NUIG 075-18 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER – CIVIL ENGINEERING Modelling for Multi-Facility Energy Management and Demand Response COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATICS, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with IRUSE at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is funded by EU HORIZON 2020 and is available, for one year, from 01/09/2018 to 30/08/2019 with possibility to extend depending on project success and funding acquisition. 

GeoFit Project (from May-2018 to April-2022)GEOFIT is an integrated industrially driven action aimed at deployment of cost effective enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) on energy efficient building retrofitting. This entails the technical development of innovative EGS and its components, namely, non-standard heat exchanger configurations, novel electrically driven hybrid heat pump compression systems and suite of heating and cooling components to be integrated within the novel GSHP concepts, all specially designed to apply to energy efficient retrofitting projects. 

HIT2GAP Project (from Sep-2015 to Aug-2019). This project will develop a new generation of building monitoring and control tools based on advanced data treatment techniques enabling new approaches to assess building energy performance data, getting a better understanding of building’s behaviour and hence a better performance. From a strong research layer on data, HIT2GAP will build on existing measurement and control tools that will be embedded into a new software platform for performance optimization. 

RESPOND Project (from Oct-2017 to Sep-2020) will aim to deploy and demonstrate an interoperable, cost effective, user centred solution, entailing energy automation, control and monitoring tools, for a seamless integration of cooperative DR programs into the legacy energy management systems. 

IRUSE research group (www.iruse.ie) is currently comprised of 5 principal investigators, 6 postdoctoral researchers, 12 PhD candidates, 1 Masters Student and continues to grow. This multidisciplinary research team ensures a diverse, equal and inclusive working environment. IRUSE is located in the Alice Perry Engineering Building in the College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway, which is the largest engineering school in Ireland. 

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to: iruse@nuigalway.ie (Tel: +353-91-492619). 

Duties: 

The successful candidate will; 

  • Provide a leading role in the development of large-scale research proposals for accessing national and international funding
  • Develop essential project documentation and reporting
  • Review of state of the art (publications in high impact journals, conferences and patents)
  • Development, integration, calibration and validation of building environmental, energy performance and HVAC system detailed and reduced order models in Modelica or similar
  • Development, integration and validation of algorithms for BMS data treatment
  • Development of Industrial Energy Management Strategies utilising Modelica models
  • Analysis of demand response programmes.
  • Validation and integration analysis of demand response programmes
  • Carry out task as defined in the projects (GeoFit Hit2Gap + RESPOND)
  • Supervise/Assist PhD candidates in the field of energy modelling and simulation of buildings
  • Provide organizational support in terms of project management, administration and finances
  • Provide research and some teaching assistance, for the purpose of personal career development, as required. 

Qualifications/Skills required: 

Essential Requirements:

  • A doctoral degree in mechanical, energy systems engineering or related area
  • Demonstrated 2 to 3 years industrial or academic experience related to energy management and energy modelling
  • Demonstrated Modelica or Matlab modelling experience
  • Demonstrated independence, proactivity, exceptional communication skills, commitment to deliver results, flexibility, adaptability and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Be objective driven
  • Publication record in relevant high impact journals. 

Desirable Requirements: 

  • 2 to 3 years postdoctoral industrial or academic experience related to thermodynamic-Heat Transfer modelling or building HVAC energy simulation modelling
  • Familiarity with demand response and flexibility management
  • Experience in Building Energy Simulation software such as IES-VE and/or Energy-Plus
  • Experience in facilities management or relevant certification
  • Experience with geothermal systems and related civil works
  • Familiarity with building management systems
  • Familiarity with ASHRAE Guideline 14 and/or IPMVP
  • Knowledge of other programming languages, Python, and familiarity with API/Libraries development. 

Salary: € 39,138 - €41,413 per annum.     Start date: Position is available from 1st 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.iruse.ie 

To Apply:

The application will consist of:

  • Application Form that has to be downloaded from here. Note that the application form will only work in Adobe Reader Desktop application; it will not open in the browser, needs to be downloaded.
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Contact details of three references and support letters. 

All the required documentation should be sent by email to iruse@nuigalway.ie.

Please ensure to: 

  • Put the reference number NUIG-075-18 in the subject line of the applications email and;

  • Change the file name of the application form to Name-Surname-NUIG-. 

Further information: 

IRUSE-Galway group website: http://www.iruse.ie/College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway http://www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/

National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway: http://www.nuigalway.ie/student-life/about-galway/

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

Living in Galway: http://www.nuigalway.ie/student-life/financial-matters/

Email: iruse@nuigalway.ie    

Telephone +353 (0)91 492619 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Friday 22nd June 2018.

Interviews are planned to be held on Friday 6 July 2018.

 

Closing Date: Friday, 22 Jun 2018

Application: NUIG 075-18 Postdoctoral Researcher - Civil Engineering

NUIG 102-18 Research Computational Scientist Irish Centre for High-End Computing NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as Research Computational Scientist with The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from 1st September 2018 to contract end date of 31st December 2020. 

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 industry & academic partnerships and programmes of education and outreach.  www.ichec.ie

Job Description:

Joining a team of computational scientists, the job will focus on contributing to the Centre’s various research and commercial projects with industry and the Irish public sector. These projects focus on optimising and developing new software for our clients. The role will report to the Novel Technology Activity Lead.

Duties:

Working with industry partners, the job will focus on, but not limited to:

  •  Develop state of the art high performance software through innovative algorithms capable of leveraging cutting-edge hardware (e.g. many-core, CUDA, FPGA, etc.)
  •   Work with an existing team of computational scientists on research or commercial consultancy projects under the supervision of a senior computational scientist or project manager.
  •   Assist in defining research objectives and carrying out original research, which supports the Centre’s novel technology and industry engagement programmes.
  • Disseminate the outcomes of research and consultancy projects, and deliver technical white papers and presentations at international conferences. 

