NUIG 024-17 Postdoctoral Researcher - Youth Empathy and Social Values (YES) Initiative, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, part of the Institute for Lifecourse and Society at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is funded by the Irish Research Council under their Research for Policy and Society awards 2016.   

This research position is part of a major mixed methods research study which aims to generate empirical evidence regarding the values and experiences of Irish youth towards a range of issues which reflect a sense of social and political responsibility towards others, including an analysis of the factors that influence the development of social values and empathy.    

The successful applicant will work as part of the overall UCFRC team which is involved in a wide-ranging programme of research on Family Support and Youth Development.   

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

Job Description:  The successful candidate will form part of a dedicated project team and will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the research study.   

Duties:

The primary duties include: 

  • Research design and planning: literature review, development of research plans, sampling and securing ethical approval.

  • Fieldwork implementation and management: including liaison with schools and oversight of survey. Data collection and qualitative fieldwork in secondary schools and other relevant locations.

  • Data analysis: primarily quantitative (using SPSS 21) but also qualitative (using NVivo).

  • Report writing: drafting of project reports and briefing papers.

  • Dissemination: including presentation and conferences and the drafting of academic publications.  

Essential Requirements:  

  • Possess, or be close to completion of, a PhD in the social sciences or related discipline.
  • A high level of experience and skills in quantitative research – including design, implementation and analysis – as evidenced through a publication record.
  • Experience of undertaking qualitative research. 
  • Excellent communication, organisational and inter-personal skills.
  • Highly self-motivated with a capacity to work to tight deadlines. 

Desirable Requirements:

  • A publication record in the area of Child /Youth research.
  • Experience of conducting research in schools. 

Salary: €37,750 per annum      Start date and contract duration: April 2017 – July 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   

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Bernadine Brady (bernadine.brady@nuigalway.ie)   

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post 

To Apply:

Applications should be sent, by e-mail only (word or PDF), to cfrc@nuigalway.ie for the attention of Mrs. Emily O’Donnell, Business Manager and must include (1) a covering letter, (2) completed application form (download here), (3) CV to include the contact details of three referees including at least one academic referee.   Please ensure the reference number NUIG 024-17 is included in the subject line of your e-mail application.   

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Friday 10th February 2017 

Interviews are planned to be held on the 22nd and 24th February  2017 

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

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

 

 

Closing Date: Friday, 10 Feb 2017

Application: NUIG 024-17 Postdoctoral Researcher - Yes Initiative

NUIG 033-17 Research Associate / Postdoctoral Researcher – ERC VOICES, Centre for Disability Law and Policy, School of Law / Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term position as a Research Associate / Postdoctoral Researcher with the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by the European Research Council and the Centre for Disability Law & Policy at the National University of Ireland Galway. It is available from March 2017 to contract end date of 30th November 2018.   

The Centre for Disability Law and Policy was established in 2008 and is part of the School of Law, and the newly-founded Institute for Lifecourse and Society at the National University of Ireland, Galway. It is dedicated to producing research that informs debate on national and international disability law reform. More information can be viewed at www.nuigalway.ie/cdlp/.   

Job Description:  The successful candidate will provide senior research support to the Principal Investigator on two legal capacity projects ­­– VOICES (Voices Of Individuals: Collectively Exploring Self-determination) and the Civil Society Coalition on Legal Capacity Reform.   

VOICES is a three and a half year project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) which aims to make visible the experiences of people with disabilities who have been denied legal capacity. The project will take a radical approach to develop new law reform ideas based on the concept of ‘universal legal capacity’. 

The Civil Society Coalition on Legal Capacity Reform comprises over 15 NGOs in Ireland working in the fields of disability, mental health and ageing. The Coalition was instrumental during the development of Ireland’s Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015, and is currently following subsequent legislative developments deemed necessary to facilitate Ireland’s ratification of the CRPD.   

The Research Associate / Postdoctoral Researcher will be also expected to contribute to the broader ongoing research mission of the Centre. 

Duties: 

VOICES

  • Support the Principal Investigator and members of the VOICES Advisory Group with the ongoing development of the project’s unique participatory methodology and research outputs, addressing issues such as contractual capacity, consent to treatment, criminal responsibility and consent to sex.

