion for innovation and want to work to improve our healthcare system for patients and healthcare workers? Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) is a new initiative which seeks to foster innovation from within the Irish health service. It also provides the medtech industry with better access to the healthcare system to develop and test their technologies.

HIHI has recently opened an office in Galway and is seeking candidates to lead their ‘Innovation Out of Healthcare’ activities at a national level. They will work closely with healthcare professionals from across a diverse range of disciplines to review, mentor and progress new projects based on unmet clinical needs. They will be a strategic thinker, capable of influencing key stakeholders to develop and execute the ‘Innovation Out’ programme to meet targets and deliver impact. Previous experience of the healthcare/medtech startup sector will be advantageous along with a firm understanding of the technical, commercial and clinical factors that may impact on the commercialisation of new solutions.

This role offers an exciting opportunity for someone looking for a new challenge and to join a focused team working at the frontline of medtech innovation. HIHI is a highly collaborative environment with team-members based in Galway, Cork and Dublin who work closely with HSE hospital groups (including the Saolta University Healthcare Group in the West) and community care services. Our stakeholders include Enterprise Ireland, the HSE, partner academic institutions, Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs), hospital groups, patient groups and industry. Further detail at www.hih.ie.

Duties:

  • Lead Health Innovation Hub Ireland “Innovation Out” healthcare projects to achieve goal of developing new technologies or process improvements based on problems identified from within the Irish Healthcare System.

  • Develop and roll-out an HIHI Innovation Out strategy at a national level.

  • Assist academic partners with conducting research projects within the School of Medicine.

  • Conduct thorough technical and commercial research to evaluate proposed solutions, identifying risks and path forward.

  • Develop and deliver an innovation training strategy and roadshows across hospital and primary care locations.

  • Work with clinicians and HSE staff to identify and investigate opportunities for innovation.

  • Design tools and methodologies that streamline the Innovation Out evaluation process.

  • Support HIHI clients to identify suitable funding sources for their projects.

  • Collaborate with CÚRAM, the SFI Centre for Medical Devices, the NUI Galway Translational Medical Device Lab, the Innovation Office (TTO) at NUI Galway, BioInnovate Ireland (national medtech innovation training), GMIT Innovation Hubs and Gmedtech.

  • Lead all reporting and management requirements related to the post.

  • Provide advice on data protection issues and uphold data protection best practice in all HIHI activities.

  • Provide input in the form of planning, de-risking, etc. for new HIHI projects.

  • Play a leading role on behalf of Health Innovation Hub Ireland in regional, national/international collaborative research projects and contribute to increasing the levels of funding within the School of Medicine.

     

    Qualifications/Skills required:

     

    Essential requirements:

  • Significant experience working in the medical device/healthcare area with experience of working with different clinical indications in a research, technical or commercial role.

  • PhD role or equivalent experience in medical device/healthcare area.

  • Previous experience working in a role to deliver impact / change based on strategic planning.

  • Experience in influencing stakeholders to drive policies and lead new initiatives.

  • Previous experience of working with innovative technologies (in a research, technical or commercial role) including knowledge of the product development and commercialisation process for new medtech technologies.

  • Project management experience including planning and resource management in new medtech focused projects.

  • A clear understanding of how to evaluate research projects in the healthcare area and new medtech opportunities.

  • Experienced in developing plans to de-risk and progress new medtech innovation projects.

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

Desirable requirements:     

  • Previous experience of working with healthcare professionals/clinicians to identity unmet clinical needs and opportunities for new technology development.

  • Knowledge and experience of using structured methodologies to evaluate new medical device technologies to determine technical feasibility and commercial viability.

  • Worked on projects to develop new device from early concepts through to transfer to production and market release.

  • Detailed understanding of investor requirements for funding of med-tech start-ups, e.g. IP, market opportunity, etc.

  • Previous experience of leading early medical device technology projects forward to seed funding.

  • Previous experience of working (in a technical or commercial role) on product development projects with an understanding of associated processes required for medical device regulatory approval.

  • Previous experience of working across academic, clinical and industry sectors.

  • Knowledge of funding streams for innovation projects in research and/or industry.

Salary:  EUR €63,125 (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).  This is a full time position.