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience (min. 4+ years) in computational science/computer science, or a related discipline. 

Essential Requirements:

  • Evidence of a track record working in an HPC environment, with strong software development experience in C /C++, OpenMP & MPI.
  • Demonstrable evidence of in-depth knowledge of parallel programming and performance analysis at node and cluster levels.
  • Candidates should also have excellent communication and organisational skills; be comfortable taking responsibility for decisions; be highly motivated to develop and enhance software; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills. 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Strong software development experience on GPUs, Xeon Phi and FPGA. i.e. OpenCL and CUDA.
  • Experience working in Agile/PRINCE2 team environment. 

Salary: €39,139 - €47,728 per annum           Start date: Position is available from 1st 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 ICHEC is available at www.ichec.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Ruairi Short (ruairi.short@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 102-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4.00 pm on Friday, 27th July 2018.

Interviews are planned for 9th August 2018

 

Closing Date: Friday, 27 Jul 2018

Application: NUIG 102-18 Research Computational Scientist

NUIG 103-18 Research Performance Engineer Irish Centre for High-End Computing NUI Galway

Research Performance Engineer

Irish Centre for High-End Computing

NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 103-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Performance Engineer with The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from 1st September 2018 to contract end date of 31st December 2020.

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 industry & academic partnerships and programmes of education and outreach.

www.ichec.ie

Job Description:

The successful candidate will play a major role in developing ICHEC’s research programme with academic bodies, industry and Public Sector organisations. The successful candidate will report directly to the Novel-Tech Activity Leader.

Duties:

Working with industry partners, and European HPC centres, the job will focus on delivering the Centre’s technical activities, include but not limited to:

  • Investigate new approaches to develop new software, as well as refactoring/optimizing existing software (performance engineering) on many-core platforms.
  • Undertake research on performance and energy efficiency of software applications on a range of emerging many-core platforms, including emerging extreme scale systems.
  • Work closely with Novel-Tech Activity Leader on making significant contribution to ICHEC’s Research income through securing grants, research calls and proposals, and consultancy projects.
  • Assist the Novel-Tech Activity Leader in defining research objectives and carrying out substantive, original and significant research, which supports the novel tech activity of the Centre.
  • Co-ordinate and supervise the work of research staff/ teams, and contribute to the co-supervision and mentoring of post-grads and PhD students.
  • Disseminate the outcomes of research projects including peer-reviewed academic publications of international standing. And deliver technical white papers and presentations at international conferences.

Qualifications/ Skills required:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience (min. 6+ yrs.) in computational science/computer science, or a related discipline.

Essential Requirements:

  • Demonstrable evidence of in-depth knowledge of parallel programming and performance analysis at node and cluster levels, as well as scaling and optimising applications on at least one of the following platforms (GPU, Xeon Phi, FPGA).
  • Demonstrate a track record in High Performance Computing R&D environment, with strong software development experience in C/C++, CUDA, OpenMP, MPI and OpenCL.
  • Evidence of experience in scaling applications on large-scale clusters.
  • Candidates should also have excellent communication and organisational skills. The Candidates should be highly motivated to develop and enhance software; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Strong software development experience on GPUs, Xeon Phi and FPGA.
  • Project management frameworks such as PRINCE2 and Agile.

Salary: €53,243 per annum

Start date: Position is available from 1st 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 ICHEC is available at www.ichec.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Venkatesh Kannan (venkatesh.kannan@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 103-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 27th July 2018.

Interviews are planned for 7th 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, 27 Jul 2018

NUIG 104-18 Data Scientist / Researcher Irish Centre for High-End Computing NUI Galway

Data Scientist / Researcher

Irish Centre for High-End Computing

NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 104-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as Research Data Scientist with The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from 1st August 2018 to contract end date of 31st December 2020.

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 industry & academic partnerships and programmes of education and outreach.

www.ichec.ie

Job Description:

Joining a team of computational scientists, the job will focus on contributing to the Centre’s various research and commercial projects with industry and the Irish public sector. These projects focus on optimising and developing new software for our clients. The role will report to the Novel Technology Activity Lead.

Duties:

Working with industry partners, the job will focus on, but not limited to:

  • Develop state of the art high performance software through innovative Artificial Intelligence algorithms capable of leveraging cutting-edge hardware (e.g. many-core, CUDA, FPGA, etc.)
  • Work with an existing team of computational scientists on research or commercial consultancy projects under the supervision of a senior computational scientist or project manager.
  • Assist in defining research objectives and carrying out original research on deep learning, which supports the Centre’s novel technology and industry engagement programmes.
  • Disseminate the outcomes of research and consultancy projects, and deliver technical white papers and presentations at international conferences.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience (min. 4+ years) in computational science/computer science, applied mathematics or a related discipline.

Essential Requirements:

  • The candidate should demonstrate a track record of working in an R&D environment, with hands-on experience developing in C, R, Python, ideally in a parallel or distributed environment (HPC systems, Hadoop, Spark, etc.).
  • The ideal candidate would have in-depth knowledge in machine learning and deep learning algorithms, and methods; decision trees, random forest, artificial neural networks, and experience in one or more deep learning frameworks (tensor-flow, PyTorch, Caffe2, CNTK, etc.)
  • Demonstrable evidence of in-depth knowledge of parallel programming and performance analysis at node and cluster levels.
  • Candidates should also have excellent communication and organisational skills; be comfortable taking responsibility for decisions; be highly motivated to develop and enhance software; and have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience working in Agile/PRINCE2 team environment.

Salary: €39,139 - €47,728 per annum      Start date: 1st August 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 ICHEC is available at www.ichec.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr. Bruno Voisin (Bruno.voisin@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 104-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4.00 pm on Friday, 22nd June 2018.

Interviews are planned for 3rd 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, 22 Jun 2018

NUIG 110-18 Research assistant(s) - SATIN School of Medicine NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two fulltime, fixed term positions as research assistant(s) with the Discipline of General Practice at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

The positions are funded by the Health Research Board as part of the RB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network (http://primarycaretrials.ie) and are available immediately for a period of one year. 