  • Work collaboratively with the Principal Investigator to develop and support the research of people with lived experience of legal capacity denials and allied academics, activists and professionals, to develop narratives and critical responses throughout the VOICES project.

  • Develop framing research questions for each of the VOICES workshops (on criminal responsibility, consent, and contract) and provide research support to all workshop participants.

  • Support the preparation of a comprehensive overview of existing research and laws, law reform processes, and concepts relating to legal capacity.

  • Gather and analyse data from individuals, who self-identify as disabled, on their personal narratives about experiences in exercising, or being denied, legal capacity.

  • Support the construction of critical legal and social policy responses to the lived realities of people with disabilities in previously unexamined areas of law.

  • Support the design, implementation, management and administration of all aspects of VOICES activities – for example: interviews, workshops, events and communications.

  • Support in the provision of information to the VOICES team and interviewees about the project and its proceedings (e.g. minutes of meetings, timelines, deliverables, logistics).

  • Contribute to the VOICES project blog.   

COALITION

  • Research international and comparative law reform processes on legal capacity.

  • Prepare legislative submissions, press releases and support the drafting of legislative amendments in respect of the Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015.

  • Co-ordinate the Coalition’s mailing list and where required, support presentations to various Oireachtas Committees on proposed legislative reform.

  • Prepare and deliver training and information sessions to civil society organisations on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015.   

GENERAL

  • Contribute to ongoing research projects in the Centre.

  • Collaborate with other members of the research team to complete legislative and policy submissions on behalf of the Centre.

  • Assist the Deputy Director and the Business Manager of the Centre in preparing funding proposals.   

Qualifications:

Candidates should have a track record in a research environment with a strong background in disability law and policy or related studies. Proven expertise in human rights standards in the field of legal capacity is essential. Published research on disability law or policy issues, ideally in the area of legal capacity, is required. Applicants must have a primary degree, ideally a Master’s degree, in law, social policy or an area relevant to disability. Candidates must have a PhD (or 4 years research experience post qualification) in the field of legal capacity law and policy or narrative inquiry research with people with lived experience of intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, dementia or mental health experience. 

The ideal candidate will have research experience of collaborative work with people with a lived experience of legal capacity denial and/or knowledge of epistemic storytelling and narrative methodologies. Experience of advocacy and campaigning, including strategic use of social media is preferred. 

Applications from people with lived experience of disability and those who have supported peers with disabilities are particularly welcome. Applications are also welcome from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds – including ethnography, anthropology, ethics, sociology, history, psychology, law and public policy. 

Candidates should have excellent communication and organisational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about disability studies and human rights; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. 

Essential Requirements:

  • Evidence of excellent research and writing skills in the field of disability and human rights (with proven expertise on the subject of legal capacity).

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the United Nations’ work on the rights of persons with disabilities, particularly on the topic of legal capacity.

  • Experience and proven ability to both work collaboratively with a research team, and to work independently and use initiative.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence of ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
  • Demonstrable ability to collaborate and co-ordinate with other members of a research team.
  • Sensitive to disability and mental health issues.
  • Fluency in oral and written English. 

Desirable Requirements: 

Experience of emancipatory, inclusive or participatory research in the field of disability studies; narrative inquiry methodology or survivor-led research.

Experience in working on collaborative research projects involving persons with disabilities, mental health service users/survivors of psychiatry, autistic people or people with dementia.

Experience in advocacy and campaigning on disability law and policy reform, including engagement with media, civil society, academia and policy-makers.   

NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this post.  

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

Salary: €37,750 – 46,255 per annum             Start date: Position is available from March 2017.  

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

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

Further information about CDLP is available at www.nuigalway.ie/cdlp/ 

To Apply: Applications must include: 

  1. 2,000 word research statement analysing the right to legal capacity in the context of one of the four thematic areas of the VOICES research project: contractual capacity, criminal responsibility, consent to treatment or consent to sex.

  2. Cover letter

  3. Full Curriculum Vitae to include the names and contact details of three referees. 

via e-mail (in separate Word or PDF documents only) to Joanna Forde joanna.forde@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG 033-17 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 3.00 pm on Friday, 3rd March 2017. 