Start date: Position is available from 1st October 2018

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Aisling Dolan (aisling.dolan@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

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 Aisling Dolan (aisling.dolan@nuigalway.ie)

Please put reference number NUIG-158-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Monday 10th September 2018 

Interviews will take place week of 17th September 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: Monday, 10 Sep 2018

NUIG 159-18 Postdoctoral Researcher SEFE MaREI 'Uncertainty quantification of NOx formation in gas turbine combustors' College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway

Postdoctoral Researcher – SEFE, MaREI

Uncertainty quantification of NOx formation in gas turbine combustors

College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG159-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, 24-month fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher to be based in Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and Siemens through the new €3.3M Sustainable Energy and Fuel Efficiency (SEFE) spoke in the Research Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy in Ireland (MaREI, http://www.marei.ie/), and is available from 17 September 2018 for 24 months.

MaREI has over 200 researchers working across 6 academic institutions collaborating with over 45 industry partners to tackle the scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges across the marine and renewable energy sectors. NUI Galway leads the newly-added SEFE spoke at MaREI, which aims to support Ireland’s and Europe’s transition to sustainable and renewable energy through the development of new processes, technologies and markets. Siemens is a recognised global leader in clean energy technology. Siemens gas turbine engineers in Canada, Germany and Sweden will work closely with the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will develop a numerical method to predict NOx emissions from gas turbine combustors using CFD simulations (high fidelity LES), chemical reactor networks (CRNs) and uncertainty quantification (UQ). This work will build on existing efforts (see IGTI paper GT2017-64271) to use detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms to predict CO, NO and NO2 emissions and formation pathways in gas turbines. The successful candidate will be primarily based at NUI Galway (http://www.nuigalway.ie/therme/ and http://c3.nuigalway.ie/), with frequent interactions with Siemens.

Job Description

The successful candidate will conduct the following activities that are central to the project:

  1. A toolchain for the incorporation of UQ into Python-based CRN analysis of gas turbine emissions. Candidate UQ techniques include Monte Carlo, Bayesian Networks and Polynomial Chaos Expansion (using the ChaosPy Python library).

  2. Comparison of detailed kinetic mechanisms and reduced/optimised kinetic mechanisms for up to five C1–C5 mixtures at engine-relevant conditions.

  3. A computationally efficient, robust and stable method to execute the toolchain on both desktop and high-performance computing (HPC) systems, including for example, parallelisation.

  4. Final report on the toolchain.

Additional Duties

In addition to the tasks listed above, the successful candidate will:

  1. Be primarily responsible for project management and communications with project partners (academic & industrial).

  2. Prepare abstracts, manuscripts and presentations for dissemination of the work in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and international conferences.

  3. Assist in the operation of the ThermE research group by assisting in the following: (i) PhD student supervision, (ii) day-to-day management, (iii) writing research funding applications, (iv) budget management duties.

  4. Develop their teaching skills by contributing to lectures and undergraduate project supervision.

  5. Work with high degrees of independence and dedication to ensure the successful completion of the work.

 

Qualifications/Skills Required:

Essential Requirements:

  • Hold, or be within 3 months of holding, a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Strong publication record as a first author in at least 3 peer-reviewed journal papers.
  • Demonstrable experience of advanced use of CFD software, including large eddy simulations, user-defined functions, high-performance computing, and turbulence-chemistry interactions.
  • Demonstrable experience with chemical kinetic modelling using software such as Cantera, Chemkin, DARS, OpenSMOKE, etc.
  • Demonstrable experience with uncertainty quantification methodologies.
  • Demonstrable experience with the Python coding language.
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English as well as excellent communication skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • 1.   Experience in writing research funding applications.
  • 2.   Experience in helping to supervise undergraduate and/or postgraduate projects.

Salary: €39,138 per annum   

Start date: Position is available from 17 September 2018.

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

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 research partners are available at the links given above. Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Rory Monaghan at NUI Galway (rory.monaghan@nuigalway.ie).  

To Apply

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

It is essential applicants put reference number NUIG 159-18 in the subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Wednesday 29th August 2018

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, 29 Aug 2018

NUIG 161-18 Researcher in Composite Materials, Additive Manufacturing for Tooling Applications (AM-Tool) Project, Irish Composites Centre (IComp)

Researcher in Composite Materials

 Additive Manufacturing for Tooling Applications (AM-Tool) Project

Irish Composites Centre (IComp)

College of Engineering and Informatics

NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 161-18

NUI Galway is part of the Irish Composites Centre (IComp) research centre (www.icomp.ie). IComp was established in 2010 under the EI/IDA Technology Centres initiative. It is hosted by the University of Limerick (UL), working in partnership with NUI Galway (NUI Galway), University College Dublin (UCD) and Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT).