Urinary tract infections are very common in females and cause pain and discomfort. Antibiotics are often prescribed but they may not always be necessary. Many women get better without them. Antibiotics also cause side effects. The SATIN study aims to assess the feasibility of a smartphone app to collect clinical data from females with a urinary tract infection who consult their GP. A subsequent observational study will collect real-time data with a smartphone app to explore duration and current treatment strategies of female UTI in general practice. 

Job Description:

The successful candidate(s) will assist in the management of the SATIN study and he/she will work closely with the study PI Dr Akke Vellinga.

Duties:

  •          Support the (daily) management of the study.
  •          To  conduct, plan, co-ordinate and implement the roll out of the SATIN study in collaboration with the PI
  •          To present on research progress and outcomes to steering groups and other team members, as agreed with the PI / project leader.
  •          To plan and coordinate recruitment of general practices and enrolling of patients
  •          In close collaboration with the PI and members of the research team, he/she will
  •    Oversee the collection of data through the smartphone app and perform the data cleaning to prepare for statistical analysis
  •    Propose and conduct qualitative research to explore the feasibility of the smartphone app.
  •    Perform and present the statistical analysis of data collected
  •    Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research and write up results
  •    Publish in international peer reviewed journals on a regular basis.
  •    Identify and contribute to the research project’s other dissemination opportunities
  •          To attend and network at relevant conferences and meeting hosted by relevant professional institutions and other universities as appropriate
  •          To support the PI with project related administrative tasks, procurement and purchasing, organising and recordings of meetings. 

Qualifications/Skills required:

Applicants must have at least a Master degree in a health related science. They will be required to work within an interdisciplinary group of researchers, clinicians and patients.

The ideal candidate has an interest in Health Services Research/Population Health research, in particular in relation to general practice and/or infectious diseases.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Masters degree (or higher) in a health related science or equivalent experience (+2 yrs.)
  • Demonstrable evidence of excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Be highly motivated and passionate about Health Research
  • Have strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.
  • Have experience of research and management of research studies.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Have experience in qualitative research methods
  • Have experience in quantitative research methods, including the statistical analysis of large data sets (STATA, SPSS, R, other)
  • Have experience with smartphone apps
  • Have a publication record
  • Have own transport. 

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

Salary: €23,079 per annum (Research Assistant level)      Start date: Position(s) is available immediately.

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

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

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

Further information about the SATIN study and the HRB primary care clinical trial network is available at primarycaretrials.ie  

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Dr Akke Vellinga (akke.vellinga@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 Clare Ellicott (clare.ellicott@nuigalway.ie)    Please put reference number NUIG-110-18 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 22nd June 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, 22 Jun 2018

Application: NUIG 110-18 Research Assistants - General Practice

NUIG 107-18 Research Assistant– CREST Study School of Nursing and Midwifery NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term contract position to cover maternity leave in the School of Nursing and Midwifery on a Health Research Board funded project entitled ‘A Comprehensive Resilience-building psychosocial Intervention to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers’ known as CREST.  The position is available from 27th August 2018 until 21st December 2018.  The successful candidate will report to the study principal investigator (Prof. Dympna Casey, School of Nursing and Midwifery).

The Project

In Ireland over 26,000 people with dementia live in the community. Current health care strategies are insufficient to cope with this. New ways of improving outcomes for people with dementia are needed. Resilience focuses on personal attributes and external assets and one’s ability to use these resources to ‘bounce back’ in the face of adversity. However resilience theory has not been used to underpin therapeutic interventions for people with dementia. Using Windle’s framework we hypothesised that a resilience building intervention could only be effective if it simultaneously targeted the individual, community and society. We reviewed the literature, consulted with experts in resilience and dementia, including people with dementia and carers, we identified four relevant previously evaluated single interventions. We combined these single interventions to create a novel Comprehensive Resilience-building psychosocial Intervention (CREST). This study aims to confirm and finalise CREST and undertake a pilot in advance of evaluation in an RCT.

Job description

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the successful planning, implementation and operational management of all aspects of the CREST study. S/he will have day to day operational responsibility for the project and will be required to take an active role in all aspects of the research. In addition to the practical research aspects, a key part of the role will be to plan, execute, and finalise projects according to strict deadlines. The successful applicant will need excellent research and project management skills and will need to be able to engage successfully with all key stakeholders.

They will contribute to all parts of the research including recruitment of pilot sites, data collection, data analysis, and literature reviewing and protocol development. They will be supported by the rest of the research team in general and PI in particular.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Determine appropriate methodologies for research as appropriate, under the direction of the PI
  • Develop a project plan for agreement with the Steering Group.
  • Compile data required for comprehensive progress reports, and presentations.
  • Draft reports as required
  • Develop and support project communication strategy
  • Establish the project website
  • Manage the day to day operational matters of the project
  • Draft ethics as required
  • Co-ordinate the timely delivery of the CREST intervention
  • Establish and maintain effective and efficient communication mechanisms with all key stakeholders involved in the project
  • Undertake and write up literature review work as required
  • Assist in drafting the trial protocol paper and other research papers as required
  • Supervise, support and  oversee the work of research assistants
  • Contribute to the dissemination of information and findings;
  • Undertake data collection, analysis and write up as required
  • Recruitment of pilot sites and site management
  • Develop data collection tools for use within the project.
  • Coordinate the outcome measures for sites, define  standard data collection and reporting procedures
  • Assist  in developing and managing all elements of the project, including social marketing component
  • Assist in other reasonable research-related tasks as requested by Prof Casey  or that may be agreed with the research partners

Essential requirements

  • Masters in a health related field.
  • Experience of working  and or conducting research in health care settings
  • Evidence of successful project management skills including operational management of budgets.
  • Evidence of flexibility in meeting research project requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proven track record of ability to meet deadlines, to initiate, plan, organise and deliver programmes of work
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Evidence of peer review publications and or report writing
  • Evidence of capability of working independently and autonomously
  • Skilled at researching project-related issues and products
  • Self-motivated with strong attention to detail and quality
  • Excellent IT skills e.g.  Word, Excel, SPSS , Nvivo or equivalent
  • Highly motivated and passionate about developing high quality research.