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

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

 

Closing Date: Friday, 03 Mar 2017

Application: NUIG 033-17 Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate

NUIG 018-17 R&D Research Engineer/Scientist Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), (in collaboration with Boston Scientific Ireland Limited), NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Engineer / Scientist with CÚRAM at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  The position is available for two years, subject to an initial one-year probationary period.  The project represents a Science Foundation Ireland facilitated collaboration between NUI Galway and Boston Scientific Ireland Limited.         

Organisation: CÚRAM is a partnership of scientists, engineers and clinicians, who all share a common vision of developing the next generation of medical devices in order to provide solutions for current clinical needs. The University provides a research-friendly social and cultural environment. Galway is also one of the key cities in Europe with a significant presence of the medical device industry sector. For more information on CÚRAM please refer to http://www.curamdevices.ie/

 Job Description:  The position is designed for the research and development of novel device-based solutions for trans-septal crossing for mitral valve interventions. Applications are welcome from those who may wish to pursue a Masters/further study in this area and financial support for fees will be provided.   

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Initial validation process: validate target market, identify user needs, development strategy and planning.

  • Development of prototypes, test method development and bench testing.

  • Leading concept refinement, prototype development (second phase), bench testing, proof of concept pre-clinical study, design review.

  • Commercial work plan: clinical market, business development, IP filing.

  • 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.   

Essential Criteria

  • At least 3 years (post degree) track record in a medical device research and development environment.

  • Candidates must be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. 

 Desirable Criteria:

  • A PhD degree in biomedical science or mechanical engineering with a focus on medical devices.

  • Medical device experience in the cardiovascular space is highly desirable.

  • Device modelling and prototyping.

  • Publications in high impact factor journals and active participation in international conferences and meetings is desirable. 

Salary Range: €37,750 - €42,394 per annum.

Estimated Start date: 3rd April 2017. 

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

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

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Faisal Sharif on (faisal.sharif@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 Faisal Sharif on (faisal.sharif@nuigalway.ie)   Please put reference number NUIG 018-17 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 24th February 2017. 

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

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

Closing Date: Friday, 24 Feb 2017

Application: NUIG 018-17, R&D Research Engineer/Scientist

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications/Skills required:

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

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

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

Essential Requirements:

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

Desirable Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing Date: Thursday, 30 Mar 2017

Application: NUIG 019-17 Postdoctoral Researcher-Plant Bioinformatics

NUIG 032-17 ‘GSK Postdoctoral researcher: Analytical Chemistry researcher.’ Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory (NBL), School of Chemistry, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as Analytical Chemistry postdoctoral research scientists with the Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory (NBL) at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG).  The post is part of a 2-year industry funded research project focused on the development of robust analytical methods for cell culture media analysis.  The position is available from the 1st of April 2017 for up to a 21-month period, subject to probationary period and annual performance review.   

Job Description:  This project is a collaboration between Professor Alan Ryder of the NBL and a multi-national industry partner.  It is based on the application of novel analytical technologies for media analysis and characterisation.  The project is to evaluate, develop, transfer and embed analytical methods that are based on spectroscopic and chemometric tools developed in the NBL.  This post will involve a variety of activities including: 

•      Undertake research with the goal of developing robust analytical methods for the analysis of cell culture media to ensure success of the industry funded research project.

•      Develop advanced spectroscopic based methods for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of complex media and materials using chemometric based data analysis techniques.

•      Help manage and maintain the instrumentation and facilities used for media analysis.

•      Assist in the training of other NBL personnel in these analytical and laboratory methods for cell culture media, and other biopharma analysis techniques as required for the project.

•      Ensure that the project is carried out with reference to the appropriate health and safety guidelines and any other relevant NUIG policies (e.g., purchasing and procurement)

•      Work as part of a team to pursue and develop NBL research and commercialisation strategy. 

Duties: The main duties of the post are the development and transfer of novel analytical methods for characterising the impact of raw material and culture media quality and variability on cell culture process performance and product quality as part of the collaboration with the industrial collaborator: 

  • Design, Implement, and Validate spectroscopy based methods for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of cell culture media and other materials as supplied by industry partners.