IComp is the link between industry and the extensive resources dedicated to composite materials available in Irish third level institutions. Directed by our industry members, IComp’s work is focused on solving technical challenges encountered on a daily basis and delivering research and development activity. IComp is supported by world-class academics and a dedicated team of highly-experienced researchers. The IComp team is helping to develop knowledge and skills within the Irish composites community enabling it to take advantage of the latest technology and be competitive in the growing global market.

IComp is funding the research project Additive Manufacturing for Tooling Applications (AM-Tool). The aim of AM-Tool is to exploit the potential of additive manufacturing (AM) for the rapid development of high quality composite tooling solutions to meet the needs of IComp members. This project has the active support of 11 IComp member companies and is led by Dr Neal Murphy at UCD. Dr Declan Devine (AIT), Prof Denis Dowling (UCD), Prof Alojz Ivanković (UCD) and Dr Walter Stanley (UL) are all active academic collaborators in AM-Tool. Three researchers will be recruited on the project, one each at UCD, AIT and NUI Galway.

Job Description:

The successful candidate at NUI Galway will be responsible for the numerical simulation of thermoforming, resin transfer moulding and injection overmoulding processes employing AM manufactured tooling. This task will involve the development of numerical models of the various moulding processes using experimentally determined mechanical and thermal properties, with a view to predicting behaviour, geometric stability and operational life of AM manufactured tools. Manufacturing induced defects will also be characterised via microscopy and accounted for in computational models. To support the design of conformal mould cooling systems and cooling backing plates, a transient computational thermal model of moulds in-service will be developed and utilised.

Duties:

The successful candidate will be responsible for a range of project tasks, including:

  • ·         Develop, calibrate and validate computational process models of manufacturing processes.
  • ·         Liaise with other project members and IComp industry partners.
  • ·         Attend IComp meetings and events.
  • ·         Disseminate research output via journal publications, conference presentation, etc.
  • ·         Assist in the preparation of further research proposals e.g. H2020, Interreg etc.
  • ·         Assist in the preparation of IComp technical and financial reports and reviews.
  • ·         Assist in related teaching and research activities.

 Essential Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2.1 Honours Bachelor degree or Masters degree
  • Evidence of experience in Mechanical, Energy Systems, Materials Engineering, Manufacturing or closely related disciplines
  • Excellent written and verbal English
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent mathematical and advanced computational skills appropriate to the task (e.g. finite element analysis, thermodynamics, programming).

 Desirable Requirements:

 

  • PhD in engineering
  • Experimental mechanical testing expertiese
  • Microscopy expertise
  • Project management experience

 Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post if appointed at the level of Research Assistant.

Salary range: €30,645 - €39,138 per annum – Postdoctoral Researcher level

                        €23,079 - €29,804 per annum - Research Assistant level

Start date: Position is available from September 2018.

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 Irish Composites Centre (IComp) research centre are available at: www.icomp.ie

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG-161-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Thursday, 30th August 2018. 

Interviews are planned for the week beginning 3rd September 2018 

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 Aug 2018

NUIG 162-18 Senior Research and Design Engineer, Atrial Fibrillation Therapy Project, School of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway

Senior Research and Design Engineer

Atrial Fibrillation Therapy Project

School of Engineering and Informatics

Ref. No. NUIG-162-18

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a temporary part-time (80%) fixed term position as a Senior Research Associate with the School of Engineering and Informatics at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland through their Commercialisation Fund programme and is available initially from September 2018 for 2 months and may be extended up to 18 months subject to securing further funding.

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmic condition, affecting up to 2% of the general population. It can cause palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue but more critically it can lead to clot formation in the heart, which can ultimately cause stroke. Current treatments include drug therapies and RF ablation – both of which have high failure rates. In conjunction with the Mayo Clinic (MN, USA), NUI Galway is exploring an exciting novel electrophysiology-based technique for improved treatment of AF.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work as Senior Research and Design Engineer – Atrial Fibrillation Therapy project.

Duties:

The successful candidate will be responsible for a range of project tasks, including:

  • Liaise with project manager and team to assist with design of catheters and electrodes for clinical research.

  • Analyse and evaluate clinical and technology risks and develop a risk management plan.

  • Provide input for development of devices suitable for the human anatomy.

  • Engage with external manufacturers to ensure design and development criteria are met.