Desirable

  • A PhD in a health related field
  • Experience of working with people with dementia
  • Experience of conducting RCTs
  • Experience of contributing and participating on research funded projects e.g. EU level project, HRB projects
  • Experience of conducting or participating on social marketing initiatives
  • Full driving licence.

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 of this post

Informal enquiries may be made to the PI Professor Dympna Casey at dympna.casey@nuigalway.ie

Salary: € 25,728 - €34,269 fixed per annum, pro-rata for this 4 month post.

NB: Work permit restrictions apply to this post.

Start date: 27thAugust 2018

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

Further information about the School of Nursing and Midwifery is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/nursingmidwifery/

TO APPLY:   Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter and CV and the names and addresses of three and not more than five referees via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to: Niamh Gallagher ngallagher@nuigalway.ie   Applicants must put the post reference number NUIG 107-18 in the subject heading of the email application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 29th June 2018.

Interviews are planned to be held week of 16th July 2018.

Closing Date: Friday, 29 Jun 2018

Application: NUIG 107-18 Research Assistant (ft) Crest Study

NUIG 112-18 Postdoctoral researcher – DNA replication/Cell cycle/Cancer research Centre for Chromosome Biology School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway.

Applications are invited from outstanding and highly motivated candidates for a fixed term position as postdoctoral researcher in in the Molecular Medicine laboratory of Professor Santocanale, Centre for Chromosome Biology at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is available for up to three years to project end date of 31st October 2021, subject to initial one year probationary period.   

The project will investigate novel roles of the Cdc7 kinase in human cells. Cdc7 kinase is a key regulator of DNA replication and cell cycle progression and inhibition of Cdc7 is an emerging strategy for the treatment of human cancers. In particular this project will aim to define the reciprocal roles of the two cellular Cdc7 complexes, Cdc7/Dbf4 and Cdc7/Drf1, by defining their reciprocal cellular localization, by identifying novel substrates and by conducting large-scale genome wide loss of function synthetic lethality screenings. The laboratory is based in the Biomedical Research Building – a new state of the art research facility at NUIG. For further information see http://www.chromosome.ie/researchers/santocanale/ 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will perform research to dissect molecular mechanisms of DNA replication and cell division. 

Duties:

  • Conduct research independently under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and collaboratively with local and international collaborators
  • Co-supervision of postgraduate and undergraduate students
  • Keep up to date with and development of research related methods and techniques
  • Complete the administrative work to support the programme of research.

Qualifications/Skills required: 

Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Biochemistry, molecular genetics or closely related discipline
  • Evidence of a strong background in molecular biology and cell biology techniques
  • Comprehensive knowledge of cell cycle regulation, DNA replication and cell-cycle checkpoints
  • Evidence of specific experience with fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry techniques
  • Demonstrable expertise in either genomics, bioinformatics or proteomics
  • Computer skills including, Microsoft office package
  • Ability to work and think independently
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • High levels of initiative
  • Track-record of peer-reviewed publications in the field. 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Specific expertise with DNA replication assays
  • Specific expertise electron microscopy of small molecules
  • Knowledge of centrosome duplication cycle.

Salary range: €36,500 - €39,000 per annum                     Start date: Position is immediately available.

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 Centre for Chromosome Biology is available at www.chromosome.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Santocanale 

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 Corrado Santocanale at corrado.santocanale@nuigalway.ie       Please put reference number NUIG-112-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday 2nd 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: Monday, 02 Jul 2018

Application: NUIG 112-18 Postdoctoral Researcher - CCB

NUIG 113-18 Research Assistant - CREST Study School of Nursing and Midwifery

Research Assistant – CREST Study

School of Nursing and Midwifery

NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 113-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term post as Research Assistant in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This 17 month position is funded by the Health Research Board and is available from 3rd September 2018 –31st January 2020.

The Project: The project is entitled ‘A Comprehensive Resilience-building psychosocial Intervention to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers’ known as CREST.  In Ireland over 26,000 people with dementia live in the community.  Current health care strategies are insufficient to cope with this.  New ways of improving outcomes for people with dementia are needed. Resilience focuses on personal attributes and external assets and one’s ability to use these resources to ‘bounce back’ in the face of adversity.  However resilience theory has not been used to underpin therapeutic interventions for people with dementia.  Using Windle’s framework we hypothesised that a resilience building intervention could only be effective if it simultaneously targeted the individual, community and society.  We reviewed the literature, consulted with experts in resilience and dementia, including people with dementia and carers; we identified four relevant previously evaluated single interventions.  We combined these single interventions to create a novel Comprehensive Resilience-building psychosocial Intervention (CREST).  This study aims to confirm and finalise CREST and undertake a pilot in advance of evaluation in an RCT.   The successful candidate will report to the project manager and study principal investigator (Professor Dympna Casey, School of Nursing and Midwifery).