  • Undertake other experimental methods to validate the media analytical methods and instrumentation being developed for the industry partner.

  • Ensure that all instrumentation used in the project are properly calibrated and validated prior to use.  Maintain records of same.

  • Develop robust chemometric based methods for the accurate analysis of the spectroscopic and experimental data generated during the project.

  • Assist in the management of the chemometric software, training documentation, and computational resources required for the media analysis project.

  • Assist in the development of training resources for tech transfer of methods and data to the industrial funded.

  • Assist in the mentoring/training of additional researchers in the relevant cell culture methods of analysis, and other experimental/instrumental protocols as may be required.

  • Undertake tech transfer activities as required in the USA, UK, or Ireland as required.

  • Be responsible for managing the media analysis laboratory element of the NBL.

  • Undertake any other activities relevant to the project as directed by the PI.

  • Any other relevant laboratory management duties as may be assigned by the PI.   

Qualifications:

Candidates must have:

  • A PhD in Analytical Chemistry, an equivalent discipline, or have >10 years’ experience in an industrial analytical laboratory with a B.Sc. and/or MSc degree qualifications.

  • A strong background in analytical sciences and have proven experimental expertise in at least two of the following: (i) Multi-way chemometric analysis of complex samples (including sample prep./data collection);  (ii) Industrial bioanalysis and wet-lab experience;  (iii) Traditional analytical chemistry techniques (e.g. separation science, spectroscopy, stability testing, etc.).

  • A strong research track record as demonstrated by multiple first-author, peer-reviewed publications in the analytical science domain.

  • Excellent, validated written and spoken communication skills in the English language.

  • Applications will not be considered from candidates with no demonstrated analytical chemistry experience.    

    Desirable skills and qualifications for the post, include:

  • Experience of working with MATLAB, PLS_Toolbox, and/or SIMCA.

  • Practical experience of advanced chemometric analysis of NIR, MIR, and Raman spectroscopy data and practical laboratory experience of same.

  • Experience of industrial analytical method development for the pharmaceutical industry sector.

  • Experience of industrial cell culture operations.

  • Experience in project management.

  • Appropriate supervisory and teaching experience may be an advantage.

  • Appreciation of IP procedures relevant to university and industrial research.

Salary: €37,750 - €43,393 per annum.          Start date: Position is available from 1st April 2017. 

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

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

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

Further information about the Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory is available at www.nuigalway.ie/nanoscale   

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Prof. Alan Ryder at alan.ryder@nuigalway.ie   

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Professor Alan Ryder email:  alan.ryder@nuigalway.ie     Please put reference number NUIG 032-17 in subject line of e-mail application.   

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

A panel may be formed from the shortlisted candidates for other analytical chemistry research vacancies in the NBL which may become available later in 2017.    

Post will remain open until filled.

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 Feb 2017

Application: NUIG 032-17 GSK Postdoctoral researcher: Analytical Chemistry researcher

NUIG 035-17 Systems Administrator /Research Associate – National HPC Service, Irish Centre for High-End Computing, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Systems Administrator with The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position can be based at either ICHEC’s Dublin or Galway offices. This position is available from 1st April 2017 to contract end date of 31st December 2020. 

ICHEC is the national High-Performance Computing (HPC) centre in Ireland and is a centre of domain, systems and software expertise that provides high performance solutions to industry, state bodies, academia and research centres through partnership, knowledge transfer, project delivery and service provision. With its 28 staff, including 15 research-active application engineers, ICHEC has an active and highly regarded commercial services program, both partnering with and servicing industry, with an extensive portfolio of industry and public service clients and partners including Tullow Oil plc, Intel, Xilinx, DataDirect Networks, CADFEM, Met Éireann and the Central Statistics Office of Ireland.   

Job Description:  The successful candidate will join a team of experienced system administrators to help support the national supercomputing infrastructure, as well as the organisation’s internal IT requirements and other external facing operational services. This will require activities in a diverse range of technical domains such as networking, server virtualization and administration, and user level services such as AAA, monitoring and technical support. The role will involve close interaction with other ICHEC staff and with end users in a dynamic and stimulating work environment.   