  • Work with external suppliers for the development and verification testing of electrodes and catheters

  • Develop a risk management plan for a clinical study

  • Contribute to development of intellectual property for the technology

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

 

  • An engineering, life science or medical science background with electromechanical experience – at least 10 years of relevant experience.

  • Familiar with commercial cardiac catheters.

  • Documented experience of engagement with external manufacturers to ensure design and development criteria are met
  • At least 3 years of experience developing risk management plans for clinical studies
  • Experience in risk management and verification and validation testing of medical devices

  • Experience in the development and testing of medical electrical technologies

  • Experienced in working with clinicians in identifying needs and developing medical technologies

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in the design or manufacture of commercial cardiac catheters

  • Have recently worked on a similar project with commercial cardiac catheters.

  • Design for Six-Sigma experience and qualification

  • Self-motivated

  • Keen interest in development and commercial implementation of new medical technologies.

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: Fixed salary of up to €70,000 per annum, pro rata for this (80%) part-time post.

Start date: Position is available from early September 2018.

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 Biomedical Engineering at NUI Galway is available at www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/biomedical-engineering/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Mark Bruzzi, mark.bruzzi@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 barry.obrien@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-162-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 29th August 2018 

 Interviews are planned to be held on 31st August 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: Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018

NUIG 163-18 Senior Research Associate - Programme Manager

Senior Research Associate - Programme Manager

CÚRAM (Centre for Research in Medical Devices)

NUI Galway

Ref. No. 163-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time (0.7FTE), fixed term position as a Senior Research Associate - Programme Manager with CÚRAM at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available immediately to contract end date of 31st December 2020

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.

Job Description:

The Senior Research Associate - Programme Manager will support the Centre Director in the management, development and implementation of the Centre research programme.

Duties:

  • Coordinate the management of the research programme requirements to clarify objectives, ensure implementation of work plans/timelines, and adhere to and implement the project activities and milestones.

  • Develop the strategic plan for sustainability of the research of the Centre by defining research objectives and deciding on research programmes.

  • Identify potential funding sources to achieve sustainability of the Centre and prepare Centre bids for funding proposals.

  • Organise and conduct research meetings to communicate progress, clarify objectives, develop work plans.

  • Work closely with all research staff in the verification and interpretation of experimental data.

  • Prepare and deliver periodic scientific reports for funding agencies.

  • Assist the Scientific Director in the supervision, mentoring and technical training of junior researchers.

  • Work closely with all research staff in the production of manuscripts and other research publications

  • Represent the research activities of the Centre as required at local, national and international events.

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in a biomedicine-related field with at least 4 years postdoctoral experience and a minimum of 10 peer reviewed research publications.

  • Track record as the main applicant.in securing research funding awards.

  • Experience in managing and coordinating successful large multi-institutional research funding submissions to national agencies

  • At least 7 years’ experience of managing research programmes and co-ordinating large teams is required.

  • Experience in line management.

  • Excellent organisational, communications and analytical skills.

  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment are key skills

  • Excellent IT skills including MS PowerPoint, Outlook and MS Excel.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in coordinating large scale scientific review programmes

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €53,243 to €58,016 per annum, pro rata for this (70%) part-time post.

Start date: Position is available from 5th November 2018

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 CÚRAM is available at www.curamdevices.ie                                                                                                                                                

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG 163-18 in the subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday, 31st August, 2018. 

Interviews are planned to be held on the first week of September.

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, 31 Aug 2018

NUIG 164-18 Part-time Research Assistant – iCanCope PostOp Scoliosis project, School of Psychology & Centre for Pain Research, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Part-time Research Assistant –

iCanCope PostOp Scoliosis project

School of Psychology & Centre for Pain Research

National University of Ireland, Galway. 

Ref. No. NUIG 164-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for an part-time (0.8FTE) fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Centre for Pain Research, School of Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded byThe National Children’s Research Centre awarded to Professor Brian McGuire, and an international team. The post is available from 1st October 2018 until 30th September 2021.

Centre for Pain Research, (CPR) founded in 2007, is an interdisciplinary pain research collaboration between National University of Ireland, Galway, the HSE and related health service agencies.  Our aim is to improve our scientific understanding of pain from the basic sciences through to the population level.  

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work as part of a research team.  The project is titled: iCanCope PostOp Scoliosis. While the desirable requirements characterise an ideal candidate, it should be noted that the Centre for Pain Research possesses the infrastructure necessary to support the research assistant through further training in one or more of the required skills if necessary.