Job Description:  The successful candidate will be required to take an active role in all aspects of the research. The successful candidate will need excellent communication, research and people skills.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead all components of the qualitative elements of the project
  • Develop the qualitative data collection methods
  • Collect the qualitative data, analyse and write up the findings
  • Support the recruitment of research participants and pilot sites  
  • Support all aspects of the core intervention components which include, exercise classes, cognitive stimulation, community education and the use of assistive technologiesCollect quantitative research data as appropriate, analyse and write up the findings
  • Assist in developing a research strategy to collect the economic data and implement same
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the CREST pilot protocol
  • Source and culturally adapt project content, data collection tools and relevant equipment
  • Assist in the development of a social marketing strategy
  • Establish and work with the Dementia Advisory Forum
  • Assist in the development of a project dissemination planEstablish a project policy forum and public seminar to disseminate project results
  • Search, review, and summarize relevant literature for publications and reports as required.
  • Assist in the writing up of papers for publication and preparing and delivering presentations.
  • Assist in the drafting of project deliverable and reports as required.
  • Ensure timely completion of all research activities, and give feedback on research progress to the project manager, principal investigator, and relevant project personnel as required.  
  • Set up, co-ordinate  and participate in research meetings both face to face and virtual meetings
  • Record minutes of research meetings as required and circulate to partners in a timely manner
  • Assist with other reasonable, research-related tasks as requested by the principal investigator and project manager, or as agreed with other members of the research team.

Qualifications/Skills Required:

Essential Rquirements:

  • Masters in a health related field or social marketing
  • Experience of conducting qualitative research including producing literature review, data collection, data analysis, and writing-up to publication standard
  • Experience of working on research funded projects e.g. EU level project, HRB projectsExcellent interpersonal and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Capable of working collaboratively and effectively within a research team
  • Proven track record of ability to meet deadlines, to initiate, plan, organise and deliver programmes of work
  • Evidence of peer review publications and or written reports
  • Evidence of capability of working independently and autonomously
  • Excellent IT skills to include Word, Excel and financial systems
  • Experience in SPSS, Nvivo or equivalent.
  • Evidence of flexibility in meeting research project requirements
  • Excellent critical thinking, analysis and organization skills with a strong attention to detail and quality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience of effective team work and collaboration
  • Full driving licence and car
  • Highly motivated and passionate about developing high quality research

Desirable Rquirements:

  • A PhD in a health related field
  • Experience of working  and or conducting research in health care/community settings
  • Experience of  working with people with dementia
  • Experience of implementing social marketing techniques
  • Experience of conducting qualitative analysis using NVIVO
  • Experience of participating in the conduct of  RCTs 

NB: Gárda vetting is a requirement of this post

Informal enquiries may be made to the PI Professor Dympna Casey at dympna.casey@nuigalway.ie

Salary: € 25,838- € 28,142 fixed per annum.            NB: Work permit restrictions apply to this post.

Start date: 3rd 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

Further information about the School of Nursing and Midwifery is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/nursingmidwifery/

 

TO APPLY:

Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter and CV and the names and addresses of three and not more than five referees via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to dympna.casey@nuigalway.ie

Applicants must put the post reference number NUIG 113-18 in the subject heading of the email application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 29th June 2018

Interviews are planned to be held week of 16th July 2018. 

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

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

Closing Date: Friday, 29 Jun 2018

NUIG 114-18 Post-doctoral Biomedical Science Researcher for Industry Co-Development of Cardiovascular Device Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM)

Post-doctoral Biomedical Science Researcher for Industry Co-Development of Cardiovascular Device

Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM)

Based at NUI Galway

Ref. No.  NUIG 114-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term contract research position as a Post-doctoral Biomedical Engineering Researcher for Industry Co-Development of Cardiovascular Device at the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway). The position is available from January 2018 for a period of 2 years and is funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

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. Primary research themes for the centre include: 1. Design and manufacture of implants to respond to the body’s environment and to deliver therapeutic agents, such as drugs, exactly where needed. 2. Development of devices using the very latest research from biomaterials, stem cells and drug delivery. 3. Support of strong clinical collaborations, industry partners and hospital groups to enable rapid translation to the clinic. The centre includes almost 40 industry partners and supports product development and the creation of new spin-out companies.

The Industry Partner is one of the leading Medical Device companies in the world with a Research and Development team has invented breakthroughs that have improved millions of lives worldwide.

Job Description:

The principal investigator is Ms Niamh Hynes an experienced Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon. The postdoctoral researcher will work with Ms Hynes, Professor Abhay Pandit, our Industry Programme Team and other colleagues from CÚRAM to develop a prototype of a large bore femoral closure device. This device will be used as access for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR), and transcatheter aortic valve repair (TAVR). Access for these life-saving procedures was initially achieved by surgical cut down of one or both groins, but with the growing need for minimal invasiveness, endovascular large-bore femoral closure devices (LBFCD) which allow for percutaneous access have emerged as an alternative to surgical cutdown. LBFCDs have the potential to reduce the need for surgical wounds, duration of surgery, the risk of wound complications, and the hospital length of stay, and thereby improve patient satisfaction. However, early studies have identified shortcomings with current devices, including a long learning curve for physicians; many exclusion criteria such as calcified arteries and morbid obesity and device failures that render them unreliable and inconsistent. This project offers an exciting potential to develop a LBFCD device that overcomes the limitations of currently available devices within a unique multi-disciplinary specialist environment that provides direct access to clinical expertise, industry prowess and biomedical and scientific excellence.

The position will require an individual with sufficient expertise to undertake biomaterial development and tissue engineering to an internationally high standard. The output from this research, in conjunction with complementary device development by a post-doctoral biomedical engineer at CÚRAM, will go to development of a biomaterial scaffold that will promote arterial repair and will be incorporated into a prototype that will be suitable for testing in clinical trials.

The postdoctoral researchers will also co-ordinate, organize and participate in a range of activities locally, nationally and internationally, working together with CÚRAM staff across partner institutions and external partners. The role will require engagement with stakeholders using a variety of media and will involve travel. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sourcing and /or enhancement and/or manufacture of biodegradable materials and tissue scaffolds for haemostasis

  • Development of Biodegradable scaffolds to advance arterial wound closure in high-pressure systems

  • Development of analytical and computational models to investigate cellular level responses, biodegradation and fatigue behaviour.

  • Engage with stakeholders involved in the development, manufacture and implementation of the large bore femoral closure device technology.