Duties:   Supporting ICHEC’s team of system administrators to help support the national supercomputing infrastructure, and the organisation’s internal IT requirements and other external facing operational services. Working on activities with diverse range of technical domains such as networking, server virtualization and administration, and user level services such as AAA, monitoring and technical support. The role will involve close interaction with other ICHEC staff, and with end users in a dynamic and stimulating work environment.   

Qualifications/Skills required:   The ideal candidate should have 2+ years of Linux server system administration experience and a solid understanding of the fundamentals of server and network administration. Applicants must have a good working knowledge of local area networking and network services such as DNS, email and web server configuration, etc. as well as a thorough understanding of security principles and practices. Experience of supporting OS X and Windows systems is also highly desirable, as is experience with the Python scripting language. Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and committed to enabling high quality services; and have strong documentation and interpersonal skills.   

Essential Requirements:

  • ·         Min 2+ years’ experience of Linux server system administration.
  • ·         Solid understanding of the fundamentals of server and network administration.
  • ·         Good working knowledge and experience of local area networking, and network services such as DNS, email and web server configurations.
  • ·         Understanding of security principals and practices.
  • ·         Practical experience with Python scripting language.
  • ·         Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly motivated and committed to enabling high quality services. 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of supporting OS X and windows systems is highly desirable. 

Salary: €37,750 - €46,255 per annum.               Start date: Position is available from 1st April 2017. 

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

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

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

Further information about our centre is available at www.ichec.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Mr Niall Wilson (niall.wilson@ichec.ie

To Apply:  Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Ms Lisa Walkin: recruit@ichec.ie    Please put reference number NUIG 035-17 in subject line of e-mail application.   

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm Monday 20th February 2017.

Interviews are planned to be held on 3rd March 2017. 

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

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

Closing Date: Monday, 20 Feb 2017

Application: NUIG 035-17 Systems Administrator /Research Associate – National HPC Service

NUIG 034-17 Computational Scientist/Research Associate – National HPC Service, Irish Centre for High-End Computing, NUI Galway.

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

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

Working with the Irish and wider European research community, the job will focus on supporting ICHEC’s academic user community and enhancing widely used computational scientific software packages. The role will also involve promotion of such enhancements to both the Irish and wider community to accelerate uptake and awareness of modernised packages. The successful candidate will collaborate primarily with academic users of the National HPC Service, and also with other ICHEC Computational Scientists. The successful candidate is also expected to take an active part in user support activities such as providing support through the helpdesk or through one-to-one or group sessions, writing technical documentations, and taking part in training, education and outreach activities.   

Qualifications:  Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience (min. 4+ yrs.) in computational science, engineering or applied mathematics. In particular the candidate should be able to demonstrate either experience working with large scale community packages or have an in-depth understanding of software development methods in general with an expert level of C or Fortran and Linux knowledge. The ideal candidate would have both. Knowledge in parallel programming and in MPI and OpenMP is desirable. Experience in developing for emerging many-core platforms as well as using other programming standards would be an advantage. Community support experience is highly desirable. Candidates should also have excellent communication and organisational skills; be highly motivated to develop and enhance software; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.   

Salary: €37,750 - €46,255 per annum      Start date: Post is open, Immediate.    

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

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

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Goar Sanchez, goar.sanchez@ichec.ie 

To Apply:  Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to recruit@ichec.ie  Please put reference number NUIG 034-17 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4.00 pm Monday 20th February 2017. 

A panel may be formed for other suitable vacancies arising in 2017.

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

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

Closing Date: Monday, 20 Feb 2017

Application: NUIG 034-17 Computational Scientist/Research Associate – National HPC Service

NUIG 037-17, Clinical Trials Research Coordinator, Blood Cancer Network Ireland (BCNI), HRB Clinical Research Facility, National University of Ireland, Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term contract as a Clinical Trials Research Coordinator for the Blood Cancer Network Ireland (BCNI) based in the Clinical Research Facility at University Hospital Galway. The position is available from March 2017 to contract end date of May 2020, subject to an initial one year probationary period. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society.