Duties:

  • Providing research support (e.g. using quantitative and qualitative methods)
  • Providing IT support for the mobile App
  • Undertaking field data collection (e.g. running interview and focus groups) and editing data for dissemination
  • Working with relevant stakeholders including teens pre and post scoliosis surgery, HCP, parents, and external collaborators, as appropriate
  • Writing publications for peer reviewed journals under the direction of the PI
  • Presenting at national and international conferences
  • Participating in team meetings
  • Contributing to the development of grant applications, including supporting the writing of bids for research grants
  • Contributing to and coordinating preparation of research reports for funders and other bodies

 

Qualifications/Skills required:

 

Essential requirements:

  • Degree in an applied Health Science discipline such as Psychology, Informatics, Public Health, Health Promotion, Biostatistics
  • Experience of conducting research studies
  • Strong research, analytical and writing skills, including accessing information quickly and strategically
  • Excellent communication skills, in particular, report writing and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail and strong organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
  • Evidence of the ability to work independently and collaboratively within a small, dynamic team

 

Desirable requirements:

  • Masters in a health science or information technology discipline such as Psychology, Health Informatics, Information Technology, Informatics
  • Knowledge of intervention evaluation, particularly in chronic health interventions
  • Experience working with young people and families
  • Experience of presenting at academic meetings and/or publishing in peer reviewed journals
  • Experience of applying for research funding

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €31,512 to €33,323 per annum, pro-rata for this (80%) part time post.

Start date: 1st October 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

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

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

Further information about CPR is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/centre-for-pain-research/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Siobhan O’Higgins –

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 Siobhan.ohiggins@nuigalway.ie  

Please put reference number NUIG-NUIG 164-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 31st August July 2018 

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, 31 Aug 2018

NUIG 165-18 Research Assistant – iCanCope PostOp Scoliosis, School of Psychology and Centre for Pain Research, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Research Assistant – iCanCope PostOp Scoliosis

School of Psychology and Centre for Pain Research

National University of Ireland, Galway. 

Ref. No. NUIG 165-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant with Centre for Pain Research, School of Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded byThe National Children’s Research Centre awarded to Professor Brian McGuire, and an international team. The post is available from 1st October 2018 until 30th September 2021.

Centre for Pain Research, (CPR) founded in 2007, is an interdisciplinary pain research collaboration between National University of Ireland, Galway, the HSE and related health service agencies.  Our aim is to improve our scientific understanding of pain from the basic sciences through to the population level.  

Job Description:

The successful candidate will work as part of a research team.  The project is titled: ‘iCanCope PostOp Scoliosis’. While the desirable requirements characterise an ideal candidate, it should be noted that the Centre for Pain Research possesses the infrastructure necessary to support the research assistant through further training in one or more of the required skills if necessary.

Duties:

  • Providing research support (e.g. using quantitative and qualitative methods)
  • Providing IT support for the mobile App
  • Undertaking field data collection (e.g. running interview and focus groups) and editing data for dissemination
  • Working with relevant stakeholders including teens pre and post scoliosis surgery, HCP, parents, and external collaborators, as appropriate
  • Writing publications for peer reviewed journals under the direction of the PI
  • Presenting at national and international conferences
  • Participating in team meetings
  • Contributing to the development of grant applications, including supporting the writing of bids for research grants
  • Contributing to and coordinating preparation of research reports for funders and other bodies

 Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential requirements:

  • Degree in an applied Health Science discipline such as Psychology, Informatics, Public Health, Health Promotion, Biostatistics
  • Experience of conducting research studies
  • Strong research, analytical and writing skills, including accessing information quickly and strategically
  • Excellent communication skills, in particular, report writing and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail and strong organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
  • Evidence of the ability to work independently and collaboratively within a small, dynamic team

 

Desirable requirements:

  • Masters in a health science or information technology discipline such as Psychology, Health Informatics, Information Technology, Informatics
  • Knowledge of intervention evaluation, particularly in chronic health interventions
  • Experience working with young people and families
  • Experience of presenting at academic meetings and/or publishing in peer reviewed journals
  • Experience of applying for research funding

 

Salary: €31,512 to €33,323 per annum         

Start date: 1st October 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

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

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

Further information about CPR is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/centre-for-pain-research/

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Siobhan O’Higgins –

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 Siobhan.ohiggins@nuigalway.ie  

Please put reference number NUIG 165-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 31st August 2018

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, 31 Aug 2018

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