 

Qualifications and Skills Required:

Essential Requirements

  • A PhD (normally) in biomedical science, or equivalent experience. 
  • Clear evidence and experience in the development of medical grade biomaterials
  • Evidence of good inter-personal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Experience in publishing in health and scientific journals

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience of having worked in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience in the field of Cardiovascular Disease.
  • Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Availability to travel nationally and internationally.

Salary: €38,750 - €47,255 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).                   

Start date: September 3rd, 2018

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Ms Niamh Hynes (niamh.hynes@hse.ie).

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

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

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG 114-18 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on July 6, 2018

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

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

Closing Date: Friday, 06 Jul 2018

NUIG 115-18 Research Programme Manager Cúram, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Research 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 Research 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:

  • The successful candidate will have a PhD in a biomedicine-related field with a minimum of 4 years postdoctoral experience and a minimum of 10 peer reviewed research publications. The candidate will also have been successful in securing research funding awards as main applicant.

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

  • At least 7 years’ experience of managing research programmes and co-ordinating large teams is required. Experience in line management is also essential.

  • Excellent organisational, communications and analytical skills are essential. Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment are key skills required. The successful candidate will have excellent IT skills including MS PowerPoint, Outlook and MS Excel. 

Salary: €53,243 to €58,016 per annum               Start date: Position is available from 01/07/2018

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-115-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on Friday, 22nd June 2018.

Interviews are planned to be held on Wednesday 4th 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, 22 Jun 2018

Application: NUIG115-18, Research Programme Manager, CÚRAM

NUIG 116-18 Research Software Engineer Machine Learning and Data Mining Research Group, Computer Science, National University of Ireland Galway


Research Software Engineer

Machine Learning and Data Mining Research Group, 

Computer Science, National University of Ireland Galway

Ref. No. NUIG 116-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a research software engineer with Prof. Michael Madden in the Data Mining & Machine Learning Group, at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by a European Union Horizon 2020 research project called ROCSAFE, and is available from 1July 2018 to contract end date, currently 31 July 2019 (though this may be extended by 3-6 months).

The ROCSAFE Project (Remotely Operated CBRNe Scene Assessment & Forensic Examination) has been funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, Led by Prof. Michael Madden in NUI Galway. There is more information at http://www.rocsafe.eu.

Job Description:

The software engineer will work as part of a team including: the Principal Investigator (Michael Madden); two PhD students; another software engineer; and a postdoctoral researcher who manages the project on a day-to-day basis. The new software engineer will be responsible for software design, development, and documentation work as part of the ROCSAFE project, including selection of appropriate software algorithms, in cooperation with other team members in their algorithm and development work.

Duties: Work is assigned by the coordinator, and is expected to include the following:

(1)   Development of deep learning software for object detection or semantic segmentation;

(2)   Software to support context-aware decision support;

(3)   Preparation of detailed technical and management reports, and participation in presentations about the work;

(4)   Participation in team meetings in the research group and with academic and industry partners in Ireland and abroad;

(5)   Engagement in project management activities related to the project;

(6)   Contribution to intellectual property management when deemed appropriate by the coordinator.

 Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • A strong bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a strongly related subject, ideally with a H1 or H2:1 grade.
  • Industry experience (during degree studies or after) in software design and development in well-known programming languages.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of personal project and time management, with evidence of excellent planning and organisation skills.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Evidence of past interest and experience in artificial intelligence/machine learning.
  • Substantial experience of deep learning or other machine learning formalisms, either in a university project, in employment, or in a significant personal project.
  • Demonstrated experience of designing and implementing complex algorithms.
  • Practical experience of using distributed version control.
  • Evidence of experience writing substantial technical reports/theses to a high quality.

 Employment permit restrictions apply for this category of post

Salary: €31,221 to €34,696 per annum, depending on experience (pro-rata for shorter contracts).

Start date: Position is available from 1 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.

Further information about the Machine Learning and Data Mining Research Group is available at http://datamining.it.nuigalway.ie.

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Michael Madden: michael.madden@nuigalway.ie, , +353-91-493797 

To Apply:

Applications to include a covering letter, CV,and the contact details of three referees must be sent, via e-mail (as a single document in PDF format only) to Prof. Michael Madden, michael.madden@nuigalway.ie.

You must put reference number NUIG 116-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 18 June 2018 at 5 pm.

 

Interviews are planned to be held within 2 weeks of the closing date.

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, 18 Jun 2018

NUIG 117-18 Research Associate Irish Centre for High-End Computing NUI Galway

Research Associate

Irish Centre for High-End Computing

 

NUI Galway

 

Ref. No. NUIG 117-18

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as Research Associate with The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This position is available from 1st July 2018 to contract end date of 31st December 2020.

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 industry & academic partnerships and programmes of education and outreach.

www.ichec.ie

 

Job Description:

Joining a team of computational scientists the job will focus on assisting the activity leaders across various research and commercial projects with Academia, European Commission, Industry and the Irish Public Sector. The role will report to the Centre Manager.

Duties:

  • ·         Liaise directly with the Centre Manager and Research Activity Leaders on operations relating, but not limited to project effort reports, research proposals, budgets, and journals.
  • ·         Assist the Centre Manager in preparing quarterly and annual financial reports using the university’s accounting system.
  • ·         Provide administrative support, as required by the Centre Manager.
  • ·         Work with Research Activity Leaders and Project Managers on ensuring timely preparation and submission of proposals, applications, tender, procurement procedures, and progress reports to relevant internal offices and external stakeholders.
  • ·         Assist the Centre’s Project Management Office team in co-ordinating the monthly scheduling meeting, and in maintaining a database of all research proposals and corresponding documentations (consortium members, PMs, budgets, scores reviews, etc.).
  • ·         Liaise with the Centre’s National Service Lead, and the academic members of the Science Council on matters relating to the Condominium Programme (communications, meetings and reports, etc.).
  • ·         Assist in the Centre’s outreach activities; organising conferences, events and booking travel and accommodation for research staff.