 

Organisation:  The BCNI focuses on research and early phase (phase I/II) clinical trials for patients with blood cancers in Ireland. The BCNI is in the process of establishing phase I capability in five cancer care centres in the country of Ireland under a unified governance structure as a virtual Phase I trial network. The virtual trial network is being led by University Hospital Galway (UHG) under the directorship of Professor Michael O’Dwyer and is in the process of extending phase I capability to four other sites in Ireland, three in Dublin (St James’s Hospital, The Mater Misericordiae, and Beaumont Hospital) and one hospital in Cork (Cork University Hospital).  The five sites operate as a cohesive national phase I network catering to a population of 4.6 million people through agreed patient referral from all other national cancer care centres. While the phase I clinical trials are designated to the five participating partner sites, the network also supports and fosters investigator-driven phase I and phase II clinical trials to be run by other hospitals through an Associate Membership model.

Job Description: The BCNI wishes to recruit a highly motivated and talented Clinical Trials Research Coordinator (CTRC) to manage and simultaneously coordinate multiple phase 1 clinical trials run by the BCNI.This is a key position and the CTRC will be required to perform his/her responsibilities with a high level of leadership and independence within the scope of study protocol(s) and institutional guidelines. The CTRC will work with the Director Prof Michael O’Dwyer and other network partners and Principal investigators to set up and coordinate the BCNI clinical studies at the five BCNI hospital sites and manage the virtual centre activities. The CTRC will play a key role in the evaluation of proposed studies, will be responsible for feasibility assessments, budgetary aspects, protocol implementation, study management and the integration and effective communication between the five BCNI phase I trial sites and he/she will work with the directors, the sponsors the institutions, and other partners to drive study set-up, coordination and effective implementation.

 

Duties:

  • Play a leading role in the set-up of phase 1clinical trials by driving and providing oversight for all regulatory and ethics submissions and indemnity arrangements for NUIG sponsored studies.

  • Ensure proper oversight of administrative and clinical personnel at the five BCNI sites with respect to all BCNI early phase clinical trial activities, including but not limited to the following: preparation of the trial master files; preparation of informed consent; preparation of on-site documentation: implementation of good clinical practices.

  • Design and implement procedures to ensure highly effective coordination and communication between the five BCNI sites regarding: site initiation visits, risk assessments, preparation and provision of status reports and budget reports, provision of monitoring reports to sponsor, ongoing monitoring visits, patient recruitment and follow up, patient care, adverse event reporting, preparing and submitting the case report forms and other data to the Sponsor as necessary, study close-out, query follow up and resolution.

    Assist the director and PIs in development and design of new study concepts and protocols

    Responsible for monitoring and ensuring that all BCNI sites are fully briefed and prepared to correctly implement study protocols.

    Responsible for implementing and leading tele-conferences or video conferences between all five sites and developing a detailed site-specific work plan for each site.

    Develop study specific risk-monitoring plans in conjunction with clinicians.

    Present progress reports to Trial sponsors and organise and participate in all relevant meetings (safety meetings, dose escalation meetings, study management committee etc).

    Assist Director and study management committee in evaluating the scientific and clinical merits of proposed new trial studies.

    Work with PIs and Clinicians to identify any potential issues that may arise with the conduct of new study and whether the study procedures are feasible.

    Responsible for budget set up and management throughout life cycle of project

    Assist the management committee in selecting new sites for inclusion in the BCNI as time progresses.

    Responsible for engaging and liaising with industry partners, patient advocacy groups, and professional organisations where necessary.

 

Qualifications: Essential

  • Degree in life sciences or medical field.
  • Minimum of 5 years coordinating clinical trials at a leadership level.
  • Experience of leading clinical study teams.
  • Experience implementing Good Clinical Practice.
  • Experience designing clinical trial protocols.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of regulatory processes and ethical practices.
  • Ability to problem solve and to prioritize multiple competing tasks in a dynamic environment.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Demonstrable communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Accurate attention to detail with ability to working within tight deadlines.
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to lead study teams in different locations.
  • Demonstrable presentation and diplomacy skills.
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills. 