 

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a high qualification in scientific domain, or in a related discipline, or a minimum of 4+ years professional experience in a similar environment.

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Demonstrable track record working in a similar fast-pacing environment, i.e. working on H2020, Enterprise Ireland, EPA projects, and with other public sector organisations.

  • Hands-on experience in assisting research staff, preparing progress and financial reports to senior management and external stakeholders.

  • Candidates should also have excellent communication and organisational skills; be highly motivated with strong documentation, oral and interpersonal skills.

 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Working experience using ERP accounting software i.e. Agresso.

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills

  • Experience working in Agile/PRINCE2 team environment.

 

Salary: €39,138 - €47,728 per annum           Start date: 1st August 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 ICHEC is available at www.ichec.ie

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Sufian Al Aswad (Sufian@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 117-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4.00 pm on Friday, 13th July 2018

Interviews are planned for 23rd 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: Tuesday, 12 Jun 2018

NUIG 118-18 Post-doctoral Biomedical Science Researcher for Industry Co-Development of Cardiovascular Device Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM)

Post-doctoral Biomedical Science Researcher

for Industry Co-Development of Cardiovascular Device

Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM)

Based at NUI Galway

Ref. No.  NUIG 118-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time fixed term contract research position as a Post-doctoral Biomedical Engineering Researcher for Industry Co-Development of Cardiovascular Device at the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway). The position is available from January 2018 for a period of 2 years and is funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

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. Primary research themes for the centre include: 1. Design and manufacture of implants to respond to the body’s environment and to deliver therapeutic agents, such as drugs, exactly where needed. 2. Development of devices using the very latest research from biomaterials, stem cells and drug delivery. 3. Support of strong clinical collaborations, industry partners and hospital groups to enable rapid translation to the clinic. The centre includes almost 40 industry partners and supports product development and the creation of new spin-out companies.

The Industry Partner is one of the leading Medical Device companies in the world with a Research and Development team has invented breakthroughs that have improved millions of lives worldwide.

Job Description:

The principal investigator is Ms Niamh Hynes an experienced Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon. The postdoctoral researcher will work with Ms Hynes, Professor Abhay Pandit, our Industry Programme Team and other colleagues from CÚRAM to develop a prototype of a large bore femoral closure device. This device will be used as access for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR), and transcatheter aortic valve repair (TAVR). Access for these life-saving procedures was initially achieved by surgical cut down of one or both groins, but with the growing need for minimal invasiveness, endovascular large-bore femoral closure devices (LBFCD) which allow for percutaneous access have emerged as an alternative to surgical cutdown. LBFCDs have the potential to reduce the need for surgical wounds, duration of surgery, the risk of wound complications, and the hospital length of stay, and thereby improve patient satisfaction. However, early studies have identified shortcomings with current devices, including a long learning curve for physicians; many exclusion criteria such as calcified arteries and morbid obesity and device failures that render them unreliable and inconsistent. This project offers an exciting potential to develop a LBFCD device that overcomes the limitations of currently available devices within a unique multi-disciplinary specialist environment that provides direct access to clinical expertise, industry prowess and biomedical and scientific excellence.

The position will require an individual with sufficient expertise to undertake biomaterial development and tissue engineering to an internationally high standard. The output from this research, in conjunction with complementary device development by a post-doctoral biomedical engineer at CÚRAM, will go to development of a biomaterial scaffold that will promote arterial repair and will be incorporated into a prototype that will be suitable for testing in clinical trials.

The postdoctoral researchers will also co-ordinate, organize and participate in a range of activities locally, nationally and internationally, working together with CÚRAM staff across partner institutions and external partners. The role will require engagement with stakeholders using a variety of media and will involve travel. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sourcing and /or enhancement and/or manufacture of biodegradable materials and tissue scaffolds for haemostasis

  • Development of Biodegradable scaffolds to advance arterial wound closure in high-pressure systems

  • Development of analytical and computational models to investigate cellular level responses, biodegradation and fatigue behaviour.

  • Engage with stakeholders involved in the development, manufacture and implementation of the large bore femoral closure device technology.

 

Qualifications:

Essential

  • A PhD (normally) in biomedical science, or equivalent experience. 
  • Clear evidence and experience in the development of medical grade biomaterials
  • Evidence of good inter-personal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Experience in publishing in health and scientific journals

Desirable

  • Experience of having worked in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience in the field of Cardiovascular Disease.
  • Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Availability to travel nationally and internationally.

Salary: €38,750 - €47,255 per annum (public sector pay policy rules pertaining to new entrants will apply).                   

Start date: September 3rd, 2018

For informal enquiries about this post, please contact Ms Niamh Hynes (niamh.hynes@hse.ie).

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

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

To Apply:

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

Please put reference number NUIG 118-18 in subject line of e-mail application. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on July 6, 2018 

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

Closing Date: Friday, 06 Jul 2018

NUIG 119-18 Research Fellow – Otology Medical Device Development Otolaryngology/Surgery/School of Medicine NUI Galway

Research Fellow – Otology Medical Device Development

Otolaryngology/Surgery/School of Medicine

NUI Galway

Ref. No. NUIG-119-18

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 1 month fixed term position as an Image Processing Research Fellow with the School of Medicineat the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This position is funded by Enterprise Ireland and is available from 01/10/18 to contract end date of 31/10/18. It is expected that after this date the role will carry into Stage Two of the project subject to successful project outcome and funding acquisition.

 

Job Description:

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a dynamic and motivated team developing a product for use in ear surgery. The candidate will be involved in developing early prototypes and image processing solutions in a fast paced environment. The candidate will be responsible for creating and enhancing vision algorithmic programs, rules and formulae for the device and will work closely with the and hardware suppliers to choose hardware systems which will optimise device capabilities.