 

Qualifications: Desirable

  • Postgraduate qualification in clinical studies management/clinical operations management.
  • Previous experience in oncology clinical trials.
  • Previous experience in early phase (I/II) clinical trials.
  • Previous experience working in translational research in haematological field.
  • Experience and proven ability to navigate Irish, European and FDA guidelines and regulations regarding early phase (I/II) clinical trials.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Experience evaluating and carrying out statistical analysis of clinical trial results.

 

Salary: €55,000-€65,000 fixed per annum   Start date: Post is available from 1stApril, 2017

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

NB: Gárda clearance is a requirement for this post.

 

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.iee

 

Further information about Clinical Research Facility is available at http://www.crfg.ie

Further information about the Blood Cancer Network Ireland is available at www.bloodcancers.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Michael O Dwyer at Michael.odwyer@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG-037-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 3rd March 2017.

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 03 Mar 2017

Application: NUIG 037-17, Clinical Trials Research Coordinator, BCNI, HRB Clinical Research

NUIG 036-17, Clinical Research Associate / Nurse- Haematology Research, Blood Cancer Network Ireland(BCNI), HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway (CRFG), NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as Clinical Research Associate / Nurse within the Clinical Research Facility at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is within the Blood Cancer Network Ireland (BCNI) and is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Irish Cancer Society. The position is available immediately, for duration of one year initially with the potential for renewal, subject to project success and funding acquisition.

 

Over the next year there will be numerous Haematology Clinical Trials being undertaken by the BCNI in collaboration with the CRFG. The Clinical Research Associate/Nurse will play a pivotal role in the institution, recruitment, co-ordination and management of the different aspects of these Clinical Trials. The individual will also play a supporting role for Haematology trials being conducted by the Cancer Clinical Trials Unit.  Additional information on the CRFG can be found at www.crfg.ie.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team who engage with researchers and clinicians to support early phase hematology clinical trials within the CRFG.

 

The Clinical Research Associate / Nurse will work under the direction of the Director of the Blood Cancer Network Ireland and the Blood Cancer Network Clinical Research Coordinator at the HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway.  Within the remit of this post, the successful individual will be responsible for a caseload of patients on clinical trials and research projects.  The individual will be expected to lead in compliance with standards of CRFG and BCNI on areas such as individual and team research projects, engage in nurse led research, audit and education, contribute to papers that arise from the studies undertaken and attend relevant national and international meetings.  The Clinical Research Associate /Nurse will support the ongoing development of the CRFG and BCNI.

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Conduct and promote clinical research in the area of Haematology by contributing to the concept, design, development and implementation of haematology specific protocols for clinical research in this area
  • Lead under the direction of the BCNI Clinical Research Coordinator specified individual and network projects
  • Work as key member of the multi-disciplinary team to coordinate the services provided to meet the needs of the patients involved in the clinical trials
  • Supervise research staff where appropriately delegated by the BCNI Clinical Research Coordinator and the BCNI Director
  • Assess potential study participants for study eligibility and coordinate relevant procedures for clinical research participation
  • Maintain responsibility for co-ordinating patient treatment plan and follow up schedule for clinical research participants
  • Participate in the education process of study participants in reference to their disease process, research participation requirements, available treatment options and potential outcomes in conjunction with the principal investigators and associate investigators
  • Maintain appropriate clinical research documentation according to Good Clinical Practice and institutional policy and procedures, including but not limited to: maintenance of site files (including NUIG sponsored studies), maintaining accurate data entry in trial specific case report forms, coordination of monitoring arrangements, design and implement strategies to ensure accuracy of data collection, etc
  • Ensure prompt response and management of all study related correspondence
  • Prepare any studies undertaken within the CRF for Internal / Sponsor / Irish Medicine Board audits as required.

To perform such other duties appropriate to the post as assigned by the BCNI Clinical Trials Coordinator and the BCNI Director.