 

Duties:

  • ·         Work and collaborate in a team with expertise including, clinical medicine, business, engineering, design, quality management system, and medical device regulation.
  • ·         Have oversight and provide leadership over entire vision system.
  • ·         Engage in the development of proprietary technology.Responsible for implementation of image processing aspects of medical device
  • ·         Research and develop optimal image & video processing algorithms for embedded systems
  • ·         Design and conduct image quality experiments for medical device optics
  • ·         Proactively identify technical solutions and risks for project deliverables
  • ·         Responsible for bringing the project from concept to C / Hardware implementation.
  • ·         Dynamically approach problems

  • ·         Develop design specifications and prototypes. 
  • ·         Work with external consultant to develop quality management systems and risk analysis in line with FDA regulations.
  • ·         Documenting work in line with quality systems, to satisfy FDA approval requirements
  • ·         Iterative prototyping of entire vision system.
  • ·         Collaborate and manage external suppliers of different parts in vision system.
  • ·         Lay foundations for future development in augmented reality.

 

Qualifications:

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Master or PhD Diploma in image / video analysis and processing fields

  • Expertise in area of computer vision: image feature detection and tracking, object detection, pattern recognition and classification, statistical analysis.

  • Medical Device Development Experience

  • Experience in highly regulated environment  

  • Strong C, C++ programming skills or strong rapid prototyping skills in Python, Matlab, Octave.

  • Experience with OpenCV library

  • Knowledge of optics, image sensors and image quality assessment

     

    Desirable Requirements:

  • Motivated and creative person, dynamic, creative thinker and problem solver

  • Good leadership skills, team player, excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 

Salary: €51,716 per annum

 

Start date: Position is available from 01/10/2018

 

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 Rory O’Callaghan Rory.OCallaghan@BioInnovate.ie

 

NB: Gárda clearance is not 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 Rory O’Callaghan: Rory.OCallaghan@BioInnovate.ie  

Please put reference number NUIG-119-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 24.00 on 13/07/2018

 

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: Saturday, 14 Jul 2018

NUIG 120-18 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER College of Engineering and Informatics

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

College of Engineering and Informatics

Ref. No. NUIG-120-18

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a Full-time fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher jointly working with the Informatics Research Unit for Sustainable Engineering (IRUSE) & the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  This position is jointly funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Industrial partners and is available from 01/07/2018 to 30/06/2019 with the possibility of an extension depending on performance and funding availability.

IRUSE research group (www.iruse.ie) is currently comprised of 5 principal investigators, 6 postdoctoral researchers, 12 PhD candidates, 1 Masters Student and continues to grow. This multidisciplinary research team ensures diverse, equal and inclusive working environment. IRUSE is located in the Alice Perry Engineering Building in the College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway, which is the largest engineering school in Ireland.

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics (www.insight-centre.org) is one of Europe’s largest data analytics research organisations, with 400+ researchers, more than 80 industry partners and over €100 million of funding. Insight is jointly hosted at four universities: NUI Galway, DCU, UCC and UCD as well as a number of affiliated bodies.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will play a key role on the GEMS Projectat NUI Galway in collaboration with a number of private sector companies.For multi-national companies, assessment of cost effective energy efficiency projects across a global site base is a complex problem involving various multi-level variables such as climate, economics, building type, technologies, business culture and product mix, to name but a few. Much of the facility management research and practice to date is ’site’ focused with little practical guidance for the global energy manager.

This research project proposes a novel methodology and tool chain for assessing capital energy-efficiency projects at a global level.  The project scope will cover the systematic development and implementation of a methodology and technology framework that supports sustainable decision making within a globally distributed organisation.

Duties:

The successful candidate will;

  • Provide organizational support in terms of project management, administration and finances

  • Develop, integrate and validate algorithms for BMS data treatment

  • Drive/participate in the development of data analytics/machine learning models of the energy systems

  • Support/participate in the development of advanced visualisation for decision support in energy management in large and multi-site manufacturing plants

  • Develop Industrial Energy Management Strategies

  • Review the state of the art (publications in high impact journals, conferences and patents)

  • Develop, integrate, calibrate and validate detailed and reduced order models for building environmental, energy performance and HVAC system, in Modelica or similar

  • Carry out additional tasks as defined in the GEMS project

  • Develop essential project documentation and reporting

  • Provide a leading role in the development of large-scale research proposals for accessing national and international funding

  • Supervise/Assist PhD candidates in the field of energy management, energy modelling, building simulation and analytics

  • Provide research and some teaching assistance, for personal career development, as required.

     

Qualifications/Skills required:

Essential Requirements:

  • A doctoral degree in mechanical, energy systems engineering, computer science or related area -OR- Relevant Engineering degree plus 4 years demonstrated research experience

  • Demonstrated experience in & evidence of:

    • Project management

    • Measurement and verification experience

    • Independent working, proactivity, exceptional communication skills, commitment to deliver results, flexibility, adaptability and the ability to work in a team environment

    • Modelling and analysis of energy management systems data

  • Be objective driven

Desirable Requirements:

  • 2 to 3 years postdoctoral industrial or academic experience related to thermodynamic-Heat Transfer modelling or building HVAC energy simulation modelling

  • Energy Management or Measurement and verification certification (CEM, CMVP)

  • Familiarity with ASHRAE Guideline 14 and/or IPMVP

  • Familiarity with Data Analysis and Machine Learning techniques applied to energy management

  • Experience in Building Energy Simulation software

  • Experience dealing with industrial partners in large-scale projects

  • Familiarity with building management systems

  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Python, and familiarity with API development.

  • Publication record in relevant high impact journals

Salary: € 39,138 - €41,413 per annum

Start date: Position is available from 01/07/2018

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 Insight Centre for Data Analytics (www.insight-centre.org) and IRUSE research group can be found (www.iruse.ie)

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to: iruse@nuigalway.ie (Tel: +353-91-492619).

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 iruse@nuigalway.ie

Please put reference number NUIG-120-18 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm on 27 Jun 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, 27 Jun 2018

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