 

 

 

Essential Qualifications:

Candidates must:

  • Be registered or be eligible to register in the General Division of the register kept by An Bord Altranais                                                 AND
  • Have the clinical and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role.
  • Candidates must demonstrate in-depth Research Knowledge and Experience of the Research process and regulation requirements for clinical research.
  • Experience working with haematology/oncology patients.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a working knowledge of Information Technology and database management.
  • Candidates must provide evidence of undertaking or participation in research projects.
  • Ability to perform Clinical Patient Assessment

 

Desirable

  • Previous experience working on clinical trials.

  • Experience and/or qualification in Haematology

  • Have knowledge and understanding of ICH-GCP, Research Ethics and Regulatory Requirements

     

Key competencies include

  • Planning and Organising
  • Patient/Customer Focus

  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership
  • Evidence of computer skills including, word, excel, PowerPoint, email, the internet as a research tool, the use of audit tools and familiarity with the integrated Clinical Information Systems utilised by various departments in the hospital
  • An understanding of good clinical practice
  • Management of own personal and research resources as appropriate
  • Responsible for data, archiving procedure and security, including legal requirements regarding data protection and confidentiality data protection requirements
  • Able to effectively plan research and estimate timelines and resources required to complete it, and deliver on schedule under the supervision of the PI

 

Salary: €37,750 – €46,225 per annum        Start date: Position is available immediately

 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement for this post

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

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.iee

 

Further information about Clinical Research Facility is available at http://www.crfg.ie

Further information about the Blood Cancer Network Ireland is available at www.bloodcancers.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Michael O Dwyer at Michael.odwyer@nuigalway.ie

 

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG-036-17 in subject line of e-mail application.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 3rd March 2017.

 

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

 

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

 

Closing Date: Friday, 03 Mar 2017

Application: NUIG 036-17, Clinical Research Associate / Nurse- Haematology Research

NUIG 039-17, Postdoctoral Researcher – Regenerative Glycoscience, Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM)

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

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is available from 1st April 20017 to contract end date of 30th June 2017.

 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. The centre will include almost 40 industry partners and support product development and the creation of new spin-out companies.

 Job Description:

The successful candidate will evaluate changes in the glycoprofile and identify specific glycans that are differentially expressed in both normal and ischemic cardiac tissue of zebrafish. The results will contribute to the development of an injectable elastin-based hydrogel functionalised with specific differentially expressed molecules identified to preserve cardiac functionality by enhancing cardiomyocyte proliferation.

 Duties:

  • The ideal candidate should have a track record in a research and development environment and strong lectin histochemistry, lectin microarray, RNA sequencing and heart regenerative model experience is essential.

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biomedical sciences.

  • The ideal candidate would have experience in tissue regeneration as evidenced by a publication record.

  • Candidates should have excellent communication and organizational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

  • Evaluate changes in the glycoprofile and identify specific glycans that are differentially expressed in both normal and ischemic cardiac tissue of zebrafish.

  • Contribute to the development of an injectable elastin-based hydrogel functionalised with specific differentially expressed molecules identified to preserve cardiac functionality by enhancing cardiomyocyte proliferation.

  • Disseminate and promote results which includes contributing to scientific publications and participating in outreach events.

  • Liaise and report to the Project Manager which includes contributing to periodic scientific reports.

  • Contribute to the reporting of project milestones and deliverables in accordance with deadlines

  • Participate in training events for researchers and Principal Investigators

 Qualifications/Skills required:

 Essential Requirements:

  • PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences
  • Expertise in investigating glycan profiles in heart regenerative models using lectin histochemistry and lectin microarrays
  • Expertise in RNA sequencing
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with outreach events
  • A keen interest in pursuing pre-clinical research into Myocardial Infarction

 

Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

 

Salary: €37,750 per annum (pro-rata for the 3 month contract)

 

Start date: Position is available from 1st April 2017.

 

Continuing Professional Development/Training:

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Further information about Centre for Research in Medical Devices (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. Sarah Gundy sarah.gundy@nuigalway.ie. Please put reference number NUIG-039-17in subject line of e-mail application.

Or by post to Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), Biomedical Sciences, Dangan, Newcastle Rd., National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, Ireland.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm 3rd March 2017.

 

 

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

 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 03 Mar 2017

Application: NUIG 039-17, Postdoctoral Researcher – Regenerative Glycoscience, CÚRAM

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